Product Review (April 2016)
1byone Multi-Function Jump Starter

By Kevin Nakano

1byone Jump StarterHaving a car battery die on you unexpectedly can be stressful, often leaving you stranded in places where it's not always easy to get help. It has happened to me more often than normal this year and it never seems to occur at a convenient time. Luckily, portable jump starters have become popular over the years and with the improvements made in battery technology, these systems are much smaller and easier to manage than earlier designs.

A company called 1byone is offering their Multi-Function Jump Starter, a powerful design with a 16,000mAH battery. While the capacity is not the same as your vehicle's battery, it's usually enough to get you out of a tight spot, so you can get back on the road and find a place to get battery replacement without having to call someone for help.

1byone Jump StarterCharging Options
The Multi-Function Jump Starter can be charged using the AC power adapter (14V/1A) included with the unit or by connecting it directly to the vehicle DC power using the same input power jack. Using the vehicle's accessory power to charge every time you drive keeps the unit fully charged in the event it is needed. It's best to keep the unit out of direct sunlight as temperatures can affect the internal battery.

There is also a standard micro USB power port that can used to charge the unit. When charging, the unit flashes "IN" on the display along with the power level in percent. The Multi-Function Jump Starter also includes a USB power port for charging devices such as cell phones. The unit measures approximately 6.25" x 3.5" x 1.5" making it easy to store in small compartments. It's similar in size to my Samsung S5 phone in an Otterbox case, just a lot thicker.

1byone Jump StarterAdditional Interfaces
The Multi-Function Jump Starter also includes a 19V/3.5A output jack for providing power to laptop computers. A full set of laptop power adapters are included offering support for a wide range of models. We tested the 19V laptop output and while it worked well, it drained the battery pretty fast and the unit got significantly warm. We also tested the USB port and the unit provided the full 2.1A current capability to our Samsung S5 phone. There is also a high powered LED on the bottom of the unit that can provide lighting in case of an emergency. Holding down the power button for several seconds toggles the light and a quick double-click puts the unit into a morse code SOS "... --- ..." light pattern for emergencies. This is quite a clever idea especially in the case of an emergency. The LED runs for a long time (tested for over 12 hours) with the high capacity battery.

The Multi-Function Jump Starter is a practical power unit that will come in handy during emergencies as well as for general backup power. The powerful Lithium-Ion battery has enough energy and current capability to start your vehicle in a pinch. In addition, the compact size allows it to be kept in your vehicle for those unexpected emergencies or your next camping trip. A convenient carry case that is designed to hold all of the accessories is included.

- Kevin Nakano

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Review - At a Glance

1byOne - Multi-Function Jump Starter

Technical Details

Model 601US-0001
Item Weight 1.1 pounds
Product Dimensions 6 x 3.3 x 1.3 inches
Model number 601US-0001
OEM Part Number cigarette mouse charger, cigarette lighter, computer power adapter, wall charger
Bulb Type LED
Amperage 800 A
Voltage 12 volts
Wattage 58.8 watts

Source: Manufacture supplied
Model Number: 601US-0001
MSRP: $90 (Amazon)
Weight: 1.1 pounds
Dimensions (W x H x D): 6.25" x 3.5" x 1.5"

Company Information
2313E Philadelphia Street, Unit M
Ontario,CA 91761
Phone: 909-391-3888
Source: Manufacture supplied


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