Ever experienced that moment when you go to turn your car on and nothing happens? Experienced the inconvenience of a flat battery? Yep, me too.
I was attending an event in Sydney and after a very long day discovered that I was going nowhere anytime soon. I had to call for roadside assistance and wait hours in the 40 degree heat to get back on my way. Lesson learnt. Well to be honest, two lessons learnt. Don’t leave your headlights on and carry a portable jumpstart kit.
Uniden Jump Start Kit
A jumpstart kit is one of those ‘just in case’ items. You hope you never to need to use it, but if you do, you’ll be glad you had it. We recently received the new UPP136 Uniden Jump Start Kit to review and as a family that does travel and camp a lot, it seems like a product we should have already been carrying.
This portable power pack is compact and heavy duty. The device itself is the size of my hand which makes it handy when using the torch and charging phones. While the carry case is not as slim and compact, it is still incredibly easy to store permanently in the car or camper trailer. It is a very handy bit of gear.
What does the Uniden UPP136 do?
The Uniden portable jump starter kit makes light work of jumping a car. With a 13,600mAh portable battery pack and set of jumper cables, it has the ability to charge diesel engines up to 3L and petrol engines up to 5L. In addition to quickly charging laptops, tablets and mobile phones.
It also has an inbuilt LED torch that has three flash modes. These are great for night time vehicle maintenance, camping and even attracting attention in emergencies.
How to use the self jump start kit
How to jump start your car – the Uniden Jump Start Kit is incredibly easy to use. It is as simple as connecting the jumper cables to battery terminal and the UPP136 battery pack. Turn on the battery pack and then start your car.
How to charge the Uniden Jump Start Kit – you can charge this by using the AC power adapter or on the move with the cigarette charge cable.
Uniden jump start kit UPP136 specifications
• Battery Capacity: 13,600mAh
• Universal 12V Clamps
• Supports Engines: <5.0L (<3.0L Diesel)
• Start Current: 250A
• Peak Current: 500A
• USB 5V / 2.1Ah Port
• LED Flashlight
• 2-1 USB Cable (Mini USB/Micro USB/Lightning)
• Lifecycle: 1,000 discharges
• AC & DC Charger
What’s in the box?
• 1 x UPP136 Uniden Jump Start Kit
• 1 x Jumper Cables
• 1 x AC Power Adaptor
• 1 x Cigarette Charge Cable
• 8 x Laptop Connectors to suitable various brand laptops for charging
• 1 x 2-in-1 USB Cable for Smartphone & Tablet Charging
• 1 x Durable Carry Case
If you travel, camp, enjoy spending time out on the boat or a mum just doing the school run, this Uniden Jump Start Kit is the perfect addition to your everyday carry supplies. It will bring peace of mind that should you find yourself in a situation where you or someone else has a flat battery, you can charge it whenever needed.
Do you carry jump start cables, a jump start kit similar to this or do you prefer to live on the edge?
Disclosure: We were gifted this item for the purpose of this review. All opinions are our own.