As per title - it's been a while since I've had to buy one, and back then the only option was SLA. Now with supercaps, lithium, AGM and other options: what is a Cheapie to do?
Target vehicle is V6 3.6L, so the bottom end of the market isn't going to cut it unfortunately. I'll need probably 1200A+ rating. Ideally I'd like to spend under $200 but I also don't want one that will barely turn over in a years time.
There are a couple of options from SCA/Repco that fit the bill: but are they any good?
https://www.supercheapauto.co.nz/p/sca-sca-compact-jump-star… -possibly slightly underpowered?
Could recommend you to have a look at those two below:
h t t p : //shop.puredigital.co.nz/xiaomi-70mai-jump-starter-11100mah-portable-car-jump-starter-emergency-battery-booster-waterproof-battery-charger-power-bank-kit/
NZ$ 160.25 20%OFF | Youpin 70mai Jump Starter Max 18000mAh 1000A Max Power Auto Buster 8.0L Car Emergency Booster Engine Start
h t t p s : //a.aliexpress.com/_mMqKIX6
(No need to tell u how to correct these links above, I believe. 😏)
Good quality and absolutely reliable stuff produced by the Youpin (subdivision of Xiaomi). Yeap, China, but that bloody tesla is made there too, isn't it…😉
As for the quality:
I personally use the Max version (18000mah, from the second link). Have been using it for more than a year already, by the way — NO ISSUES AT ALL! 👍🏻 Must have, so to say. (I've got Toyota Harrier G350, v6, 3,5l. The jump starter works perfectly well with this engine. 👍🏻)
I'm not sure about the store from the first link (dono anything about it, tbh) but you can easily find both products on AliExpress.
Up to you mate, certainly, but however — still in your budget, I guess. 🤷🏻♂️
Hope this will help.