Which Car Jump Starter Is Best? Let's find out!

  • Published on Nov 11, 2019
  • Jump start a car using the best portable car battery jump starter. Compared 8 jump starters, including new supercapacitor car battery jump starter made by Autowit, lithium ion jump starters, Harbor Freight Viking, Noco Boost GB 40, Sanrock, Topvision, DB Power, Audew, and a sealed lead acid jump starter made by Duracell.
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  • John Lupo
    John Lupo 3 hours ago

    Pronounce: hundred

  • Dave C
    Dave C 5 hours ago

    I'm confused about the peak amps. They state numbers like 2000 or 1500 peak amps but the tests show all of them maxing out between 200 and 300 amps. Are the peak numbers false claims or do they mean something else?

  • Janice Smyth
    Janice Smyth 8 hours ago

    oh my god I love your videos! My grand daughter watched this and says she got more useful knowledge than 4 years of university. Could you take apart a car and make it better? I'm sure some car maker out there is dying to know why they suck!

  • Tarek Abouzied
    Tarek Abouzied 20 hours ago

    Hi, I Enjoy Every Single Video Of Yours, Can You Test Cataclean Product ?????

  • John Dean
    John Dean 21 hour ago

    Sad to see how poorly the Noco performs. I have one of the large capacity genius boost jumpers and it works well. Seems like their products are over-hyped and over priced.

  • kens97sto171
    kens97sto171 Day ago

    Your results with the harbor Freight one are exactly what I had experienced.
    I used mine a few times to crank over a motorcycle and it worked okay for that.
    Any time did you use it it seems to drain down very quickly and often you have to plug it back into the charger to get the thing to reset.
    I definitely appreciate the testing you did the Audew model seems great.
    I know you did not like the supercapacitor but one advantage to that is that you don't have to worry about the battery is discharging in your trunk when you're not using it.
    It also should have almost an indefinite lifespan.
    whereas the Lithium polymer batteries in a lot of these jump starters have questionable lifespans especially being made in China you don't know the quality of those battery packs.
    And of course they will inevitably fail when you need them.
    whereas that capacitor pack while certainly less practical and convenient to use is probably more reliable in the actual emergency.
    although it only cranks for a very short time so it would only be useful at a situation where you left your lights on and the battery is low but there's nothing actually wrong with the vehicle itself.

  • Charles Holzschuh

    Iron or ion.

  • BakaOppai -
    BakaOppai - Day ago

    You didn't test DBPower $70 - I have this unit here to start my 5.3L tahoe once a year when the battery dies (it sits). www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07DZ4QSQW/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 - this model seems unavailable currently tho there's a link to a new model

  • Bill Baker
    Bill Baker Day ago

    Thanks for the review. But, Audew's quality control and customer service SUCKS! I purchased two packs. One is defective. They require video proof to return or replace. It takes them two weeks to ask for video then another two weeks to claim they did not get the video. I am not waiting another two weeks to get blown off again and loose my charge back rights.

    I wish I had ordered through Amazon. The would have been handled a long time ago. At least amazon forces the merchants to be responsible.

  • Matthew Traurig
    Matthew Traurig Day ago

    I was always told to not put batteries on concrete. Is that a myth?

  • Cynthia Melinn
    Cynthia Melinn Day ago

    I would like to know what you think of the Halo Bolt, I think 58830 to jump start a car?

  • Charles
    Charles Day ago

    Would you be willing to make a follow up video after a year? That way we can see just how much battery life they have left in them.

  • Retaile23
    Retaile23 Day ago

    Project Farm is a great public service channel which remains non biased and very through. Thank you for what you do!

  • Jack Adams Daniels
    Jack Adams Daniels 2 days ago

    So awesome

  • R.J. Krieger
    R.J. Krieger 2 days ago +3

    Excellent testing to separate these jump starters. The best I have seen. No wasted time. Please keep up the good work.

  • Chad Ringstrom
    Chad Ringstrom 2 days ago

    I have bought the Noco GB70 (2000A).. the first one I got was bad, and battery eventually expanded, then, the replacement one was amazing, and I rarely find myself having to actually recharge the device after several uses.. I wonder if you just got a bad one.. too bad, as I have found the build quality to be nice and less gimmicky.

  • BigOldDog
    BigOldDog 2 days ago

    Fantastic review. Great roundup. Glad I came to the same conclusion and picked up a TopVision on lightening deal for less than 60 bucks!

  • Classic Car Creations

    We love your research! thank you for having this channel... it takes sooo much effort to do this!

  • Inisfad
    Inisfad 2 days ago

    I’d like to ask where you were able to purchase the Audew jump starter. After watching this video, I went on to the Audew website and ordered the same jump starter as is in this video. I ordered and paid for it on Nov 22. It was supposed to be delivered within a week. Apparently the company who makes this is called ‘Sun Chei’ (or something like that - I don’t have the info in front of me). For the past 2+ weeks, the website indicates that they are ‘processing’ my order. They do not answer any emails, or give any further updates. I understand that the order may have been delayed because of Thanksgiving, but would have liked some feedback from them. I’m wondering if you had the same issue with them, or if you were able to purchase this item through another distributor....????

    • Project Farm
      Project Farm  2 days ago

      Sorry, price went up and then they sold out

  • Christopher Marshall

    I have a project which will be finished in a few days. I got a blower engine, & fitted a car alternator to it. All it needs is a primer, & fuel hose. Once finished, all I need to do is start it, then connect to battery, switch on power, & it will do the rest. Wait 2 minutes, then start the car.

  • Mitch Doing Stuff
    Mitch Doing Stuff 2 days ago

    I wish I did not buy the GB40 it can not start a king quad 750. Only had the GB40 for 2 years POS!!

    • Project Farm
      Project Farm  2 days ago

      Thank you for the feedback. I gave the GB 40 away to a person who lives locally and he was not successful in helping a person start a car with a bad battery.

  • Archer 1
    Archer 1 2 days ago

    I absolutely love this channel ......👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽...... // kuwait

  • dumolebob
    dumolebob 3 days ago

    Are any of these outfits "UL" approved?

    • dumolebob
      dumolebob 23 hours ago

      Jim Short with all the ."imports" from all over and a unit putting out (supposedly) thousands of amps. I’ll go with UL approved as my minimum 🤪

    • Jim Short
      Jim Short Day ago

      dumolebob ... while UL is really the only testing accreditation we have, it still has many shortcomings. I have seen plenty of absolute crap that has a UL listing. I would say it’s nice to have the UL listing as a minimum but I would still do extra research on things of importance or high value.

  • mhoward181
    mhoward181 3 days ago +1

    Smart people just replace the battery every 4 years.

  • Dennis Dixon
    Dennis Dixon 3 days ago +1

    Super job thanks

  • Oldbatwit
    Oldbatwit 3 days ago +1

    Following a bigclive tear down video I went and read a number of reviews of the Noco 30 and 40. Quite a few were from..... unhappy customers.

  • Joachim Stinson
    Joachim Stinson 3 days ago

    How about the HALO

  • Cody Wendland
    Cody Wendland 3 days ago

    I wonder how the antigravity microstart xp-10 would do? Sells on amazon for $194

  • Tom Bartman
    Tom Bartman 3 days ago +1

    It's interesting that the NOCO is Amazon's #1 seller (in automotive) with 4/5 reviews. How can this be? I wonder if they make a good product but have quality control issues?

    • Tom Bartman
      Tom Bartman 6 hours ago

      @Powrguy Tom I think he does a good job with that.

    • Powrguy Tom
      Powrguy Tom 11 hours ago

      @Project Farm Or, how the product actually works in REAL life use.

    • Project Farm
      Project Farm  3 days ago +1

      Great point! What I've learned from testing a lot of products is just how big of an impact a great marketing strategy can have on sales

  • T-Dubb
    T-Dubb 3 days ago

    Fuel pumps after market vs. oem

  • wdelgenio
    wdelgenio 3 days ago

    Your videos are invaluable. I love the unbiased, hard data. It's rare to find that these days.

  • Justin Ruszkowski
    Justin Ruszkowski 3 days ago

    First off I am now addicted to your channel, great content!
    A video with car battery chargers would be great!
    Lastly, it would be awesome if you listed the results of the top 3 items in the description to make it easier to see the final results.
    I've been telling everyone about your great channel, thanks again!

  • Peter Melanson
    Peter Melanson 3 days ago

    Love your vids can i send you some cash to help out for all u do

    • Project Farm
      Project Farm  3 days ago

      I have a Patreon site but completely understand if you're not comfortable with that. Thanks for the offer

  • scooter Dave
    scooter Dave 4 days ago

    what was that sound ? like a baby seal getting clubbed?🤣

    • scooter Dave
      scooter Dave 3 days ago

      Project Farm thanks for a response. that was too funny.

    • Project Farm
      Project Farm  3 days ago +1

      A scared Viking? lol

  • Jw W
    Jw W 4 days ago +1

    I'm a ase master tech . I have had great success with the noco. I even had my gb70 spin a cat 4.25

  • Charles Beach
    Charles Beach 4 days ago

    You got a thank you on the Audew website.

  • Corey Ruth
    Corey Ruth 4 days ago

    I have a slightly different DB Power model than the one you tested in my car, and a similar one from Anker in my wife's car. We've never had to use them on our cars yet, but it's good peace of mind. I did use the Anker one once to help a Mercedes sedan owner who flagged me down returning to my car at the airport. He'd left his lights on while he was away and drained his battery. Hooked up the booster and his engine fired right up. Thanks for reviewing all of these - good to know to avoid Harbor Freight when I need to buy a replacement!

  • Greg Kimura
    Greg Kimura 4 days ago

    I'm an electrical engineer and I love these videos. Super helpful, real world results. Keep up the good work!

  • Comments
    Comments 4 days ago +8

    Some of those makers would be very embarrassed if they watched this video.

  • xDivinitysCreaturex
    xDivinitysCreaturex 4 days ago

    This is an epic test

  • D K
    D K 4 days ago

    I would be interested to see a discussion of what the long(er)-term discharge rate is, cycle life and how warm/hot temps affect the starters as they sit in a car's trunk since few people plan for an event that requires the starter be ready to deploy. Hate to really "need" a jump and have it be dead. As much as I like the idea of such an item, this is why we carry cables. Great channel!!!

  • Lewis Ecnatsnoc
    Lewis Ecnatsnoc 4 days ago

    Thank You for all you do on all experimental purchase products, and important information sharing and tidies work you do, again Thanks.

  • Karin Long
    Karin Long 4 days ago

    Trickle chargers please.

  • pilotdog68
    pilotdog68 4 days ago

    Did you do something to get the Sanrock to start the Tractor? I bought the same one, and it won't give any power without being connected to a battery. I'd like to be able to start things with a completely dead 0 volt battery.

    • pilotdog68
      pilotdog68 4 days ago

      @Project Farm since you did the tractor without any battery, did you use something else to apply voltage?

    • Project Farm
      Project Farm  4 days ago

      Some of the jump starters need a small amount of voltage to activate

  • Ardy The Alligator
    Ardy The Alligator 4 days ago +1

    The Viking noise sounds like the piglet from the Geico commercials

  • Charles Wallman
    Charles Wallman 4 days ago

    i own the db power 2000a like it a lot

  • Ron Becker
    Ron Becker 4 days ago +1

    Genius by NOCO requires 2VDC before it will output 12VDC

  • Iowa Photos
    Iowa Photos 4 days ago +1

    Love the channel. i have a viking pack that's saved me 4 times from dead. started a dump truck that was dead 3 times on one charge and started other vehicles. i've heard HF has QC issues with them so you might want to take yours back and try another. I love your testing method. great solid data!

  • joe simpson
    joe simpson 4 days ago

    wow thank you again, you are a money saver sir..lol

  • Armando Marin-Arias
    Armando Marin-Arias 5 days ago

    To me it seems that the NOCO unit is a repackaged Harbor Freight. Could that be true?

  • Roger Baker
    Roger Baker 5 days ago

    I want to like the Topvision, but I am really turned off by the instruction quality on their website. "Step 3: Start Vehicle.Note: Please turn off the high-power consumption equipment such as navigation, air conditioner, etc. And clean up the rust and dust before." WHAT? rust? dust? before what??? I had the Trekpow G22 in my wish list. What to do......

  • Involvement Inc
    Involvement Inc 5 days ago

    Thanks! I've been wanting to see a test of these jump starters and you have made my choice easy! Great job!

  • Joseph W
    Joseph W 5 days ago +2

    Love your videos you save us a lot of time and money and we know exactly which products to buy 👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽

  • Michael Bishop
    Michael Bishop 5 days ago

    825K subscribers. That means the amount of money this man has single-handedly saved consumers is in the millions.

  • bhstone1
    bhstone1 5 days ago

    Audew is "Currently unavailable. We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock." Did this video break the market?

    • TheCuber2400
      TheCuber2400 3 days ago

      Yes! I finally got something before it sold out!

  • Mark Woodfield
    Mark Woodfield 5 days ago

    Audew available at: www.audew.com/Audew-20000mAh-Peak-1500A-Car-Jump-Starter-for-Any-Gas-Engine-or-Up-To-8-5L-Diesel-Engine-with-LCD-Power-Display-p-100058.html

  • jeremy pearson
    jeremy pearson 5 days ago +1

    You should have your own TV show.

  • Jamison Taylor
    Jamison Taylor 5 days ago

    Thank you so much from Pennsylvania!!! Shared sum of your videos with sales men hoping you pick up fair sponsorships

  • ken dixon
    ken dixon 5 days ago

    I use the Tacklife jump box and tire inflator. Dont know how it would stack up but I know it started my daughters Mazda with a dead battery and only lost 2% of charge.

  • RodgersA51
    RodgersA51 5 days ago

    I look at totalled cars all day as an insurance adjuster and most have Dead batteries. The audew is my weapon of choice, hands down.

    • RodgersA51
      RodgersA51 4 days ago

      @Project Farm an idea for a video, heated blankets, electric, vs heated water, power consumption, heat output and retention, durability, cost. The wives get cold this time of year and if they ain't happy ain't NOBODY happy. Keep up the great work!

    • Project Farm
      Project Farm  5 days ago

      Thank you