In this NOCO GB70 review, I’ll look at a portable 12V lithium-ion battery jump starter. This is a serious upgrade to GB20, the first model in the Boost product lineup. The GB70 model is one of this series’s most powerful jump starters, delivering 2,000 Amps. Thanks to this, you can make up to 40 jump starts per charge and start both gas and diesel engines. In addition, the NOCO brand empowered this device with numerous features that will be handy as you hit the road. So let’s move on to a more detailed GB70 review.
Build and design
If you want to avoid bothering yourself with a hefty and bulky jump starter that is inconvenient to store and carry, NOCO Boost HD GB70 is the unit to go. With a weight of 5 pounds (with clamps and accessories) and dimensions of 12.6 x 7.4 x 3.7 inches, you will enjoy the portability and easy movability. The clamps and cables are heavy-duty, as well as the whole construction.
I like the visual explanations of available ports on the device body. So you will never go wrong, even if you are a complete rookie in connectivity matters. There is a 2.1A USB out, 2.1A Micro USB in, 12V 15A out, and 12V 3A in for fast charging. Thus, you can power your personal (smartphones, laptops, tablets, etc.) and 12V devices (power inverters, tire inflators) on the go.
NOCO GB70 is one of those devices that people who know nothing about polarity and other technical stuff can use. It comes with patented safety technology that delivers a spark-proof connection. So, no matter what you do and how you connect the clamps, you won’t blow the system in your vehicle.
There is a 400-lumen LED flashlight with 7 modes. It is bright and powerful, so it will significantly help at night. You will also find SOS and an emergency strobe for critical situations.
LED indicators will keep you in the loop about possible errors and the level of the battery. As for the battery, it’s rather capacious. I jump-started the engine twice, and the device retained its full battery level. So, a NOCO GB70 jump starter is nifty if your car’s battery acts up from time to time. Also, it is charged pretty quickly on USB, but you can also use a Fast Charge input for a 3-hour recharge. The only thing with the USB charge that doesn’t feel ok to me is that the jump starter gets very hot.
With the GB70 jump starter, you can bring back to life gas engines up to 8 liters and diesel engines up to 6 liters. So, it does its job with cars, SUVs, trucks, boats, RVs, and more pretty well.
- Peak Amps (12V): 2000.
- Gas Engine Rating, l: 8.
- Diesel Engine Rating, l: 6.
- Battery Type: Lithium-Ion.