Rated 1 out of 5 by ta123 arrived discharged- probably a return
Can't say if the part's good or not, as it arrived turned on, and therefore fully discharged. Wouldn't take a charge. I suspect it was a return, but a couple of very disinterested Pep Boys employees said they are shipped like that (despite them user's manual directly contradicting it.)
I ordered a replacement online, got an email saying it had arrived, drove over, and it hadn't. I was told unsympathetically "oh this often happens, complain to corporate".
December 15, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Betty66 It's nice and compact
Didn't have enough power to start a couple cars but started a few small cars.
Power gets drained fast.
But I bought for my 1966 bug for long drives in case in needed it and it's small size is perfect for my bug and it has enough power to jump it to just have to make sure to charge it before I think I'm going to need it.
December 3, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by dwezilb The worst purchase of my life
I followed the instructions, powered it for 24 hours, and tried to start my Mini (a small engine). Nothing, it didn't even turn the engine once. I tried to recharge it for second attempt and the AC plug broke. All I did was plug it back in! Later a frind came over and jumped my car without any problem. This is a total waste of money.
October 11, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by davidf2 product did not work
returned unit and received another one which did not work
September 13, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by ammonia Great value!
Another product purchased with a promo code that made the value outstanding. Works great, but make sure you pull the plastic pin on the front of the unit before using. It's tagged to be removed, but I missed it.
August 24, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by John2016 Ultimately, it did the job I bought it for.
Much like another reviewer who had only read all of the negative reviews of the Peak 600 amp Jump Starter after buying it, I wondered if my first foray into jumping my own vehicle was doomed from the start. I read the instructions, charged the starter for the full 24 hours initially called for, and then on a late hot July morning in New York, set about to jump my four cylinder 2007 Honda Civic. After attaching positive and negative ends, the unit began to beep, while flashing "LO". On attempting to start the car, nothing happened. I moved the negative black ground to a different non-mobile metal part of the engine, whereupon the unit again beeped and flashed "LO". On inserting my key into the ignition, I heard the welcome "beep beep beep beep...beep beep beep beep", but again it failed to start. Either my worst fears were being confirmed, or my battery was beyond help. I again moved the black negative ground to a different unpainted metal part of my engine; the familiar beeping and "LO" flashing occurred, but after a few seconds a reading of the battery's charge appeared, rising until it reached 72%. This I took as a good sign, and attempted to start the car: after two or three seconds, the car started! The folks at pep boys told me that my battery was indeed in need of repair, which didn't surprise me as nearly 5 years had passed since my last battery. I have to recommend the device for the simple reason that it worked. I only give three stars because (1) I had to play with it a bit and (2) I do not know whether or not the device holds its charge, and therefore whether it will be there for me when I need it next. I do wonder if those who had problems with it initially charged it for the stipulated 24 hours. Even though it reads "full" out of the box, you are told that this might be a false reading and not indicative of the quantity of charged stored in the unit. I will be sure to write an update the next time - my that time never come - I need to jump my Honda.
July 24, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Orly Product not good
Have two and does not work
March 28, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by BeyondDisappointed Horrible!!!
Wished I read the reviews prior to buying this product. On my first attempt to charge it, the plug broke!
November 9, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by syracuseengineering1993 Garbage
My wife made the mistake of buying one of these cheep pieces of junk. It wouldn't jump start anything larger than a Hot Wheel and the tire inflater doesn't work at all. You would literally be better off using a bicycle pump. Don't waste your money and for God's sake don't get one of these for a "in case of an emergency" situation.
November 1, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Joseph52 Poorly designed
As others have noted, the flip-out plug in the back is flimsy. It's held in place with inadequate support, so when you even gently try to plug an extension cord onto the plug to charge it, the plug support breaks resulting in it being useless. I looked closely at the plug support and found it's two tiny screws into a thin plastic support that snaps due to lack of support. I returned the first unit thinking it was defective out of the box, but had the same issue with the second unit after being as gentle as possible. This is a clear design issue.
June 24, 2015
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