Jump Starter kit Q

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Re: Jump Starter kit Q

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Should I ever be worried about jump starting 'modern' cars with regard to voltage spikes damaging expensive electronic modules, ECU's, etc on either the car giving or receiving the jump start?
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Re: Jump Starter kit Q

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Result.. went to Halfords & got £30 off a "NOCO 1500a Jump Starter" has polarity protection & suitable for stop start systems so safe to use on car with ECU.. charges the Phone has Flashlight & will start a 7ltr Engine.. so on that basis should jump start a reluctant A series.
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Re: Jump Starter kit Q

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Polarsilver wrote: Fri Feb 09, 2024 11:48 pm Result.. went to Halfords & got £30 off a "NOCO 1500a Jump Starter" has polarity protection & suitable for stop start systems so safe to use on car with ECU.. charges the Phone has Flashlight & will start a 7ltr Engine.. so on that basis should jump start a reluctant A series.
Is that the GB50 model? Been looking at these for a while, tempted to spend the cash with all the good reviews on here.
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i signed up as a no pay Member of their Halfords discount thing .. that gives a Tenner off to start with but waited for more hence £30 off the NOCO GB50 x 12v 1500A starter..says it is polarity safe as no point in risking blowing up an ECU on a modern.
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Re: Jump Starter kit Q

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mab01uk wrote: Mon Jan 15, 2024 12:23 am Should I ever be worried about jump starting 'modern' cars with regard to voltage spikes damaging expensive electronic modules, ECU's, etc on either the car giving or receiving the jump start?
Some of the cheaper ones yes this can happen i would buy a good brand Noco as has been mentioned several times
A local Autospark had a cheap one and he unfortunatley fried an ECU in a renault Espace cost him £1200 for a new ECU
I suppose it was a Renault and they are notorious for easy upset electrics once they get a few years under their belt.
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Polarsilver wrote: Mon Feb 12, 2024 11:18 am i signed up as a no pay Member of their Halfords discount thing .. that gives a Tenner off to start with but waited for more hence £30 off the NOCO GB50 x 12v 1500A starter..says it is polarity safe as no point in risking blowing up an ECU on a modern.
Thank you, just picked one up!
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