Customer Reviews for Universal Porta-Jump™ Emergency Car Battery Booster

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Universal Porta-Jump™ Emergency Car Battery Booster

Restart your battery safely from inside your car in just 15 minutes or less. Porta-Jump plugs into your cigarette lighter or 12 volt power port to bring a low surface charge back up to restart your vehicle. It is designed to transfer stored energy from the pre-charged Porta-Jump sealed battery to your vehicle’s lead acid battery. The patented technology replaces your battery’s lost surface charge. No maintenance or pre-charging needed.  Porta-Jump comes fully charged and holds that charge up to 5 years. Multiple use. Simply reverse the switch and drive for 30 minutes to recharge it for next time you need it. Includes: Porta-Jump™battery box   Porta-Jump™adapter plug   Porta-Jump™ mini jumper cables   Mini LED flashlight    Storage bag Features: Mini jumper cables for restarting motorcycles, motor scooters, ATV, RV, boats, snowmobiles and airplanes that operate on a standard 12 volt electrical system   Restarts your battery within 15 minutes or less   Brilliant LED light for nighttime use   30 volts of power provides a safe trickle charge back into the cars power port (cigarette lighter)   Small compact size for easy storage when not in use   Rechargeable   Holds its charge up to 5 years from date of manufacture   Audible beep to indicate charge   Simple and easy to use   Comes fully charged Specifications: Optimal operating ranges: -4F (-20C) to 130F (54C)   Recommended storage range: 32F (0C) to 95F (35C)   1500 mAh AA Alkaline Batteries   Certified CE, ETL RoHS   Dimensions: 2” x 3” x 3”   Weight: 1.5 lbs. Model: 91300
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5 of 9(56%)customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Universal Porta-Jump™ Emergency Car Battery Booster
Review 1 for Universal Porta-Jump™ Emergency Car Battery Booster
Rating
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Location:Bay Area
Date:September 4, 2011

Careful with the charging direction

Pros: portability low maintenance reasonable price
Cons: quite weak, easy to mix up charging direction to drain
"This system is ingenious, terrific form factor and right price point. It is ideal for a motorcycle or scooter in terms of size. Unfortunately though, it has two significant gotchas.
As another reviewer reported, you can easily drain your vehicle battery completely rather than charging it by having the small switch on the plug on the wrong setting. There are no markings and the correct setting is in the counter-intuitive direction, only way I could remember it. It is very easily mixed up. Unless the manufacturer improves that aspect, this product is set up to fail, too many people will accidentally worsen their predicament.
I used it to put charge back into my bike battery. It was not strong enough to adequately recharge the 500 with its significant electrical demands and unavoidable electronics. I'm glad I found out locally, not in the middle of nowhere. I will still carry it for low demand applications, I believe it will suffice for my much more basic 250, and that can still make my day.
Originally, I had recommended this product to a friend, after the field experience, I withdrew the endorsement. It is over-advertised and needs a crucial design change, along with more capacity.
For perspective, my old pickup typically requires a conventional jump, even the large and very heavy self-jump battery packs don't quite suffice - they all have noticeable limitations, no ideal product out there..."
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Review 2 for Universal Porta-Jump™ Emergency Car Battery Booster
Rating
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Location:Jacksonville, FL
Date:August 11, 2011

Good for a paper weight

Pros: small size and ease of use
Cons: it doesn't work
"I bought this to occasionally jump off my Saab. It accually discharged my weak battery to totally dead! I was not sure it would work, but only because of Costco's return policy I tried it."
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 3 for Universal Porta-Jump™ Emergency Car Battery Booster
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Date:July 18, 2011

Works Great

Pros: small portable convenient
"I used for the first time yesterday. Within 10 minutes my battery was charged and beeping to let me know! I was skeptical that such a small charger would work and I was pleasantly surprised. I will test the recharge capability later, but for now I am happy with this product. I will probably return the larger more expensive trickle charger I bought."
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 4 for Universal Porta-Jump™ Emergency Car Battery Booster
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Location:So Cal, CA
Date:June 14, 2011

Great product!!!

"Bought one of these last year from another Retailer and it really got me up and running after leaving the lights on in my truck. Nice to see Costco is carrying it. This one is going in my bag on my Harley!!!!!!!"
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
Review 5 for Universal Porta-Jump™ Emergency Car Battery Booster
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Location:Central Oregon Coast
Date:June 13, 2011

Dig A Little Deeper!

Pros: ready to use right our of the box., requires no maintenance charge to keep it going., compact and fits into the glove box., fail safe mini jumper cable accessory., recharges after each use., stay safe in the vehicle., don't have to flag down strangers to get a jump., don't have to wait for emergency service., stays charged for 5 years., tote bag to keep it all together.
Model Number: Universal Porta Jump Emergency Car Battery Booster
"I was hesitant to purchase this product based upon the other Customer Comments. Digging a little deeper it appears that those comments were offered by "Peak Employees" and not real customers who tried the product.
Worked like a charm. I was underway in
15 minutes!
"
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
Review 6 for Universal Porta-Jump™ Emergency Car Battery Booster
Rating
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Location:Fontana, CA
Date:June 13, 2011

very very portable

"I have not tried it yet but I am pretty sure it will work"
2 of 17 people found this review helpful.
Review 7 for Universal Porta-Jump™ Emergency Car Battery Booster
Rating
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Location:nyc
Date:May 27, 2011

a little pack with little power

Pros: it give a bit of power
Cons: it didnt start the car
"i bought this and the peak to jump 2 cars that lost power over the winter-neither one was adequate----but this one got enough power to a porsche battery that i could open the hood and have aaa jump the battery--- finally just bought a new battery at costco- this one i will keeo because of porsche stupid system to need power to open the hood of a dead battery car"
4 of 8 people found this review helpful.
Review 8 for Universal Porta-Jump™ Emergency Car Battery Booster
Rating
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Location:Wyoming
Date:May 20, 2011

worst costco.com purchase

"This product is not capable of doing what it says it will do. I agree with the previous rating. Don't but it, but instead go after the PEAK product!!"
2 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Review 9 for Universal Porta-Jump™ Emergency Car Battery Booster
Rating
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Date:May 18, 2011

Spend the $$$ to upgrade

Cons: doesn't work
"This is waaaay underpowered to depend on. I don't know if it's still available, but the "Peak® 450 Amp Jump Starter
Item # 559145 " works fantastic, and must be 10x more powerful.
"
4 of 7 people found this review helpful.