Top 10 Best Jumper Cables for Cars, Trucks and Motorcyles
Why do you need jumper cables? Because sometimes we slip up and leave the car lights or another electronic on in the car and the battery is kaput! Your stomach drops when you turn that key but don’t hear an ignition. Save yourself the stress of trying to find someone who has jumper cables and keep a pair in your trunk so you can easily boost your car battery or help someone out in need! Jumper cables come in different gauges (lower number = thicker and higher quality) and amperage for different sized batteries. Take a look at the list below to find one that suits your needs.
For most cars (not trucks) who occasionally need to use jumper cables, a 6 gauge cable is perfect. This is a high quality set of jumper cables with a 20 foot length so you can reach the car batteries from any angle. The clamps are high quality and provide a strong grip on the terminal. Also comes with a compact carrying case and a lifetime replacement warranty.
Cartman offers high quality 12 foot and 16 foot booster cables at 6 gauge and 400 AMPs. These are a bit more compact and maneuverable than the 20 footers and come at a great price for peace of mind. UL listed and atamped and will work in all weather conditions and low temperatures. Comes in a small black bag.
If you own a truck you should get at least a 4 gauge or lower jumper/booster cable. This allows it to transfer up to 600 AMPs safely. This jumper cable from Performance Tools has thick heavy duty copper parrot clamps and tangle-free rubber coated cables for reliable all-weather performance. No storage bag included.
Another high quality 4 gauge jumper cable, slightly longer at 25 feet but with a slightly lower amperage at 500 AMPs. Reliable and all-weather with dual construction and strong copper clamps. No storage bag included.
The always reliable Cartman offers a thick 20 foot 600 AMP booster cable with their patented inside tongue for a double connection on the battery terminal. UL listed and atamped and perfect for large vehicles. Includes storage bag.
Energizer offers some incredibly high quality, commercial grade jumper cables. These are absolutely beasts with cables that are still flexible in -40°C cold weather conditions. Use these for buses, RVs and semi trucks where you need heavy duty reliability in any conditions. These are also 20 feet so you can reach side and tops posts. The clamps are also designed so that they cannot spark or touch each other.
If you are looking for the best jumper/booster cables, these are it. The toughest, longest and thickest cables you’ll be able to find. These are made for commercial truck and bus drivers and professionals who know what they need. No further explanation needed if you’re looking at these! Perfect for big V8 and diesel engines.
For motorcycles, ATVs, snowmobiles or personal watercrafts you need a shorter cable that you can store and bring with you. These are perfect heavy duty cables that are simple to use, well-made and easy to store in the provided bag. Tangle-resistant clamps and cables that won’t stiffen or freeze in cold weather conditions. Great for long trips on your bike or snowmobile.
The EKLIPES Bike-2-Bike is a little different from your standard jumper cable. No dealing with alligator clips and taking things apart to reach your battery. Simply plug your Bike-2-Bike 2,000 AMP cable into the battery harness of another compatible bike and fire it up. The cable itself is 5 feet and the harness is 2 feet. Works with EKLIPES Cobra system, Viper system, and tank bag/saddle bag multiport charging stations. Also includes a 2 foot battery terminal alligator clips with female BMW plug in case the other bike doesn’t have a compatible battery harness. A must have for any solo biker.