Saturday, May 02, 2015
Product Review: EC Technology® Multi-functional Car Jump Starter and Portable External Battery Charger
When I was asked to review the new Multi-functional Car Jump Starter and Portable External Battery Charger by EC Technology®, I was thrilled. Last summer, I was out shopping when my car died in the grocery store parking lot. I could not get the battery to turn over - just that dreaded "click". Nobody seemed interested in helping me, so I called my son who headed over in his police cruiser to jump start the battery. I could have done the job myself if I had carried a handy little kit like the one above.
The whole thing in its padded case measures roughly 3 1/2" x 8 1/2" x 2". The battery pack itself is small - 0.6" x 0.3" x 0.1". It is solid and charges by plugging into any standard outlet. It comes complete with jumper cables, car charger, USB cable, and main charger.
The battery charger itself is multi-functional in that it is also a flashlight (powerful LED) that has a blinking setting and a red glow setting that would be very useful if you find yourself stranded at night and need to get someone's attention for help. You can plug cell phones and tablets into it for charging while on a trip or otherwise.
According to the specifications by the manufacturer, you should be able to charge your battery up to 20 times on a single charge. That's pretty good for a small charger like this one.
The best thing about the kit? It works!
I absolutely love this jump starter kit by EC Technology®. I am going to keep it in the back of my van in one of those cubby holes there so it won't get kicked out of the vehicle by accident. As padded as the case is, I am not worried that it will get bumped and broken. The whole thing is small enough to fit in the glove box, but I have too much junk in there to fit another slip of paper!
For all of the specs concerning amps and volts and all of that other fun stuff, check out the product page at Amazon.com. I think you'll find, as I did, that this is a pretty nice product to have in your vehicle at all times.
*I received this product in exchange for my honest opinion. My opinion is my own.*