We are passionate about pairing your needs with the perfect jump starting solution and not selling you more than you need. There may be several units that will meet your individual needs, so please consider the questions below and give us a call to discuss your specific situation.
QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING A JUMP STARTING UNIT
How many vehicles will you start a day?
It will depend on air temperatures and the battery-charge levels in the vehicles you start, but higher amperage units empower you to start more vehicles in a 24-hour period.
What’s the voltage of the vehicles you start (12, 24 or both)?
Take a look at the ratio of 12 to 24 volt vehicles you usually start. If the majority of your jump-starting needs are 12 volt, then the added cost of a 12/24 volt unit might not be justified. However, if you require regular 24 volt jump starting, our 24 volt jump starter is a solid long-term value.
How many batteries are generally on the vehicles you start?
This affects the amount of current needed to charge/boost a vehicle. If the vehicles you start usually have only 1 battery, that will require fewer amps than those with 2, 3 or 4.
How many days a year do you see temperatures dip below freezing?
The colder the climate you live in, the more amperage you’ll need.
How will you mount your jump starting unit?
We offer multiple units that are vehicle-mount vs. built-in. Built-ins work best on service body trucks, while you can easily mount our stand-alone units on service vehicles, pickup trucks, flatbeds or tow trucks—with a minimal footprint.
Will you need AC and/or air power?
Our AC units can provide 2,000-6,000 continuous watts (120V/240V) to power most on-site electrical needs. Our air compressors provide up to 30 CFM @ 100 psi to run most pneumatic tools, as well as fill tires on-site.
Goodall’s gas-powered starting units provide battery charging AND boosting power. They take a few minutes to boost a vehicle (depending on outside conditions), but they also provide a standing charge to the battery and can perform infinite jump starts as long as you keep them fueled. Instant boosting units provide a finite number of starts and need to be recharged when depleted. While battery or capacitor jump starting units provide an instant boost to start your vehicle, they don’t provide a standing charge to batteries.
THE ‘S’ FACTORS
When it comes to determining your output needs, start with the three S’s.
Is time on your side, or are you usually working against the clock? Low-amperage units can start the same vehicles as their high-amp cousins. But it can take more time to start a vehicle with 300 amp output versus 700 amp output. If downtime is your nemesis, choose a more powerful Goodall jump starting unit to get the job done right.
Do you consistently make several starts a day? Or do you only occasionally need to get a vehicle up and running. If you need to jump start multiple vehicles per day, look for Goodall’s gas-powered jump starting units that can crank out just a few or as many starts as you need (if properly fueled). If your needs are less frequent, consider a battery powered unit. Battery powered units provide instant vehicle boosting but a limited number of starts before recharging the batteries.
Higher output = higher price. That’s a given. But does downtime cost even more? The real consideration is what we call ROI: Return on Output Investment. If you need quicker boosting power to get your vehicles back on the road fast, then a higher-amp output also boosts your ROI. But if your starting needs are less frequent (or not time-sensitive), you’re better off with a lower-amp output. And if you often need to be in two places at once, you might consider two lower-amp output jump starters for the cost of one high-amp.
* Statistics are approximate as conditions may vary (temperature, battery condition, etc.)
** Prices will vary. Please contact your dealer or distributor for final pricing.
Goodall products are warranted to the original purchaser against failure due to defective material and/or workmanship for a minimum period of one year from the date of purchase, except for:
- Items that are warranted solely by the manufacturer, such as gasoline engines, hydraulic motors, flow control valves and air compressors
- All batteries and power cells, which are warranted for 90 days
This warranty does not cover any product worn out or altered, used for a purpose other than for which it is intended or used in a manner inconsistent with any instruction regarding its use.
The exclusive remedy for any product found to be defective under this warranty is limited to the repair, or replacement of the defective product without charge, and Goodall shall not be liable for any consequential or incidental damages, including labor charges. In order to qualify for this warranty, all returns must receive prior authorization from the factory and be returned directly to the Goodall factory (or authorized service center) freight prepaid. Goodall will make final determination of defects. No agent, employee or representative of Goodall® has any authority to bind to any affirmation, representation or warranty concerning Goodall products, except as stated herein.