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Great very dependable always ready. Easy to use. Have bought all the girls in my family one!
Ah, the joy of travel. Seeing new places, trying new things, realizing you forgot to pack the charger for the device you need to use right this very second…. What you need is a powerful, portable power pack that can charge your smartphone, your tablet, your camera, your gaming system – and even start your car. What you need is a PowerAll PBJS12000-RD.
This compact charger has the juice to start the most important device for travelling – your car. A dead battery can ruin your whole day, but a fully charged PowerAll PBJS12000-RD can safely jump start your car (plus roughly 17 others, if necessary) and get you back on the road. Just plug the professional-grade 2.0 jumper cables (which offer a larger in-line fuse than ordinary cables) into the dedicated outlet, put the secure clamps on your battery, and crank the engine. The PowerAll delivers more starting power than some purpose-built jump starters, but it's not as bulky, heavy, and hard to use. It also includes reverse polarity protection, so you're still safe if you accidentally mix up the red and black cables.
The PowerAll Deluxe package has everything you need to travel with confidence. Your PowerAll PBJS12000-RD comes with a heavy-duty carrying case that also contains an assortment of adapter plugs, so you'll be able to charge a variety of electronic devices. This wide-ranging collection of iPhone, Sony/Ericsson, Samsung, LG, Nokia, PSP, micro USB and mini USB adapters lets you choose the ones you need and leave the rest at the house. It also comes with a USB adapter cable, along with the AC/DC and 12-volt cables you'll need to keep the PowerAll fully charged at home or on the road.
As if charging electronic devices and jump starting cars weren't enough, the PowerAll PBJS12000-RD also sports an integrated flash light. If you forget to change the batteries in your "car" flashlight (Which we all do from time to time...), it's good to know you have a backup that can be used as either a continuous torch light or as an emergency “SOS” flashing signal light. And with 3-6 months standby time, the PowerAll will be there when you need it.
Great very dependable always ready. Easy to use. Have bought all the girls in my family one!
Anonymous, Jonesboro, AR
Average Customer Review(s):
Great very dependable always ready. Easy to use. Have bought all the girls in my family one!
Excellent product. I have 2 vehicles,1 tractor,1 boat,1 zero turn mower so this will be needed a lot. Nice that it is so easy to carry and use.
Very Impressive. Started everything so far. Recharges fairly quickly. Neatly packaged for use.
Pros: Easy to use
Cons: None so far
The car jumper I purchased was excellent I purchased it so I won't have to give jumps on my Cadillac because of the electronic system and that way if I'm at the shopping mall again I won't have to deny not giving help to someone who's stuck and won't mess my car up in the process thanks again planning on purchasing another one for my other car good purchase everyone should own one
We have these in both of our cars and we've had the opportunity to use it MANY times - for our car's dying battery and for family and even strangers in parking lots. The looks on their faces is hilarious when we get this little thing out and it jumps their cars! However, I CAUTION you to find a way to test yours as soon as you can. Our second one was defective and would not jump any cars. The first time it happened we were in a parking lot and it was a full sized truck and the Powerall (defective but didn't know it at the time) wouldn't start her car. Not knowing how dead it was, we just apologized and left. But then our SUVs battery started dying and needed a jump a few starts in a row (we didnt' know battery was dying at the time and we just assumed it had died due to interior lights, lack of use, etc.) The newer Powerall wouldn't jump it even after letting it stay connected for several minutes. We got out the older Powerall and it worked like a champ. We returned to Cruthfield with NO PROBLEM because they are awesome but the issue is that we could have been stranded in a cold, dark parking lot with a defective Powerall because you don't use them until you need them. Luckily we found out at home and had a second Powerall with us. So I caution you to FIND a way to test yours because it's not the kind of thing you want to learn when you really need it. How do you just go find a dead battery? I'd try a used car lot because I bet they have some known cars with dead batteries.
Pros: Easy to use, light, portable, convenient
Had to use the product to jump my Toyota Rav4. Very easy to use. The headlights brightened as soon as I attached the clips to the battery terminals, and within 5 seconds I was able to start my car without issue. Would definitely recommend.
Pros: Very easy to use. Retains charge for months, even after using it to jumpstart a car. Compact storage case keeps everything in one place.
Cons: Connection cables cannot be used to charge an IPhone 5 or 6.
working in the auto repair industry and having purchased a number of large box jumpers the tool is impressive and valuable to time and space. found out about this item from my techs. everyone of them are getting this item
Pros: priced right and space convenient.
This power pack seems to be well made. After receiving I plugged in for at least 3 hours but the device never indicated full charge. However it did jump start my car. Time will tell if the unit lasts.
Pros: Compact, versatile, seems to be well made.
Cons: The instructions are very limited.
Surprisingly compact for what it can do. Great to take along on road trips or to use during a power outage. My mechanic says it's all they use to jump starts cars in their shop.
Pros: Small. Emergency power for cell phones, etc. great to jump start your car.
Phenomenal, you wouldn't think such a small device would pack such a punch! I used it on my 66 Buick which the battery has been dead for months and it started it several times. I managed our department fleet and use it quite often. I will never purchase another jump box again.
Pros: Easy to use and extremely portable
I work for a tow company doing roadside service. I was skeptical at first that this would work. I took it out of the box and found a car in the impound yard of my work (Toyota Camry with a V6) that was completely dead and sitting for 2 months and it started the car 4 times in a row right out of the box. I charged it fully and have used it to run service calls and started 5 more vehicles since then, the largest being a 95' Ford F-150.
Pros: What isn't a plus about owning this unit?
Cons: Can't think of anything at this time.
Pros: started out good was impressed then let me down quickly
Cons: supposedly nobody wants to warrant this product what good is something if you're screwed when you walk out the door with it doesn't even have a number to the manufacture you have to blame whoever you bought it from.the part that broke on mine is the red power cable electronics area the soldering inside was crap ,bragging to my friends how they should get one now I look stupid I hope they didn't waste their money I'll be sure to stand in front of the booth the next car show and discourage people
I was very surprised this little battery pack packs a big punch.I charged it up over night after receiving it.I ending up jump starting my 2005 Honda odyssey twice because a battery drain due to a sliding door problem and I jump start my friends 2007 Lincoln mark LT when his battery died.All was done on a single charge.UNBELIEVABLE! Power ALL is a must have..
Pros: It will jump start just about anything you throw at it.
Cons: The only problem I had with the Power All is the power switch is a little tricky when you push the button on you have to push real hard.
very good product, handy for several different needs of charging (phone, vehicle battery, etc.)
Very easy to use, does as described, would recommend it.
Worked for about 3-4 months then died, finally got hold of Crutchfield and they explained only 6 months warranty on part, would not do anything to help, why only 6 months all new tools usually have 12 months ?
Pros: It does what they say with no problems
Cons: Now all my kids wants one lol
I had to use this product sooner than I expected. The day after recieving the product I had to jump start my truck. 2011 Chevy Avalanche started on first turn when using the Powerall right out of the box. I have also used the flashlight while on an ATV trail campsite. Superb!!! The light is super bright!!!!
Pros: Great Product. Performs as advertised. Nice compact storage box. I will have to see if it withstands the test of time.
Cons: None thus far
This jump starter is the greatest thing eve reinvented.take it anywhere...charge all electronics...GREAT PRODUCT.
Pros: Has good power.
Cons: Don't crank on to long the leads will get hot....
Does what it says on the box, nice and small and portable, works very well.
Pros: Very strong
I used this on the first day I took it to work. Started up a 2014/2015 Dodge Charger R/T off the bat...vehicle came to us with battery issues and sat in the back lot for over a couple weeks. I clipped this bad boy on the battery in the trunk and it lit up everything inside the vehicle like a christmas tree lol. I can't say enough about this product...I'm planning on buying 1 more of these just to keep in my car in case of emergencies. After the recent earthquakes here in socal, this is a big part of my emergency kit now. Unit also charged up my iphone 4 from 3% to 100% in under 4 hours....simply amazing.
I think everyone should own this product. Did not want to leave a review until I was able to test out the car battery charger. Used it yesterday on my sister's Subaru Forrester & it WORKED GREAT! So simple to use, and the car immediately turned over. Also used it to charge my Iphone. Figure it will be great to have in case the power goes out (would have come in handy during Superstorm Sandy!). I keep it in my car in the carrying case it came in. As far as customer service from Crutchfield-- could not ask for better. Received it in 1 day! No shipping and no tax.
Pros: Everything about this item is great. Small compact carrying case -- perfect to keep in car. Extremely easy to use to charge car battery. Can charge Iphone and Ipad at same time. Great Product!!
Cons: Nothing! I originally thought I would not be able to charge my Ipad Mini since it does not come with an adapter for that-- then I realized all I had to do was use the cord that came with the Ipad!!
The PowerAll PBJS12000 is a pretty good unit. It's not cheap, but extremely well made. It comes with just about every type of charger adapter ever made, is very compact, and sits in a nice case. When the PowerAll is fully charged, it will charge my iPad 3 about 50% or my Samsung Droid phone about 3 times. It takes about 6 hours to fully recharge the unit. I even tried jump starting a small 4-cylinder car, and it worked! Won't do larger engines though. Flashlight is bright, too. Very easy to use and the blue status lights accurately tell you how much juice is left in it. The two USB ports make it handy for charging two things at once.
Pros: Decent charging capabilities, very solid and well-made, fits many different devices, two USB ports allow for charging an extra device, bright flashlight, recharges itself quickly.
Cons: Maybe price. Not much else.
I was skeptical at first, but I purchased this after hearing nothing but good reviews on it. I tested it by disconnecting the battery in my Honda CRX, and the PowerAll easily started my car. It was well worth the money to have peace of mind while driving on long road trips through remote areas. It is compact enough to easily fit in the tank bag of my motorcycle.
Pros: Compact size
Although the unit I received caught fire. I have several others at my shop and these things are worth there weight in gold.
Pros: Jump starting 20 vehicles without a charge.
Cons: No apple lightning cable adaptor
All-in-One PowerBank, Jump Start, and LED Flashlight: The PowerAll is a powerful compact and convenient "charge-everything" device that fits inside your pocket or glove compartment of your vehicle. Never worry about your smartphone or tablet running low on battery ever again. If your car won't start, you don't have to call a tow truck service for assistance. If you enjoy the outdoors you don't need to bring an additional flashlight. The PowerAll is the only thing you need to solve all of these problems. The PowerAll has a battery life of 500 cycles.
Dual USB Charging Ports: A great travel companion that you can take with you on the go to charge all of your portable electronic devices, such as smartphones, tablets, cameras, camcorders, GPS unit, MP3 players, wireless headphones, and portable gaming systems. It's high-capacity 12,000 mAh Lithium battery is equipped with two 5V/2.1A USB (type-A) ports that can charge two separate devices fast and simultaneously. There is one main USB adapter cable with eight different adapter plugs that will fit most major portable electronic devices. On a full-charge, it can easily charge your smartphone up to 6-8x before ever needing to be recharged. Once devices are fully charged it will go into sleep mode to preserve the battery.
Car Jump Starter: The PowerAll is also a powerful 400A Peak Amp battery jump starter and comes with a pair of heavy-duty jump start cables that easily plug into the socket on the device to allow you to jump start your vehicle. Use the PowerAll with the included jumper cables to start your car battery in a matter of seconds. Keep it in the glove box at all times and you can use it multiple times. And thanks to its 3 month standby time, you'll have peace of mind knowing that when you need it most it'll be ready. When fully charged at 100% battery capacity, it can be used to jump start your car battery up to 20x before needing to recharge again. Recommended vehicle engine displacements for jump starting:
Note: Disconnect the jumper cables from the battery or the PowerAll device immediately within 10 seconds after the vehicle engine has started to avoid accidental overheating and any possible damage to the PowerAll.
LED Flashlight: Whether you're working under the hood, or outdoors camping you'll be glad to have this ultra-bright LED flashlight handy. It has two illumination modes; Constant On and SOS Signal Light for emergency help. If you're outdoors camping and find yourself in an emergency situation you can use the SOS signal light flash to attract attention. Once activated the SOS signal flash will stay on continuously for up to 120 hours on a full charge. It can put out 86 lumens of light power up to 300'. The LED flashlight has a lifespan of 100,000 hours.
AC/DC Charging: The PowerAll comes with AC and DC chargers for when you need to recharge the PowerAll at home or on the road. There is an AC power adapter which plugs into a standard household AC wall outlet for charging in the home or office. There is also a 12-volt/cigarette lighter adapter for charging the PowerAll inside your vehicle. It takes 2-3 hours to fully charge the PowerAll.
Safety & Protection: It has over current protection, short circuit protection, overload protection, over voltage protection, and over charge protection all built-in to ensure the safety of all your valuable devices and vehicles.
Battery Capacity LED Indicator: The PowerAll provides five LED indictors which lets you check the remaining battery capacity.
|Indicator Lights||5 Off||5 Flashing||1 Solid On||2 Solid On||3 Solid On||4 Solid ON||5 Solid On|
Note: While the PowerAll is being charged, the indicator lights will flash one by one until it's at maximum charge. All five indicator lights will stay on when the PowerAll is fully charged.
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Needed to replace an existing battery. Reputation and reviews. You had best price/reputation - used to get your printed catalogs. [ Dennis Oct 12, 2017 ]
convenience and helping of others if I can when out and about [ Michael Jan 09, 2017 ]
word of mouth [ Gary Jan 07, 2017 ]
I have ordered a few of these for family and friends and it is a wonderful product. [ GARY Jul 20, 2016 ]
Convenient backup for car battery. [ Carl Jul 01, 2016 ]
My mechanic has one and also has advised me to never jump start a car again using jumper cables if I can avoid it. This caution is due to all of the sensitive electronics in our vehicles that may not tolerate power surges or arcing. It is also a very convenient size and can be used in any number of situations where getting another vehicle to use for jump starting would be difficult at best. [ Michael Jun 22, 2016 ]
Graduation gift for grandson who is going to Europe on a 3 week hosteling trip this summer, then to college in fall. His father has one and recommended it as a gift choice. [ Suzanne Jun 01, 2016 ]
We have two cars that sit over the winter months and the battery runs down on both while sitting. This product looks to be easy to use. The size of the unit and the convenience of not having to hook it up, plug it to an AC outlet then wait for the car battery to reach starting power enough to start the car is why I chose this product. The jury is still out on how well this product will work but it has had favorable reviews. Only time will tell after we receive and use this device. [ Michael Apr 23, 2016 ]
I don't drive much and my battery runes down [ james steven Apr 21, 2016 ]
Good quality at good prices [ Phillip Apr 09, 2016 ]
For safety when yraveling [ Stephen Mar 28, 2016 ]
Friend recommended it. [ C Feb 19, 2016 ]
Compact and good reviews. [ David Feb 10, 2016 ]
My car battery died and I tried jumping it with another car. No luck. Bought a new battery and my neighbor was going to change it. Since the temp was below zero, he used this product to quick start my car to take to his garage to change the battery indoors. I was amazed. Since I may not always have help, I wanted something I could use to help myself. This is it! Good reviews plus my neighbor raves about it. They got it last year and have used it frequently. [ Sharon Jan 21, 2016 ]
Great reviews! We already own two, we purchased this one for my mom. Easy to use and so worth it! [ Eric Dec 21, 2015 ]
Online research, reviews, etc. indicated this is a good product; Crutchfield had it for a good price and the free, fast shipping closed the deal. [ Ann Dec 19, 2015 ]
A friend loaned me his to jumpstart my car once. Now I have bought 2 for myself and my daughter! [ Robert Dec 18, 2015 ]
My husband has one and loves it! [ bettye Dec 17, 2015 ]
Purchased one before, and it was so great, wanted another for the other car. [ Linell Dec 03, 2015 ]
Thanks for your question. We would not have any original components in stock. We have a universal AC power adapter such as this: http://www.crutchfield.com/p_979ACD477/Hosa-Universal-Power-Adapter.html Otherwise you may want to reach out to the manufacturer which is Gryphon Mobile Electronics. Their customer service number is 8889038777. Hope that helps. [ Kenny Jun 17, 2016 ] Staff
Yes it does and you plug into the wall [ JAMES L Jun 08, 2016 ]
Thanks for your question. Yes you are correct, it has a high-capacity 12,000 mAh Lithium battery. You can find this information on the details tab of the product page under features. Hope this helps. [ Kenny Feb 04, 2016 ] Staff
For replacement parts you will want to contact PowerAll directly. You can find their contact information here: http://www.thepowerall.com/support.html [ Jeff Mar 20, 2015 ] Staff
Mine has been in the trunk of my car all winter, we have had many days as cold as -16 and it still holds a charge. [ Tim Mar 06, 2015 ]
Mine has held charges very good for weeks at a time in the unusual cold weather this winter. Great product [ Carl Mar 05, 2015 ]
We live in Minnesota, many -25 below days. So far, we haven't had a problem. The Power All is one of the BEST investments we've ever made!!!! We even started my Dodge Durango, complete dead battery, in a storage garage, and it started right up! My husband thanks me EVERY day for purchasing the Power All!!!! [ Michelle Mar 04, 2015 ]
I wouldn't use it underwater but I have used it in the rain/snow to jumpstart a car. I doubt it would be safe to jump your car or to charge your phone underwater though. [ Tim Mar 06, 2015 ]
No its not waterproof [ BRAD Mar 04, 2015 ]
No I cannot say it's waterproof but I no for sure it's working great so you can try it you might like it [ DENNIS R Mar 03, 2015 ]
in my opinion it is not but I store mine in a big ziplock bag under my motorcycle seat [ RONALD Mar 03, 2015 ]
Thanks for your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone or online chat. They will be able to check into this for you. [ Jeff Dec 22, 2013 ] Staff
With 3-6 months standby time, the PowerAll will be there when you need it. [ Jeff Dec 20, 2013 ] Staff