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    Jump starter

    So has anyone got or used something like this for their car or bike?
    thoughts?


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    Yep, know a few of the Cafe Racer boys that use those fairly often as they are running small batteries. They seem to love them but mine has a truck-sized battery so I never needed one.
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    Ive got this one dubs, i have jumped started a car.
    http://www.solarking.net.au/portable-charger/
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    Whistler make a model which looks identical.
    An jump start a Parado, Falcon and several bikes before it needs to be charged.
    Has convenient USB ports to charge your phone as well and a flash light too.
    A very valuable addition to the workshop.

    The only downside of them is loaning it to your Ex and she connects the wrong leads and they explode.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenMeanie View Post

    The only downside of them is loaning it to your Ex and she connects the wrong leads and they explode.
    but was the jump starter okay?
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    Dubs is back? 350CCA should get you over the line in most cases, it will struggle with Diesels and bigger sixes/eights. Also if the battery is completely fubared it won't have enough power to overcome the dead battery and crank the vehicle. Not sure what they mean by starting current and peak current, most batteries you buy for vehicles have a rating via a standardised system typically CCA (cold cranking amps).
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    I own one. Absolutely awesome. Will start a Jeep Cherokee and Ford Falcon no worries a couple times. Will also start bikes from completely dead. Much easier to jump start a car or motorcycle than maneuvering your car bonnet closer and using jumper leads (which I still carry as a backup).

    Charges via USB so you can charge it while you drive.

    Can also use it to charge your devices that charge via USB if you go out motorbike riding for the day, hiking or whatever. However that will limit your ability to start cars as you're draining the battery.

    I'm gonna bet anyone saying they're shit will start their story with 'my friend has one and...' or 'I don't own one but...'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nero Diablo View Post
    Not sure what they mean by starting current and peak current, most batteries you buy for vehicles have a rating via a standardised system typically CCA (cold cranking amps).
    Cold cranking amps is a stupid unit of measurement in Australia. Cold cranking amps is how many amps the battery can provide at 0 degrees F which is -18 celsius.

    Relevant in European and North American winters, but the figure is useless in Australia because unless you're in the Victorian High Country, rarely is your battery temp gonna fall below 1-2 degrees Celsius. Which is still 19 degrees more than the CCA figure is based on on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speed Dealer View Post
    Cold cranking amps is a stupid unit of measurement in Australia. Cold cranking amps is how many amps the battery can provide at 0 degrees F which is -18 celsius.

    Relevant in European and North American winters, but the figure is useless in Australia because unless you're in the Victorian High Country, rarely is your battery temp gonna fall below 1-2 degrees Celsius. Which is still 19 degrees more than the CCA figure is based on on.
    While I agree is not particularly relevant to oz it gives a good base line in order to provide a comparison, stereo nerds will tell you the difference between PMPO, RMS and RMS at % of distortion is rather important, because it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Speed Dealer View Post
    I own one. Absolutely awesome. Will start a Jeep Cherokee and Ford Falcon no worries a couple times. Will also start bikes from completely dead. Much easier to jump start a car or motorcycle than maneuvering your car bonnet closer and using jumper leads (which I still carry as a backup).

    Charges via USB so you can charge it while you drive.

    Can also use it to charge your devices that charge via USB if you go out motorbike riding for the day, hiking or whatever. However that will limit your ability to start cars as you're draining the battery.

    I'm gonna bet anyone saying they're shit will start their story with 'my friend has one and...' or 'I don't own one but...'
    What model? where from?

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    they are ok depending on the brand

    i paid $100 from a leading washing machine /toaster/frypan/kettle discount chain for one

    mind you im industrial i guess and borked it lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dubs View Post
    What model? where from?

    Dubs
    Can't find it on eBay anymore. Paid around $60-70 for it. It's an 8000mAh one but you can get ones with much larger capacity for not much more $ or size.

    This is the one I have. Has a USB outlet for charging a phone, micro USB input for charging the device itself, and a little LED torch. Battery leads just plug in.


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    http://www.thunderauto.com.au/jump-start

    I bought one of these through my work, bit over $200 so not the cheapest one around.
    Has 2 usb outlets, 12v cig plug outlet adaptor, and outlet to run laptops. Charges of 240v and 12v and has torch.

    So far i have jumpstarted an old hq ute with a 308 with completely dead battery and an old diesel holden rodeo.

    Have also used it to charge my phone when i went to motogp phillip island last year.

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    Bit late but repco had these at half price at Boxing Day sales
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    That has to be bullshit, how can one of those start a car? I have auxiliary batteries to charge my phones, are you saying I could start my car as well?
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    Quote Originally Posted by agrid View Post
    That has to be bullshit
    Based on what?

    I've started several cars and bikes with mine. Must be magic hey!

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    Black magic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dubs View Post
    So has anyone got or used something like this for their car or bike?
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    The mobile mechanic we use to service/repair our cars swears by the one he has which looks similar Reckons it'll start a car several times as well as charge his phone etc and only cost him ~$100
    Been thinking of getting one myself for the bike/phone mainly as the RAC will come out for the car
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