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Auto Jump Start / Battery Charger

Postby bigdanio » Mon 08.11.2010, 16:11

Hi Guys

New owner, have recently posted in the introductions section.

I am interested in buying a auto jump starter, aka a battery charger (the kind that you charge via the plug socket and then use to start your car)

Does anyone have any experience in this? Looking online I can see 4amp, 6amp, 900amp ?! ones.

Basically I want to have the ability to start my car myself if the battery is flat.

Trickle charge is not really an option for me.

Any advice warmly welcomed.

Cheers!
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Re: Auto Jump Start / Battery Charger

Postby esprit888 » Mon 08.11.2010, 17:47

bigdanio wrote:Hi Guys

New owner, have recently posted in the introductions section.

I am interested in buying a auto jump starter, aka a battery charger (the kind that you charge via the plug socket and then use to start your car)

Does anyone have any experience in this? Looking online I can see 4amp, 6amp, 900amp ?! ones.

Basically I want to have the ability to start my car myself if the battery is flat.

Trickle charge is not really an option for me.

Any advice warmly welcomed.

Cheers!

Keep an eye on your trunk/boot light as i see you had a problem. This is famous for draining the battery as its design was done by the well known automotive guru Mickey mouse! easiest fix is to remove the bulb :-D
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Re: Auto Jump Start / Battery Charger

Postby lotusnut » Wed 10.11.2010, 21:35

Hi Try QVC shopping channel, they have what looks like the ideal thing, item number 557909 Porta Jump jumpstart £20 + p&p
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Re: Auto Jump Start / Battery Charger

Postby bigdanio » Thu 11.11.2010, 15:08

thanks lotusnut, that looks perfect for what I want. Shame they have none in stock, off to ebay to find one I can get now :D
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Re: Auto Jump Start / Battery Charger

Postby martin_bailey_1 » Thu 11.11.2010, 23:37

Greetings Bigdanio!

I bought mine from Maplins some time ago......cheap, but works a treat !

..... and even better, they now have them on offer.... :banana:


http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?Mod ... 4wodTh0fHA

Hope this helps !

Cheers,

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Re: Auto Jump Start / Battery Charger

Postby bigdanio » Mon 15.11.2010, 12:53

Thanks Martin, just the job.

I have one winging it's way to me as we speak.

Cheers for the advice guys.
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