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PowerStation PSX Multi-Purpose Rugged Vehicle Utility Jump Starter and Air Compressor

2.3 out of 5 stars 45 customer reviews
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  • 12 Volt power source
  • Portable vehicle jumpstart, 18 ampere-hour battery with jumper cables
  • High pressure air compressor
  • LED work light
  • Carbon fiber face for added ruggedness
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Product Information

Technical Details

Brand PowerStation
Model PSX
Item Weight 11 pounds
Product Dimensions 14 x 11 x 13.5 inches
Item model number PSX
Batteries 1 12V batteries required. (included)
Manufacturer Part Number PSX

Additional Information

ASIN B002YVU8WS
Customer Reviews
2.3 out of 5 stars 45 customer reviews

2.3 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #691,288 in Automotive (See top 100)
#564 in Automotive > Tools & Equipment > Jump Starters, Battery Chargers & Portable Power > Jump Starters
#4,234 in Automotive > Replacement Parts > Batteries & Accessories
Shipping Weight 24.2 pounds
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Date First Available November 26, 2009

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Product Description

Whether you need a jump starter for your vehicle, a high pressure air compressor for your tires or some extra light on the side of the road as you perform these tasks, the new PowerStation Jump starter and Air Compressor does it all. The new and improved rugged jumpstart unit easily starts dead batteries in seconds without the need for another vehicle. It also easily inflates vehicle tires with its high power 260 pounds per square inch built-in air compressor and works as a 12 Volt power source for all of today's high tech devices.

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I thought this charger was the greatest thing around the first couple of times I used it. Now, less than a year after I purchased it, it won't charge the battery. The battery meter shows that is has about a half charge (12.5 volts) but there isn't enough juice to turn over a VW beetle. I tried to plug it in to recharge it but it is not taking a charge. It looks and feels very durable. The compressor worked fine yesterday but the internal battery in the unit won't charge. Seems like I'm not the first with this problem.
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Bought it as emergency backup over 2 years agoat costco when my wife's battery refused to start the car and AAA did not come. Bye-bye AAA membership, Hello PowerStation.

Since then it started number of cars, used as compressor at least once a month for two cars and even powered backup sump pump during Irene while providing some light.

Important part here KEEP IT CHARGED. This is lead-acid battery and will degrade if stored undercharged. If you are at 12 V it will die in weeks, if you under 11.5 and don't charge right away you battery is gone. Lead inside sulfates and can only be recovered using desulfation process by expensive external charger.

So advice is to plug it after each use.

The only complaint - they should have made clear what type of Lead-Acid battery is inside - gel or AGM. That would make it easier to do maintenance once in a while and keep it alive even longer.
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We purchased this PowerStation to jumpstart a small pickup that had been sitting all winter. It was hitched up to the truck and instantly jumpstarted the vehicle. If we need to jump any of our vehicles in the winter, this unit will easily pay for itself after a few uses. The inconvenience of having to wait for someone to show up to jumpstart makes it well worth the price, especially if you are working and can't afford to be late.

The user manual has very clear safety instructions, gives instruction on charging the PXS before using it the first time, standard recharging of the PXS (once a month), tells you how to jumpstart a vehicle, how to use the integrated work light, how to use the compressor, and how to operate the 12V DC outlet. In the instruction manual you will also find a toll free number to call if you have any problems with the unit or need replacement parts. There are diagrams to consult so you can become familiar with the unit. The following features are listed in the instructions:

FEATURES

* High current EHP battery provides 1,000 Amps peak power, 400 Amps starting power.

* Starts cars, trucks, recreational vehicles, and boats without the need of host vehicle or an AC power source.

* 12V DC power outlet provides power for appliances designed to plug into a vehicle or boat 12V power socket.

* Solid-state, integrated charger allows for re-charging of the PSX battery from any 120V AC power source.

* Sealed, maintenance-free heavy duty battery is safe to use, transport and store.

* 37 inch (94cm) heavy-duty industrial welding cables and 400 amp clamps for maximum starting power.

* Battery volt meter for quick assessment of PSX internal battery state of charge.
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The Powerstation PSX worked wonderfully for the first year - saving me on a couple of occasions. I've charged it on a monthly basis per instruction and considered it an essential item stowed in the trunk of my car. Well that is until I started using the compressor for the first time and noticed the unit power drains after about 3-4 minutes. This was confirmed when I pressed the "Test Battery" button - the meter shows "no charge." I bought it home to charge and to my surprise the green 'Fully Charged' light turned on immediately when I plugged it to charge. You see the unit thinks it's fully charged, while the battery test and compressor says otherwise. To verify I tested the unit cable to see if it can 'jump' one of the vehicle in the garage - nope it didn't, no charge. I believe the circuit in this unit shorted or something thinking it's fully charged when it's not.

Anyway, the Powerstation PSX is now a dead weight in garage. After only 1 year of use it now a POS. I'm now shopping for a more reliable jump starter - probably the JNC660.

Bottom line, I would not recommend getting this.
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By MFC hell on April 11, 2012
I have this 5 weeks,I only used this once to pump my atv tires, Now it wont hold a charge, I can charge it and the battery dies within an hour of no use..

Not recommended at all.....
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I picked up a PSX years back and have jumped several cars, used it when there is a power outage to charge my phones and anything else I needed.

To maintain the battery, you need to charge it every two months at a minimum. You also need to charge it ASAP after using it for anything that causes a decent drain. I've found in the winter it will keep its charge for months at a time. In the summer, every 30 days is a safer bet.

IF YOU DO NOT CHARGE IT OFTEN, you will eventually kill the battery. The instructions included are clear on this.

For people that keep the battery maintained, 4 years is the expected lifespan, so charge it.
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