Review of Jump-N-Carry JNCAIR 1700-Amp 12-Volt Jump Starter with Power Source and Air Compressor

We’ve reviewed some lightweight jump starters in the past. But since reviewing the Duracell 600 Watt | 1300 Amp Powerpack Pro, we’ve moved to the heavyweights.

Another heavy duty jump starter is the Jump-N-Carry JNCAIR 1700-Amp 12-Volt Jump Starter with Power Source and Air Compressor. It is not just a jump starter but also packs in additional features that can entice you to buy it. Since, it costs more than $200, is it going to be worth every penny?

Find out more below.

With 1700 Peak Amps, it can jump start big cars with V8 engines. Got a truck or a boat? Piece of cake! It also packs 425 cranking amps with the proprietary PROFORMER battery technology of Jump-n-Carry.

You won’t need to worry that the cables are short because what you’re getting here are 68 inches long! The Hot Jaw Clamps are not puny either, they’re industrial grade and would bite into your battery’s terminal like the sharks of the Jaws movie!

Plus, its built in Voltmeter will let you know the charging status of its onboard battery.


This baby is not cheap! As mentioned in the Introduction above, its price is over $200.

Average Amazon Ratings

Compared with the Duracell 1300 Amp Powerpack Pro, the JNCAir 1700 Amp Jump Starter has a better Amazon Rating with 4.5 out of 5 stars from 270 reviews.

A lot of people of really happy with this product: 76% rated it with 5 Stars while 11% rated it with 4 stars. It’s that good.

User Reviews

Here’s a Positive Review from a verified customer:

I originally purchased this for emergency use in case my battery dies or a tire goes flat. For that purpose, I have used it many times, both to jump-start my car when the battery died and to fill my car and motorcycle tires with air when they start to get low. Just having it available for these tasks makes it completely worth what I had paid for it. However, by far the most number of times I have used this is to help a stranger in need.

Whenever I drive by and see someone staring dumbly at their car with the hood up, I stop and ask if they need any help. More often than not, they just need a jump-start. Out comes my Jump-N-Carry and within just a few seconds, their vehicle is running again. It is as simple as placing it near their vehicle, putting the red cable on their positive connector, black cable on their negative connector and telling them to start the vehicle. Every time, the vehicle had started instantly–no hesitation. I once had to use the jump-starter three times in a single day without needing to charge it. I am very impressed with its performance.

There are smaller and lighter ones out there, but if you need something you can depend on, this beast of a jump-starter will not disappoint you.

Another happy guy said:

The JnC is a commercial grade unit. This thing has the guts to help my 7.3l Powerstroke crank after it has been sitting idle for a month. The air compressor puts out much more volume that the cheap boosters you get at the big box store. It blows the Schumaker I have away (on which the compressor lasted about a dozen tires and the battery was bad in 18mos.) Don’t go cheap on a tool that you need in an emergency situation. Get this one!

What You Should Watch Out For

  • You wouldn’t expect a heavy duty jump starter to be skinny light, right? This beast is heavy as noted by one review:

The “Carry” part of Jump-N-Carry is slightly misleading because this beast is heavy! I am a big guy standing 6’4″ at 240 pounds and carrying this thing around is a workout. I leave it in my car’s trunk and I have used this so many times since December 2009 when I bought it that I have lost count.

  • There is a very weak link in the design of the air hose attachment. So be careful in using the air hose if you need the compressor feature of this product.

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