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    Lithium jump starter packs.
    on: Oct 20, 2016, 03.25 pm
    Oct 20, 2016, 03.25 pm
    http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/4963318.htm?CMPID=GS001&_$ja=tsid:59156|cid:189934405|agid:18074225845|tid:pla-175528077205|crid:77627770765|nw:g|rnd:14719999334695270898|dvc:c|adp:1o4&gclid=CKjVs9nE6c8CFSsq0wod22oNRw#bv_qa

    Anyone got any first hand experience of such packs? I'm looking at the above one or similar, one that can be recharged via 240V AND 12v basically. My idea is to keep it stored on the bike and be able to keep it topped up when the engine is running,.....there's no point in carrying it if it's half dead when you need to jump start the bike's battery. :002:

    Apart from that use, I'd use such a pack to recharge my mobile phone etc whilst in a tent on camping trips.

    This video shows a version made by NOCO, now I assumed that they were a pretty good make/company, I'm not so sure now. If you are sensitive to swearing or can't understand Canadian, best not watch this video.

         

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    Re: Lithium jump starter packs.
    Reply #1 on: Oct 20, 2016, 05.13 pm
    Oct 20, 2016, 05.13 pm
    Seems a big lump to carry for a "just in case" scenario. Why not charge the phone from one of the bikes jack plugs as you travel? I do my tablet, phone, camera and kindle all from the top box whilst I travel. A days reiding gets the tablet to 100% charge whereas the other stuff only needs doing now and then. Never had a flat battery in 3 1/2 yrs, but I've said it now!!

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    Re: Lithium jump starter packs.
    Reply #2 on: Oct 20, 2016, 05.45 pm
    Oct 20, 2016, 05.45 pm
    These packs do come in various sizes, I don't mind a mid sized one taking up some space, I'm prepared for that.
    Apart from the weekend camping aspect, you just don't know when a bike battery is about to fail, sods law says that it will be on a cold winter night when you just wanna get home.

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    Re: Lithium jump starter packs.
    Reply #3 on: Oct 20, 2016, 06.02 pm
    Oct 20, 2016, 06.02 pm
    I made a set of jumper cables for $5...
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    Re: Lithium jump starter packs.
    Reply #4 on: Oct 20, 2016, 08.34 pm
    Oct 20, 2016, 08.34 pm
    I've had one of these for a couple of years now. But I have yet to use it to start one of my bikes. I've used it to start cars before and it works as advertised. It also comes with a lot of adapters and cables to run all kinds of electronic devices and a good flash light. It will stay fully charged for 6 months or longer so it isn't necessary to leave it charging all the time. A devise like this falls into the category of things that are a whole lot better to have and not need than to be stranded on the side of the road not having them.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Antigravity-Batteries-XP-1-Micro-Start-Personal-Power-Supply-Jump-Pack-Charger-/141716195557?hash=item20fef188e5:g:Y8IAAOSwLVZVoT~S&item=141716195557&vxp=mtr
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    Re: Lithium jump starter packs.
    Reply #5 on: Oct 20, 2016, 09.22 pm
    Oct 20, 2016, 09.22 pm
    Excellent,....I'll see what's available on eBay over here.

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    Re: Lithium jump starter packs.
    Reply #6 on: Oct 20, 2016, 10.10 pm
    Oct 20, 2016, 10.10 pm
    A  "thousand amps" ?  I guess the guy doesn't know that one ma means one thousandth of an amp.  And like batteries in series only add voltage, not current. The current (ma) capacity stays the same as for one battery regardless of number added in series.

    1000ma equals only one amp.

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    Re: Lithium jump starter packs.
    Reply #7 on: Oct 20, 2016, 10.31 pm
    Oct 20, 2016, 10.31 pm
    DonTom, that's the problem it does state 1000 amps not 1000 ma.....which as the guy says is just a flat out lie.
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