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Looking for a portable jump starter / air compressor

Discussion in 'Product Reviews' started by cr0, Jan 4, 2017.

  1. Jan 4, 2017 at 3:34 PM
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    cr0

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    As the title says ... any suggestions?

    I saw this "Rally Portable 8 in 1 Power Source and Jumpstarter Unit with Hand Generator" as a good one but it is sold out.

    Anyone else have one they've had good experience with? Hand generator is a nice touch but not necessary. The purpose is to be able to jump the truck or another vehicle, and to inflate the tires after a little deflation a ways from any gas stations. I'm also considering a secondary battery for the truck so it almost never needs jumping even if it is left with accessory electric running for a while, but that's another story
     
  2. Jan 7, 2017 at 3:32 PM
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    i wouldn't get something like that for a few reasons. first, because your getting so much accessories for that price, your gonna give up quality. it took me about a year of back and forth deciding if i should get something like that or buy each accessory separate. im glad i bought everything separate. for the air compressor i bought a VIAIR 88P from Amazon for $70. its one of the best ones you can buy. they have bigger ones if you want. the air compressor that comes in that small generator thing you want is a cheap plastic one that takes like 10 minutes to inflate each tire and it over heats every 5 min. i have taken apart one of these combo generators and its all made of cheap crap. the VIAIR 88P inflates the tire in 2 min and it stays cool as a cucumber my friend. and for the jumper pack to start a dead battery i would go with a lithium ion because it doesn't require constant monthly recharge like the acid batteries do in those generators. i have one from MATCO tool truck, its super small but packs a punch. it can easily start a big v8 truck or even a smaller diesel truck. the size is about 12 inches long, 3 inches thick and 4 inches wide. i have started trucks with it that a normal big jumper pack couldnt. if you dont have access to a MATCO truck, you can buy it online. its also sold under the name Mictro-Start xp10. the jumper pack will run you about 120ish. you can leave it in the truck and not worry about the cold killing it. let me know if u have any questions about those products. good luck :)
     
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  3. Jan 11, 2017 at 10:50 AM
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  4. Jan 14, 2017 at 7:48 PM
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    Yupppp thats it. It is 100% percent identical to my matco one. The case, every accessory, the color, the location of the buttons, the power, the shape is all the same. Mine just says matco on it. The reason i bought the matco one is because the tool truck comes to my mechanic shop every week and he gave me a good deal
     
  5. Jan 17, 2017 at 12:25 PM
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    Nice recommendation 008tacoma
     
  6. Jan 17, 2017 at 12:43 PM
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    That is perfect advise, I have the same Antigravity. You can also run your electronics on it in a pinch or charge the dog collar and GPS.

    I even agree with the choice of Air Compressor LOL

    Air Comp.jpg

    About the only thing can add is that this bag fits the air compressor and a few other things perfectly:
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000BFNJEI/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
     
  7. Jan 17, 2017 at 12:46 PM
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    For a portable starter I have a powerall. Seems to work so far, plus I can use it to charge my phone while I'm out hunting.
     
  9. Jan 19, 2017 at 5:04 AM
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    +1 for the Stanley. I have one - worked fine to jump my Camry have yet to use it to jump my Tacoma.

    It's got some 120v outlets which is great for tailgating.
     
  10. Jan 19, 2017 at 5:10 AM
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  11. Jan 19, 2017 at 5:19 AM
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    How is it pumping up tires?
     
  12. Jan 19, 2017 at 5:29 AM
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    I have no complaints...pump may be a hair on the slow side but it IS portable. It works as it should.
     
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  13. Jan 19, 2017 at 8:16 AM
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    That's the only part I have not used yet. I should do a test run and time it.
     
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