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Any one any experience of the tiny ones that will fit in a glove box? I can hardly beleve that they will do the job given the size of a car battery. I have had my 147 battery checked and all appears well. It starts the car most of the time, but we have had a couple of long holidays recently and I have returned to find the battery doesn't have enough guts to star the car.

I asssume that the more you pay the better the gear, but prices vary enormously and as it may only be used once in a blue moon I don't want to spend a fortune on one.

Use jump leads you may say, but the car is kept in a garage and therefore not easy to access with leads.

I've done a quick search but can't find anything relevant on the forum.
 
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I have no experience of them personally, but I guess the fact that a car battery has to have the capacity to achieve several starts without a recharge might explain how a jump-start battery could be a lot smaller?

It's probably only got one or two kicks in it?
 

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These things are something like 18 Ah at about 20V, so equivalent to a 30 Ah car battery - they've got a very low internal resistance and can chuck huge currents. I've seen someone start a horse lorry (big old diesel that didn't exactly start on the button) with one of these - no problem at all.
 

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Used it for the 1st time on a colleagues EOS* just now.

30 second job. Works a treat.

Why wouldn't you carry one?



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That's the 2nd time you've used the TLA today :tut:


1st time with all capitals though :Evil:


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I don't think I was that EOS beastly.

It just so happens that my German colleague (who never, ever drops the top)
needed a jump, is all.
 
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