Schumacher XP2260 Instant Portable Power Source Review

Schumacher XP2260 Instant Portable Power Source Review

Schumacher XP2260 Instant Portable Power Source

Schumacher XP2260 Review: The Schumacher XP2260 Portable Power Source is suitable for vehicle jump starting, but it can also work as an air compressor. The 1200 peak amps ensures that the jump starting feature works well.

The inflator can easily charge a car tire. You will need an extension cord to charge the unit, since the unit does not come with an AC power charger. The XP2260 comes with a maintenance-free, sealed lead acid battery that ensures storage is easy in any position.

Schumacher XP2260 Review


  • Tons of Power
  • Long Cord
  • USB, 12V DC and 120V AC outlets
  • LED Worklight

At a Glance

The Schumacher XP2260 is both a jump starter and a portable power source. The unit provides 1200 Peak Amps, more then enough to jump start a car battery. It also features a USB power outlet allowing a user to power up small electronic devices such as mobile phones.

Ease of Use

A simple On/Off switch activates the jump starting mode.


1200 Peak Amps


$120 to $175 in April 2017


Features various power outlets including a USB outlet

The Schumacher XP2260 Instant Portable Power Source comes in at an affordable price and is packed full of features, making it perfect for users who need to jump start their vehicle, power electronic items and inflate under inflated vehicle’s tires. This jump starter has the ability to deliver 1200 peak amps for emergency jump starting and 185 cold crank amps.

12V DC and 120V AC Outlets

The jump starter is designed with three outputs: 120V AC household power that is provided by the built-in 400W power inverter, a USB port that is perfect for charging portable devices, and a 12V accessory outlet that provides power to all accessories that have a 12V accessory plug.

Schumacher XP2260 Power Outlets

USB Charging

The unit comes with various power outputs including a 2 amp USB charging port that can be found on the front of the unit.

Schumacher XP2260 USB Charging Port

Easy is one of the words that define this device. Not only that it is easy to use, but it also has a switch that allows you to change between jump start and the USB modes, so that you can be sure that you use the device properly every time you need it.

Digital Display

The starter is equipped with and easy-to-read digital display that provides information about the battery status, so you know when it needs charging. To find out the battery status just hold the internal battery charge/status button. When the unit is connected to a battery the digital display will give a reading of the batteries voltage.

Schumacher XP2260 Digital Display

LED Light

Also, the ultra-bright LED is energy efficient and will provide you assistance in the dark or other severe conditions. The light can be found on the front of the unit above the digital display.

Schumacher XP2260 LED light

Air Compressor

The 150 PSI built-in air compressor can be used for filling up air in the vehicle’s tires, as well as sport balls and bike tires. It is designed with a pressure gauge, diverse nozzles, and even a storage area. The compressor dial and on/off switch will be found on the back side of the unit. The nozzles and air cord can be stored in the central storage compartment also found on the back of the unit.

Schumacher XP2260 Compressor

Sure-Grip Clamps

The XP2260 comes with Sure-Grip clamps, which are perfect for top and side-mount batteries, and clamp cables that remain flexible even when it’s cold.

Features and Benefits

  • 1200 peak amps and 185 cold crank amps – Plenty of power to get a vehicle’s dead battery going. This can be a life saver especially if you live in a very cold winter region.
  • Easily switch between jump start and USB modes – All you need need to do to flip between the modes is turn a shared knob.
  • 150 PSI built-in air compressor – The dual function of this unit allows you to inflate vehicle and bicycle tires with ease. The analog pressure gauge is lit by an LED, great when your inflating in the dark.
  • Digital Display – It has a built-in digital display indicating the amount of charge.
  • Sealed lead acid battery – Allows you to store the unit in any position without having to worry about spilling battery fluid.
  • Bright work-light – The built in light is helpful especially if your using the XP2260 in your tent at night.
  • Three outputs: 120V AC, USB port and 12V – The three outputs are very practical for it allows users to charge their accessories and portable devices. You can constantly connect smartphones, jamboxes and more.

Customer Reviews and Score

On those long trips it’s nice to have this unit on board to help power a laptop or portable DVD player. Below are a couple of verified customer reviews.

This might be the best item I have ever bought on amazon

Martin S, Amazon Customer Review 

“This might be the best item I have ever bought on amazon. So I bough two more. Sucker works and never seems to run out of power. I live on an island and the power goes out. I used one to keep my (Energy Star) deep freeze and a modem, While the other unit was running my Roku and my tv.

We considered a gas generator but trusting the name Schumacher from past use we bought one. Every one who sees this goes crazy. My advice buy at least two, one for the house and one for the car. At these prices and this level of quality buy it before they wake up and charge more.

It works great

Michael “Michael”, Amazon Customer Review

“It works great. Can just a totally dead battery 3 times before needing another charge. Just plug in in for 2 days once a month and it’s always ready to go! the little adaptor is a joke to see but it does the job!

Did not try the air pump yet but I would expect the small compressor in this world take you forever to fill a tire. Best just use this for jumping car batteries!”

The overall reviews of this jump starter are positive. Users like the way it works and the fact that they can charge their portable devices and accessories in case of need. The AC outlets are really great, especially if you choose to go outdoors such as on a camping or boating trip.

The Schumacher XP2260 has received over 800 customer reviews at Amazon who have given it an overall rating of 4.0 stars out 5.0 and it has over 80 customer reviews at Home Depot with a overall rating of 4.2/5.0. Read more Amazon Customer reviews.

  • A useful piece of kit when the power goes out.
  • Comes with various power connections including two DC 12v and a single USB (2A @ 5v) outlet.
  • Easy to switch between the different modes of charging and power supply.
  • Good set of jumper cables.
  • The unit is fairly heavy.
  • The inflator could be better.

 Our Verdict

In conclusion, the Schumacher XP2260 Instant Portable Power Source has great features that will meet the differing needs of various users. So whether you need the jump starter to revive a flat battery, or if you ride everyday and need air compressor the XP2260 will easily meets these requirements.

In terms price, the list price for the XP2260 is priced at just over $170 a the time of writing this review. However there are deals to be had out there that mean you can find the XP2260 priced between $120 to $150 based on the unit being used/reconditioned, new

The lower price units are generally not supplied with a power cord, so ensure you check whats included before you buy.

How to Use the Schumacher XP2260

Frequently Asked Questions

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Thanks for taking your time in reading the Schumacher XP2260 review. If your still on the hunt for a jump starter you might be interested in reading our Stanley J5C09 Review.

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