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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  • Classic Car Creations

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

  • Inisfad
    Inisfad 3 hours 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  Hour ago

      Sorry, price went up and then they sold out

  • Christopher Marshall
    Christopher Marshall 10 hours ago

    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 12 hours 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 hours 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 12 hours ago

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

  • dumolebob
    dumolebob 14 hours ago

    Are any of these outfits "UL" approved?

  • mhoward181
    mhoward181 16 hours ago

    Smart people just replace the battery every 4 years.

  • Dennis Dixon
    Dennis Dixon 16 hours ago +1

    Super job thanks

  • Oldbatwit
    Oldbatwit Day 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 Day ago

    How about the HALO

  • Cody Wendland
    Cody Wendland Day ago

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

  • Tom Bartman
    Tom Bartman Day ago

    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?

    • Project Farm
      Project Farm  14 hours 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 Day ago

    Fuel pumps after market vs. oem

  • wdelgenio
    wdelgenio Day ago

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

  • Justin Ruszkowski

    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 Day ago

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

    • Project Farm
      Project Farm  Day ago

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

  • scooter Dave
    scooter Dave Day ago

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

  • Jw W
    Jw W Day ago

    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 Day ago

    You got a thank you on the Audew website.

  • Corey Ruth
    Corey Ruth Day 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 2 days ago

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

  • Comments
    Comments 2 days ago +1

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

  • xDivinitysCreaturex
    xDivinitysCreaturex 2 days ago

    This is an epic test

  • D K
    D K 2 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 2 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 2 days ago

    Trickle chargers please.

  • pilotdog68
    pilotdog68 2 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 2 days ago

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

    • Project Farm
      Project Farm  2 days ago

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

  • Ardy The Alligator
    Ardy The Alligator 2 days ago +1

    The Viking noise sounds like the piglet from the Geico commercials

  • Charles Wallman
    Charles Wallman 2 days ago

    i own the db power 2000a like it a lot

  • Ron Becker
    Ron Becker 2 days ago

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

  • Iowa Photos
    Iowa Photos 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

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

  • Armando Marin-Arias
    Armando Marin-Arias 2 days ago

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

  • Roger Baker
    Roger Baker 2 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 2 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 2 days ago +1

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

  • Michael Bishop
    Michael Bishop 2 days ago

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

  • bhstone1
    bhstone1 2 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 Day ago

      Yes! I finally got something before it sold out!

  • Mark Woodfield
    Mark Woodfield 2 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 2 days ago +1

    You should have your own TV show.

  • Jamison Taylor
    Jamison Taylor 2 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 2 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 3 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 Day 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  2 days ago

      Thank you

  • Craig Conway
    Craig Conway 3 days ago +1

    I wonder if his Harbor Freight unit was defective ? I have had really good luck with mine. But I have used it on cars, not trucks and tractors, LOL. Also I probably used it on low batteries, not empty batteries. I've owned my Viking unit since they were first released. It hasn't failed me yet, LOL. I drive little Toyota Celicas :)

  • Dennis S
    Dennis S 3 days ago

    I still feel that NOCO make quality products that are not only built well and work well. Although a bit more expensive than some of the units here, you need to purchase the correct sized NOCO jump-box for your applications. The GB40 is one of the smallest units they make that I would only buy to jump start smaller engines , lawn equipment, ETC. You always make good videos that are usually fair, but it needs to be clear that you appear to be simply testing units around the same price rather than same class in terms of specifications. The GB40 is only rated at approximately 6400 mah from what you state being put up against units with upwards of 12000 mah. Everyone might ask well of course I'm going to buy those other ones if you get more power for cheaper, but consumers beware.... sometime you get what you pay for in terms of quality, durability, and longevity of the unit. Just something to think about. Good video overall, thank you as I find these very interesting!. FYI - if your patient and shop around, you can usually find the higher end NOCO jump-boxes such as the GB150 for significantly less than MSRP priced around $374.95. If you look on this page you will see all the different spec sand recommended use of the chargers no.co/products/power/jumpstarters.

  • Arsene Wenger
    Arsene Wenger 3 days ago

    On MODERN cars you should NOT use these .. It can destroy electronic sensors on the car ...

  • Steve Forbin
    Steve Forbin 3 days ago

    Always a great show and in depth. Maybe you would consider a generator show and lean them back in fuel ratio and see how lean you can get them and still hold some level of power 80-90 percent is my suggestion. then show the specific fuel consumption per kw-hr and the cost. Gasoline here is 2.13/gallon. A fuel air ratio kit might improve your ability to tune them close.

  • JDave Foster
    JDave Foster 3 days ago

    How about which general purpose tungsten carbide circular blade is best?

  • Zepper2019
    Zepper2019 3 days ago

    Thanks for verifying my suspicions that the Harbor Freight Viking battery is not a good product. I've personally dealt with it on numerous occasions, even in different scenarios and could barely crank a 90's Toyota Camry.

  • ussilov
    ussilov 3 days ago +1


  • Scott Capron
    Scott Capron 3 days ago

    Stanley and schumacher jump starters

  • WN Continental Broadcasting

    8:47 walmart greeter whining to show receipt when leaving store

  • Sitri Uvali
    Sitri Uvali 3 days ago

    8:45 me when my battery dies

    Great video once again!

  • Mike McNiel
    Mike McNiel 3 days ago +1

    yea you really need to get an affiliate link for every product you test through amazon

  • hairlesheep
    hairlesheep 3 days ago +1

    I personally wouldn't leave anything with Lithium ion cells in a hot glove box or just about anywhere over 70 degrees for a long time, unless cooling was an option.

  • Chad Mason
    Chad Mason 3 days ago

    I hate to say it but its not just about amps. The electronics (PCM) will not work unless you have enough volts. You would not even be able to push start a car if you don't have enough volts because the PCM has a shutdown voltage at a certain point. I used to know what that voltage was but I forgot it. But if you are getting 300 amps and only 7 volts the car still may not start because the PCM wont tell the plugs to fire or the fuel pump to run. The test should be how many amps it can supply at an exact voltage like 10.5v.

  • Daniel Ginther
    Daniel Ginther 3 days ago

    Truly surprising, I've seen those around but thought they were snake oil by virtue of their size.

  • Melvin Jones
    Melvin Jones 3 days ago

    another good job keep it up

  • J C
    J C 3 days ago +1

    I have gone through multiple jump starters like these and the problem is that when the car starts and the alternator starts charging it overcharges the jumper and causes it go into thermal meltdown. Yes i mean lots of smoke, and flames! these are ticking time bombs with a very short fuse! HEED MY WARNING!

  • Mon S
    Mon S 3 days ago

    Can’t find the same Audew model tested here on Amazon or EBay. Where did you get it?

    • Project Farm
      Project Farm  3 days ago

      Amazon but they sold out after the video