Mini jump starter.

Discussion in 'Car and Van Talk' started by Shaggy, Nov 29, 2016.

  1. Shaggy

    Shaggy Active Member

    Anyone used one of those new mini jump starter power Banks?
    I needed a jump start last week and thought about getting a jump starter to keep in the car but the ones I had seen before were quite big, so thought one of those mini ones would be good to keep in the car in case of emergency.
  2. Phil the Paver

    Phil the Paver Screwfix Select

  3. £90?!

    I'd rather park on a hill.
    longboat and Phil the Paver like this.
  4. You could buy a proper jump start pack for that price.

    I think the mini one would get you started if you are lucky, and battery is tired, not dead flat. Where a proper jump start pack would cope with anything
  5. Phil the Paver

    Phil the Paver Screwfix Select

    You could, but the OP clearly stated they didn't want a big one.

  6. Yep, missed that bit.

    You pay the money and take your pick; but I know which 1 I would pick
  7. wiggy

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  8. Shaggy

    Shaggy Active Member

  9. joinerjohn1

    joinerjohn1 Screwfix Select

    Neighbour lent me one last night when my car wouldn't start. Told me it was fully charged up. Attached it to the battery per the instructions and honestly it turned the engine once before dying a death. Bloody useless.
  10. Phil the Paver

    Phil the Paver Screwfix Select

    It was either flat or a cheap one, I have used one to start my old 7.5 tonne Ford cargo in the winter when the cold killed the battery lots of times, always fired it up first time, they just be fully charged though.
  11. Shaggy

    Shaggy Active Member

  12. masterdiy

    masterdiy Screwfix Select

    You cant beat a set of Professional Jump Leads.

    Don't buy the cheapo ones, 6 meter's long, will get you out of bother.

    So far, I have never used them on my own cars/van.
    I always seem to be in the right place for every one else.
  13. Be very way of using them on newer cars with so much electrictrickery controls, with totally flat batteries.

    Always turn the donor cars electrical load of some sort on before trying to start the flat car. And keep them connected for a bit after to allow the voltages to stabilise, imagine the peaks of power coming out of the vehicles alternator as it tries to charge the flat battery instantly. same with the power packs, dont disconnect immediately.

    No shortage of ecu problems around after quick jump lead starts.

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