A Review of Schumacher PSJ-2212 DSR ProSeries 2200 Peak Amps Jump Starter and Portable Power Unit

In addition to the Clore JNC300XL Jump-N-Carry 900 Jump Starter, the Schumacher PSJ-2212 is one of the most popular jump starters around.

Schumacher PSJ-2212 DSR ProSeries 2200 Peak Amps Jump Starter and Portable Power Unit

Product Features

This small powerhouse comes with 2,200 peak amps but with 330 cranking amp! It’s more powerful than the smaller JNC300XL. It also features 275 cold cranking amps to help your car in those cold months. The clamps are heavy duty, and on top of that, you can replace those copper jaws.

At 25 pounds, it’s not a super lightweight, but it’s not that heavy either. With its 14 X 4.7 X 15.2 inch dimension, you can easily stow it inside your car for when you need it on those emergency moments. Whether you own a rusty tractor with stone dead batteries, or a v8 engine, the Schumacher PSJ-2212 jump starter can power them up so you won’t have to be stranded.

At its price of more than $150, it’s really a good deal. You never know when you will need it.

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What People Are Saying

As of this writing, the Schumacher PSJ-2212 has an overall rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars based on 230 customer ratings. That’s a pretty good review, which shows that a lot of people who own this product love it.

This item will spin my 4.3 liter high-compression V8 like there’s no tomorrow, and it will do it at least 5 times on one charge. It will hold a fresh charge for three months. It has a huge red digital readout that serves several purposes. It will let you know when you have a good connection to a car battery before you switch it on. It will let you know how much voltage it is providing, and it will tell you the charge state of its internal battery when it is in charge mode. There is also a warning if you cross up your leads. There is a cigarette lighter socket for 12V access. – Tim Naff

These units exceeded my expectations. They are dead easy to charge as you just plug an extension cord into the side of the unit (why didn’t anyone else think of that). A clear digital indicator tells you the status of the charge. It even has a small cooling fan that runs during charging. We use these units for operating 12 VDC instruments in the field so we want a unit that will, at least, last all day. The jury is still out on this since few have been used yet but expectations are high. – W. Jouris

It’s a fine portable jump starter. No problems there. The problem is when you receive it. There’s no power cord to charge this product! How cheap is this company for not including a power cord? I couldn’t even use the jump starter until I went back and ordered their power cord separately. I was so frustrated when I originally got the product. Just be aware of this and make sure to order the power cord along with this product. Agh! – Sandra Villalobos

Some Known Issues

Power Cord. The unit doesn’t come with a power cord. So you will need to order a power cord extension, together with the product.

Digital Read out not correct. If you buy this product, watch out for one very strange quirk: No matter how fully charged the battery is, the digital readout will ALWAYS say it is 10% charged when you plug it into a charger. The readout will slowly creep up towards 100% over a few hours. But this readout is false: It has no connection to the actual charge on the battery. To determine the actual charge on the battery, press the “%” button on the unit and it will tell you the actual percentage the item is charged. – Kerr

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Conclusion

For cars, SUVs, tractors, and smaller trucks, you can use the Schumacher PSJ-2212 to jump start them. With 2200 peak amps, it should be an easy task. But take care, though, because this unit is not lightweight. But it does the job.

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