Jump and Carry – Choosing the Best Booster Pack

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Summary: In this auto service article we review the Jump and Carry booster pack line-up. These booster packs (jump starters) are manufactured by Clore automotive, which is one of the largest jump box suppliers in the automotive service industry – we cover the reasons why they maintain their top position. Jump and Carry booster boxes are available in several different CCA’s (Cold Cranking Amps) ranges, which allows the auto professional to purchase the size unit that best fits their needs.

The battery is the heart of any battery booster. Jump n Carry booster packs have AGM (Absorption Glass Mat) batteries that are sealed, which allow them to be used or stored safely in any position – there is no liquid that can leak out. This type of sealed battery technology was originally formulated back in 1985 for military use in aircraft – obviously power, weight, safety and most of all reliability were serious considerations. The AGM type battery provides increased safety, performance and service life over all other existing sealed battery types, including gel technology. With AGM sealed batteries, the acid is absorbed between the plates and immobilized by a very fine fiberglass mat. No silica gel is necessary, because the glass mat absorbs and immobilizes the acid while still keeping the acid available to the plates. This allows a fast reaction between acid and plate material, which provides superior performance on demand.

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The Jump n Carry battery booster housing is durable, which can withstand rough handling and the occasional fall from under the hood. The reason it is so durable is due to it’s case being made with high impact resistant polyethylene. Many imported jump boxes are cheap copies, they are made to look like the professional grade booster pacs – but looks can be deceiving, “generic” brands skimp when it comes to the quality of materials. After-all a booster pack that looks as good as a professional jump box, but does jump start a car with a really low battery; is a waste of money. More difference between cheap battery boosters and the best booster packs are the quality of the cables and clamps. The cheap ones will sometimes only be “hot” on one side of the clamp. Jump and Carry booster packs have current supplied to both sides of the clamp (wire braided cable insures this) to provide a good connection every time.

Selecting a Portable Booster Pack

  • Buy a quality booster pack or buy often. Cheap jump starters are quite expensive if they don’t last!
  • Choose a booster pack with sufficient amps (the more the better). Just like buying a battery for a car.
  • Select a booster box with long enough cables, so that jumping a car is not a hassle – don’t come up short.
  • Jumper clamps that are “hot” on both sides are the only ones worth having. JNC’s have these type of clamps.
  • Booster boxes with air compressors should have metal pistons like the Jump and Carry Air to insure quality.
  • Choose the brand more car lots and marinas select – proven dependability with repeated use.

One final recommendation is to be careful not to over-charge your new Jump and Carry booster pack. Over charging it can shorten it’s life. Be sure to review the manual and follow recommendations from the manufacturer. For those who’ve asked the question “which is the best booster box?” See our Jump and Carry selection now.

3 Responses
  1. dennisb - Auto Tool Sales :

    Date: November 2, 2009 @ 12:52 pm

  2. Dave Melendy :

    Date: April 14, 2011 @ 5:15 pm

    Is there a portable booster pack that can jump both 12 volt and 6 volt vehicles?

  3. dennisb - Auto Tool Sales :

    Date: April 14, 2011 @ 6:18 pm

    Dave, not that I’m aware of.

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