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Re: Now that's a Jumper Pack

Postby Van » Tue Mar 10, 2015 1:46 pm

That's a pretty neat item to have as a backup and a lot cheaper than the one I've been looking at... https://www.expeditionexchange.com/antigravity/.
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Re: Now that's a Jumper Pack

Postby N law » Wed Mar 11, 2015 3:08 am

That's pretty neat! Very similar to a system a backed together back when I had my Honda CRF230F. It had a headlight and the stator barely kept up. The battery was hard to get to so I looked into a quick connect for my charger. I had used Deans plugs before in my RC hobbies, but Eflite had recently come out with a new blue plug (the same one in the video), and I worked at the hobby shop and got a discount so I put them on a lead and hooked up to the battery with the connector hanging out of the plastics. I also spliced in a plug between my charger and the alligator clips. It made charging easy! But then!!! I got an Eflite plane! And it came with a 13.7volt li-po battery!!! And the battery had the blue plug!!! The battery had 3300ma and was maybe 5" long, 1" thick and 1-1/2" wide. I would just keep it in my riding jacket and plug it into the charge lead when I had trouble. It would take FOREVER to run down, unlike the lead acid. I had forgotten about that until now. I need to try it on the current rides that I have wired up!
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Re: Now that's a Jumper Pack

Postby Darby » Wed Mar 11, 2015 10:16 am

I saw something similar to this at Lowe's home center. Kind of pricey.
http://www.lowes.com/pd_573361-74342-CA ... facetInfo=
Be sure to read the reviews about the clamps.
Also found one on Walmart for sixty dollars.
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Jump-and-Go-P ... d/39097777
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Re: Now that's a Jumper Pack

Postby squatch » Sun Mar 29, 2015 10:46 pm

Seems like it would make more sense just to keep a decent charged battery in your MB!

Maybe he should use the Geiger counter on the Easy Jumper. He might find out what produces all that power.
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Re: Now that's a Jumper Pack

Postby JLEMOND » Wed Apr 01, 2015 12:01 pm

squatch wrote:Seems like it would make more sense just to keep a decent charged battery in your MB!

Maybe he should use the Geiger counter on the Easy Jumper. He might find out what produces all that power.


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Re: Now that's a Jumper Pack

Postby squatch » Wed Apr 01, 2015 1:02 pm

They have their uses but I don't own any kind of jump box. I have several marine deep cycles on hand to jump cars if needed.
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Re: Now that's a Jumper Pack

Postby Wolffarmer » Tue Apr 07, 2015 2:10 am

Van wrote:That's a pretty neat item to have as a backup and a lot cheaper than the one I've been looking at... https://www.expeditionexchange.com/antigravity/.


I got the XP-1 last Dec. for a bit over $100. I think through Newegg. or Amazon. And have now seen it for less. Some that have come out the last few months have a different cable to jump with ( or something ) so that you do not have to disconnect the cables from the vehicle battery in 30 sec or risk a battery fire. Also the price is going down down down. Handy little battery. I have started my 2002 Trooper with the battery disconnected on a cold winter's morn. Charge ebook reader. LED flash light in it should last for a very long time. Then just recharge from the AC or vehicle. It will not replace my jumper cables. But if you are alone, jumper cables at just a toy. If you get one be sure you look at how many amps it has. More is better and can start larger engines. Oh. I have also started my 1989 Mazda pickup 2600cc with a completely dead battery with it.

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Re: Now that's a Jumper Pack

Postby CatFuzz » Sat Oct 10, 2015 1:10 am

Anyone else notice he disconnected the positive lead on the Mercedes? :shock:
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Re: Now that's a Jumper Pack

Postby Wolffarmer » Sat Oct 10, 2015 1:40 am

When I first got mine I did try it with the vehicle battery disconnected and it started my 2002 Trooper just fine. One day I left the lights on and discovered it 2 days later. Fully dead battery, temps in the 30s-40s. Hooked up the jump battery and that little sucker fired the Trooper right up. These things do work. Slips into my pants pocket. Has LED flash light. I took it to Burning Man in August and jump started a neighbor's old Harley Davidson gold cart. It has a 2 stroke motor and a large starter on it, looked almost automotive. Had to crank it for a very very very long time before it started. Motor on its last legs. Then with out charging the jump battery back up it started the Trooper again after listening to the radio one chilly night. Not fully a discharged battery. Better than trying to find a jump from somebody. Mine is almost one year old now. Use it to start my riding mower as I am to cheap to get a new battery.

Yes they work, are small, does not have an air compressor but I bet it could run one after I saw it crank that golf cart for so long. Just get one large enough for the motor you think you want to start. If you want to be a real angel and get the biggest you can find. Maybe I will try to start my 1080 Massey tractor with it some day. Probably will not do much at all.

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