Black & Decker VEC026BD Air Compressor Review

blackdecker-vec026bdThe Black & Decker VEC026BD Electromate 400 Jump-Starter with Built-In Air Compressor provides individuals with a great jump-starting solution that they can use in the comfort of their own home. Portable, this jump starter is convenient and handy to have in case of emergencies. With 450 instant amps to start a vehicle, it’s a life-saver to have in the trunk of your car. It also features a bright LED light for emergency assistance, and plugs into any household outlet with the 120-volt AC adapter. It can also check the voltage of the alternator and has a battery status indicator as well. Included is a 120V ac power outlet and a 12V dc power outlet.

Specifications and Features:

  • Black & Decker VEC026BD Air Compressor Weight: 25 Pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 18 x 8 x 12 Inches
  • Features a built-in LED work light for emergencies.
  • Includes a 120V ac charger to use with household cords for recharging.
  • Features a reverse hook up warning system to alert individuals to incorrect hookup.
  • Warranty: two years.

Black & Decker VEC026BD Compressor Reviews

Users have given the Black & Decker VEC026BD Electromate 400 Jump-Starter with Built-In Air Compressor a consumer rating of 4 stars out of a possible 5. Users say that this is a convenient thing to have, although it’s not likely to be able to jump-start an 8-cylinder engine. One user says he bought this for camping purposes and had it in the trunk of his car during a trip. After leaving the dome light on in his vehicle, the battery ran down. He said this jump-starter was able to easily start his vehicle. Other users say this is convenient for smaller jobs, like lighting up lamps and operating household objects. One user did say that there wasn’t enough juice in this item to operate her coffee pot, though.

Another user said this works perfectly to jump off his car, and that it’s not heavy at all, so it can be easily carried to the front of the vehicle to jump the car off. It’s much easier than trying to jump start a car with another car, the user says. What users do say is that while the jump-starter works well, the compressor simply isn’t up to par. Users say that it takes a very long time to try and air up things like tires, and this is the main purpose for this compressor. Some users recommend finding a separate jump-starter without the compressor, since it’s not a great help.

Based on the reviews of the Black & Decker VEC026BD Electromate 400 Jump-Starter with Built-In Air Compressor, we feel fairly comfortable recommending it to those who want a reliable jump-starting option. However, it’s advisable that only individuals with smaller engines take advantage of this jump-starter. In addition, those who plan on purchasing this for camping reasons should know that more than one user said it wouldn’t operate a coffee pot, although it will operate lights. It’s important to determine precisely what you need this item for before purchasing. For smaller uses, we feel as though this is a good investment and will meet the needs.