Amazon.com: Customer reviews: Arteck 800A Peak Portable Car Jump Starter (Up to 6.0L Gas or 4.0L Diesel Engine) QDSP Auto 12V Battery Pack Booster and QC3.0 External Battery Charger for Automotive, Motorcycle, Boat, Smart Phone
I’ve used this little jumper on suvs with 600cca and 700cca batteries, down to smaller mower batteries. Even the bigger 700 amp battery had no issue jumping. Of course, it did use more of the banks power, so you may only get a couple of jumps out of it verses 5-6 on a smaller battery. Still, great lifesaver for the price. I’d only worry if you had a completely dead battery and it was bigger than 750 cold cranking amps. It won’t start the bigger batteries for say, 8 cyl diesels and heavy equipment, etc. If you think you may have to jump some bigger batteries you definitely need to pay a bit more for a bigger jumper, but for passenger cars and smaller trucks and suvs, it’s great. It also has the benefits of charging your phone or tablet, etc. Neat little additional benefit.
Using this on a 2005 Ford Expedition with a battery drain issue - every now and then the battery (one year old) drains because of a cannibalizing zombie power drain, probably in the rear wiper which pulls 8amps every 20 seconds. On a dozen occasions I’ve needed to use this unit. When the drain is below 10v, I pop the sucker on the posts, the battery shows over 15volts and it starts flawlessly. However for my case, that overnight drain sucks the battery to below 8 volts. The units shows that it sends 15volts in for starting but the crank can be so slow that it doesn’t catch for 3-4 times. BUT. IT. WILL START. My process is a tedious one of returning to the posts to disconnect and reclamp to get the units sending juice every time that the engine won’t start. But think of this: I’m not waiting for over an hour or three for a friend or tow or AAA to show, esp when it’s dark or snowy. Visits by a tow truck will cost you the amount of this unit. I keep it in my truck. After using it several times I bring it in for recharging overnight. Only when I don’t have it is when I feel antsy about being unprepared. I’ll leave the star off for the need to keep going between battery and starter but for Pete’s sake, this kind of technology should be in everyone’s vehicle.
UPDATE: Since I wrote this review I did (unfortunately) have an opportunity to use this to jump my 2013 Chevy Volt. I can report that contrary to some info here about this thing not being designed for hybrids/electric cars, it seems to work perfectly on my Volt.
In interest of full disclosure, I have not had an opportunity to jump my car with this unit yet but I can comment on the apparent build quality and the case. Contrary to some of the other similar devices sold (or so it seems), this one comes with a nice semi-hard clam-shell case that everything fits into. It has the battery itself, the jumper cables, power cable (no brick) and a nice 3 tip charging cable for devices (Mini-usb, USB-C and Lightning). Everything fits really well. The build quality of the battery itself seems really good. It's hard plastic and seems pretty sturdy. I am happy so far but will edit my review if I find out it doesn't actually jump my car :)
Edit: customer service is amazing they are getting me a replacement asap. They were so friendly and helpful. I will absolutely recommend buying from arteck.
was so excited to get this but I fully charged it and it Won't start my 4.6l vehicle. I'm super disappointed. I waited all day for it to get here cause my vehicle was dead and I'm a single mom and don't ever have anyone to give me a jump. My battery is fine I had it tested.
I bought the Arteck 800A Peak Portable Car Jump Starter in June immediately after my car battery died at our cabin out in the woods of South Carolina. Since I hadn't used the unit since I ordered it, last night I charged my Kindle and started recharging it this morning. Then, this morning, the car wouldn't crank and wouldn't even click the starter-battery was dead-dead. So, I waited until the unit was fully charged and hooked it to the battery and the car started up immediately! It is power packed for such a small unit and is so simple to operate that even I could do it! The only vehicle I will leave home without this unit on board is my bicycle!
I haven’t had a situation to use the unit but I do like how compact. Looks pretty straight forward on how to use it. Bought it for travel this summer. Wanted it for any emergency that may come up on our travels.