Jump-N-Carry JNCAIR 1700 Peak Amp 12V Jump Starter with Air Compressor
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The Jump-N-Carry JNCAIR jump start system takes multi-function professional jump starting to a whole new level. Features include exclusive Clore PROFORMER battery technology, designed to deliver high peak amps, extended cranking power, numerous jumps per charge, and a long service life. Plus, with automatic charging from a built-in charger, extra long cables, and integrated air compressor, the JNCAIR is as convenient as it is powerful.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #3963 in Automotive
- Size: JNCAIR
- Brand: Clore Automotive
- Model: JNCAIR
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: 15.00" h x 13.50" w x 6.00" l, 28.50 pounds
- 1,700 Peak Amps; 425 Cranking Amps
- PROFORMER battery technology for reliable cranking and charging
- Extra-long 68" cables
- Integrated air compressor with 12' coiled air hose with screw-on chuck
- For protective cover, see model no. JNCCVRXL
Most helpful customer reviews
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful.
A powerful jump-starter and good power source in the field
By Alan Rivière
This Jump-N-Carry JNCAIR 1700-Amp Jump Starter and Air Compressor is big, measuring 13-1/2 inches wide, 15 inches tall, and 6 inches thick. It is also heavy, weighing in at a hefty 22 pounds. It is a big and heavy combination of a 12V jump-starter battery and an air compressor.
The air-compressor control panel features a 0-60 psi pressure gauge, an on-off switch and a coiled air-hose with a screw-in chuck. The web page states that the length of coiled air-hose is 12 feet, but realistically, it stretches to no more than 3 feet without undoing the coils. Curiously, neither the Amazon web page nor the owner manual mentions the pressure rating of the compressor. Since the pressure gauge is calibrated to 60 max, one can assume that the pressure will not exceed that figure. It will have problem with bicycle or RV tires, which may go over 100 psi. The web page states the compressor's ability "to fill a 15" car tire from flat in under seven minutes". There are much more powerful stand-alone air-compressors on the market, rated at 120 psi or above and capable of filling 33-inch tires. Nevertheless, this Jump-N-Carry air compressor sounds robust and inflates quickly. It is adequate for most automotive jobs.
The jump-starter features two extra long 68-inch cables for a long reach with beefy rubber coated clamps. On the control panel, there is a DC voltmeter with a red button below to indicate the state of charge. On the left of the voltmeter are an AC charger plug and a 12VDC outlet. The AC charger is built into the jump starter. The user connects the AC charger plug to a 110VAC outlet with an extension cord (not included). The AC charger automatically regulates the charging current to prevent overcharge. It can take up to 36 hours to fully charge the jump-starter with the AC charger after extensive use. The 12VDC outlet can be used to charge the jump starter with a car battery, where AC power is not available. It is handy feature for camping trips and such. The user uses a 12-volt male to male extension cord (included) to connect the 12VDC outlet to the car port of an automobile with the engine idling. This DC charger is not automatic. The user must monitor the charging with the voltmeter to prevent overcharge. It can take up to 5 hours to fully charge the jump-starter in this manner.
Besides serving as a charging port, the 12VDC outlet provides power to 12-volt devices up to 12 amps. With an inexpensive 12VDC to 110VAC inverter (300 watts max, not included), this jump-starter can be used as a portable power source to charge cell-phones and laptops. It is handy on camping trips.
This Jump-N-Carry Jump Starter boasts 1700 peak-amp performance but it is somewhat misleading, because the common measure of a battery's starting power is the cold cranking amps (CCA). This is the amount of electrical current that a 12V lead-acid battery can provide at 0 degree F for 30 seconds while maintaining a minimum of 7.2 volts. This jump starter is rated at 425 CCA, which is above average for a portable 12-volt jump starter. It will jump-start most non-commercial vehicles with a dead battery above freezing temperature. For commercial vehicles or at below freezing temperature, Jump-N-Carry has a more powerful jump-starter rated at 950 CA (See Note below).
In conclusion, the Jump-N-Carry jump starter/compressor is big and heavy. It is a chore to lug around and takes up precious space in the trunk of a car. It is above average in starting power for a portable jump-starter and a good portable power source in the field, but the air compressor pressure is a tad on the low side.
Note: Cranking amp or CA is measured at 32 degrees F. It is a less stringent measure than CCA. The manufacturer does not provide the CCA rating. Check out the Jump-N-Carry 950 CA jump-starter here:
Jump-N-Carry JNC950 2000 Peak Amp 12V Jump Starter
265 of 278 people found the following review helpful.
By Amazon Customer
The "Carry" part of Jump-N-Carry is slightly misleading because this beast is heavy! I am a big guy standing 6'4" at 240 pounds and carrying this thing around is a workout. I leave it in my car's trunk and I have used this so many times since December 2009 when I bought it that I have lost count.
I originally purchased this for emergency use in case my battery dies or a tire goes flat. For that purpose, I have used it many times, both to jump-start my car when the battery died and to fill my car and motorcycle tires with air when they start to get low. Just having it available for these tasks makes it completely worth what I had paid for it. However, by far the most number of times I have used this is to help a stranger in need.
Whenever I drive by and see someone staring dumbly at their car with the hood up, I stop and ask if they need any help. More often than not, they just need a jump-start. Out comes my Jump-N-Carry and within just a few seconds, their vehicle is running again. It is as simple as placing it near their vehicle, putting the red cable on their positive connector, black cable on their negative connector and telling them to start the vehicle. Every time, the vehicle had started instantly--no hesitation. I once had to use the jump-starter three times in a single day without needing to charge it. I am very impressed with its performance.
There are smaller and lighter ones out there, but if you need something you can depend on, this beast of a jump-starter will not disappoint you.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
Great, but needs an on/off switch for cables.
By Busy Dad
i have had this unit in my vehicle for 2 years now. I use it to power LED emergency lights on my truck at fire/ems scenes. I have used it many times to jump vehicles and ATV's. It has never let me down - and recharges to full within a reasonable time. It still holds its charge fine. The compact low profile design allows you to have it on the "hump" of the transmission and it will not topple over. Recently jump started a Harley at a parade - and the unit fit in the rear side storage compartment of the bike in case it stalled in the parade. The rider is ordering on as I type.
Only complaint - the cables are always live ... there is no on/off switch. Be careful with this fact - you can really start some fireworks under the hood if you are not careful.