Now, with the new lithium battery technology, a very small battery packs a powerful punch.
So now, they're small, and also pretty inexpensive.
It's on sale right now for $59.99. When I received mine a couple of weeks ago, it was $76.99, so the price has dropped a bit.
I'm impressed with the carrying case that it comes in, and the overall quality of the entire unit is better than I expected.
This one is rated at 400 amps peak of cranking power, so it's easily enough to start any gas engine up to about 3.0 litres in size. It had absolutely no problem starting the little blue car with the car battery totally disconnected. Some users report being able to start V8's, and I wouldn't be surprised. One of these days I'm going to try it out on Sherman just to test it with Sherman's big 7.4 litre V8!
When you plug it in, it has four blue lights that tell you how charged it is.
Neat little carrying case with all the accessories.
Not very big...and very lightweight.
And so we'll toss it in the little blue car for the summer, and hopefully never need it. But, if I ever bump into someone with a dead battery, this will be a lot more convenient than those big old cables we used to carry!