Schumacher IP-95C Jump Starter & Air Compressor Review
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This Schumacher IP-95C combination jump starter and air compressor is exactly what I needed for my 17 year daughter with a new driver’s license and a beat up old Volkswagen Bug.
Being 17, she expects her car to run forever; forget any maintenance. Because of this common misbelief, I have had to run out in the middle of the night more than once to give her a jump when she was stranded with a dead battery halfway across town.
Instead of getting a new battery for her Bug, she opted for seat covers, window tinting, and other really useful stuff.
And since the IP-95C only cost me $55, it was much cheaper for me to get her this portable charger and stick it in her trunk than it was for me to run all over town whenever she needed a jump.
Here is a another very similar review of the Schumacher IP-95C Jump Starter from Amazon.com…
Bought this product as I have a 20year old car that was idle for the winter. I used my other cars to jump start it a few times but this is so much easy and better! once I started using the car it died at rush hour just off the exit ramp in a very busy intersection, on a dark and rainy night. I used the Schumacher IP-95C and was able to get out of that dangerous situation and managed to get the rest of the way home safely. No trying to get another car into an already busy and congested intersection, just raise the hood and connect this product and that was it. it. The car started immediately and I quickly got out a very dangerous situation. I’ve also used it on my…
Some Nice Features of the IP-95C
Another nice feature of the IP-95C is the built in high pressure air compressor. Considering that tires are probably the last thing on her list to upgrade, she has the ability to pull the IP-95C out of the trunk and pump air into her rear tires whenever they get dangerously low (which is like once a week).
Some other cool little tricks the IP-95C has up its sleeve are the on board USB plug (so she can keep her cell phone charged in those emergencies); and it also has doubles as a portable power source for any other 12 volt accessories.
It is also maintenance free (unlike her VW), though she does need to remember to plug it in and charge it more than once a decade. And it is compact, light, and pretty durable with a corrosion proof polypropylene case.
It also has a couple of safety features that were probably built in with the teenager in mind.
- There is the On/Off Jump Start Switch that eliminates accidental clamp shorting…
- A reverse hookup protection feature built in with a handy alarm warning that tells you it’s hooked up wrong…
- And it also comes with short circuit protection on the 12 V accessory outlet….
The IP-95C Is Perfect for Teenagers
This is a perfect accessory for any teenagers you may have (or know) that are brand new drivers.
It is lightweight, yet durable. It is compact enough to fit into the trunk of a VW Bug. It has some external features like the air compressor and the 12 V accessory plug in that other models don’t have.
And it is very easy to use (and even easy to show teenage girls how to use).
For the price, this purchase was a no brainer.
Not only will it save you from those late night phone calls that will having you driving halfway across the city, but you will also get a little peace of mind knowing that even your teenage daughter can solve some of the most common problems that new drivers face.
Final Thoughts on the IP-95C Jump Starter
After posting this review, I have read some of the feedback from our readers and contributors.
Some of the consumers who had previously purchased this jump starter have complained about it either “not working” or “not working well enough”.
I still really like the IP-95C… and for the price, you just cannot beat it.
However, if you are needing something a little more robust and a little more dependable, check out the Energizer 84020 12V All-In-One Jump-Start System with Built-In Air Compressor and Power Inverter. As the name suggests, it’s a jump starter that (like the Schumacher IP-95C) has a built-in air compressor.
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