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Don’t Buy the DBPower 1200A Portable Jump Starter For Your Car or Truck – You Can’t Rely On It!

In August 2016 I bought a DBPower 400A DJS10 Peak jump starter amd found it handy. At the end of August 2018, I bought two of the bigger 1200A portable jump starters. I was busy and the units sat until some time in November when I tried to charge them. One was dead on arrival and would not charge no matter what method I tried (USB or their supplied charger). I contacted the seller and they were cool about immediately shipping a replacement. I charged it no problem and put both in our cars as a “just in case” measure.4

So, fast forward to February 1, 2019. Michigan was in the grips of an arctic freeze with ambient temperatures ranging from -8 to -12F and windchills under -20F. It was this way for two days. On the first, I went to start my wife’s Camry for the first time in several weeks and the starter could barely turn a few times before the solenoid clicked. The battery read 11.17 volts.

I thought myself lucky that I had the foresight to buy the batteries as I would not have to move my truck around to jump start it or run an extension cord out to use one of my Noco Genius chargers. The DBPower unit had been in the card and it was about +9F at the time. The whole point of these things is to store them in the car, right? It was fully charged when I put it in there.

Guess what? The DBPower read “Lo” voltage on the LED display when I turned it on and tried to charge the battery. It didn’t help the cart start at all. I was pissed. These things were $72.99/each. I felt like I had wasted a ton of money on junk. That is not a good feeling.

So, I decided to run an extension cord from my shop and hooked up my big Noco Genius G2600 charger to the battery and set it to the 30 amp quick charge setting that runs for five minutes.

This time around, the story ends a lot better – the car started right up. My wife used her car to run errands and I let it charge all last night with the normal charging cycle on the Noco.

Bottom line, I am done with DBPower. I only bought it because of good reviews and past experience. I am looking at the Amazon site right now for the DBPower 1200A and am looking at all the bad reviews in the last few months. [Click here if you want to jump to the review page for this item]

Folks, don’t buy their stuff. If you live in a rural area and are counting on this to get you out of a jam, you can’t. As for me, I just bought a GB40 Noco jump starter because I have had such great luck with their chargers over the years.


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NOCO Black Boost Plus GB40 1000 Amp 12V UltraSafe Lithium Jump Starter (Automotive)

“The GB40 is an ultra-portable, lightweight and compact lithium-ion jump starter for 12-volt batteries. With it, you can safely jump start a dead battery in seconds – up to 20 times on a single charge. It’s mistake-proof, making it safe for anyone to use and features spark-proof technology, as well as reverse polarity protection. The GB40 lithium jump starter integrates with a high-output 100 lumen LED flashlight with 7 light modes. including low, medium, high, flashing, strobe and emergency SOS. It can hold its charge for up to one-year without being recharged. Its internal battery can be used to recharge any personal mobile devices like smartphones, tablets or any other USB device, can be recharged by any powered USB port, and holds its charge for up to one-year. It’s rated at 1, 000 Amps (7, 000 Joules3S), and suitable for use on gasoline engines up to 6 Liters and diesel engines up to 3 Liters, such as a car, boat, lawn mower and more. Included is the GB40, HD battery clamps, USB charging cable, USB car charger, microfiber storage bag, and a 1-Year Hassle-Free Limited Warranty, plus free lifetime customer support.

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  • Start dead batteries with a compact, yet powerful lithium jump starter rated at 1,000 Amps – up to 20 jump starts on a single charge
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  • An integrated LED flashlight with seven light modes, including low, medium, high, flashing, strobe and emergency SOS; plus 6-hours of continuous run time.
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