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October 26, 2021

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Tacklife T8 Jump Starter Review

Tacklife Jump Starter Provides Some Peace of Mind

Having a good contingency plan in place for most things is probably a good idea, but particularly when it comes to your car or truck. That’s why the Tacklife T8 Jump Starter pack can be a real lifesaver. Not only can this 800A Peak/18000mAh pack jump your car battery up to 30 times per charge, but its long-lasting standby time means that you can leave it in your car for up to a year without needing to recharge it.


What’s the Big Deal?

It’s hard to pick out one particular thing that really sets this jump pack apart from any other one, but we can say that we’re happy to have it.

The truth is that reviving a depleted battery using standard jumper cables can be a real pain. You’ll likely need another vehicle and driver present, neither of which are always readily available. And, if you don’t attach the cables properly, you risk irreparable damage to your battery, cables, and yourself. The Tacklife T8 Jump Starter eliminates all that potential for failure.


For one thing, the Tacklife T8 Jump Starter is ready when you are. Thanks to its low discharge rate, the jump pack can sit in your glove box or trunk for up to a year. And, with a 18000mAh capacity, you can jump start any 7.0L gas engine (or 5.5L diesel engine).

Tacklife T8 Jump Starter is Easy to Use

The Tacklife T8 Jump Starter is basically idiotproof as well. You can only insert the jumper cables into the booster pack one way, and matching up your positive and negative cables to the right terminals on your battery is as easy as it’s ever been with color-coded handles. The pack even provides you some lighting options if you have to work in the dark.

However, even if you manage to hook up your battery wrong, the Tacklife T8 Jump Starter features a Smart Indicator on the Jumper Cables to keep you safe. The Smart Cables protect against:

  • Short circuits
  • Overcharging
  • Over discharging
  • Reverse connections
  • Reversing polarity
  • Over currents
  • Reverse charge
  • Overheating

In the event of an issue, the Smart Indicator notifies you with an audible buzz and flashing lights. The handy LCD screen also gives you information on the remaining battery change.

Other Features

  • Full-metal, ergonomic clamps
  • Two USB outports (5V/9V, 5V/2.1A)
  • 12V/10A Output
  • LED lighting options include Spotlight, Strobe light, SOS, and red warning light
  • Built-in compass
  • Cigarette lighter adapter
  • Hard case

Pricing & Availability

Amazon seems to have removed all Tacklife listings, including the T8 Jump Starter. It retailed for $79.99 and came with a 2-year warranty. You should be able to find similar models using the button below or you can visit the tacklife website to buy this model directly.

Tacklife Jump Starter Specs

  • Model: Tacklife T8
  • Output: 800 A Peak
  • Capacity: 18000mAh
  • Engine Compatibility: Up to 7.0L gas or 5.5L diesel
  • LED Lighting Modes: LED flashlight, strobe/SOS signal lights, red warning lights
  • Intelligent jump clamps with 8 protection system
  • Power Output: Two USB output ports (one 5V/9V quick charging ports), 12V DC output
  • Includes: Tacklife T8, wall charger, jump cables with Smart Indicator, car charger, cigarette adapter, micro-USB, hardshell case
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Price: $79.99

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David S.

I would like to see a real-life situation comparison between some of the more promising Li-Ion powered jumpers. Tests ranging from boosting a weak battery that barely has the power to spin the starter to boosting a dead battery that won’t even light up the idiot lights, (warning lights), on the instrument cluster. At work, I used to lug a 25 pound jump box powered by a high capacity lead acid battery out to the service parking lot to jump start vehicles with dead batteries, but just like the lead acid battery it was boosting, they start deteriorating internally over… Read more »

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