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Clarke JS5IN1 5 in 1 Jump Start Features:
Starts diesel engines up to 2.5 litres and petrol engines up to 3
Includes a male to male DC power lead and 230V AC mains adaptor
Durable rubber housing
Reverse polarity & overload protection
Battery charged/charging LED indicators
Heavy duty cable & clamps
The Clarke JS5IN1 5 in 1 Jump Start is a heavy duty, portable emergency power source. The JS5IN1 has a powerful jumpstart facility, a built-in
compressor for inflating car/bike tyres, air beds etc, a 300W inverter
power supply, 2 x 12V DC power supplies, 2 x USB 5V DC power supplies
and a 7 LED work light.
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Our Review: What did we Think?
I received the Clarke 5 in 1 Jump Start just before the first caravan
outing of the season so it proved excellent timing to review this new,
potentially very useful gadget.
As well as being a Jump Starter for diesel engines up to 2.5 litres and
petrol engines up to 3 litres, the unit offers a wide range of power
sources, these being 2 x 12V (cigarette lighter) sockets, 2 x 5V USB
sockets, 300watt 230V AC socket, a tyre compressor, and a 7LED light.
On unpacking, the unit looked very sturdy and well made with much of the
casing being protected from knocks and bangs by a rubber covering. A
quick check of the built-in volt meter showed just under 13V so the unit
came pre-charged and after using the supplied mains charger for about 15
minutes, the green LED showed that it was fully charged and ready for
use. A 12V lead is also supplied so the unit can be charged from the car
whilst driving although there is a warning that the unit will not become
fully charged, presumably for use as a jump starter.
With the car loaded up with the laptop, iPad, iPod, and TV, I arrived at
the caravan storage site and the first job was to inflate the tyres of
the caravan after 6 months of non-use. It was great to be able to use
the compressor rather than a foot pump and the built-in gauge proved to
be 100% accurate when checked against my digital gauge although I must
say that the compressor was not the fastest that I have used. The
compressor would also be very useful for pumping up an airbed.
Once settled at the campsite I set up the TV (sad I know!) using the
240V outlet without any problems but one must bear in mind that it is
not a pure sine wave inverter which is normally recommended for use with
TVs and laptops, and similar sensitive equipment. I later used the
inverter to re-charge my laptop but again one must be aware of the above
The USB outlet was fine for charging my iPod but as the output is only
500mA it probably wouldn’t be powerful enough to charge my smart phone
or iPad, which require 1A and 2A respectively, but the normal 12V outlet
did the job without any problem. The output of the 12V socket is not
stated, something that I must check with Clarkes.
As darkness came I tested the LED light which proved to be bright but
should be considered to be a work light (as it is described) rather than
as a source of general light. However, the unit will, of course, provide
power for either mains or 12V lights.
Fortunately, I did not need to test the jump start facility but
according to the specification it should start the majority of cars and
On arriving back home I reflected on the use of the Clarke 5in1 Jump
Start over the weekend and I am pleased to report that, overall, I was
very impressed with the range of facilities that it offers, particularly
if one has a lot of electronics that need a power supply when an
electric hook-up is not available. One could, of course, use the car
battery but then it could well be necessary to have a jump starter at
the end of the weekend!
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