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Field Grade

Anyone have any preferences on a portable emergency jump start battery ( ? )

 

I see Stanley makes a popular one.

 

Can you get a decent one for $100 ( ? )

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bmeador

I have a Genius Boost.  GB40 Boost + Jump Starter.  12V for up to a 6.0L gas and 3.0L diesel motors.  It recharges from the cig lighter or USB port.  Supposedly has 20 jump starts per charge, I've never had to test that specification.  I love mine, bought it just to have it while hunting in Maine.  It goes wherever I go now as I had to use it once.  I've used it on farm tractors also.  It has a very good light on it also.

 

I got mine at Autozone for $149, I think - not more.  Like it so much I'm gonna get the wife one for her car.

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Field Grade

Thanks! Will check out that model.

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WAGinVA

I have a Stanley Fat Max that I bought for my wife.  I have used it a couple of times with no issue.  I do try to remember to charge it every 3 months or so.

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RDG

I've got the Quipall 200 amp one and I've bought a few for family and friends.  I think there's a newer model out. Comes witha Bunch of adapters for personnel eletronics. It's always worked when needed. Those little things have a bunch of power for what they are. 

 

One day I was playing with it and accidentally reversed the clips on a battery. There's a diode in the jumper cable that prevents reverse flow and takes the hit but ruins the cable.  I called the company up and they shipped me two sets of cables for free. Thought that was pretty good of them. 

 

http://www.advancedtools.com/medco-quip-all-mini-charge-all-intelligent-jump-starter-pcajs400-80273-prd1.htm?productFeedId=0&utm_source=googleBaseFeed&utm_medium=shoppingEngine&utm_campaign=Google&source=productlistings298129256838&origin=pla&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIpbSa9s_B2AIVh7jACh0_QAZNEAQYAiABEgIXovD_BwE

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Tim Frazier

Amazon has it on sale for $99 right now.  Looks nice.  I have a Stanley I got from Wal-Mart and it has been great, use it for bike and wheelbarrow tires as well.  I like the compact units though and might pick one of these up.

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Marc Ret

Timely thread Field Grade. I've been contemplating and reading a bit about these lately for my 7.3L diesel. 

 

Most of what I've read, it seems like the NOCO Genius Boost line is very well regarded. For under $100 dollars, the NOCO GB40 is a good bet if you're buying for a decent sized gas engine. 

 

For a bit less money in the same size power range, the DBPOWER 600A is also considered a quality unit. 

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WeeWilly

NOCO GB70 is in my kit for 6.7L Cummins.

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UplandHntr

Is it possible to have one too large for a vehicle? Would a thousand amps damage a dinky car?

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RDG
1 minute ago, UplandHntr said:

Is it possible to have one too large for a vehicle? Would a thousand amps damage a dinky car?

 

I wouldn't think so.  A battery can't "push" volts, it nearly has the capability to supply them. The device using the voltage determines the "pull" from the battery, in this case the vehicles starter.  

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JMc

Have the Jump N Carry JNC 660, works like a champ, great reviews on Amazon.

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topdog1961

I've has a small 400amp Schumacher unit from Walmart for maybe 10-12 years. I didn't pay much for it and it doesn't have enough power to start a big motor on a cold day. I bought it for mowers,ATVs..etc.. In that capacity it has worked perfectly to this day. To me, it's unheard of for any battery to take and hold a charge after that many years. In that time I've bought other brands because of good sale pricing and they have come and gone. I highly recommend the Schumachers and they make all sizes. I've had similar good experience with Walmart batteries. 

 

 

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Field Grade

Fellas, thanks for all the replies, will browse Amazon and Walmart to look for deals today.

 

rjj

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hayslope
18 hours ago, bmeador said:

I have a Genius Boost.  GB40 Boost + Jump Starter.  12V for up to a 6.0L gas and 3.0L diesel motors.  It recharges from the cig lighter or USB port.  Supposedly has 20 jump starts per charge, I've never had to test that specification.  I love mine, bought it just to have it while hunting in Maine.  It goes wherever I go now as I had to use it once.  I've used it on farm tractors also.  It has a very good light on it also.

 

I got mine at Autozone for $149, I think - not more.  Like it so much I'm gonna get the wife one for her car.

 

This is the unit that I bought for my wife. Bought it on Amazon.

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steveziv

I did a fair amount of shopping before I bought a Weego Heavy Duty 12000 mAh jump starter.

I got it at Cabela's on sale for around $70 I think.  Along with the alligator clamps it came with adapters to fit a variety of phones and computers.

My goals was to have a powerful jumper small enough to keep in my SUV all the time.

I've used it a few times on my boat and cars, pretty slick piece of gear all in a 3" x 5" x 8" box.

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