NOCO GB40 Boost Plus Review & Guide
The NOCO GB40 BOOST PLUS 1000A LITHIUM JUMP STARTER
Everything you need to know about the NOCO GB40 Boost Plus – An Ultra Safe Lithium Jump Starter
You hop in your vehicle, turn the key and then the dreaded …“Click” “Click” “Click” “Click” …or worse, nothing at all.
Time to pull out your jumper cables, or call a friend, get a quick boost to be on your way.
But what if you’re alone… with no cell reception?
You could be stuck a while waiting for help. Or you could just boost yourself, and be on your way.
With our vehicles today running extra lights, fridges, and other accessories, if left on too long, you could be faced with a dead battery. A portable jump starter could not only come in handy for yourself but others that may need a boost as well.
WHY NOCO GB40?
- Lithium battery jump starter rated at 1,000 Amps (7,000 Joules3S)
- Spark-proof connections and reverse polarity protection
- Recharges USB devices (e.g. smartphones, tablets, etc.)
- 100 lumen LED flashlight with multiple modes, including SOS
- Jump starts gas engines up to 6 liters, and diesel up to 3 liters
- Provides 20 jump starts on a single charge
- IP65 Rating (w/ Ports closed)
- NOCO GB40: Check Today’s Price
Fun Fact: Joules vs Peak Amps
- Amps (current flow) while the other is work required to push Amps
- Joules = Current (amps) * Potential (volts) * Time (seconds)
WHY USE A LITHIUM JUMP STARTER?
Lithium ion units are roughly 80% smaller than traditional Lead-Acid battery jump starters. Packing the NOCO GB40 with you is easy, only weighs 2.4 lbs and slightly larger than an iPhone 8+ you can fit it almost anywhere in your vehicle. The unit will hold its charge for over a year with minimal power loss. When needing to charge, the universal 2.1A Micro USB in port makes charging up easy.
The NOCO Genius Boost Charging Chart
The NOCO Genius Boost has a 2.1A USB out, perfect for charging USB devices (tablet, phone, GoPro, etc.) on the go.
How To Use The NOCO GB40
ATTACH CLAMPS To Battery Terminals
Attach both Boost clamps to your vehicles corresponding battery terminals.
Truly idiot proof. The NOCO Genius Boost has safety technology that provides spark-proof connections and reverses polarity protection in case of a backward hook-up. NOCO clamps are reinforced with all metal construction, no-melt and smoke-free.
Press Boost’s power button. The LED lights will chase showing the charge level of the unit.
With the NOCO Genius Boost attached to the battery, start your vehicle’s engine.
NOTE:⚠︎Manual Override is a special feature designed for rare situations when a
vehicle’s battery is below 2-volts. Simply press and hold the manual override button for 3 seconds, until the Boost LED starts flashing, to enter into the mode. Press the button again (Or the power button) to exit Manual Override. This mode should be used cautiously, as Manual Override disables safety protection while enabled.
DETACH AND GO
Leave your car running and detach the Genius Boost’s cables from your vehicle’s battery.
Before embarking on a long trip, or every few months, check the charge on your NOCO GB40. Easily charge off of any USB outlet, or even while you are driving.
Is the NOCO GB40 worth it?
It’s been one of the best purchases I’ve made and I would highly recommend carrying a portable jump starter in every vehicle. For about $100, the NOCO GB40 gives me the added security and peace of mind that I am self-reliant if or when my battery dies.
The NOCO GB40 comes with a carrying case, containing jumpers, USB cable and cigarette adapter. This whole system packs down keeping all the components together.
Due to its small size, I tend to keep my NOCO GB40 in my vehicle at all times
The ease and portability of the NOCO Genius Boost eliminate the need to park one vehicle next to another as well as eliminating other hassles associated with running cables.
Making it simple to jump anyone’s vehicle, anywhere, regardless of how they are parked.
Although the NOCO GB20 would be adequate to start the 4Runner’s 4.0L engine, I chose to upgrade and go with the more powerful NOCO GB40. The GB40 is able to jump engines up to 6.0L as well as diesel engines up to 3.0L.
The larger unit gives me the added not only for the security for myself but others that I might encounter that need help.