Amazon.com: Customer reviews: TACKLIFE T8 MAX Jump Starter - 1000A Peak 20000mAh, 12V Car Jumper (All Gas, up to 6.5L Diesel Engine), Auto Battery Booster, Portable Power Pack with Smart Jumper Cables, Storage Case, UL Certified
I let the battery completely drain on purpose by leaving the headlights on to test out this battery charger. I have a full size Chevy Silverado with a V8 and this jump starter started the truck right away. Very impressed with this device. No longer would you have to wait for someone to come by with jumper cables or another vehicle.
I was pleasantly surprised at how well this worked, especially being in Detroit I’m cold temperatures. Being a mechanic I haven’t used a jump box this small and was skeptical, but it has been a while since I’ve worked on any vehicles. I have a ‘04 Town Car with a draw on the battery, I occasionally forget to disconnect the battery at night and have to jump it(waiting on part). I also have a ‘07 Caliber that hasn’t been driven for several months and the battery was completely drained for a while. This jump box started them both up without issue, had to use the boost button and do it twice on the Caliber but it started right up on the 2nd attempt.
I really like the ability to charge with the USB slots and the 12v adapter(being in cold weather I keep a heated blanket in the car and having this to power it is a nice bonus), having the red/white LED and a flashlight that can be set to put out a S.O.S. is handy. The size is a big plus, once put in the case it takes up such a small amount of space.
To top it off the box is still fully charged. I’d easily recommend this to family and friends. The only negative I could say about it is the instructions seem poorly translated but get the info across.
If you use jumper cables to start a buddies car, you have a very real risk of messing up your electrical system to a tune of $300 or more. With this product, you 1) can start your car without the help of others, 2) have a product that retains good battery life so it is ready to help when you need it, 3) small and compact, 4) very easy and safe to use and 5) works on engines at least as big as 460 cubic inches. I bought one for myself, son and daughter. My brother works at a golf course and has started literally hundreds of golf carts with his (and again yes it works on bigger engines great).
I used to jump start my dead car battery using jumper cables, but it was so disappointed that you have to wait for another driver to give you a hand and you never know how long you’ll have to wait. Or you can call for towing service, however, it won’t save your time but cost a lot more money.
I’ve been looking for such a compact jump starter and finally got this one after some comparison. This tacklife car jumper never disappointed me, it has started my 5.7l toyota tundra a couple of times and even helped a lot of other people.
It’s small but so powerful, everything is as described. There comes a semi-hard storage case with double solid and smooth zipper, and there is a wall charger, a charging cable, a cigarette lighter socket adapter, the clamps look strong but it’s very easy to open, all things look in high quality.
And it’s very easy to use, turn on the power switch, connect the jumper cable with the unit and clamps to battery terminals, red to positive and black to negative, there will be a steady green indicator, then you can go to start the car ignition, you car will be started in seconds, it’s amazing, I’m so satisfied with it. It seems that this battery jumper can start all gasoline and up to 6.5l diesel engines, if you’re looking for such kind of thing, I’ll definitely recommend this.
I ordered the product because it looked great on amazon. Within 3 days, I had to use it on two cars because of the cold weather causing dead batteries. The TACKLIFE worked exactly as advertised. Those cars started immediately. Very impressed with the quality and ease of use. I am so happy, I just ordered two more to give away for Christmas gifts.
This is my second one I have the smaller one which I use daily I'm specialized automotive repair every day this is used Weatherby to stream music talk on the phone or whatever this after owning the other one for over a year I absolutely think this is the finest out there it's been dropped accidentally more than once still works perfectly fine plan to get a couple for Christmas gifts as I did last year with a smaller unit love this product!!! I would highly recommend!!
utility belt! I really love this jump starter. I bought it last week (on sale) and I was finally able to use it yesterday. I dropped by my cousin's house and he was watching football with some friends. I showed them the T8 Max, and they were a little skeptical. The 12 volt battery in my cousin's riding mower was DEAD....the T8 Max started it IMMEDIATELY! They were all impressed - one guy said that he was going to tell his wife to order five of them - one for him, her, each of their kids, and one to keep on his boat. The Tacklife T8 Max is a winner - I feel like I'm set for the winter! 👍
I have not used the T8 Max for jump starting yet, but all components seem sturdy, case, jumper clamps, 12v lighter plug and USB connector/charging plug. I especially approve of the flashlights, a wide, bright spot on one end and soft light with red flashing option on the other, pretty much covers all the bases. The usb charging ports charged my cell phone and mini-drone about as fast as a wall charger. The T8 unit has blue indicator lights for charge strength that apparently stay lit constantly. Maybe the drain is not significant but I wish there was a way to turn them off when the unit was being stored to save the battery.
EDITED: 3/31/19 It turns out the charge indicator lights should turn off automatically after the T8 Max is charged. My unit was discharging constantly and after several days the charge indicators were already down to 3 bars from 4 bars when fully charged. It was clear it was not going to hold a charge for in storage for very long. After notifying the seller that the lights could not be turned off, they asked for a video to verify the malfunction. I sent the video and received a replacement unit within a few days. In the new unit, the blue indicator lights remain on for about 20 seconds and then turn off, it is an automatic function when working correctly. I still have not tried the jump starting with T8 Max, but have used the USB charging port and that works well. My five star rating stands, even though the original unit was defective, customer service was very responsive, the situation was resolved to my satisfaction and I believe the product will work as described when needed.