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Old 11-01-2013, 11:19 PM   #1
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which battery jump starter do you have and like

if you have one , which battery jump charger do you have or like
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Old 11-02-2013, 01:40 PM   #2
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I do not have one at this time but have in the past (It died of very old age)

What I look for:
1:At least 1000 amps peak jump current.
(Note, less than 750 might start a lawn mower but I've not had luck with the smaller ones)

2: Low price

What I do not look for

Lights, Inverters, Air compressors or any other EXTRA

I want a battery, a charge controller (Standard on all of 'em) and as many peak amps as I can afford.

A 12 volt "Accessory" outlet is nice as well, and fairly standard, but completly optional.
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Old 11-02-2013, 01:49 PM   #3
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I have a green colored one I bought at Costco. I wanted a jumper box and a 12 volt source for my Evenbrake and it had both.
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We carry a "Power Station" brand portable jump starter...would not travel without it.

The bigger peak draw the better, but cost is important. Got ours at CostCo. It has a light (like that) and tire pump (not high pressure, so only used for bikes and such).

Here's a trick for the motorized RV folks, to avoid having to get a giant jumper- if you have a generator:
Get the generator running (uses much less power than the engine starter).
This should charge the house batteries.
This will allow the use of the "Start Assist" to help the chassis battery with the house battery bank. You can use the portable jumper and Start Assist together to start the engine if needed.
--This is for an emergency start when needed only--
I believe most Class A and C's are set-up with Start Assist...but obviously not all.

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Old 11-02-2013, 02:15 PM   #5
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JNC660. Best I've seen. I have a used car lot with 200 cars in inventory. It's amazing how much better this unit is than many many others we've tried.
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Schumacher XP 2260. About $100.00.
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thanks for all your helpful input. If others have any units they have good experiences with, please reply also.

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Old 11-02-2013, 04:55 PM   #8
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Harbor Freight the yellow one on sale for <$40. Used a dozen or more times on other peoples cars and Toads. It got the job done It is a few years old and still works. Used it last week to start a Kia that was stored for the summer. Has a built in charger, meter, and light.
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The RV Bank, flip a switch and turn the key .

For my car, I carry jumper cables and use another person's vehicle to get her to turn over.
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JNC660. Best I've seen. I have a used car lot with 200 cars in inventory. It's amazing how much better this unit is than many many others we've tried.
The JNC660 is not available in CA Non-complaint(?)

What does that even mean?! How can a battery be non-compliant...or is there a small nuclear reactor inside the thing?

I love this beautiful State, but sometimes the rules are too much.

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The JNC660 is not available in CA Non-complaint(?)

What does that even mean?! How can a battery be non-compliant...or is there a small nuclear reactor inside the thing?

I love this beautiful State, but sometimes the rules are too much.

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Means it probably has lead in it. I'm amazed you can get a standard car battery in California some days.
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If you go on amazon.com you will see where it says non california compliant, you can click on that and a drop down menue comes up and you can get one that is california compliant.
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If you go on amazon.com you will see where it says non california compliant, you can click on that and a drop down menue comes up and you can get one that is california compliant.
...and it doesn't work as well and is twice the price

Only kidding - thanks for researching it. Maybe the difference is how they collect the state-wide battery recycle fee...$11 at purchase of any battery as a minimum

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I did notice it was about yen bucks more.
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