Lithium jump starters

Lithium ion jump starters have quickly become the norm nowadays and this is thanks to its efficiency, portability, and low cost. People prefer these because they are smaller, super powerful and give more jumps than traditional boosters.

Here is all you need to know about lithium battery jump starters


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A bit of history about the Lithium ion jump boosters

Around 2013 we saw the 1st jump starter with a lithium internal battery. Before these, jump starters were pretty much another car battery packed inside a pretty casing with 2 cables to connect to battery terminals.

There are many reasons why li-ion jump start power packs have gained popularity among car drivers. In short, these last longer, give more jump starts, are smaller and cost less.

ADVANTAGES of the lithium battery based jump packs

Low cost: These jumper packs cost either the same or less than traditional lead-acid jump starters. There are some models available for less than 100 USD, while the average in price is around 150 USD.

Multi-function: Some Lithium ion portable jump starters come with an air compressor, a flashlight, and serve as a battery bank to charge small electronics like smartphones and cameras. Traditional jump starters could not do all of this.

Safe to use: Almost any lithium booster in the market is certified to bring 8 to 10 safety features, and still I have not seen one with the two most important: spark proof and reverse polarity protection.

Smaller and more portable: Lithium has a bigger energy capacity per unit of density, which allows these boosters to be smaller and easier to carry.

Better discharge rates: Lithium is better not only to store energy but also to release it. In a nutshell, these boosters can produce a huge amount of power without losing too much charge. This is why these boosters, as small as they are, can fire up big trucks.

Powerful: These jump boxes can power up a 4-cylinder small car or an 18-wheeler diesel vehicle. This is thanks to the high output capacity of lithium that allows these boosters to supply 4000 or more amps to start an engine.

Hold charge long time: Most of these models can stay charged for 1 – 1.5 years without losing its boosting capacity. It is recommended to charge them every 3 months, but not because they lose charge but for maintenance.

Longer lifetime: Lead-acid battery jump starters lasted about a year. This because these batteries lose its charging capacity with every jump. For this reason they say you should not jump a car with another one.

Fast charge: In the same line of efficiencies, the charging of these jumper packs with lithium batteries are faster than traditional acid ones. In average, we talk about 1 to 3 hours of charge time for lithium batteries vs 8 to 12 hours with traditional ones.

FAQs about theSE jump packS


Yes. Not only they are more efficient, but last longer and give you more jumps for either the same or less money you’d pay for a lead-acid one.

Can I store these inside my car?

Yes. In fact, you should have your jump pack all the time inside your car.

how long will a li-ion jump car box last?

2 – 5 years average. It really depends on how often you use it, but the more you use it the longer it will last. This is why charging it every 3 months makes a lot of sense.