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Old 02-16-2013, 04:09 PM   #1
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Battery booster pack

My battery is nearly 3 years old, and I'm thinking about getting a booster pack for insurance. Anyone know a good brand, or ones to stay away from?
My preference would be one not made in China, if that's even possible.
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Old 02-16-2013, 04:12 PM   #2
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My battery is nearly 3 years old, and I'm thinking about getting a booster pack for insurance. Anyone know a good brand, or ones to stay away from?
My preference would be one not made in China, if that's even possible.
i have the one fromm chinamart thats has a 700 wat inverter in it. had for three years has served me well its around a bill to buy
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Old 02-16-2013, 04:21 PM   #3
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I picked up one at Sams club a few months ago, it's yellow colored prestone brand, it does't feel like a heavy duty one but the price was good, i haven't tried it yet. I saw one at car quest parts store that looked pretty well made, not sure where it's made mine is probably China made, it will be handy to jump start my lawn mower when needed also.
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Old 02-16-2013, 05:06 PM   #4
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I keep this one behind my back seat

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Old 02-16-2013, 06:07 PM   #5
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http://www.amazon.com/Clore-Automoti...s=Jump+starter

This is what I have... Fits right behind the rear driver side seat perfectly.... I charge it every year ( it holds its charge well, cause I only have to charge it about an hour every year)
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Old 02-16-2013, 06:26 PM   #6
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http://www.amazon.com/Clore-Automoti...s=Jump+starter

This is what I have... Fits right behind the rear driver side seat perfectly.... I charge it every year ( it holds its charge well, cause I only have to charge it about an hour every year)
I also use this one. They usually last about five years. I use it almost every day at work.
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Old 02-16-2013, 06:35 PM   #7
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I keep this one behind my back seat

KwikStart 1700 Peak Amps



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Weight 22 LBS
Internal Charger Automatic Internal 500mA
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1700 amps output is overly optomistic. At a 100 amp load, the voltage drops to 9 volts. Not enought to start a truck if the battey is dead.
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Old 02-16-2013, 06:39 PM   #8
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The cheapest Wally-World 400 amp booster has worked well for me for the past couple of years. No way it would turn over a flat diesel, but jumping my truck, stranded motorists, and personal/work ATV's is all I needed it for.
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Old 02-16-2013, 06:46 PM   #9
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The best bet is a quality battery. Odyssey batteries for our trucks (34R-PC1500), give a 1500 CA for 6 seconds, and 850 CCA's, 1250 HCA's, and a 135 min reserve. And with an internal resistance of 2.5 ohm, they are among the most powerfull batteries out.
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Old 02-16-2013, 06:47 PM   #10
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1700 amps output is overly optomistic. At a 100 amp load, the voltage drops to 9 volts. Not enought to start a truck if the battey is dead.
Huh , worked great both times I used it
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Old 02-16-2013, 06:47 PM   #11
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Huh , worked great both times I used it
Then your battery wasnt dead.
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Old 02-16-2013, 06:49 PM   #12
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Then your battery wasnt dead.
360 cold cranking amps won't start a dead vehicle ?
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Old 02-16-2013, 06:52 PM   #13
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360 cold cranking amps won't start a dead vehicle ?
Yeah, that should, but the specs on that booster arent true. Like I said, a 100 amp load drops voltage to 9, which might start it, but it would be a slow start. The 1GR-FE will crank slowly at 10 volts or less. Less than 9 volts, and start up is a gamble.
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Old 02-16-2013, 06:53 PM   #14
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Yeah, that should, but the specs on that booster arent true. Like I said, a 100 amp load drops voltage to 9, which might start it, but it would be a slow start. The 1GR-FE will crank slowly at 10 volts or less. Less than 9 volts, and start up is a gamble.
Not sure I'm following you

You're saying the specs that say it has 360 cold cranking amps are false ?
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Not sure I'm following you

You're saying the specs that say it has 360 cold cranking amps are false ?
According to their own literature, a 100 amp load drops the voltage to 9. The starter will place more of a load than that on the unit. If it was as powerfull as they state, a starting load wouldnt drop the voltage below 11.
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According to their own literature, a 100 amp load drops the voltage to 9. The starter will place more of a load than that on the unit. If it was as powerfull as they state, a starting load wouldnt drop the voltage below 11.
Where did you find that ?
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Where did you find that ?
Google search. Also, talking with a friend of mine, who happens to know a thing or two about batteries, he mentioned that they are listeing the "SHort Circuit" amps, which would make sence. as Odyssey batteries have a 3100 amp rating in that catagory.
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Google search. Also, talking with a friend of mine, who happens to know a thing or two about batteries, he mentioned that they are listeing the "SHort Circuit" amps, which would make sence. as Odyssey batteries have a 3100 amp rating in that catagory.
There is more than one model , sure you got the right one ?
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There is more than one model , sure you got the right one ?
Please.
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