Power banks for smartphones have become a familiar accessory for modern people, and technology allows you to use similar solutions for car batteries. There are special start-chargers that help start the engine when the battery is not enough.
Starter chargers can be either portable so that they can be carried with you in a car and taken home for charging without any problems, as well as stationary, which are usually used in car services and large garages. We will talk specifically about compact devices for ordinary motorists.
- Heracles Puskach
- Oboronpribor Orion PW265
- BlackView Smart Power V9
- Einhell CE-BC 4M
- Electrolite ZU-20
- High Power Jump Starter
- Telefunken TF-JS04
- Utrai Jstar 6
A compact and very stylish Russian-made accessory that allows you to start most batteries for cars. Overheating and short circuit protection increase the safety of using this device, but the only caveat is the rather short working wires, which must be taken into account during operation. Sometimes it’s easier to remove the battery from the car to charge it than to try to start it right under the hood.
A representative of a large galaxy of compact start-up chargers made in the style of power banks for smartphones. The built-in 14000 mAh battery, according to the manufacturer, allows for a confident start of the car engine, but such an accessory cannot charge the battery. But due to its compact dimensions and relatively low weight, additional connectors for charging a smartphone and a built-in LED flashlight, the device can be carried or carried with you.
“Oboronpribor Orion PW265”
- Battery voltage – 12 V
- Minimum charge current – 0.4 A
- Maximum charge current – 6 A
- Maximum starting current —
- Weight – 0.85 kg
Obviously, a product of the Russian conversion industry, which is clearly indicated by the name of the manufacturer and the appearance of the device. However, like everything from the defense industry, it may look unattractive, but it copes with its tasks. So if you need a functional start-charging accessory for your car, but you are not looking for a bright design, you should take a closer look at this inexpensive accessory.
The device from a well-known manufacturer of accessories for smartphones and computers on the Russian market is a relatively universal assistant for the average car owner. There is a built-in 8000 mAh battery, USB connectors for charging other electronics, a built-in LED battery, and even an air compressor. So the model from Baseus can be a good choice for those who need a multifunctional device just in case.
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BlackView Smart Power V9
One of the most compact launchers and chargers, which is similar in size to a traditional power bank for smartphones or the smartphone itself. A built-in 9300 mAh battery is declared, an intelligent unit from incorrect connection to the positive and negative terminals of the car battery, additional connectors for charging other devices, a built-in flashlight with several operating modes, and in addition, it is possible to charge the device itself both from a 220 V mains, and from the car network 12 V.
Einhell CE-BC 4M
Features of a particular accessory include overcharge protection, short circuit protection, polarity reversal protection, and the battery charger case itself has IP65 protection against dust and moisture. Promised gentle drip charging to protect the battery, as well as a special “winter” charging mode for temperatures below 5 degrees Celsius. Suitable accessory for most types of batteries.
The charger operates on 220 V, which allows you to very quickly charge even a completely discharged battery to a state where it can start the car engine. Technically, this is a charger, and not a start-up charger, but due to its relative compactness and high power, it can work with both 12 V and 24 V batteries, so in principle it can be recommended to those who often deal with seriously discharged batteries.
High Power Jump Starter
One of the many “no-name” devices on the Russian market, which combines low cost and the widest possible range of capabilities. The built-in battery, judging by the statements, has an impressive capacity of 69800 mAh, as well as USB connectors and eight adapters at once to power various electronic gadgets. The kit comes with a separate air compressor. So if you don’t want to spend a lot of money on different devices, you can purchase this accessory option.
Another accessory with a big name, however, with traditional Chinese origin for modern electronics. Technically, it is nothing extraordinary – there is a flashlight, various connectors, an air compressor and other features typical for such accessories. One of the attractive features is the presence of a platform with wireless charging for smartphones. So potentially for someone this can play a key role when choosing a start-charger.
Utrai Jstar 6
The accessory in one device combines a starter, an air compressor, an external battery and an LED flashlight. There is a built-in 24000 mAh battery, so technically such a device can be considered a multifunctional assistant just in case, so you should take a closer look at it if you are confident in the reliability of your car, but in case of an unforeseen situation you want to have at least some kind of then an accessory to help.
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In addition to starting and charging devices, car owners should also acquire other useful accessories. Previously, we talked about the five gadgets that are worth buying immediately after buying a car, as well as five useful gadgets for those who are planning a road trip. It’s also a good idea for Christmas gifts.