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Lithium Jump Pack De-constructed - BigClive #5005039
02/08/19 04:25 PM
02/08/19 04:25 PM
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ON, Canada eh?
StevieC Offline OP
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Always wondered about the circuitry in these...



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'06 Santa Fe - 535k KM (Retired)

There is no such thing as "lifetime" fluids! mad
Re: Lithium Jump Pack De-constructed - BigClive [Re: StevieC] #5005048
02/08/19 04:41 PM
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Occupied Virginia
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I used mine, a half-charged, small-capacity unit, and successfully jumped my Dad's 3.3 V6 minivan. Having never used one or have seen anyone else use one, I had my doubts but color me impressed. These things work and are VERY handy.

Re: Lithium Jump Pack De-constructed - BigClive [Re: StevieC] #5005067
02/08/19 05:03 PM
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Lancaster County PA
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I have a similar one and it does work great. The one thing I hate about it is the small clamps.

Re: Lithium Jump Pack De-constructed - BigClive [Re: StevieC] #5005078
02/08/19 05:18 PM
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Deplorable in apple valley, ca
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Mine blew up! They warrantied it and the replacement won't crank a civic.


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Re: Lithium Jump Pack De-constructed - BigClive [Re: StevieC] #5005102
02/08/19 05:44 PM
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Silicon Valley
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I'm surprised they don't have over current protection and would blew the battery inside. I'm not keeping that thing around in my car.


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Re: Lithium Jump Pack De-constructed - BigClive [Re: StevieC] #5005198
02/08/19 07:34 PM
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Lyndhurst NJ
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Amazing, same batteries that power my RC airplanes. Would have never thought they could jump a car. We have a 1000a one at the shop, no name from amazon, just as our own test, and it has no problem with V8 BMWs or their 6s.


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Re: Lithium Jump Pack De-constructed - BigClive [Re: StevieC] #5005218
02/08/19 07:54 PM
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ON, Canada eh?
StevieC Offline OP
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I've been happy with mine. I keep it charged in the van and have used it a few times.


'18 Caravan - 30k KM - AMSOIL SS 0w20, Fram Ultra, TC-W3 500:1
'06 Santa Fe - 535k KM (Retired)

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Re: Lithium Jump Pack De-constructed - BigClive [Re: StevieC] #5005239
02/08/19 08:29 PM
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I top of the charge on mine every 3 months. It lives in the trunk of my car. Never used it but it's nice to have. Can also serve as a flashlight, warning light, and USB charger.


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Re: Lithium Jump Pack De-constructed - BigClive [Re: StevieC] #5007935
02/11/19 12:59 PM
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dayton oh
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very few of these things are good for more than a slight assist.
the one in the video is very common being rebadged for dozens of brands.
a neighbor bought one to keep in his v8 chevy pickup.
he asked me how to test it to be sure it will work when it is needed.
disconnect the battery and substitute the jump pack.
it gave about 2 very slow turns then popped open and smoked.
repeated the test with my jump pack which has heavy copper cables and clamps and a 17ah high rate ups battery from enersys.
truck started like it does on its nearly new battery.
if the jump pack cannot start the vehicle you got it for without a battery expect to be stranded if your battery has failed rather than been discharged!

Re: Lithium Jump Pack De-constructed - BigClive [Re: StevieC] #5008328
02/11/19 08:42 PM
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Although lithium ion batteries have great energy density, they also degrade the fastest when left fully charged. I would suspect that this pack loses a lot of its potency after just a few years unless the user knows to store it at 40-60% charge. Which is kind of inconvenient for this application.

Re: Lithium Jump Pack De-constructed - BigClive [Re: StevieC] #5008389
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Cold Lake, Alberta, Canada
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I just bought the GB70 model to give my '06 TDI the extra it needs to start at -30 to -40C. It will turn over the completely cold engine with enough speed to get it to start after a few attempts have built up enough heat in the cylinders to get it to run on its own (probably a good 30 or 40 seconds of cranking over a minute or two). The stock lead acid will only do it if it's been on a proper battery charger overnight (not the NOCO maintenance charger I got to keep the snowmobile battery happy which doesn't seem to give as full a charge).

So far so good but it's only been a week so how long it lasts is a big question.

Re: Lithium Jump Pack De-constructed - BigClive [Re: nobb] #5008404
02/11/19 10:23 PM
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ON, Canada eh?
StevieC Offline OP
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Originally Posted by nobb
Although lithium ion batteries have great energy density, they also degrade the fastest when left fully charged. I would suspect that this pack loses a lot of its potency after just a few years unless the user knows to store it at 40-60% charge. Which is kind of inconvenient for this application.

Yeah being a cheap Chinese one that I have you are right. With other better branded stuff they will actually oversize the battery and then purposely undercharge it to extend its life for this reason.

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'18 Caravan - 30k KM - AMSOIL SS 0w20, Fram Ultra, TC-W3 500:1
'06 Santa Fe - 535k KM (Retired)

There is no such thing as "lifetime" fluids! mad
Re: Lithium Jump Pack De-constructed - BigClive [Re: StevieC] #5008440
02/11/19 11:25 PM
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Chicagoland
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StevieC, I’m going to have to ask you to stop hacking my YouTube account and sharing all the videos I subscribe too. Bigclive, Linus, Project Farm...


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Re: Lithium Jump Pack De-constructed - BigClive [Re: Skippy722] #5008457
02/12/19 12:18 AM
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ON, Canada eh?
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Originally Posted by Skippy722
StevieC, I’m going to have to ask you to stop hacking my YouTube account and sharing all the videos I subscribe too. Bigclive, Linus, Project Farm...

LOL


'18 Caravan - 30k KM - AMSOIL SS 0w20, Fram Ultra, TC-W3 500:1
'06 Santa Fe - 535k KM (Retired)

There is no such thing as "lifetime" fluids! mad
Re: Lithium Jump Pack De-constructed - BigClive [Re: StevieC] #5008467
02/12/19 12:43 AM
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Where the wind comes sweepin'
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Nice to see we have some bigclive fans here.

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