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Old 7th November 2018, 03:21 PM
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looking to buy a booster pack to jumpstart the bike when like I clown I leave the heated grips or lights on overnight

Must have smaller size crocodile clips so that they fit down in to the battery well, and ideally small enough to carry as luggage in a top box for when I go on trips.

can anyone recommend something thats reliable, and reasonably priced (ideally under 50).
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Old 7th November 2018, 04:53 PM
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This is the one I have:

https://thejumpingjack.com/product/s...table-charger/

Bit over the budget you mention, but it's a great piece of kit. Has been used to start a KTM 990 multiple times in one journey and no bother to it. Small sized croc clips make it easy to fit to a bike battery in times of need...
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Old 7th November 2018, 05:06 PM
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This is the one I have:

https://thejumpingjack.com/product/s...table-charger/

Bit over the budget you mention, but it's a great piece of kit. Has been used to start a KTM 990 multiple times in one journey and no bother to it. Small sized croc clips make it easy to fit to a bike battery in times of need...
That looks exactly what Im looking for.

thanks for the link, have ordered

Saw similar small packs on the web and was dubious as to whether they would be powerful enough, so better to get something thats recommended and has been tried and tested

thanks.
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Old 7th November 2018, 05:18 PM
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First-hand experience with two. Both over your price-point, but perhaps still relevant.

In work we use a NOCO Genius GB20. No problem jump starting bike or cage, even when not fully charged. Nice small battery clips. Charges up pretty quick from mains, and IIRC (not 100% sure) can also be charged via a micro-USB in. Usual size & weight for these yokes. Also has 2 USB power outs for phone, tablet, etc. 80 or so, IIRC.

I own an AntiGravity XP-1. Much the same as above in most respects. Bigger battery clips but they still work fine. Charges using a proprietary input (rather than micro-USB), but both mains and 12V cigarette chargers are included. Also has 2 USB power outs, but this guy also has 12V & 19V power outs for laptops. And a torch. 180 IIRC.
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Old 7th November 2018, 09:02 PM
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We use a Battery Tender one in work, not sure on price etc. but it gets put through its paces and I can't fault it. Has been nothing but reliable for the last 3 years
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Old 7th November 2018, 11:39 PM
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There's one's coming up in the weekly specials in Lidl next next week. I've no experience in them but Lidl electro is don't seem to be too bad. Anyone got any experience with these ones.

https://www.lidl.ie/en/special-offers.htm?id=614&week=2
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Old 8th November 2018, 01:08 AM
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Check out the OZ charge rescue mate. Batteryless jump starter
I know this is well out of your price range but I saw one jump starting a six cylinder diesel tractor that wouldn't even turn over on it's own battery, just clicking from the solenoid.
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Old 8th November 2018, 09:03 AM
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I have this one, used a few times to jump start bikes and cages and worked as expected. At the price I thought it was worth a punt, worst that happens is you've a portable phone charger.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/DBPOWER-800...r+jump+starter
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Old 8th November 2018, 05:28 PM
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Check out the OZ charge rescue mate. Batteryless jump starter
I know this is well out of your price range but I saw one jump starting a six cylinder diesel tractor that wouldn't even turn over on it's own battery, just clicking from the solenoid.
That's an interesting bit of kit there.
I've had one or two of the battery type,they always gave up after a year or so.
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Old 8th November 2018, 11:18 PM
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That's an interesting bit of kit there.
I've had one or two of the battery type,they always gave up after a year or so.
The Missus's cousin brought one back from Australia during the summer for his father, quite amazing what it can do, and as its capacitor based should last way longer than battery models once it doesn't get left where it will take a lot of heat.
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Old 9th November 2018, 11:18 PM
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Originally Posted by efanton View Post
That looks exactly what Im looking for.

thanks for the link, have ordered

Saw similar small packs on the web and was dubious as to whether they would be powerful enough, so better to get something thats recommended and has been tried and tested

thanks.
Well that was quick.
Ordered Wednesday afternoon delivered today. only 3 charged for delivery.
Have to give them 10/10 so far.
certainly heavier than it looks if thats anything to go by.

Hopefully it will be a few years before I review how good it works at jumpstarting a bike.
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Old 10th November 2018, 09:45 AM
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Must get a new one myself too, the one we have at the moment my auld fella bought it around 1998, it's still going strong and will start almost anything, but the shell/housing is held together with cable ties, duct tape, and hope

Might get one of those jumping jack ones, heard good things about them
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Old 11th November 2018, 10:18 PM
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Lidl have them next week. 59

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Old 11th November 2018, 10:27 PM
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Lidl have them next week. 59

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Says it jumps cages up to 3 litre diesel.
But box says only 1.6.
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Old 12th November 2018, 10:10 AM
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would still do ninety percent of bikes, except diesel ones maybe
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Old 12th November 2018, 11:11 AM
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I'd say all of the booster packs have enough power to start just about any bike - there's a lot more inertia in a decent sized petrol/diesel cage engine. Reason I like the Jumping Jack was it's small size and that a mate recommended it to me. Can't beat first hand experience.
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Old 12th November 2018, 12:05 PM
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I'd say that the real solution would be to hook up your accessories to a relay so everything shuts off when you turn off the key instead of being wired directly to the battery.

No harm on having a battery pack on the side anyways but it's better not to drain your battery in the first place :)
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Old 14th November 2018, 08:32 PM
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Originally Posted by podge View Post
There's one's coming up in the weekly specials in Lidl next next week. I've no experience in them but Lidl electro is don't seem to be too bad. Anyone got any experience with these ones.

https://www.lidl.ie/en/special-offers.htm?id=614&week=2
Bought it today.
Seems a decent bit of kit for the money
And the usual Lidl warranty too.
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Old 14th November 2018, 11:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Japcati View Post
Bought it today.
Seems a decent bit of kit for the money
And the usual Lidl warranty too.
Bit pricey for a lidl kit. . . might hold off till they're on sale
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Old 15th November 2018, 09:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Japcati View Post
Bought it today.
Seems a decent bit of kit for the money
And the usual Lidl warranty too.
i went in to wexford town lidl none in there,was going to buy one too
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