GizmoVine 16000mAh 650A Peak Car Jump Starter GE-JS0026-O-N-1

This new car jump starter and powerbank from GizmoVine arrived simply presented in a plain but heavy duty cardboard box. The box is certainly robust enough to store the item in since no carry case is included in the package.

You get a decent amount of kit for your money. Apart from the main Power Bank itself there is the jump lead battery crocodile clamp set, a EU plug mains charger, a car charging adaptor, a multi headed USB charging cable for external devices, a well printed and easy to read but rather basic User Guide. I attach a copy of the User Guide to my unboxing video, switch to full screen and pause as needed to read it. Build quality of everything looks first rate and it all fits easily into the storage box.

The front of the unit contains the operation switch and the tiny back lit LCD screen showing the battery power and the current output voltage. On one end of the unit is the torch, the twin 5v/2A USB output ports, the 12V/16V/19V DC output port. On one side is the well marked and easy to view Off/On slider, a distinct advantage over the single button most rivals seem to have. also on this side is the 15v/1A power in port used to charge the 1600mAh cobalt acid lithium polymer battery. On the rear is the red Emergency flashing light together with the 12v jump cable sockets. The jump port is the only one grommet protected, which is a pity for a device designed for outdoor use.

According to the Amazon product listing powerbank itself packs a capacious 16000mAh/650A, more than enough to start your car, charge your phone several times over and even power up a couple of tablets. However, the manual states that it has a peak current output of 400A – which is correct I cannot say. The charging output of the twin standard sized USB ports is a respectable 5V/2A . The Power bank itself can be charged by the supplied mains and car cigar lighter adaptors but there is no option to charge using an external USB port, which is a pity. The built in torch is very powerful and as they all do has three settings including an SOS mode, which I doubt anybody has ever actually found to be of any use. A multi headed cable is included to charge phones and laptops but although it does feature the now outdated Apple interface it does not have a USB-C plug.

Charging the car is easier than you might think and is adequately covered in the well printed and well illustrated User Guide . The supplied jump leads are short, a longer set would be better but then they do not need to be the length of conventional jump leads. You would not think a battery this size would have the capability to start a car but it can! You can select a DC output of 12V/16V/19V with Start Current of 200A and a Peak Current of 400A (or 650A?) which should be enough to get most cars going. Once you have got the car started you can use the supplied car power input adaptor to top up the Power bank’s battery.

This is an excellent all round battery emergency kit and should be in the boot of every car. Not only will it start the car if the vehicle battery fails but it can also power up your phone, tablet or other USB devices. The price is not as cheap as some rivals but this seems a well made and good quality device and so the current Amazon price of £66.99 is not a bad buy.

The Good
Good build quality
Good price
12/16/19v power output
Two USB 5v/2A ports
Decent range of accessories
Multiple laptop plug adaptors
Built in three mode torch
LCD status display
Hazard light

The Bad
No carry case
Discrepancies between the manual and the Amazon product page
No UK plug
No USB charging input
Jump leads rather short
Cannot charge laptops
No USB-C output adaptor
Ports not all grommet protected

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