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    Re: does anyone keep a jump starter in their vehicle(s)?

    I have jumper cables but have considered a charger like those. Project Farm has a nice comparison video on YT where he put several of them against each other.
    Bruno Soares


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    Re: does anyone keep a jump starter in their vehicle(s)?

    FYI, Another reason to consider one. I left my lights on overnight in the garage and killed the battery. When I tried to shift it into neutral to push it out to pull the battery..... the transmission would not shift without power. I hooked up my "box", bingo the car shifted into neutral.

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    Re: does anyone keep a jump starter in their vehicle(s)?

    I just have jumper cables and a slime air compressor. I also keep one of those battery terminal brushes in my car. I had a dead battery on my previous car and had trouble getting it jumped until the battery terminals were cleaned.

    Good to see some positive reviews on one of these. I may put that on my Christmas wish list.

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    Re: does anyone keep a jump starter in their vehicle(s)?

    Yep and jumper cables too. Also compressor, tools, towels, and other assorted crapola.
    Rick....now in North Texas

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    Re: does anyone keep a jump starter in their vehicle(s)?

    I keep the following on my bike at all times:
    • jump starter
    • first aid kit
    • assorted tools
    • tire repair kit with CO2 cartridges
    • bottle of water
    • quart of oil


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    Re: does anyone keep a jump starter in their vehicle(s)?

    I've got an (Antigravity Batteries) Microstart XP-1 in my wife's car. Her car also came with a plug-in air compressor since it has a collapsible spare tire.

    My car I keep jumper cables and a little $20 Microstart tire inflator in my car.

    In the winter, I also throw in a "survival bag" with a heavy winter coat, hat, gloves, and snow pants. I only travel in populated areas, and my car's totally reliable, but I got a reality check a couple years ago when I got rear-ended on the way to work when it was like 30 degrees out.
    Since I never worry about my car, I didn't have any really warm gear with me. When I got hit, my left muffler got folded out to meet my rear tire, kinking the pipe shut. Knowing I was keeping the car no matter what, I didn't want to run my car while waiting for the tow truck. Thankfully the parents of the rear-ending offender hung out and let me wait in their truck until the flatbed arrived.

    If you keep one of the lithium jump packs in your car, don't forget to bring it in and charge it from time to time! Nothing worse than if you actually need to use it and find out it's dead. I've heard there are capacitor jump packs out there that actually don't use a battery at all. Through some manner of witchcraft they collect voltage from what's left in your battery and then provide enough oomph to start your car.
    Haven't had a chance to try one yet but I'm really curious. Nice part would be never having to worry about the battery in the jump pack you carry in case your battery goes flat.

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    Re: does anyone keep a jump starter in their vehicle(s)?

    I just purchased the GB20 a few weeks ago at Advanced Auto because of the rave reviews online as I was having battery issues with my truck. It started right away with the jump starter versus jumping cables with another car which did nothing. Even came in clutch when I was running an errand and my battery died again in the parking lot.

    I'm really impressed with this module and am glad I got it!

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    Re: does anyone keep a jump starter in their vehicle(s)?

    I work on Big Rigs/Tractors as my day job and these are the same units we use to jump trucks that need a jump. Very strong and incredibly durable.

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    Re: does anyone keep a jump starter in their vehicle(s)?

    Quote Originally Posted by fly07sti View Post
    I work on Big Rigs/Tractors as my day job and these are the same units we use to jump trucks that need a jump. Very strong and incredibly durable.
    1st off - Oh man, that's a lotta big heavy parts... (my day job = regular car repair)

    2nd - You use the NOCO jump boxes? That's quite the accreditation. I'll have to keep them in mind if I get another one in the future.

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    Re: does anyone keep a jump starter in their vehicle(s)?

    I always think if I had one, I'll just get out somewhere and need it and it won't be charged up and ready when I go to grab it. How often do you have to check/recharge devices like these? Also, would you have to cycle the battery, meaning run it down and charge it to full?

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