Lithium Jump Starters

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  1. Toedtoes

    Toedtoes Well-Known Member

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    Just wanted to share that these are great to have in your tow vehicle for security (safely jumpstarting your vehicle without needing a stranger's help) AND for providing a power source if needed.

    I bought a cheap 400amp peak power one on Amazon for $26.49 - it was an old model and they put them on discount. I actually bought 4 of them...

    I keep one in my Durango and have used it to jumpstart the V8 engine several times, along with several co-workers' V6 engines. I have also used it to charge up my cell phone, tablet, and/or kindle. I keep one in the clipper to use when camping to charge the electronic devices (I have a more expensive 800amp peak power one to jumpstart the clipper in there also). I have one in my FnR as a backup for the Durango one (use one for charging devices while camping and the other is ready for jumpstarting if needed). I gave one to a friend.

    They really work and hold their charge well. I usually charge them about every three months and right before a trip. Prices vary and there are many brands so I didn't link. If you find a good price, buy one for every vehicle plus your camper(s). Well worth it!
     
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    gladecreekwy Well-Known Member

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    Always have one in my truck. One time pays for itself.
     
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    Keep one in the truck also (Weego 44), dang handy for sure...
     
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    They work great. It's amazing how good they work while being so small.
     
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    They work well.

    Keep them out of heat, they can expand/mildly explode, and catch fire.
     
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    AND...
    When using one to jump start your car, be Sure to Remove the power pack Immediately once the engine starts, or you will Fry the power pack. Or at the very least you will fry the leads.
     
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    Toedtoes Well-Known Member

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    i've never had that happen. Now, I admit that I pretty much pull it once the car is started - not much sense to leaving it connected once it's done its job. But I've never rushed to take it off.
     
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    Carry one in the pickup always. Transfer it to the Jeep when driving it. Can be used to get the pop up a jolt if needed. Cheap insurance.
     
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    I bought one two years ago, on sale, thought it was really neat.......haven't used it once for anything........but by golly, I have it! lol
     
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    jmkay1 2004 Fleetwood/Coleman Utah

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    Thanks for reposting this. I forgot my old one got fried in the hot car last year and wanted to replace it before my trip this season.
     
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    I have 2. A Halo Bolt, and an Everstart. The Everstart powers my CPAP at night, my Halo Bolt is used as an emergency jump pack.

    Failing the Halo doing it's thing, if I am in a boondocking situation and the TV battery is dead, I can and do charge the everstart with my generator....
     

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