Jump Starter kit Q

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Polarsilver
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Jump Starter kit Q

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Anyone useing one of these very "Small" Portable 12v Jump Starters that cost about £60 to £80 off Amazon & the like.. thinking may be worthwhile to keep one in the Boot just in case :oops: .. Then asking do these Micro in Size 12v Jump Starters have enough umph to jump start a 10.1.1 compression S engine.?
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I have this one, great jump starter.

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Yes, brilliant little bit of kit - but you can't keep churning the car over on it. Great if you have left the lights on, but not for first start of the year.
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Have a look at NOCO if you can stretch the budget a little.
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I have a NOCO and it will start a 2.2 lt deisel transit no problem …..that’s after leaving it in the van for six months . Great bit of kit …. Shirley
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I may be a bit old fashioned but I’ve always found my jump leads work really well, there’s always somebody “old school” to assist if I’m out and my trusty seat Leon if I’m at home..
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NOCO for me as well. Mine has started a 3.0 V6 diesel from very very flat, and it fits in the palm of your hand. Handy to keep in the boot compartment of a modern car.

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Thank Guys as i need your advice .. like Dave i have ye-oldie very long welding cable Jump Leads that will start anything such as 24v Mobile Cranes with V10 Diesels.. However these days will be handy to update my Kit for "just in case "on the Minis & take with us in the Camper Van.. take your point regards "get what you pay for".. see that NOCO types they range from 500A to 4250A .. so would a NOC0 circa 1000A jump start a 2.2 Diesel euro6 ?

PS next time i visit the Supermarket i will now use a "WINKELWAGON".. 8-) a Netherland shopping trolley
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I have the topdon jump pack and it is brilliant, mine is the 3000 model so will jump start most things.
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Polarsilver wrote: Sun Jan 14, 2024 9:45 pm Thank Guys as i need your advice .. like Dave i have ye-oldie very long welding cable Jump Leads that will start anything such as 24v Mobile Cranes with V10 Diesels.. However these days will be handy to update my Kit for "just in case "on the Minis & take with us in the Camper Van.. take your point regards "get what you pay for".. see that NOCO types they range from 500A to 4250A .. so would a NOC0 circa 1000A jump start a 2.2 Diesel euro6 ?
I have the 1250A 'Boost X GBX45' model. Which from memory can start larger engines than the 3.0 diesel above.
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