The 3-in-1 Floureon 16800mAh Car Starter (600A peak), USB Charger Power Bank and LED Light is a superb product for the investment. It has 2 fast charge USB ports for mobile phones, tablets and portable devices, LED with static or emergency light and it’s a fully competent car battery starter for petrol or diesel cars.This product wasn’t available on Amazon at the time, so I purchased from a competing site. It lives in my car boot and I highly recommend this product.I’m an auto-electrician by trade, so batteries, alternators, power packs and chargers are second nature to me. What’s great about this new generation of the power pack, AKA power bank, is the physical size to capacity ratio. Previously you would need to purchase the standard type of car charger/power pack with a large plastic body and handle with thick jumper cables, or/ a robust set of 5M jump leads, which were both very heavy and consumed a lot of space, not ideal to be carried in the car continuously.
This power bank lives in the boot permanently.At the time of writing, the 16,800mAh power bank is the largest capacity I’ve seen and is tiny (L165 x W80 x H38 mm) in comparison to the older type of power packs. Although the jumper leads are not as thick, I can absolutely guarantee it works and it starts flat batteries. I’ve only tested it on a 1.6 and it started first time at the turn of the key. This was a fully discharged car battery, not a faulty battery. I’ve used it about 10 times in the last 6 months on a car I don’t drive that often, so the battery discharges after being sat for long periods without a run.I went for the highest capacity power bank as it also claims to start diesel vehicles which have larger capacity batteries, so all vehicles are covered. I recall the product description saying the charge lasts about 3 months between charges. In the 9 months, I’ve owned this device I’ve charged it once, which from memory took about 1-2 hours, and that’s with the 10 starts of the flat battery. You can charge via 230v mains or in-car via a cigar lighter socket (both charge leads included).
How to Start a Car with a Flat Battery:
Connect leads to car battery (red to +, black to -) > connect the red/black jumper leads into the socket on the Floureon power bank under the rubber flap > select 12v > turn the power switch on > press the charge button to ensure you have at least 2 blue LED’s lit out of the 4 (indicates enough charge) > start car > disconnect pack from car within 30 seconds.
Included Leads and Adapters:
You also get 2 leads to charge your devices:
1) USB to Micro USB, Mini USB, Apple iPhone, iPad.
2) Laptop charge lead plus various size adapters (none fit my Dell XPS15 unfortunately).
The device has an integrated LED with 3 settings: Off > Static > Flashing. Everything fits in a polyester case with zip fastening.
In summary: I was sceptical prior to purchase but the hassle it’s saved with quick flat-battery starts, I can’t speak highly enough about it. Just a great evolution on the older versions of the power pack.
In the Box:
– Floureon 16800 mAh Power Bank
– Car Jumper Cables
– LED Light with Emergency Flash
– USB Charge Leads
– Charge Port Adapters
– Nylon Zip Case