This is another one of those items that I look at every time in Costco & don’t want to spend the $100 just yet. I know one day my car battery will die, or I will be in need of a power source & I will wish I had this thing sitting in the trunk. For those who are unfamiliar, this is a portable jump starter for a dead car battery, that also comes with other features. Instead of relying on another car with jumper cables, you can just hook this thing right up & give your car the jump it needs. This would be a great fathers day gift for those looking for a new tool for the husband or wife.
Here are some of the features of this Digital Jump Start……
- 1000 Watt Peak Amp
- 120 PSI Digital Compressor
- ETL Certified
- 120 Volt Outlet
- Powder Coated Metal Clamps
- High Efficiency Charger
- 5 AWG Cables
Costco Car Jump Starter
So for those of you contemplating this purchase here’s the features I think will make the difference. I have an air compressor in my car & this device comes with one. It is SUPER handy when you have a flat or low tire pressure. It also comes with a 120 volt outlet, so if you’re camping or on the road you can power any device that plugs into a standard 120 volt outlet. Lastly it comes with 4 USB chargers so you can power all your phones, tablets & laptops. Like many electronics this one looks like it is specific to Costco. But if you want to read some reviews or can’t find it at your local Costco, please look at Amazon……………
Price: $99.99, Item: 1418644
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14 thoughts on “Costco CAT 1000 Peak Amp Digital Jump Start”
I gave my son a CAT 1000A Power Station as a Christmas gift in December 2020. He didn’t use it and kept it in its original box. Last month I plugged it to charge it. It never took a charge. When plugged in, the meter indicator flashes from low to high but it will not power on.
There’s a chance the battery could have died. If it won’t take a charge that is likely the case. You can always return it to Costco or replace the battery. These are usually lead acid batteries and generally need to be replaced after some time. There are lots of YouTube videos on how to replace these and maintain them. Hope that helps
I’ve had this CAT 1000 for about 6 months. It will not hold a charge. Every time I used it I fully charged and unplugged. Two weeks later when I used it it didn’t have power to inflate one tire. Thought it was a one off but it happens every time
Sorry to hear! I’ve gotten enough complaints about these that I started watching YouTube videos on these jump starters. It sounds like your battery is going bad & or it can’t charge properly. If you’re handy you can always replace the battery by watching a YouTube video. I believe the one I watched was specific to the Costco model. If you really wanted to experiment, you could attach some charging terminals to the outside of this jump starter & charge it with a trickle charger. I did this to my kids Power Wheel which has lead acid batteries & that thing runs forever. If you don’t feel like messing around with it just return it. These units will ALWAYS die though because the lead acid has a limited service life. It would probably be better to learn how to replace it because it will be cheaper all around. Let me know what you decide
Disappointed by the booster’s performance ! Even when it was fully charged it was unable to boost my Kia Optima dead battery !
I’m assuming you fully charged it as stated in the manual? That’s unfortunate because the Kia Optima isn’t a big battery that should require a big charge. Any chance your car battery has an issue with it? Or you think it’s the CAT? Might as well return it if it’s the Cat
I got one of these a few months ago from Costco; I think I paid $80 for it. And I charged it up and then left it in my garage. Today, all 4 of my tires needed to be topped off, so I took this out and it had retained the charge and it did a good job. The manual says to charge it every month, which of course I did not do. I’m not sure how long it will hold a charge – it definitely held a charge for 3 months.
That’s great to know! That’s actually really convenient instead of having to get out and plug in my tire pump to the cigarette lighter. I may have to consider getting one for that alone. Thanks for the tip.
Any there any one see guelph store or peels store.
Most Costco’s carry these. You should be able to find them in the automotive section of Costco. Sometimes they are up against the side of the store. Unfortunately they are not sold online right now, but they are in stock every once in a while. Keep checking & let me know if you find one
Able to use the compressor for bike tires?
As long as you have the right adapter/connection then yes. If it can pump up a vehicle tires it should have no problem with the bike. Just be aware that bike tires have different types of valves, so they may not be compatible. Hope that helps
Is there any of these in store in Moncton
I’ve seen these on the shelves at almost ALL the Costco’s I’ve been to. I would suspect they are on stock. It seems to be a year around item so far. They do occasionally move them so make sure to check the sides of the warehouse as well