battery booster / power pack help, please

battery booster / power pack help, please

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frenchie TVR

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266 posts

105 months

Wednesday 7th March
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Guys,

I had a battery booster (until last week when it died), it was one of those “old fashioned one” like you can buy at Halfords, quite big and heavy (30 x 30 cm or more).

I do not use the booster often, as I have a battery brain on my Chimaera (which does not get used often), but as a piece of mine I would like to get a replacement one.

Always useful to get you out of trouble: I have a chimaera, a Vespa, a family car and hopefully this year I will be buying another car I do not need.

So as I said, I would like to buy a new “battery booster / power pack”, but I want to buy a Lithium battery based one and one of those small ones, which is the size of a computer hard drive.

Question: are they any good and had anyone here a version they recommend?

There are lots of E-bay for £40 who claim to start cars of up to 5 or 6L. I say claim, and I would like information from people who have actually got one and have tested one…

At Halfords those £40 ones are about £80…

Any help would be welcome.

Just in case, my Chimaera is a 5L and I obviously need the battery pack to be able to crank up a 5L engine!

I know that jump starting a car is not ideal, so not need to tell me about this: it kills the battery, etc…, but I rather start the car and be able to use it and damage the battery more than it already is, than not start eth car at all…

All the best, Eric

phillpot

13,924 posts

113 months

Wednesday 7th March
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Nothing for £40 but maybe worth a read.............. clicky

Skyedriver

7,129 posts

212 months

Wednesday 7th March
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the one I bought came highly recommended but cannot remember the name. Time i got it out and checked the charge. Will get back to you.

wseed

617 posts

60 months

Wednesday 7th March
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There's one on Amazon that states it will do a 4l it's only £34 when you enable the voucher.

I have a "Car Rover" branded one that claims to be 14000mah and 800Amps peak. It's the amps that will start the car and the mah to say how many times it might work before charging. I've managed to start my 450 a couple of times without any issues. I think I paid a fair bit more than £30-£40 quid though. Maybe £60-70 as I wanted to be self sufficient if I got a flat battery in Europe.

Edited by wseed on Thursday 8th March 18:58

s6boy

1,165 posts

155 months

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wseed

617 posts

60 months

Thursday 8th March
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s6boy said:
That inc the accessories looks very much like a branded up version of the cheap Chinese ones you can buy for a fraction of that price.

glow worm

4,195 posts

157 months

Thursday 8th March
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Not £40 but I can recommend a SNAP-ON Power Pack ... actually made in UK (York) ... but set you back £200 but some 2nd hand on e-bay

bomb

2,917 posts

214 months

Thursday 8th March
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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DBPOWER-600A-18000mAh-P...

Sensible price on these.

Have a look on YouTube too. Some demo's of them being used.

Edited by bomb on Thursday 8th March 19:25