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Source for a jump box
« on: April 12, 2018, 09:59:31 am »
I’ve decided that as small as the jump boxes are it would be nice and easy to carry one. So now I’m shopping for one. I would like it to come with different cables such as clips and the connectors used on a battery tender.
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Re: Source for a jump box
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2018, 04:50:47 pm »
I've got this one (works well so far), but there has to be a million choices out there.  I heard of some issues with the Antigravity ones splitting open seemingly often enough that I was dissuaded to go that route.  Dunno if the one I bought is any better but ignorance is bliss I guess...

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Re: Source for a jump box
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2018, 05:37:36 pm »
I've got this one (works well so far), but there has to be a million choices out there.  I heard of some issues with the Antigravity ones splitting open seemingly often enough that I was dissuaded to go that route.  Dunno if the one I bought is any better but ignorance is bliss I guess...

https://www.amazon.com/Portable-Starter-INTELLIBOOST-Flashlight-Charging/dp/B01JJZQPB4/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1523566036&sr=8-1-spons&keywords=rugged+geek+rg1000&psc=1

Thanks it looks like a good one but only has the alligator clips to jump an MC battery... I would like to find one with the capability to go through the battery tender plug. Or would that draw too much amperage for that cable? Hmmmm... anyone know?



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Re: Source for a jump box
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2018, 05:40:04 pm »
I have heard good things about AntiGravity Batteries.  I plan on purchasing a XP-1.

http://themicrostart.com/xp-1/

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Re: Source for a jump box
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2018, 06:11:22 pm »
I have heard good things about AntiGravity Batteries.  I plan on purchasing a XP-1.

http://themicrostart.com/xp-1/

Steve


Steve... did you read the reply before yours talking of the AntiGravity ones splitting open?

I don’t know either way.


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Re: Source for a jump box
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2018, 08:01:55 pm »
Thanks it looks like a good one but only has the alligator clips to jump an MC battery... I would like to find one with the capability to go through the battery tender plug. Or would that draw too much amperage for that cable? Hmmmm... anyone know?



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DANGER WILL ROBINSON! That's a bad idea franky, those SAE tender plugs are not designed to handle the cold cranking amps needed to jump start an engine.  You'll fry the wire and any other wires routed next to it.  I don't think you will find any of these jump boxes equipped with an SAE plug that is intended to be used for jumping.
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Re: Source for a jump box
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2018, 08:27:00 pm »
DANGER WILL ROBINSON! That's a bad idea franky, those SAE tender plugs are not designed to handle the cold cranking amps needed to jump start an engine.  You'll fry the wire and any other wires routed next to it.  I don't think you will find any of these jump boxes equipped with an SAE plug that is intended to be used for jumping.

Ok... Thanks! I appreciate your the info. Now I know!
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Re: Source for a jump box
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2018, 12:09:06 am »
I've had a couple of the AntiGravity ones and no issues.  If you buy an AntiGravity unit, buy it direct from them.  There are a lot of counterfeit units floating around and that's the source of the problems you read about.
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Re: Source for a jump box
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2018, 12:44:33 am »
Sometimes the AntiGravity site has a sale and you can buy one for your Mom too. O:-)
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Re: Source for a jump box
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2018, 08:40:01 am »
I’ve been using the Antigravity XP10 for almost 1 year now with no problems. I use it to run my Cpap machine while camping and charge it in my pannier while ridding.

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Re: Source for a jump box
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2018, 09:57:30 am »
I have a Red Fuel by Schumacher, $49 or less at Walmart, Amazon or Ebay.
http://www.batterychargers.com/sl161/

I then bought a 10 guage battery pigtail with EC5 connector for direct jumping without clamps.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/EC5-female-to-8mm-Ring-Terminal-charger-cable-10AWG-15CM-wire-for-Battery-/282593556837


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Re: Source for a jump box
« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2018, 10:10:50 am »
Agree that the SAE plugs are definitely not meant to handle starting current.


I'd also STRONGLY recommend carrying lithium batteries like this in some type of padding against shock and vibration. Even a padded mailing envelope would work. You really REALLY don't want one going bad in a pannier or topbox and vibration will do it!
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Re: Source for a jump box
« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2018, 10:20:24 am »
Agree that the SAE plugs are definitely not meant to handle starting current.


I'd also STRONGLY recommend carrying lithium batteries like this in some type of padding against shock and vibration. Even a padded mailing envelope would work. You really REALLY don't want one going bad in a pannier or topbox and vibration will do it!


I've got a few of these for carrying small converter boxes, I'd think they would work well for a jump box: http://www.pelican.com/us/en/product/cases/micro/1060
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