Being designed for the most challenging starting tasks and the toughest cranking environments, the Truck PAC ES6000 is here to cope with any difficulty you may encounter. It’s the most powerful unit in the Truck PAC lineup, competing only with a 12V / 24V version having the same power capacity. This model extracts 3000 peak amps and 800 cranking amps from its dual ES Series batteries to give life to 12V vehicles. Read my Truck PAC ES6000 review further to discover what else this “beast” can boast.
Build and design
Such a powerful device can’t be compact by default. It weighs 41 lbs and makes 8.8 x 16.7 x 20.2 inches. Let’s agree with this. So, it is hardly a unit you can throw into your glove box and forget about it. Luckily, there is a handle for easier portability. ES6000 also features a long 56-inch #4 AWG cable for ideal positioning, which can be somewhat tricky on larger vehicles and machinery. The whole construction feels fine, though I am not very pleased with the clamps.
There is one DC outlet in this Truck PAC ES6000 jump starter to power 12-volt accessories. Other ports, like a USB, are not available in this model.
The Truck PAC ES6000 has been made with large vehicles in mind. Thus, it will work with trucks, farm equipment, construction machinery, and fleet vehicles. So, it’s robust enough to start nearly everything with the 12V battery. I had no issues cranking my car as I tested this device. It delivered high-output current and jump-started the engine several times in a row on a single charge.
As for charging, my impressions are the following. It’s good to have an automatic charging feature. It is backed by state-of-the-art circuitry, which prevents overheating, no matter how long you keep it plugged in. There is also a LED scale for letting you know when the device is fully charged or should be recharged. However, recharging is somewhat slow. But if you keep it for the whole night, the battery level will be restored in the morning.
In general, Truck PAC ES6000 is a robust jump starter that does its job – cranks vehicles. However, it may be hard to grasp for newbies because of the lack of reverse polarity protection. But the instructions explain how to connect the clamps correctly, so I guess you will have no issues with that.
- Peak Amps (12V): 3000.
- Cranking Amps: 800 (12V).
- Battery Type: Lead-Acid.