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What battery jump pack are you using?

Discussion in 'Product Reviews' started by verynearlypure, Oct 16, 2021.

  1. Oct 16, 2021 at 2:12 PM
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    verynearlypure

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    Well my Stanley Fat Max is on it’s last limb. I’ve been impressed with the longevity from this thing (10+ years). However, I’m not thrilled on it’s weight nor size.

    I have already tried searching the TW forums for discussions but didn’t have much success for any recent posts.

    I’ve heard great things about the Noco GB40 and 70. I’m sure 70 is overkill but rather have more than less, especially with the consideration of owning a diesel in the future. Are jumper cables a thing of the past now with the portable Li-ion technology?

    I’m not entirely sold on going with any brand in particular, I just expect the same longevity and durability as I’ve been accustomed to by Stanley’s unit. For personal reasons I’d rather not buy from Amazon or eBay.

    I’m still keeping an eye out for deals. I struck out in the deal section with expired promo codes when window shopping.

    Any input is appreciated.
     
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  2. Oct 17, 2021 at 7:35 AM
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    NOCO XGC4 56-Watt XGC Power Adapter For GB70/GB150/GB500 NOCO Boost UltraSafe Lithium Jump Starters

    I haven't used it on my own vehicles yet, but I've jumped 2 neighbors on 1 charge so far. The engines didn't struggle at all. It's a beast.

    My regret is buying the case for it. Case is ok, but it comes with a bag that would have been sufficient for me.

    Edit: just noticed your anti-Amazon sentiment...not sure where else to buy these. Also, I hope you never need it once you buy it!

    Good luck!
     
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  3. Oct 17, 2021 at 5:45 PM
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    Hey Scheme, thank you for taking the time to reply. I’ve found that advanced auto parts carries Noco and I may have a hookup on a discount, may require a 6 pack bribery. :devil: The more I’ve checked , Noco looks like the way to go. It’ll only cost me ~$40 for a new U1 for my Stanley Max but I like the discrete and portability of the Li-ion Noco packs. I’m going to settle with Noco and replace the U1 as well for a little bit of redundancy.

    Also, welcome to the forum, first post and already providing useful experience.

    :hattip::cheers:
     
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  4. Oct 17, 2021 at 5:49 PM
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    I have the Noco 40.

    I bought an off brand 3000 amp jumper for the company truck.


    In hindsight, next one I will buy will be a bigger pack. It's nice to have one to jump yourself, but remember that half the time you're using it, you're jumping someone else.
     
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  5. Oct 17, 2021 at 5:53 PM
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    Bought a Noco GB40 & 70 on Amazon Prime day a few years ago. I've used the 70 a handful of times, to help folks out with a jump. And we used em both as re-chargers for our cell phones, while we were without power recently for Hurricane Ida.
     
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  6. Oct 17, 2021 at 5:55 PM
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    NOCO is the best bud, you wont be disappointed.
     
  7. Oct 17, 2021 at 6:12 PM
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    I started typing but I had to tend to my onion rings, almost got them a little too crispy. The secret’s in the batter. :burp:

    Good food for thought though, Ryan. I’ve told myself a few times I’m living my penance. :rofl:

    Thanks everyone for the input, the consensus is NOCO.
     
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  8. Oct 17, 2021 at 6:14 PM
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  9. Oct 17, 2021 at 6:24 PM
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    Bought two Noco 40s and found them to be adequate but not good. As in it struggled to turn over the engines. That's something that's key to consider as well, as not every dead battery you will run across will be due to a slight discharge from leaving headlights on too long. Sometimes it's due to extreme heat, or freezing cold, or the battery is in a car with a crappy alternator, hacked up audio system wiring, and the battery should have been replaced two years ago but the owner keeps jumping it everytime. So it's best to go with a little extra juice IMO then to go with "should be good enuff as long as everything is perfect conditions". The audew worked much better for me but I've heard Noco aftermarket support and warranty is a lot better than the plentiful of obscure brand name jumpers out there on Amazon and eBay.

    If you don't mind waiting a month or so, usually they go for a pretty big discount on Amazon for black Friday.
     
  10. Oct 17, 2021 at 7:16 PM
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    I picked up a gooloo 2000 during a flash sale on Amazon based on this video. Haven’t had the need to use it but I’m sure it’ll work if I need it.
     
  11. Oct 17, 2021 at 7:23 PM
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    Last winter, my '06 Tacoma was the jump pack. Battery in the Chevy froze, it was 7 years old. This winter the Tacoma battery is 6 years old.....I expect it to die.

    I will use our '02 Chevy TrailBlazer for the jump pack to my Tacoma.
     
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  12. Oct 17, 2021 at 8:09 PM
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    That's great advice. Thanks for your experience regarding the 40s I'm not too pressed to buy one but rather have it and not need than need it and not have it. I'll keep an eye out for deals, with my luck they'll all be snagged up. ;)

    Solid video, admittedly I subbed to this guy a few days ago and this is the first time I've sat and watched a video. His content is off the charts and very well documented. That Gooloo kicks some serious ass. However the little viking and micro start seem to be problematic.

    What will you use to start the TrailBlazer? :D
     
  13. Oct 18, 2021 at 6:16 AM
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    The TB has a new battery. Last winter, the Tacoma was the jump pack.
     
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    I have the NOCO GB20. No issues with it so far.
     
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    NOCO products are overbuilt. That’s pretty rare these days. 100% my choice for anything battery related.
     
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    just bought the gbx45. used discount code: Crt15 for a 15% discount...

    GBX45 NOCO BOOST X.jpg
     
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    When did you use discount code Crt15?
    Its seems its no good this AM.
     
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    Nevermind it is working!
    crt15!
     
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    good to hear! :thumbsup:
     
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    I recently bought the GB50 using the code. Read good things about the GB40 but decided to go up slightly. Haven't used it yet.
     
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