|Item Weight||3.2 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||9.8 x 8.9 x 7.2 inches|
|Item model number||XP500|
|Manufacturer Part Number||XP500|
Schumacher XP500 500 Peak Amp Instant Portable Power Source
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- On/Off switch activates the jump starting mode
- Built-in charger for automatic charging of internal battery
- Battery status LEDs tells when battery is charged or needs to be charged
- Sure-Grip clamps fit both top and side-mount batteries
- A maintenance-free, sealed lead acid battery allow for storage in any position
- This product cannot be shipped to Oregon or California
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Top Customer Reviews
unit works like a champ. It was bought specifically to start a riding mower whose battery always seems to be dead. Far easier to take this unit to the mower then to try jump starting it with a vehicle.I was delighted it worked so well. I was given the chance to help a stranded motorist with a dead battery as few weeks ago and thought here is a chance to see if it can crank the big trucks not just the mower.
I remember the look on the guys face when I pulled this from the back seat of my truck..He said that little toy isn't going to
start this truck..I simply hooked the terminals red to + and Black to the - asked him to turn over the engine..truck started without the slightest
hesitation...the look on his face was well worth the money we paid for this unit.
The operation is simple enough..after the unit is fully charged per the manual..hook the terminals up to the battery posts and turn the knob to the on position
boom ,,done ..There are a row of led lights but they are high up on unit with no real way to aim or focus the light which might be handy changing a tire at night.
There is also usb port for small devices which is cool.
The only thing I didn't like is the way this plugs into the wall (for charging/recharging)..the prongs simply flip up from the back ..this makes it easy for the unit to not make contact..a small cord would have been nice..maybe one can bought ..I don't know.
So all in all it's a excellent unit and I plan to buy at least one for each vehicle for emergencies and we are getting my dad one for Christmas as well.
This is plenty good enough for boosting a compact car battery. My kids have stranded the car a few times by setting off the car alarm and not resetting it until the battery is too low to start the car. After some late night rescues with jumper cables I needed another solution. XP500 was it. I have never tested it with a totally dead car battery, but it works well to help a low battery. I wish it had a needle meter instead of LEDs, and it should come with the male-male 12v connector. I made a 20' one with 2 $.99 male plugs and some heater cord. The XP500 sits in the trunk getting charged up from the automobile charging system.
The power on device is a rotary dial for some reason. I'm not sure why it's not just a switch. Clamps are strong, but a little big, I had to work to position the positive in the small space available on the actual battery so it could make contact with the terminal. Be aware of that if you have a modern battery with fuses or other hard plastic around the terminal.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Did not reliably provide enough power to jump start 2.0 liter 4-cylinder engine.
Poor material quality - spring clip handle snapped during normal use
Could use longer cables as 6" sometimes isn't enough. Plug to charge battery is poor design, must use an extension cord which has a tendency to fall off.Published on June 16, 2014 by brendan
I bought this to jump the battery on my sons 90cc quad and after a couple of uses the jaw handles broke because they are made of cheap plastic. Read morePublished on June 8, 2014 by DAVID HAZELWOOD
Thought it would be bigger but she still starts most rigs! I own a detail shop so she does pretty well.Published on April 3, 2014 by Jason
only used it once, but with a young one driving, the security I have knowing she can just plug, restart and go is worth every penny. nice product.Published on March 11, 2014 by richard smith
I've only used this a few times, but it is great for camping to run small fans and charge cell phones. The power port and USB charger is handy.Published on February 11, 2014 by SR