When exploring the market for an easy-to-use and versatile jump starter that supports 12 and 24-volt batteries, you can’t pass up my Truck PAC ES1224 review. Featuring dual ES Series batteries, this device delivers high output current of 3000 peak 12 Volt amps and 1500 peak 24 Volt amps. It already sounds promising, but what else does this unit offer?
Build and design
The ES1224 jump starter is not a device to carry around easily. It’s 40 lbs and measures 13.25 x 15 x 6 inches, limiting the freedom of effortless mobility. Luckily, there are 60-inch #2 AWG cables which may compensate for the heavy weight of the unit in some situations. There are cable wraps for more convenient storage, but they do not work properly, and the cable ends up falling off. I am not totally pleased with the clamps, either. They feel substandard, and no metal pins are holding the clamps together, just plastic.
If you hope to charge your phone or USB devices with the ES1224 jump starter, that won’t happen. It has a DC outlet to power 12-volt accessories, and that’s it. But it’s good to know that the outlet has automatic overload protection for peace of mind.
The booster pac ES1224 is a beast in the jump starter world. It has more than enough power to jump-start almost anything, from cars to trucks, delivery vehicles, and farm equipment. I think this jump starter will start a vehicle a bunch of times before it needs to be recharged. There remained a 90% battery level after I cranked the vehicle’s engine three times.
With a LED battery indicator, you will always know how much power the battery holds. It recharges overnight, which is slower than you may want but still tolerable. There is also an option for automatic recharging. You just keep the unit plugged in all the time. This way, you always know it has enough cranking power to jump-start any vehicle. What’s great is that there is no risk of overcharging due to special advanced circuitry.
The Advanced Warning System is another pleasant bonus for users who may be new to the whole jump-starting thing. Once you mismatch voltages or reverse polarity, you will be notified about unsafe conditions.
- Peak Amps (12V): 3000.
- Peak Amps (24V): 1500.
- Cranking Amps: 750(12V)/370(24V).
- Battery Type: Lead-Acid.