WHAT IT IS:
Antigravity Batteries’ Micro-Start
XP- 5 Mini is a compact power supply
that can jump-start motorsports
vehicles, cars and trucks with engines
as large as six cylinders. It can also
recharge phones and other 5-volt USB
devices. This jump-starter’s size and
price really make it stand out. It’s only
5 x 2. 8 x . 5 inches, about the size of a
cell phone, and it weighs just 8 ounces.
At $109, it’s the lowest-priced jump-starter we’ve found.
HOW TO USE IT:
The XP- 5 kit comes with jumper
cables that plug into a port on the
power supply. You connect the cables
to your vehicle’s battery as you would
with conventional jumper cables. The
Micro-Start Mini has a built-in flashlight
that’s very useful for all sorts of work in
the dark. The kit also includes a case,
home and car chargers, and a USB
cable with tips for several common
personal electronic devices.
To test the Micro-Start Mini, we
began with a 750cc ATV with a
drained battery. The XP- 5 started the
quad easily, but the charge indicator
showed we had drained the Micro-Start somewhat in the process, so we
ANTIGRAVITY MICRO-START MINI XP- 5
plugged it into the wall charger for a full
charge before more strenuous testing.
It took less than an hour to fully charge
the partially drained XP- 5. Next, we
started a six-cylinder car with a dead
battery. Impressed with our success,
we recharged the Micro-Start so it
would be ready for the next emergency.
Because the Micro-Start Mini is a
lithium-ion battery, it can hold a charge
for months without discharging. We
also charged a phone with the XP- 5.
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Antigravity Batteries’ Micro-Start XP- 5
Mini is an amazing device with many
valuable uses. It’s also outstandingly
compact and affordable. It’s not
recommended for jump-starting V8 cars
and trucks, but Antigravity has several
larger models from $129 that can and
the new XP- 10 for $209 that can start
diesel vehicles. ❏
Antigravity Batteries’ Micro-Start XP- 5 kit comes with a case, jumper cables, wall and car chargers, and
plugs to fit a variety of popular electronic devices.
The XP- 5 is
as small as a
phone, but it can
and trucks with
engines as large
as six cylinders. It
easily starts ATVs
and UTVs with