PowerAll PBJS12000R has always been recognized for their design, quality, safety and performance of their lithium battery power jump starter all across North and South America, Asia, Africa and Australia, 20 countries in total. They have now come up with the PowerAll PBJS12000R that works as a portable car jump starter as well as a power bank.
Featuring black and red color, the exterior is made of highly durable plastic and rubber. The product dimension is 1.2 x 6.5 x 3 inches in height, width and depth respectively and it weighs 1 pound. Though it won’t be comfortable, the battery can actually fit in your pocket.
The product has two USB ports of 5 Volt and 2.1amp each, placed on the same side, giving you the pleasure of charging two gadgets at the same time. In between these two ports are blue L.E.Ds which are there to tell you the capacity of the product. 0 indicates drained while 5 indicates fully charged which is 12 000mAh.
The side also features a jack which can fit both a charging plug that can be fitted to a car’s cigarette lighter and an A.C wall adapter. The AC adapter can fully charge a drained pack in about six hours. There is another jack that is designed so it would be impossible to reverse the charges on the cables fitted to it by accident. This jack can fit a plug which holds the wires from the set of short jumper included. The red cable, including the clamp, is 13 inches long while the black cable can extend up to only 9 inches. The product can impart 200 to 400amps of current during a jump-start.
The top of this device features a power button for you to start it to either jump-start a car or charge a gadget. The button also controls an 82 lumen LED flashlight placed at the front side of the device and different number of presses give different reflections of lights. One press will give a continuously shining light. Pressing the button twice will make the light blink and pressing it three times will flash out S.O.S repeatedly.
Buying this will give you adapters for phones from five manufacturers including iPhone (the 30-pin variety), LG, Nokia, Samsung and Sony Ericsson as well as a Sony PSP adapter. You can fit all these adapters to the USB ports on this device. You will also get one mini USB plug, one micro USB plug and an adapter to fit the USB port.
- It can easily and quickly jump-start a car
- It can charge up to two gadgets simultaneously.
- It can be charged from an A.C adapter or a car’s cigarette lighter.
- LED flashlight to be used in emergencies
- It is large & heavy for a portable battery.
- Mediocre endurance – considering its capacity of 12 000mAh.
- Outdated iPhone connector.
- Short jumper cables.
Compared to other products of its kind, this product can hardly hold a charge for a long period. However, it can do one thing the other portable batteries can’t, jump-start a car, making a really great accessory for your car’s emergency kit.