[Review] Patuoxun Battery and Car Starter

Sometimes you just need to have something in the cases of 'what if'.  recently I went on a camping trip for a week, and my car stood idle for a few days at a time, but I would need to plug things in like my air pump or my phone so they can stay charged.  All of that charging other batteries comes at a cost that it runs down the car battery (sacrifice one for the other).

Then if my battery were to be depleted, I wouldn't be able to start my vehicle and get away home... not that I didn't love camping.

Well, today's review could cover a few of those items above and let me rest a little easier.  It's the Patuoxon portable battery which comes with a whopping 18000mAh battery and has a few extras including it's capable of jump starting a car battery.

So, it's nice to have this device sitting in my car in case I ever need it. The 18000mAh battery would have meant it could easily have kept my phone charged up over those days I was camping, and there's 2 USB ports on it, so I could charge my wife's too at the same time.  The USB ports are at 2A, so not QuickCharge like I'm getting so used to, but still wont' mean I'll have to wait a long time for it to charge up.

There is an actual 'switch' for you to have to turn on, which feels a little archaic, but it works.  Turn it on and the display lights up.  No guessing if it is on or not.

The display on the front is nice that it gives you an actual % read out of the battery, so you know if you need to plug it back in to charge it up.  I can't tell you how much I appreciate that versus some precarious 3-4 lights to guess is it 51% charged or 74%?

It even comes with a short little cable, but you can use whatever you like instead.

Now there's a little plug next to the display ... that's specifically for laptops, and the button next to it allows you to switch the output of that port and it even comes with a bunch of adapters, depending on your laptop.  Personally, I think that's a little needless...

Long press the button and you cycle through various light modes of an LED flashlight on the side of the unit (between solid, slow blink or fast blink).

There's also a compass on the top, but I'm not as confident on trusting that.

Now, the coup de grace is the fact that this little... well, it's not exactly little, can provide enough of a spark that it'll allow a dead battery to get a jump start.

It has a little flap on the side that you open and then you can press in the connector for the battery clamps.

If you plug it in and connect (and there's a really good manual to show you what you need to do... I always forget when I help jump a friend's car what the order is ... this is WAAY simpler) the red lights on the top flash indicating a short.  There's a light on the little box of the clamps that shows you it's okay to try to start the vehicle.  If it doesn't, they suggest disconnecting the clamps and pressing reset before trying again.

Luckily, I haven't had the misfortune to test it out, but for the $130 it's one of those things I feel like it provides me a little more reassurance.  It goes next to my power inverter, my air pump and first aid kit in my car.

Best of all it has a nice little case with a strong label for your to easily see what it is and protect it as it'll get kicked around in the vehicle under the seat, so that it's ready for you when you need it.

Just need to set my phone to remind me once a month to check the battery level and give it a charge if it needs to.

Source:  https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01HLTK8AO

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