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Battery booster pack

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by bagster, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. Feb 16, 2013 at 3:09 PM
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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.
     
  2. Feb 16, 2013 at 3:12 PM
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    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:cool:
     
  3. Feb 16, 2013 at 3:21 PM
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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.
     
  4. Feb 16, 2013 at 4:06 PM
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    I keep this one behind my back seat

    KwikStart 1700 Peak Amps

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    KwikStart 6255 Power Supply 12V Jump Starter, 1700 Peak Amps

    KwikStart 6255 Features:

    Exclusive Heavy-Duty Sealed Lead Acid/AGM Battery provides Best in Class
    Performance
    Built-in Charger recharges unit with AC cord (included)
    Instantly Jump-Starts WITHOUT the need for another vehicle
    12 Volt DC Accessory Outlet to Power and/or recharge DC Electronics
    1700 Peak Amps
    LED Battery Status Indicator
    32in. Heavy-Duty Cables for True Portability and Technician Ease of Use
    Unit includes DC to DC cigarette lighter cord
    Patented
    KwikStart 6255 Specifications:
    DC Output 12 Volts / 442AH
    Peak Amp Output 1700 Amps
    Cold Crank Amps 360 Amps
    DC Leads 32in. 2AWG Copper
    Limited Warranty One Year
    Shipping Dimensions 11.50in. x 18.00in. x 4.25in.
    Weight 22 LBS
    Internal Charger Automatic Internal 500mA
    Battery Heavy Duty Sealed Lead Acid/AGM
     
  5. Feb 16, 2013 at 5:07 PM
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  6. Feb 16, 2013 at 5:26 PM
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  7. Feb 16, 2013 at 5:35 PM
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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.
     
  8. Feb 16, 2013 at 5:39 PM
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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.
     
  9. Feb 16, 2013 at 5:46 PM
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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.
     
  10. Feb 16, 2013 at 5:47 PM
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    Huh , worked great both times I used it
     
  11. Feb 16, 2013 at 5:47 PM
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    Then your battery wasnt dead.
     
  12. Feb 16, 2013 at 5:49 PM
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    360 cold cranking amps won't start a dead vehicle ?
     
  13. Feb 16, 2013 at 5:52 PM
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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.
     
  14. Feb 16, 2013 at 5:53 PM
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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 ?
     
  15. Feb 16, 2013 at 5:56 PM
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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.
     
  16. Feb 16, 2013 at 5:57 PM
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    Where did you find that ?
     
  17. Feb 16, 2013 at 6:00 PM
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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.
     
  18. Feb 16, 2013 at 6:00 PM
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    There is more than one model , sure you got the right one ?
     
  19. Feb 16, 2013 at 6:01 PM
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    Please. :cool:
     
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