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    Portable car battery jumper

    I'm looking for recommendations on a portable car battery charger that is multifunctional, durable, and reliable.
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    I have one of these and it works great.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Comes with accessories and carry case. Will do jump starts. Has USB ports to charge devices and flashlight.

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    Recently had a battery die in my truck, thankfully in my garage and not why I was out and about.

    That got me to thinking of my lacking in this area and need a battery jumper. In the little research that I've done thus far Antigravity keeps coming up. They are rated number one on Consumer Reports for lithium-ion mini jump-starters.

    https://shop.antigravitybatteries.co.../micro-starts/

    They have multiple models and are all available on Amazon, etc.

    Also, can anyone recommend a reputable battery tester? I'm not much of a gear head but would like to hear from those who have experience with these.
    Last edited by Moose-Knuckle; 09-29-16 at 02:37.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moose-Knuckle View Post
    Recently had a battery die in my truck, thankfully in my garage and not why I was out and about.

    That got me to thinking of my lacking in this area and need a battery jumper. In the little research that I've done thus far Antigravity keeps coming up. They are rated number one on Consumer Reports for lithium-ion mini jump-starters.

    https://shop.antigravitybatteries.co.../micro-starts/

    They have multiple models and are all available on Amazon, etc.

    Also, can anyone recommend a reputable battery tester? I'm not much of a gear head but would like to hear from those who have experience with these.
    For something that will spend most of its life in a drawer you can go with a simple load tester. Attach the leads, hold the momentary switch until the coil is glowing and observe the drop.

    https://www.walmart.com/ip/Battery-T...Tool/130672264

    A little more exact testing is done with a conductance tester. A person can find a less (and a far more) expensive model than what I linked. Generally any place that sells batteries will have one and will run a test for free.

    https://m.interstatebatteries.com/su...989-4266707333

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    I keep this one from Harbor Freight in my car:

    http://m.harborfreight.com/automotiv...sor-62453.html

    Very reasonably priced when you take advantage of one of their sales. You need to be patient though when charging the battery, as it takes a little time, and you also need to periodically recharge the device, especially before a long road trip. My brother has the same one and used it to fill a flat tire on the road. It may not be the best out there, but it's affordable if you want to equip several household cars.

    Dave

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    Thank you for the recommendations!
    Tourniquet, nose hose, chest seal, dart!

    In chaos, there is hope!

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    Picked up this one at Wal-Mart for $39 left over from their Black-Friday deals.

    https://www.walmart.com/ip/Red-Fuel-...d-Red/54459184

    Haven't used it yet, hopefully never will.
    "In a nut shell, if it ever goes to Civil War, I'm afraid I'll be in the middle 70%, shooting at both sides" 26 Inf


    "We have to stop demonizing people and realize the biggest terror threat in this country is white men, most of them radicalized to the right, and we have to start doing something about them." CNN's Don Lemon 10/30/18

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    I use one of the "briefcase" type at work on a weekly basis. It works pretty good but it's big and kind of heavy. We both have Corolla's so trunk space is at a premium. When I finally got us a jump pack for me and my wife I got these:
    https://www.costco.com/Lithium-Jump-...100312116.html
    MUCH smaller and it'll charge your phone too (my wife's phone is pretty much perpetually out of battery).
    Used it one on her car and several times on her phone. Worked great!
    Last edited by RiggerGod; 01-20-17 at 01:51.

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    Snapon! I love mine, it stays charged, will crank over just about anything and has converter to charge laptops, phones and any other portable devices.

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    Anyone have experience with a Weego?

    I've been reading good things about their products.

    https://myweego.com/
    "In a nut shell, if it ever goes to Civil War, I'm afraid I'll be in the middle 70%, shooting at both sides" 26 Inf


    "We have to stop demonizing people and realize the biggest terror threat in this country is white men, most of them radicalized to the right, and we have to start doing something about them." CNN's Don Lemon 10/30/18

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