Mighty Jump Pro is a small device that allows you to charge the drained battery of most vehicles from the driver’s seat by plugging it into the power outlet or cigarette lighter and turning it on.
A Viatek product, the company claims that Mighty Jump Pro makes charging your battery safer, as you don’t need to use jumper cables or wait for another vehicle to jumpstart you.
How Mighty Jump Pro Works
Although it doesn’t specifically say what’s inside of it, the Mighty Jump works by plugging the device into the car’s power adaptor or cigarette lighter (it comes with a cigarette lighter adaptor). You then flip a switch on the Mighty Jump and it sends a pulse of electricity instantly and safely to your vehicle’s battery without damaging your vehicle. After waiting for about 15 minutes, you engage your ignition and your car should start. Then you simply flip the switch back to let the Mighty Jump charge back up again. It only takes 10 minutes to charge the Mighty Jump enough to start an engine. The promotional video on the product website states that you can use it over and over again for five years.
For use in vehicles with a 12 volt electrical system, the Mighty Jump has a 30 volt output capacity and can recharge the batteries on compact cars, SUVs, luxury cars, minivans, trucks and boats.
The Mighty Jump Pro has mixed reviews online, but they are mostly negative. The negative ones mostly just say that the device doesn’t work, but a few of the reviews are apparently from people knowledgeable about vehicle electrical systems who say it is virtually impossible for the device to work based on its specifications. Many of the positive reviews say that people who wrote the negative reviews just weren’t following the directions properly.
Regardless of whether people were following the directions properly or not, the Mighty Jump doesn’t work quite as quickly as is claimed in the promotional video. The video makes it seem like you can start your vehicle instantly when you actually have to wait about 15 minutes for the Mighty Jump to work. It’s also, technically, a battery and not an actual jump starter, so the name is also misleading.
Mighty Jump Pricing, Shipping & Return Policies
The Mighty Jump can be yours for $24.95, plus an undisclosed amount of shipping and handling (calculated at checkout). The Mighty Jump PRO costs $34.99 while the Mighty Jump PRO Colors series retails for $27.99. (Nine colors available.) There is also the Mighty Jump Avenger with 5 LED Easy Read Adapter for $24.99.
The PRO series is more powerful than the regular Mighty Jump, while the Avenger is just a basic Mighty Jump, but the adaptor has five LED lights that show you which way the electrical current is flowing.
If you order the Mighty Jump through the product website, you can get two for $24.95, plus your shipping and handling. It is not clear if that offer is for the PRO and Avenger series, too.
Neither the website nor the promotional video talks about how to return the product, but you can call 1-888-784-2835 if you have questions.
Probably the most damning claim against this product is that some of the reviews claim that inside it basically just consists of some AA batteries. Whether that is true or not is unclear, but it would explain the Mighty Jump’s compact size.
The claims behind this product seem rather dubious and consumer reviews tend to back that up. The name is misleading and the video is misleading. If you are willing to pay the money for a battery charger that may or may not work, you might find this product worth the risk. But it is important to know that this product is not a vehicle jump starter and cannot do the same thing as a vehicle-to-vehicle jump start or a much more expensive vehicle jump starting kit, which will require you to use jumper cables.
The fact that there is no mention of any kind of return policy should also raise some red flags.