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Jump Starter Devices

Postby pbar » Thu Nov 24, 2016 7:21 am

This is a tiny device compared to the big heavyweights of old, and can jump start petrol engines up to 3.5L. Also has USB ports for charging phones, etc. About £50, anyone any experience of these?

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Re: Jump Starter Devices

Postby andyd » Thu Nov 24, 2016 12:24 pm

Sounds good :)
Only 2 reviews on Amazon which rate it 4/5 Stars

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Re: Jump Starter Devices

Postby Will01 » Thu Nov 24, 2016 12:44 pm

These new ones have LiPo batteris which are very smalland powerful.
We do alot of RC models with planes and cars and boats etc and the 3s LiPo we use in small rc planes are enough to jump start a car battery!
But i have never bought or used one of these.
Interesting because Lidl are selling one for £35 and i reckon its worth a try.
Just make sure you keep them charged and don't drain them as they do not store very well if left uncharged
Plans have changed to just make a good fun Track Car :)

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Re: Jump Starter Devices

Postby pbar » Thu Nov 24, 2016 1:55 pm

Will01 wrote:Interesting because Lidl are selling one for £35 and i reckon its worth a try.


That's interesting as I was wondering if Aldi (Lidl's brother of course) would stock these, so I might look at that.

I think the spec. for the one I posted stated a charging time of just 3 hours, which isn't bad at all, as you mention rechargeable batteries do run down on their own (although this type is far better at holding a charge), so it's not like you would have to wait overnight to use it like some others.

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Re: Jump Starter Devices

Postby pbar » Sat Nov 26, 2016 4:52 pm

Will01 wrote:Interesting because Lidl are selling one for £35 and i reckon its worth a try.


I went to a Lidl today to have a look at these. They didn't have any and the staff were clueless. Starange, perhaps it is a future special thingy.

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Re: Jump Starter Devices

Postby Will01 » Sat Nov 26, 2016 10:55 pm

Here is the one they had advertised in their Lidl store catalogue and on their website aswell

http://www.lidl.co.uk/en/our-offers-2491.htm?action=showDetail&id=39459

i believe it is due for Sunday(tomorrow)
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Re: Jump Starter Devices

Postby pbar » Sun Nov 27, 2016 12:41 am

Excellent, thank you. Will hopefully check that out tomorrow then.

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Re: Jump Starter Devices

Postby skozra » Sun Nov 27, 2016 9:49 am

used one of the DB Power ones (that I got from Amazon a while ago) to jump start one of the Scoobys, worked a treat - these things are fantastic and do actually work well.

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Re: Jump Starter Devices

Postby pbar » Sun Nov 27, 2016 5:41 pm

Well I went and bought one from Lidl today, this is the first day that they came in. And, as luck would have it I had a flat battery! Totally gone, not even a whimper. So I connected this up, only takes seconds to do, and started the car. Started first time, actually started better than it has ever done! Amazing piece of kit, sure beats having to fetch another car over, pushing the non starter out of the garage, jump leads, etc. And of course if you suspect the battery is on it's way out you can just carry this around with you if you fear that you might have a non starter at some point.

I think it states that you can jump start around 20 cars before you need to re-charge the device. And that one charge could last up to six months. Very handy to have the ability to re-charge phones and any USB devices also, if you're a camper for instance that could make life much easier.

Thank you for the heads up! No more stressing about a flat battery no matter how long a car may be left.

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Re: Jump Starter Devices

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Mon Nov 28, 2016 1:26 am

pbar wrote:Well I went and bought one from Lidl today, this is the first day that they came in. And, as luck would have it I had a flat battery! Totally gone, not even a whimper. So I connected this up, only takes seconds to do, and started the car. Started first time, actually started better than it has ever done! Amazing piece of kit, sure beats having to fetch another car over, pushing the non starter out of the garage, jump leads, etc. And of course if you suspect the battery is on it's way out you can just carry this around with you if you fear that you might have a non starter at some point.

I think it states that you can jump start around 20 cars before you need to re-charge the device. And that one charge could last up to six months. Very handy to have the ability to re-charge phones and any USB devices also, if you're a camper for instance that could make life much easier.


Hi Paul,

Thanks for your report mate. Very helpful indeed. Sounds a great bit of kit does that. I had a flat battery on the Fiesta yesterday morning...a couple of hours before me and the missus were due to drive up to West Yorkshire to visit my parents :banghead: I could so have done with one of these Paul. Had to 'scramble" the Capri to the rescue, not for the first time, with a booster start. I am popping into the local Lidl up here in Yorkshire tomorro morning (today) to see if I can buy one of these jump starters Paul. Will replace the battery on the Fiesta as I think its had it but always good to have one of these units methinks :)

Fingers crossed Lidl has some left up here...

Thanks again Paul and thanks to "Will01" for the heads up on this Lidl one. Great bit of information he posted up !

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Re: Jump Starter Devices

Postby Everitt » Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:13 am

Man, I still can't believe that jump starters are that small now. It's about the same size as a power bank for my phone. Wonder how many times can you start a car using this jump start on one charge. The smallest portable jump-starter that I have seen before was this 500Amp module: https://www.carid.com/black-decker/500- ... s500b.html
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Re: Jump Starter Devices

Postby pbar » Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:31 am

Everitt wrote:Man, I still can't believe that jump starters are that small now. It's about the same size as a power bank for my phone. Wonder how many times can you start a car using this jump start on one charge.


Hi, I mentioned in my last post, according to the manual twenty cars could possibly be started from one charge.

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Re: Jump Starter Devices

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:33 am

Everitt wrote:Man, I still can't believe that jump starters are that small.


Yep I agree mate. Amazing how compact these things are now aint it.

Everitt wrote:Wonder how many times can you start a car using this jump start on one charge.


Paul mentioned this in his post fella....

pbar wrote:I think it states that you can jump start around 20 cars before you need to re-charge the device. And that one charge could last up to six months. Very handy to have the ability to re-charge phones and any USB devices also, if you're a camper for instance that could make life much easier.


Sounds very good dont it.

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Re: Jump Starter Devices

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Mon Nov 28, 2016 12:58 pm

Tried two Lidl stores up here in Dewsbury and both sold out :(
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Postby Andrew 2.8i » Mon Nov 28, 2016 3:13 pm

Fordoholic Nick wrote:Tried two Lidl stores up here in Dewsbury and both sold out :(


Hi Nick,
The store I went to had loads of them.
If you have further difficulties obtaining one, I can get one for you and forward it on.

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Re: Jump Starter Devices

Postby andyd » Mon Nov 28, 2016 3:34 pm

Glad it works well :D

I always use one of these http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Heavy-Duty-Ba ... SwBahVAcEt
Only suitable for round terminal batteries, and it does mean setting the clock and radio but I never bother :lol:

Although this one states square terminals too and allows radio etc to remain on....http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Richbrook-DIS ... 2096775398

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Re: Jump Starter Devices

Postby pbar » Mon Nov 28, 2016 3:44 pm

Andrew 2.8 wrote:
If you have further difficulties obtaining one, I can get one for you and forward it on.


That goes for me too Nick.

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Re: Jump Starter Devices

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Mon Nov 28, 2016 4:36 pm

pbar wrote:
Andrew 2.8 wrote:
If you have further difficulties obtaining one, I can get one for you and forward it on.


That goes for me too Nick.


Hi chaps.

Wow thats really really kind of you both to offer. Yes please I would love to take you up on your fantastic offer of help :)

Andrew if your store still has lots of them then it would be really great if you could get one for me. Just pm me with details of how I can pay you and give you my address. If they have sold out please let me know and I will then ask Paul if he can very kindly do the same. We are just leaving Yorkshire for the drive home now so will be in touch later.

Once again Andrew and Paul, thank you both very much indeed to you for your kindness. Very much appreciated. Its made my day :D

All the very best now chaps

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Postby Andrew 2.8i » Mon Nov 28, 2016 5:35 pm

Fordoholic Nick wrote:
pbar wrote:
Andrew 2.8 wrote:
If you have further difficulties obtaining one, I can get one for you and forward it on.


That goes for me too Nick.


Hi chaps.

Wow thats really really kind of you both to offer. Yes please I would love to take you up on your fantastic offer of help :)

Andrew if your store still has lots of them then it would be really great if you could get one for me. Just pm me with details of how I can pay you and give you my address. If they have sold out please let me know and I will then ask Paul if he can very kindly do the same. We are just leaving Yorkshire for the drive home now so will be in touch later.

Once again Andrew and Paul, thank you both very much indeed to you for your kindness. Very much appreciated. Its made my day :D

All the very best now chaps

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Hi Nick,
No problem, I'll check it out tomorrow.
Out of interest, do you have a Paypal account?

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Re: Jump Starter Devices

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:05 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:No problem, I'll check it out tomorrow.
Out of interest, do you have a Paypal account?


Hi Andrew,

Nice one fella. Much appreciated indeed !

Yep, I got paypal so easy to pay you...no need to send you a postal order :lol:

Look forward to hearing from you tomorrow mate.

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