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Colorado B.S. Thread

Discussion in 'Colorado' started by Kappes03, Jan 1, 2011.

  1. Feb 20, 2018 at 4:27 PM
    xxTacocaTxx

    xxTacocaTxx Well Unknown Member

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    Residential? Not sure if he gets that far west, but I had 2 good experiences with Sean Lewis, owner of Lewis Electric in Thornton, 303-912-8408. He upgraded our service panel when we did a furnace and AC replacement last spring. He also ran some new 15A circuits as a separate job. On time, on budget, very tidy work.
     
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  2. Feb 20, 2018 at 4:30 PM
    CharlieCafe

    CharlieCafe No Mas MTB (formerly iRideMTB)

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    Thanks! Yeah residential. I'll give him a shout.
     
  3. Feb 20, 2018 at 4:39 PM
    Gramps

    Gramps My walker is faster than your Prius!

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    Colorado! Where else?
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    Not saying one big battery is better then 2 but it has worked well for me for the past 4 yrs. I am considering picking up a folding solar set up with battery minder to trickle charge it at camp. Folding set up allows me to optimize charge since it will not be attached to the truck. Also wanting to grab one of those little jump packs for when it might need a jump. Unfortunately my ABS module is in the way to do the best dual battery set up and better distribute the weight side to side. I prefer NOT to put over 100lbs of battery in the front corner of the truck although my new G31M is 78lbs. This leaves me with a bed battery which I might still do someday but not sure it's necessary. So I guess I will never get those bonus #EAF points :pout:. Doesn't matter I will make them up in Mall Crawling points. :humble:
     
  4. Feb 20, 2018 at 5:29 PM
    teamhypoxia

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    I recently bought this with my little HITR in mind.

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XY35D93/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_bVmJAbJW15CRF
     
  5. Feb 20, 2018 at 5:51 PM
    Gramps

    Gramps My walker is faster than your Prius!

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    Well damnit its no longer available. What did you pay for that one?

    I have been looking at this one and the slightly smaller one they have too. Batteries Plus had the smaller one for $99.99

    NOCO Genius Boost HD GB70 2000 Amp 12V UltraSafe Lithium Jump Starter https://www.amazon.com/dp/B016UG6PWE/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_v.mJAb4KVHQ28
     
  6. Feb 20, 2018 at 6:07 PM
    teamhypoxia

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    I think it was 60 or 70 bucks. Had good reviews but I still haven't tested it.
     
  7. Feb 20, 2018 at 6:23 PM
    Deathbysnusnu

    Deathbysnusnu Work is just a daily detour to happy hour.

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  8. Feb 20, 2018 at 6:24 PM
    teamhypoxia

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    Ever have to use it?
     
  9. Feb 20, 2018 at 6:26 PM
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    I’ve been looking at the gb40 for the noco.
     
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  10. Feb 20, 2018 at 6:29 PM
    303tacoma

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    I have the smaller one jumped @YamaDirtrider a couple of times, and still had 3/4 charge. charged my cell phone too during power outage:thumbsup:
     
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  11. Feb 20, 2018 at 6:31 PM
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    https://www.amazon.com/Weego-JS12-12000mAh-Starter-Batteries/dp/B00N9XVPAE

    I had this one that i used a few times and it worked great. Although on the third time using it over a month or two period (without charging in between) it wouldn't fully jump the vehicle. But as long as you just make sure it's topped off between uses they work amazing.
     
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  12. Feb 20, 2018 at 6:36 PM
    YamaDirtrider

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    Your not gonna let me live that down will ya? Lol well I’ve got duals to now to allow self jump :p and wife got one from Christmas
     
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  13. Feb 20, 2018 at 6:40 PM
    teamhypoxia

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    Might be a stupid question....
    Do these things need a battery present to work? Would disconnecting my battery and hooking this to the cables be a valid test?
     
  14. Feb 20, 2018 at 6:42 PM
    303tacoma

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    Hahahaha just proving it works well
    And I had to jump Jakes rig too!
     
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  15. Feb 20, 2018 at 7:15 PM
    Gramps

    Gramps My walker is faster than your Prius!

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  16. Feb 20, 2018 at 8:19 PM
    thefatkid

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    At Groove we have had 4 of those jumper packs blow up. In all 4 cases they were trying to jump start a completely dead (less than 4volts) v6 or larger. I think 2 were on 4.0l Tacoma and 2 were on 5.7 Tundra. I was there for 2 of them as we were comparing those new ones to my monster Snap-on jump box. The 2 that blew up with me there were the same brand at different times (same owner as the 1st one was warrantied). The Snap on jumper box was able to jump the vehicle that blew up the lithium without issue. One of the 3 blew up while driving a truck in without a battery, just the jumper box (I think there are instructions that state don't leave connected to the vehicle once running so it could be operator error)

    +compact
    +lightwight
    +alternative USB power source (most)
    +alternative flashlight (most)
    +USB charging (most)
    +not stuck in the vehicle (compared to 2nd battery)

    -deep discharge is very difficult for the unit to jump start on larger engines
    -additional charging maintenance if only stored in a vehicle
    -can't be used as an additional power source should main battery completely fail

    So, If I was buying one of those I would make sure it has overload protection and reverse polarity protection. It looks like that NOCO does

    *disclaimer* I said blow up, I mean the soft case battery on the inside went through rapid expansion and broke the casing of the jumper apart. The unit ceased to function, there was no fire but it was hot to the touch.
     
  17. Feb 20, 2018 at 8:38 PM
    teamhypoxia

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    :rofl:Have you seen the announcer for Olympic figure skating? :rofl:

    Are they serious? :laugh:
     
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  18. Feb 20, 2018 at 8:41 PM
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    What was the brand of the ones that you had blow up? And are you saying the NOCO is ok?
     
  19. Feb 20, 2018 at 9:09 PM
    w.adventures

    w.adventures Adventure is out there

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  20. Feb 20, 2018 at 9:26 PM
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    Thanks! :D It was kind of like a “why not?” Kind of thing. I wanted to do long travel and I’ve always wanted to try my hand at racing, so I figured no better time than now. Haha
     
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