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What do I need in Jump Starter Battery?

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by MadeInMaine, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. Dec 30, 2010 at 12:59 AM
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    MadeInMaine

    MadeInMaine [OP] MadeInMaine

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    Hey fellas,

    what do I need to get a good battery jump starter?

    Certain amounts of amps? output, etc....

    blah blah

    I don't need something that will jump a dead battery in 2 seconds, but something workable...

    Cheers
     
  2. Dec 30, 2010 at 1:15 AM
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    You want a plug in as in a charger/starter or a portable battery-based model??
     
  3. Dec 30, 2010 at 3:08 AM
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    AeroCooper

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    [​IMG]
    Jump N Carry Ultra Portable Jump Starter w/Flashlight 900 Peak Amps
    SKU:SOLJNC300XL
    WEIGHT:9.00 lbs(s)
    [​IMG]
    FREE SHIPPING
    $67.49
    I just got this from restockit.com, works pretty good so far. It sure beats jumping with a car/cables.
     
  4. Dec 30, 2010 at 5:42 AM
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    so the 900 AMPs will give a good kick?
     
  5. Dec 30, 2010 at 5:47 AM
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    Yes, 900 amps is quite powerful. I did have a little trouble when it was close to zero out and the jumper unit was not at full charge once. But usually with a totally dead battery it starts it on the 3rd try or so. A portable unit will never be as powerful as an actual car/cable jump start, but this unit works pretty good.
    I also found that a lot of units have unnecessary add-ons (in my opinion) such as tire pumps. My thinking was to get the best jumpstarter for the price, let it do one thing and do it well, rather than gimmicky add ons that reduce the quality of the main purpose.
     
  6. Dec 30, 2010 at 6:08 AM
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    yeh, the "accesories" are a waste, but I am looking for one with a charger/jump and decent air compressor to refill my tires when I do riding on the sand
     
  7. Dec 30, 2010 at 1:17 PM
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    I've got this one that I picked up at Costco if I remember correctly. Never had to jump-start myself though. Only other people. The air compressor is pretty handy until I can get around to installing a dedicated compressor at some point.
     
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    Anyone understand Peak amps versus cranking amps? Also, how much is needed for a v6 tacoma?
     
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    650 seems to ring a bell. I could be entirely wrong though.
     
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