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  1. #1
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    Default What Car Jump Starter Would You Recommend?

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    Have had this for a long time now and would like to get another one. This unit is really heavy.
    What do you have or what would you recommend?
    Just found this link.
    https://www.carbibles.com/best-jump-starters-reviewed/
    Thanks.
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    I've given my daughter this one: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    The Noco Genius Boost 40. It's started two of her friend's cars since she's had it.

    Depends what you want it for...

    Working on cars? I would just get a good charger with battery boost.

    For emergencies? Get a little Li-ion battery pack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Astro14 View Post
    I've given my daughter this one: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    The Noco Genius Boost 40. It's started two of her friend's cars since she's had it.

    Depends what you want it for...

    Working on cars? I would just get a good charger with battery boost.

    For emergencies? Get a little Li-ion battery pack.
    I do both, working on cars and emergencies. Had to haul my heavy one out a few times to help out. So those little packs, like you got your daughter, can really start a car? Nice! Would love to get me one of such; unfortunately, one of the perils of living in Alaska is this (Amazon):
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    I already have a Schumacher SE50 I really love to use on charging the batteries; and it also has a "Engine Starter".
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    Check out YouTuber "Project Farm". He did a test on the "little" battery packs. I was quite surprised at the results, some of them have some real beans. No connection other than I really enjoy his channel and real world tests of stuff that many of us actually use or will be using.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Allgonquin View Post
    Check out YouTuber "Project Farm". He did a test on the "little" battery packs. I was quite surprised at the results, some of them have some real beans. No connection other than I really enjoy his channel and real world tests of stuff that many of us actually use or will be using.
    Oh yeah, I had tagged him to my "Watch Later" playlist. Just watched it and really very impressive. The sad part is that his video made me decide on which to get but cannot order it to Anchorage through Amazon. Later, I'll try other online stores.
    Thank you for re-directing me to "Project Farm".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allgonquin View Post
    Check out YouTuber "Project Farm". He did a test on the "little" battery packs. I was quite surprised at the results, some of them have some real beans. No connection other than I really enjoy his channel and real world tests of stuff that many of us actually use or will be using.
    Truely, Project Farm is very convincing. I also Googled a lot and deciced on this:
    https://www.audew.com/Audew-2000A-Pe...l?rmmds=search

    One of the perils of living in Alaska is, not being able to receive some times in the mail. Amazon would not ship it to me, so, I got it from eBay. This jumper, is really one "wicket" jumper. Really good and portable and deceivingly, powerful. I have woken up two cars that were out there for a long time, and still had 85% juice left in it. The two USB ports and the flash like are good components. The price and portability is just right for me.

    Thank you!
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    Any opinion experiences of this car charger from costco: https://www.costco.com/battery-tende...100519712.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Allgonquin View Post
    Check out YouTuber "Project Farm". He did a test on the "little" battery packs. I was quite surprised at the results, some of them have some real beans. No connection other than I really enjoy his channel and real world tests of stuff that many of us actually use or will be using.
    Heard about this Project Farm before, will definitely check it.

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