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    Good evening chaps.

    My ******* daily has run the battery down.
    "So what!" I hear you cry, as well as "who cares".

    My issue is, my two garages are miles away with no power. I have no mates to call on so in the past I've had to put battery in to small wheeled suitcase and use the buses. So, yes it is a serious butt fcuk waste of time to recharge a battery.

    After this resolution I will take steps to regularly maintain charges.

    But out of interest anyone use the jump starter packs ?



    They have more than one use and I could carry one on me motorbike to garages. But I don't wanna **** £110 on summat that won't have the guts to help start a car. Yes I understand the domestic packs can only assist an ailing battery not resurrect a dead battery but all the same may get me out of the ****e.
    .thanks in advance

    Jimbob
    "I'm not going to take this defeatist attitude and listen to all this crap any more from all these people who have nothing except doomsday to predict."
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    They work well. We had a couple at the police department and they would easily start Crown Victoria Interceptors that had flat batteries. That is if the Muppet who used it last didn't forget to plug the charger in for recharging.

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    I have one of those little ones, not much bigger than a phone.
    Starts my Transit no bother. Got our kid a more powerful one from Toolstation, starts upto 4 litre Petrol or 3 litre diesel from memory.

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    This is supposed to be a good one, of the small veriety


    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07C7T4L...eviews_uk_1-21

    Last year when I needed one this one came to the fore
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hilta-1800a.../dp/B01AALUSW8

    Couple of points on this one,not bad ones
    although I've posted amazon links ,here the hilta one Hilta Garage Equipment
    My nearest dealer of these said they bought a large batch every year(about december) and discounted them.
    Why didn't I buy it?
    I phoned up Ring(Who's one I had,and well out of warranty ) and they told me to take it back to Halfords and they(Halfords) replaced it with the much newer model
    I'd have a look at Rings web-site

    There are some RAC

    Re the Snap-on ones
    A pal of mine has over 6 of them, and in the course of time is always replacing the internal battery,Dealer service having dropped off He is replacing them with Mac Tools version, But at circa £350 It's a hefty wedge
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    lidl have lifepo ones at 39.99 had one a year ago and easily started 1.8 petrol engine twice without recharging and reads 4 of 5 lights so should still start again saYS DONT USE if down to 2 lights

    has torch, 2 usbs current ones come with a cig lighter plug too though one I bought didnt

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    I've got a Micro-Start XP10 antigravity battery, not much bigger than an iPad and will start a dead Big Block as well as charging your phones all weekend when camping. Good piece of kit.

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    Wow! Thanks for your replies! I can invest with more confidence!!!

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    I have a Suaoki G7 600A Peak 18000mAh Portable Car Jump Starter Battery Booster , used it many times on the V8 and the works van with no trouble.

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    Update:

    Got a U18 and started the 2.7 flat 6 first go!! Amazing


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    Quote Originally Posted by stonefree View Post
    Re the Snap-on ones
    A pal of mine has over 6 of them, and in the course of time is always replacing the internal battery,Dealer service having dropped off He is replacing them with Mac Tools version, But at circa £350 It's a hefty wedge
    Snap-On are now often junk.

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