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Boost FAQ

Boost UltraSafe® Jump Starters are designed to be extremely easy to use. Here are some of the most common questions asked about Boost.
Boost Jump Starter No Sparks Technology

What if the clamps touch?

Nothing, it is perfectly safe. Boost has built in sensors that prevent power from being delivered, unless a battery is detected.

Boost Jump Starter Safety Error Reverse Polarity Protection

Can it connect backwards?

The error LED will illuminate, but it is perfectly safe and there won't be any sparks. Boost will not deliver power unless the battery is connected to the battery correctly.

Boost Jump Starter IP Rating

Is Boost waterproof?

All Boost models carry a rating of IP65 with the port covers closed, which means they can be exposed to water without any issues, however, they cannot be submerged in water.

Boost Jump Starter 1 Year Warranty

How long is the warranty?

It's a one-year limited warranty.

Boost Jump Starter Operating Temperature Range

Operating temperature?

Boost can operate within the temperature range -22ºF to 122ºF (-30ºC to 50ºC). Boost is equipped with thermal sensors that will prevent it from operating outside of this temperature range for your own safety.

Boost Jump Starter Storage Temperature Range

Storage temperature?

Do not go below -22ºF (-30ºC), do not exceed 176ºF (80ºC) for any reason. Storing Boost outside of these ranges can cause damage to multiple crucial components of the jump starter.

Boost Jump Starter Charge Hold Over One Year

Does it hold a charge?

All Boost models can hold 70% of its rated capacity for up to one year. For optimal performance, we recommend charging the device at least every 4-6 months, after initial charge.

Boost Jump Starter Watt-Hour Battery Capacity

Internal battery capacity?

Roughly 24Wh (Watt-Hours) for all Boost models except GB500 which has a 266Wh internal battery.

Boost Battery Bank Jump Starter Charging Phone

What can Boost recharge?

It can recharge all generations of smartphones on the market, as well as HD action cameras, tablets, music players, wireless speakers and more. Any devices that use a Universal Serial Bus (USB), will take a charge from Boost.

Boost Jump Starter USB Port Amp Rating

Boost USB port ratings?

Both the USB 'In' and 'Out' ports are rated at 2.1 Amps.

What types of batteries can Boost jump?

All Boost models (except the GB500 Boost Max) can jump start 12V lead acid batteries only. This includes wet, gel, maintenance free, enhanced flooded battery, and absorbent glass mat batteries. The GB500 Boost Max is capable of jump starting 12V and 24V acid batteries.

Q: How many times can Boost recharge my smartphone?

GB20/GB30

Approximately 2-4 times.

GB40

Approximately 2-4 times.

GB70

Approximately 4-8 times.

GB150

Approximately 8-16 times.

GB500

Approximately 19-22 times.

Q: Does Boost have any limitations on car engine size for jump starting?

GB20/GB30

For gasoline engines up to 4L.

GB40

For gasoline engines up to 6L and diesel engines up to 3L.

GB70

For gasoline engines up to 8L and diesel engines up to 6L.

GB150

For gasoline and diesel engines up to 10L+.

GB500

For both gas and diesel engines up to Class 8+/CE high-displacement vehicles, equipment, trucks and more.

Q: How long does Boost take to recharge?

GB20/GB30

[USB charging]
3 hours at 2A (2.1A is the standard smart phone charger)
6 hours at 1A
12 hours at 0.5A

GB40

[USB charging]
3 hours at 2A
6 hours at 1A
12 hours at 0.5A

GB70

[USB charging]
7 hours at 2A
14 hours at 1A
28 hours at 0.5A

[12V Fast Charge (36W)]
2-3hrs at 3A

GB150

[USB charging]
11 hours at 2A
22 hours at 1A
45 hours at 0.5A

[12V Fast Charge (56W)]
2-3hrs at 5A

GB500

[12V Fast Charge (56W)]
6-8hrs at 5A

Q: What is the lumen rating of the LED flashlight?

GB20/GB30

100 lumen LED flashlight.

GB40

100 lumen LED flashlight.

GB70

400 lumen LED flashlight.

GB150

500 lumen LED flashlight.

GB500

2200 lumen LED flashlight.

Can Boost jump start a lawn mower?

Jump start small vehicles?

Yes. It can jump start any vehicle, like a car, boat, motorcycle, ATV, lawn mower, RV, tractor, truck and more.

Is Boost TSA/airplane friendly?

Is Boost airplane friendly?

Yes. The device meets all of the safety certifications for safe transport on an airplane.

Can Boost's battery be replaced?

Can the battery be replaced?

Yes. But it would need to be sent back to NOCO for replacement.

Does Boost work on 220V?

Does it work on 220V?

Yes. It is USB rechargeable, so it’s not directly tied to the electrical service of your country (i.e. 120V or 220V). Use an AC to USB adapter or 12V to USB adapter to charge your device. A 12V USB Car Charger will work in any country or vehicle with a 12V port. The GB70, GB150, and GB500 have an XGC input, allowing you to charge the units directly via 12V port for faster charging.

Should I charge Boost before using it?

Charge Boost before using it?

Yes. It will arrive partially charged. Fully charge it before first using it to ensure optimal performance.

Will Boost work with the battery still attached to the car?

Leave battery cables on?

Yes, leave the battery cables attached to the battery while jump starting. Connect directly to the positive post first, then the negative.

Boost cannot jump start through 12V port.

Jump start from the 12V plug?

No. The 12V car ports are current limited at 8 Amps. Boost delivers a maximum range of 400A to 20000A, depending on your model, which would cause severe damage to the port. However, there is no way to connect this product to the 12V port, so there is no risk of this happening.

Boost cannot jump start 6V batteries.

Can Boost jump a 6V vehicle?

A: No. It is only designed for 12V vehicles. Jump starting a 6V battery could become extremely dangerous.

Boost cannot jump start lithium batteries.

Can I jump a lithium battery?

No. Lithium batteries are sensitive to how current is applied to the battery. Jump starting a lithium battery could become extremely dangerous.

Do not recharge Boost in extreme heat.

Recharging in extreme heat?

No. Boost should be recharged in temperatures between 32ºF to 104ºF (0ºC to 40ºC). Remove from heat source and allow the battery to cool down before recharging.

Do not leave Boost in the sunlight.

Can I leave Boost in direct sunlight in a car?

No. Remove from direct sunlight. The ambient temperature in car can increase up to 50ºC (122ºF) within 10 minutes.

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