Lithium Ion battery cells might be on the electric motor propulsion rise, supplanting Nickel Cadmium. However, 6 cell 12V lead acid batteries still provides the critical voltage to fire up the internal combustion ignition and run accessories for 99% of the world’s passenger vehicles, including those pesky petrol electric hybrids.
Extreme conditions take their toll on lead acid battery performance:
- TIME – After 5 years typical passenger automotive use results in corrosion of the lead cathode plates, reducing the ability to hold charge current
- HEAT – Ditto the effect of TIME (above)
- COLD – Electrolyte passes current more slowly, while reduced engine lubrosity demands more electric current to crank
- SHORT TRIPS – Sulfuric acid needed for cathode process stratifies at bottom of battery leaving upper lead plates only with water solution.
The recurrence of these extremes over time may necessitate a battery jump to start the vehicle. The traditional go-to is an available and willing running donor car with a pair of long jumper cables is one resource. When the running donor isn’t available a portable jumper is the next best bet.
Automotive accessory distributor 70mai supplied Roadblazing.com editors with their latest portable car jumper, the 70mai Jump Starter by Xiaomi Youpin.
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70mai Jump Starter PS01 Specifications:
- Electrical Storage: LiIon 11,100 mAh, 3.7 V, 41 Wh
- Maximum Vehicle Jump Starts, from full charge: 40 jump starts
- Automotive Electrical Compatability: 12 Volt
- Start – Peak Current: 250 Amps – 600 Amps
- Battery: 500mAh
- Ambient Temperature Range: -20C (-4F) to 55C (131F)
- Personal Electronics Charging: 5V / 2.4 A
- 110V / 240V AC & Portable Device Connectivity: USB-C
- Dimensions: 6.38″ x 3.38″ x 1.0″ (161.93 mm x 85.73 mm x 25.4 mm)
- DC Charge Cable w/ Clamps: 14.75″ (37.46 cm) length
- Weight: 1.1 lbs (0.5 kg)
70mai Jump Starter PS01 Features:
- Smart DC Battery Cable w/ Clamps: √ Monitor and limit jump current, voltage and unit charging; √ Protects against short circuit, overheating, reverse connection, over-current, over-charging
- Personal electronic rechargeable device power bank
- SOS Emergency LED
- LED Status indicators
- Carry pouch: Split compartment, velcro flap cover, hand strap
+3 Wide operating temperature range
+4 Doubles as portable electronic device power bank
-1 Short 11″ (28mm) DC car battery charging cable length
-2 Lacks 48 Volt compatibility for new high end vehicles
70mai Jump Starter PS01
$52.99 = discounted price, plus $2.11 4PX ground shipping (from Aliexpress)
$99.98 = non-discounted price
ROADBLAZING.COM SAYS: “A portable battery jumper should be part of every car’s onboard roadside emergency kit.”
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****The manufacturer provided a courtesy sample of the product used in this review. Roadblazing.com makes no warranty representations other than those by the manufacturer.****