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I had to call AAA a few days ago for a jump start. I have cables but they weren't handy.

The AAA guy rolled up, grabbed one of these units, didn't even mess with jumper cables, and started it right up.

He said they really like these, they're quicker, easier, and it's common to get a call for a jump start on a vehicle that's in a garage and kind of hard to get to, these little hand carry jump boxes are just the ticket.

I'll be shopping for one of these.
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Based on the Project Farm testing I'm leaning toward the Audew 1500A or 2000A. Both may be overkill for 3.5L vehicles, but more battery capacity in the winter seems good. Maybe they'll go on sale this weekend.
 
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It's not clear to me yet...

Will they jump a completely dead battery or do they have the safety auto polarity sensing so they will not?



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Posts: 2880 | Location: Middle Tennessee | Registered: February 07, 2013Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I believe that the NOCO will work with a dead battery. I read the instructions when I got them (for Christmas presents) and it tells one how to handle a totally dead battery. I have not had a reason to use/try my NOCO to date, but it is ready when the occasion arises.


ADD: I just checked mine, as I charged it up just before Christmas......and it still has 100% charge!!
 
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It's not clear to me yet...

Will they jump a completely dead battery or do they have the safety auto polarity sensing so they will not?
I have one that’s made by Schumacher it has both polarity protection and dead short protection. Part of the dead short protection (I believe) is a < 2.5v it won’t deliver power. As was explained to me that was there to prevent the lithium batteries from blowing up. I’ve cheated and used a 9v battery to fool the system.

I’ve had one now for about 5 years. If mine takes a dump on me I’ll get another quickly.


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Posts: 4707 | Location: southern Mn | Registered: February 26, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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My landlady in Fl. has one. little bigger than a cell phone and compact/self contained as all get out.She had it in the glove box of her car and it started a car on the first try.


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I believe that the NOCO will work with a dead battery. I read the instructions when I got them (for Christmas presents) and it tells one how to handle a totally dead battery. I have not had a reason to use/try my NOCO to date, but it is ready when the occasion arises.


ADD: I just checked mine, as I charged it up just before Christmas......and it still has 100% charge!!


It will start. There’s an override (hold down on button) for “Yes, jump it anyway, I know it’s dead.”


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Posts: 2041 | Location: Roswell, GA | Registered: March 10, 2009Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I'm still wondering how the weeego folks figure that 95% of the vehicles on the road have small engine... I suspect they are telling me that it won't work on any of the three vehicles I have...

Ford E250 van, Ford flex with the turbo engine.. or especially the Boxter...Believe it or not that dern little Boxter has the biggest damn batter of them all....
 
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While I got some of the NOCOs to give out as presents, I got this somewhat larger all in one with air compressor and power ports to have in our SUV.

At only 600 Amps I’m not gonna get Many use out of it per charge, but trust myself to keep it charged up more than my goofy kids.
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Posts: 10436 | Location: Madison, MS | Registered: December 10, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I'm still wondering how the weeego folks figure that 95% of the vehicles on the road have small engine... I suspect they are telling me that it won't work on any of the three vehicles I have...

Ford E250 van, Ford flex with the turbo engine.. or especially the Boxter...Believe it or not that dern little Boxter has the biggest damn batter of them all....


This will work for you..
https://www.amazon.com/NOCO-GB...gid=pla-449394730282


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Originally posted by Blume9mm:
I'm still wondering how the weeego folks figure that 95% of the vehicles on the road have small engine... I suspect they are telling me that it won't work on any of the three vehicles I have...

Ford E250 van, Ford flex with the turbo engine.. or especially the Boxter...Believe it or not that dern little Boxter has the biggest damn batter of them all....


This will work for you..
https://www.amazon.com/NOCO-GB...gid=pla-449394730282




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Posts: 4855 | Location: Az | Registered: May 27, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I have the Earth X portable lithium jump pack. Its made in America with LifePO4 lithium batteries, which are low discharge, top of the line batteries, from what I understand. I bought it when my motorcycle battery was almost dead and barely, just barely started when I was way out in the country. I said, that sucked, I need a way to jump my battery. I have used the device several times since, and it has easily jump started a dead Honda 4 cyl and a dead motorcycle.

I ALSO keep a set of jumper cables, a tire inflator, and a 24 inch breaker bar and correct size socket (to remove wheel)in each car.


https://earthxbatteries.com/shop/earthx-jump-pack

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Posts: 5742 | Location: Floriduh | Registered: October 16, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I have a (much aligned) Harbor Freight viking one, no issues jumping up to 6 cylinder vehicles. I have had it for about 3 years now and in total have jumped close to 30 vehicles with it, it is amazing how everything looks like a nail when you have a hammer. Just ordered the Audew 2000a peak jumper to be handier to other folks as well.

In the following vid, this was 3rd time jumping my car that day (evening) because of bad battery (which got replaced the next day). These little packs are definitely worth it.

https://youtu.be/q3JNZpZizKQ


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Posts: 356 | Location: TEXAS | Registered: September 02, 2009Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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On all the ringing endorsement for the Weego, I bought a Jumpstart 22. It came really really fast. I charged it and threw it in my trunk. My neighbor comes by and asked if I had jumper cables. I said, I have something better. I have this Weego. well he was amazed connected it to the battery and nothing! left it on until the blue lights discharged and .... nothing. So I reached out to the company not once but 3 times, never heard from them. I call Amex disputed the charge (1-year policy on purchases with them) they credited me the full amount and now maybe the people at Weego will actually get back to me otherwise I will be the proud owner of something no more capable of charging an iPhone or iPad.
So my advice is to buy from anyone but these jackasses.


Follow-up*** in fairness to the people at Weego. A young lady finally called in response to my support request. The provided me with a pre-paid shipping label, for product inspection and they examined the item and returned a brand new 44 jumpstart (upgrade at no cost.) I have not had a need yet to try it, but it is twice the size and it seems like it would offer a lot more power.
So I will give them the benefit of the doubt, as they have a Genuine incompetent Governor that is crushing businesses in NJ.
 
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