Rated 1 out of 5 by PeakOilAdvocate Does not hold a charge! Need to recharge every other day.
Does not hold a charge!
Need to recharge every other day.
Only good to recharge smartphones and provide
12 VDC service for AC inverters.
June 22, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by peru product is doesnt work as described
very poor jump pack charged jump pack till it was fully charged had to use it the next day for a service call and the jump pack wouldn't even try to start a 4 cylinder car returned it the next day
May 9, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Thingy Recharging area on unit broke
I bought this last year, a few month's after my husband died. His car battery kept dyng from me not driving his car, and I had already called AAA twice... so I went to Pep Boys and bought one of these to recharge the battery myself. Plugged it in and let it top-off for a couple of days and put it back into box. Sure enough, I eventually needed to use it, and it worked like magic. Unfortunately, when I was trying to connect it to recharge after sitting for a while, the area where the extension cord attaches to the unit broke and now the prong area pushes partway into the unit. Evidently a weak spot. It was always difficult to get the flip-prongs plugged in, and now a connection is impossible. Anyone else have the problem of the recharging connector area breaking?
April 26, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by cactus Plug issue; self-discharge
Unit doesn't come with a power cord. The idea is that you connect an extension cord to flip-out prongs which are recessed on the back of the charger. I tried several extension cords until I found one that would barely stay connected to the recessed flip-out prongs.
The battery discharges fairly rapidly when the unit is just sitting for a couple of days.
April 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer This product has great features
This is a good product and works as expected. I had the need to jump a weaken battery and it performed well and delivered the necessary power. I allowed it to charge a few minutes before I attempted to start the vehicle, and it cranked with no problem. The price was an exceptional value.
December 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JoCar Great little product for compact car
This a great product for compact car. I have a Kia sephia and every once in a while I forget to turn off my lights. This his come in handy in jumping my car. I so use the car charger port to charge various small electronics when I don't want to have my car running just to charge. Easy to use.
December 26, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by ESheridan Seriously
So, I got a great price on this item. Received it within a few days (4 days). Opened the box and it's was what I ordered. But I wanted to charge it up and be ready for whatever emergency that may occur. To my surprise, I need a special "CORD" to charge the unit. How crazy is that, so now I have to find a PEPBOYS and hopefully they have a cord that works with this unit. My suggestion to any potential buyer, don't purchase this unit unless you have the "Special Cord'!!!
December 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by SUGARMAG999 PEACE OF MIND
Works exactly as described. Also disconnected my battery and jumped my 5Ltr V8 straight off the jump started. Fired right up. Provides a great deal of peace of mind during winters in New England.
December 25, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by stangshane It Works!
Received the jump starter and began to charge it immediately. It said it was already fully charged, so I unplugged it. I tried to use it the next day and it showed 80% charge now. Hooked it to a battery, it dropped to 30% and car wouldn't turn over with this hooked up. Figured it was a bust but plugged it back in anyway. Left it plugged in 2 days. About 2 weeks later, I had to jump the same car, hooked this thing up and it worked perfectly. Moral of the story, leave it plugged in a while after it says it's fully charged.
December 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JDsAutosBoats Compact Booster Pack
The Battery Booster arrived quickly, as promised. The unit is small and compact. It was almost fully charged when received.
I have not attempted to jump start a auto yet, but small cell phone charging works well.
December 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by kokon Excellent product for the price
I am very happy with this product and the price is excellent in comparison to other brands that cost a lot more. The digital readouts make it easy to know the power level of your battery. Overall, I am very happy with it.
December 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by kiki this product is great to own
It does the job!! Light wght, great price, easy to use, I would recommend
December 15, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by asdf Does not hold charge even for few minutes
I charged it overnight. In the morning, as soon as I unplugged, the charge indicator dropped from 100 to 23 and then to -- within a minute.
December 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by RAAW Great for starting car with weak battery.
Had a car with an eight year old battery that would not start. Jump starter got it started so I could drive it to the store and get a new battery. Also used it to power my 12V tire pump. Has great extra features like digital readout and warning if hooked up incorrectly. This is great if someone else needs a jump start. Over the years I have kept a jump starter and electric tire pump in my trunk and avoided having to call a toll truck.
September 25, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Everette Life saver...
Even though it wasn't rated for a V8 it does perfectly well on my Toureg. The only thing is making sure you4 contacts are optimal. T definitely is something I always have on me when driving
July 31, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by MichGD This product failed to hold a charge. The plug broke the fourth time being used.
This product failed to hold a charge. The plug broke the fourth time being used. The instruction state to ship to manufacturer at my cost for repair. Not worth it for a $39 product of questionable value.
February 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by AmateurHour Works for me!
I like the self-test feature showing how much charge it has. I like that it is compact and designed to keep the cables stowed neatly. I like the warning light that tells you when it is attached wrong. I feel that even people with no automotive knowledge could use it safely, as long as they check that warning light. The USB power port could come in handy. But, I have not yet put it to the test of starting a car that has a really dead battery.
February 14, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by boberuni not very good
I tried starting my car with it. Cranked for about 5 seconds then nothing. Went to try it again but there wasn't enough charge left in the unit.
February 5, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by BOLDLY NOT GOOD AT ALL
I HAVE A 6 CYL JEEP LIBERTY 3.7 LTR HAD A DEAD BATTERY ONLY ! WILL NOT ONLY START THE VEC. WILL NOT EVEN TURN IT OVER! NO CRANKING POWER...HAD TO CALL A TOW TRUCK ! COST ME LOT'S!!!! NOT HELPFUL AT ALL..
January 27, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by cheffritzburas great for the money
I really like this little charger, it works great for my smaller cars and doesn't take long to recharge. I do wish the cables were a little longer, but all in all, works very well.
January 27, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by mustangrider peak 600amp jump starter
i got a 66 mustang and it won't jump a car battery less then 50% charge but i bought it for atv and lawn mower does what i want here but remember no good for a car battery
January 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by WERTY Lots of power from a small light package
I hesitated buying one of these battery boosters for many years. recently I thought I would try one to see how they work. Much to my surprise this Peak unit exceeded my expectations considerably. It has all you need to check out and jump a dead battery with no added features that you don't need. Small, light and powerful. Has battery charge level indicator, polarity hookup alarm and aux power plugs for charging electronic devices. Can't say enough good things about the unit. I don't know how I got by all these years without one of these.
January 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by puckamoto Works great for operating my gold prospecting equipment!
While most people at our gold prospecting outings lug around heavy car batteries, we purchased the Peak 600 a year ago to run all the electrical pumps for our gold prospecting equipment. It's easy to transport, long lasting power and we recharge it using our solar power from the RV. Going to buy another one!!!
November 15, 2013