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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i keep a 3rd battery on charge under lucy's back seat, so i always have one for jump starting someones car without digging for my main battery.
i'm thing about getting some anderson connectors and hard wiring one into the main battery, and the other end onto one end of my jump leads.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rubbachicken wrote:
i keep a 3rd battery on charge under lucy's back seat, so i always have one for jump starting someones car without digging for my main battery.
i'm thing about getting some anderson connectors and hard wiring one into the main battery, and the other end onto one end of my jump leads.


Cool idea. I assume you'd run them to the bumpers similar to the winch setups. Will you run 2 gauge, welding cable, something else?

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i've not decided on a location yet, somewhere it'll stay clean, and yes very heavy gauge cable, the biggest i can fit in the connectors
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rubbachicken wrote:
i've not decided on a location yet, somewhere it'll stay clean, and yes very heavy gauge cable, the biggest i can fit in the connectors


Looking forward to seeing pictures!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

don't hold your breath, i spend my days working on other peoples vanagons

you know the old saying, the cobblers kids always walk bare foot Wink



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rubbachicken wrote:
i've not decided on a location yet, somewhere it'll stay clean, and yes very heavy gauge cable, the biggest i can fit in the connectors


Looking forward to seeing pictures!

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm happy to report the unit I mentioned on the first page of this thread came through for me this weekend.
Starter battery didn't have enough juice to crank, so I hooked up my gimmick-laden all-in-one jumper battery and it started the van effortlessly with no significant drain on the stored energy...if the digital display is to be believed! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This jump start battery caught my attention.

http://www.geniuschargers.com/Boost/phone/index.html

400amp, claims to hold a charge for up to a year and you can get 20 jumps off one charge. Also has a 12v outlet and USB.

More expensive than others listed though.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 2:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Jump starter Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2015 1:36 pm    Post subject: Re: Jump Starter Batteries - do you carry one? Reply with quote

sea_sick wrote:
I was eyeballing a Clore JNC660 jump starter battery to keep on board as an emergency bailout jump starter. No air compressor on this model, just for jumping and possibly electronics if needed. Do you use a jump starter or can you recommend one? According to one source (my wife) I can get marginally neurotic about checking the voltage. I prefer enjoying the sunsets. With emergency departure power on board from a jump starter I could chill just a bit more... I hope.

Cheers!


Hi! I recommend this JStarter too http://batterykickstart.com/jnc660-clore-jump-starter
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