QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING A JUMP STARTING UNIT
How many vehicles will you start each day?
It will depend on air temperatures and the battery-charge levels in the vehicles you start, but higher amperage units empower you to start more vehicles in a 24-hour period.
What is the voltage of the vehicles you start (12, 24 or both)?
Take a look at the ratio of 12 to 24 volt vehicles you usually start. If the majority of your jump-starting needs is 12 volt, then the added cost of a 12/24 volt unit might not be justified. However, if you require semi-regular 24 volt jump starting, our 24 volt jump starter is a solid long-term value.
How many batteries are generally on the vehicles you start?
This affects the amount of current needed to charge/boost a vehicle. If the vehicles you start usually have only 1 battery, that’ll require fewer amps than those with 2, 3 or 4.
How many days a year do you see temperatures dip below freezing?
The colder the climate you live in, the more amperage you’ll need.
How will you mount your jump starting unit?
We offer multiple units that are vehicle-mount vs. built-in. Built-ins work best on service body trucks, while you can easily mount our stand-alone units on service vehicles, pickup trucks, flatbeds or tow trucks—with a minimal footprint.
Will you need AC and/or air power?
Our AC units can provide 2,000-6,000 continuous watts (120V/240V) to power most on-site electrical needs. And our air compressors provide up to 30 CFM @ 100 psi to run most pneumatic tools, as well as fill tires on-site.
BATTERY CHARGING / BOOSTING VS. INSTANT BOOSTING
Gas-powered starting units provide battery charging AND boosting power. They take a few minutes to boost a vehicle (depending on outside conditions), but they also provide a standing charge to the battery and can perform infinite jump starts as long as you keep them fueled. Instant boosting units provide a finite number of starts and need to be recharged when depleted. And while battery or capacitor jump starting units provide an instant boost to start your vehicle, they don’t provide a standing charge to batteries.