Do you own, or consider owning a jump starter?

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Do you own, or consider owning a jump starter?

Post by richg99 » 12 Nov 2019, 17:40

A long, but well done, video comparison of many Lithium starters. I have an off-brand in each car and my boats, too. Never had to use them yet, though.


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Do you own, or consider owning a jump starter?

Post by LDUBS » 12 Nov 2019, 20:01

I keep one in the pick-up too. Bought it at Costco. Don't remember the name. I haven't had to use it yet and hopefully never will. But, if I ever get to the ramp and find I have a dead battery, it will hopefully do the job.
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Post by nccatfisher » 12 Nov 2019, 20:30

I have one, it replaced one that finally bit the dust. If you have multiple vehicles (farm) they are indispensable.

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Post by turbotodd » 12 Nov 2019, 21:50

Yeah I keep one in the truck. Supposedly it will start the truck (diesel/two batteries). I haven't tried yet but it WILL start the tractor. It goes in the boat when I'm fishing. New motor has backup recoil start so I am not too concerned about it but I still keep it with me. I forget what brand, I think seizmik but I don't remember.

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Post by Churak » 12 Nov 2019, 23:13

I don't currently have one, but I think I'll shop around for one to put into the boat - in the off chance it's needed to get you home, it's short money as an insurance plan

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Do you own, or consider owning a jump starter?

Post by LDUBS » 13 Nov 2019, 01:13

Just remember to keep it charged. I have a reminder on my iPhone to recharge monthly.
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Post by richg99 » 13 Nov 2019, 07:13

Yes, I also have a reminder. The nice thing is that most of them can be re-charged on the front seat while you drive along using the cigarette lighter.

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Post by Weldorthemagnificent » 13 Nov 2019, 08:00

Thanks for sharing that video. I've been wanting to get a compact charger mostly for snowmobiling as my sled doesn't have a recoil, but my boat does. Also be handy to charge phones on our fishing trips. Not to mention the car.

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Do you own, or consider owning a jump starter?

Post by BigTerp » 13 Nov 2019, 09:20

I have two. One for my truck/boat and the other for my wife's car. It has saved me twice. Once when my truck battery was dead. It started my 5.4 liter V8 several times that day until I could get to Auto Zone for a new battery. Also saved a day of fishing when after I got everything unloaded and ready to head up river my batteries where shot and wouldn't start the outboard. Was able to get it started several times and go fishing. Although it was a little rough river smallmouth fishing without a trolling motor, it was better than having to pack up and head back home. Won't be without a portable jump starter in my vehicles or boat.
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Post by nccatfisher » 13 Nov 2019, 18:51

Used mine today, got in the Mule and it was dead as a hammer.

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Post by thedude » 13 Nov 2019, 22:11

I got the noco model on sale. Keep it in the truck. And take it with me in the boat.

My smaller boat has a pull start backup!

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Post by RiverLife » 14 Nov 2019, 08:04

Be a nice addition to the tool box for sure.
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Post by hipster dufus » 14 Nov 2019, 09:01

i went to a 3 battery setup. have a 2 bank. always had the starting battery on my charger till then. hid the fact that my starting battery was dying. sure enough first cold day it wouldnt turn over. boat was still on trailer at ramp. i keep a larger jump pack in my truck. stanley 1000amp w the built in compressor. jumped battery went fishing. had to use it twice that day. really too big too keep on boat. going to a 3 bank charger this winter. i will be picking up a small jump pack for the boat. got a noco 2 bank, gonna replace w 3 bank. in my opinion the jump pack are cheap insurance

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Post by richg99 » 14 Nov 2019, 09:44

A number of guys in our little 40 man fishing club bought these things. I can't tell you how many times one or another guy helped another boater get their motors started.

I carry one of these in each car/van; plus one on the boat....AND...a set of jumper cables. I never had to use any of them, and I hope it stays that way.

I do have a reminder on my phone's calendar to charge them monthly. Most of the time, they are still 100% but I put them on for a half-hour anyhow.

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Post by samuelh1987 » 14 Nov 2019, 10:34

The little g.a. airport I work for has a lot of machines that sit for months, so, weak batteries are very common. We'd be in a serious bind without them. We keep one for re-fuelers, one for mowing machines, and one for vehicles / tenants. I have one that travels with me, along with jumper cables.
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