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As above gang. Anyone purchased one of these before?
https://www.lidl.ie/en/p/winter-read...er-bank/p31467
Are they any good or would it be better to go to somewhere like amazon? Thinking about picking one up. Any opinions appreciated.
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Re: Lidl portable jump starter tomorrow

I have one at home, but haven't had call to use it yet
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Re: Lidl portable jump starter tomorrow

Originally Posted by WhyTea
As above gang. Anyone purchased one of these before?
https://www.lidl.ie/en/p/winter-read...er-bank/p31467
Are they any good or would it be better to go to somewhere like amazon? Thinking about picking one up. Any opinions appreciated.
Stuff off Amazon is probably the same if not worse depending what you buy. Bought a cheap one for 30 quid and couldn't get it to work.
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Re: Lidl portable jump starter tomorrow

Depends what you want it for imo, handy gadget to take with you on holiday maybe, will charge a phone or laptop/pad or similar and maybe start the bike but if its just for the shed i find an old cage battery is the best, can be used to start anything, a small set of jumpleads under the seat is lighter and smaller to carry when on holiday too, anyone will give you a jumpstart.
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Re: Lidl portable jump starter tomorrow

Bought 1 before.
Piece of shit.
Exchanged for another.
That was shit too.
Got my money back instead.
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Re: Lidl portable jump starter tomorrow

I've this under my bike all the time.
My bikes stator is fooked so starting is a hassle in the morning and I use this to start it
Always worked for me so very handy to have.
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Re: Lidl portable jump starter tomorrow

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I've this under my bike all the time.
My bikes stator is fooked so starting is a hassle in the morning and I use this to start it
Always worked for me so very handy to have.
Would you not just replace the stator and be done with it?

I see no point in those jump start things. Just keep your battery in good condition. If your battery goes so flat that you need to jump start it it's fucked anyway. Keep it charged and avoid all the unnecessary expense.
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Re: Lidl portable jump starter tomorrow

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Would you not just replace the stator and be done with it?

I see no point in those jump start things. Just keep your battery in good condition. If your battery goes so flat that you need to jump start it it's fucked anyway. Keep it charged and avoid all the unnecessary expense.
I am.
Bike is only mode of transport and waiting on a new stator, so it's good I have this.
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Re: Lidl portable jump starter tomorrow

Originally Posted by WhyTea
As above gang. Anyone purchased one of these before?
https://www.lidl.ie/en/p/winter-read...er-bank/p31467
Are they any good or would it be better to go to somewhere like amazon? Thinking about picking one up. Any opinions appreciated.
nope wouldnt waste money on that only decent one ive ever seen/used is by snap-on and costs near €400 auld car battery n jump leads does grand in my shed

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Re: Lidl portable jump starter tomorrow

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nope wouldnt waste money on that only decent one ive ever seen/used is by snap-on and costs near Ä400
This ^^^
My dad has had one for years, and uses it all the time for all the old shit he has lying around. It's a great bit of kit. But it doesn't contain an alarm bell box battery.
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Re: Lidl portable jump starter tomorrow

Thanks for all the opinions guys. Seems some are happy and others not! Hmmmm
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I have one.Grand for small yokes when you don't want to be arseing about with batteries and leads.
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Re: Lidl portable jump starter tomorrow

Originally Posted by WhyTea
As above gang. Anyone purchased one of these before?
https://www.lidl.ie/en/p/winter-read...er-bank/p31467
Are they any good or would it be better to go to somewhere like amazon? Thinking about picking one up. Any opinions appreciated.
Not sure about the Lidl starter, bought this one two years ago. Good yoke helps to start a cage or any 12v system. Started a mates 2.5 diesel Jeep one day

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bolt-Powe...EAAOSwrhBZDJrG
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Re: Lidl portable jump starter tomorrow

Bought one last year and have used it a few times.
Started multiple race bikes with no hassle and managed to start a 1.8 petrol one day too but that was it at its absolute limits.

Happy with it for the cost and lives in the back of the [email protected]
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Re: Lidl portable jump starter tomorrow

Originally Posted by WhyTea
As above gang. Anyone purchased one of these before?
https://www.lidl.ie/en/p/winter-read...er-bank/p31467
Are they any good or would it be better to go to somewhere like amazon? Thinking about picking one up. Any opinions appreciated.
I have a similar one from lidl but mine has a compressor also. Works fine.Used it a few times to jumpstart the cage recently & gsx on one occasion last year. I have it a few yrs now. It says it should be charged regularly to maintain it so maybe thatís the key point to keeping it in good shape.
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Re: Lidl portable jump starter tomorrow

bought a jump starter in crossans a few year ago, rescued one bike with it, the battery swole up in it and i fecked it away somewhere, i suppose id get another but not in aldi lidl, i bought a powerpack in there once and found the crocodile clips werent even connected to the unit..it just looked well..
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Re: Lidl portable jump starter tomorrow

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Arteck-Exte...s%2C359&sr=8-5

Somethink like that would be cheaper and smaller to carry around, will work just fine for a bike.
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Re: Lidl portable jump starter tomorrow

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/Arteck-Exte...s%2C359&sr=8-5

Somethink like that would be cheaper and smaller to carry around, will work just fine for a bike.
Was looking at that exact unit but they will not deliver to Ireland. Could addresspal it but that's bringing the cost up to Lidl's price.
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Re: Lidl portable jump starter tomorrow

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Was looking at that exact unit but they will not deliver to Ireland. Could addresspal it but that's bringing the cost up to Lidl's price.
Ah yeah, sometimes it's tricky to get batteries shipped out.
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I used one twice to start a Honda shadow 1100 , done the job, then had to recharge it , alright for the price
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Re: Lidl portable jump starter tomorrow

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As above gang. Anyone purchased one of these before?

Any opinions appreciated.
Fellah in O'murchu's told me he bought two of those powerbanks and connected one to the other, and vice versa, so that they both kept each other topped up and charged in a continuous loop, forever.

Said it was based on the concept of perpetual thermodynamics and has 4 of these generators in his back garden churning out 2.6 bitcoins a month ;

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Fellah in O'murchu's told me he bought two of those powerbanks and connected one to the other, and vice versa, so that they both kept each other topped up and charged in a continuous loop, forever.

Said it was based on the concept of perpetual thermodynamics and has 4 of these generators in his back garden churning out 2.6 bitcoins a month ;

Wow! If I made a mini version of that machine and kept it under the seat I'd never be caught for power to start my bike
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Re: Lidl portable jump starter tomorrow

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Bought 1 before.
Piece of shit.
Exchanged for another.
That was shit too.
Got my money back instead.
Ya, I bought one, didn't work so go a refund.
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Re: Lidl portable jump starter tomorrow

Have anyone tried their portable compressor?
https://www.lidl.ie/en/p/winter-read...pressor/p31465

Might be handy for checking right pressure.
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Re: Lidl portable jump starter tomorrow

Got a jumping jack as recommended by a Biker.ie member here.
https://thejumpingjack.com/product/s...table-charger/

Had to use it a few times now and have to say worked perfectly.
About the size of a smart phone so will fit easily under seat as I do (I store mine in a ziplock bag) or even in a jacket pocket.
Also handy to recharge a phone, or any device, with a USB connection.

Lidl stuff can be good, but when their stuff is the same price as a quality product why take the risk?
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Re: Lidl portable jump starter tomorrow

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Got a jumping jack as recommended by a Biker.ie member here.
https://thejumpingjack.com/product/s...table-charger/

Had to use it a few times now and have to say worked perfectly.
About the size of a smart phone so will fit easily under seat as I do (I store mine in a ziplock bag) or even in a jacket pocket.
Also handy to recharge a phone, or any device, with a USB connection.

Lidl stuff can be good, but when their stuff is the same price as a quality product why take the risk?

Say you charge that and have it under the seat in case itís needed. How long will it keep its charge for?
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Say you charge that and have it under the seat in case it’s needed. How long will it keep its charge for?
Far longer than any lead/acid POS like the one in LIDL
I have LiPo batteries here that haven't been charged for 2+ years, and they've dropped ~ 0.5V. A lead acid battery would be for the bin.

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Re: Lidl portable jump starter tomorrow

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Say you charge that and have it under the seat in case it’s needed. How long will it keep its charge for?
about 3 months they do fuck up if left dead for too long but if charged and you top it up every two months ish will be grand my missus has one the last 3 years still working fine but i had one in the shed id forgotten about for over 6 months and its fecked

if you are looking to buy one the super-max and max and super-lites are great but ive had issues with the lite so id advise steering clear of that one

i still say the snap-on one is a better investment even at 4 times the price

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Say you charge that and have it under the seat in case it’s needed. How long will it keep its charge for?
Just checked out of curiousity.

Still full charge (all 4 led charge lights still lit) and its been sat under the seat untouched for at least 3 months, probably 4.

Just to check, I charged my mobile phone that had lost all charge, and the led lights went down to 3. So I would say it will hold full charge for at least 4 months and probably more.

I know its not the cheapest powerbank/jump starter out there, but as it was recommended by another Biker.IE member, and I didnt want to 'experiment' and take pot luck with a cheap ebay Chinese knock off I decided to stick with what had been tried and tested before.
For something that will potentially save you a long walk, or get you out of a hole in an emergency, can be used as a power bank for any USB device (phones, camera's etc) I think it was well worth the €50

Got to say it does everything they claim it does and if I recall the last time I used it (I stupidly left the bike parked up for a week or two with the park light on by mistake thinking I had just turned lights out draining the battery completely) there was still plenty of power left in it,(power LED's went down to 2). A charge over night and I then put it back under the seat where it has been untouched til I pulled it out tonight to check it for this post.

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