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best of the bunch for the money
on 17 December 2012
read all reviews for all types & prices , and reckoned this was the best for the money. I needed a jump starter with a big punch ie; 17Ah instead of the 9Ah of cheaper versions. Halfords do a similar one with 22 Ahs but it's between £80 - £100.
I have a camper van that has an engine battery & a leisure battery & wanted to be able to jump start the van if I'd flattened any or both of these batteries.
I also needed an inflater for my cycles & my old Fiesta which has alloys that don't fit the tyres so well these days & need pumping up every 3 weeks or so. Having to go to the local garage was a pain. It did a totally flat tyre to 30 psi in about 2 mins. Not as noisy as other reviewers suggest in my opinion, as long as not doing it in the Street at 5am !
Did my cycle tyres to 80 psi in about a minute, brilliant, no more hand pumping for minutes on end.
Also need the 12v DC socket to run wife's camping hairdryer when in the camper, also the Tom Tom fits in that socket.
I already have a 300Watt power invertor, for topping up my laptop battery, but can now run it off this power unit and not run down my leisure battery. The laptop drinks tons of power which the inverter just manages from the dashboard cigarette lighter socket. This will be a huge improvement.
This company just make these and don't sell to the public, just to the motor industry.
Came nicely packaged, good instructions which detail how to use the jump start, ie not both clamps on the terminals, but the black ,negative one on the car chassis metal. 1st charge is instructed to be 38 hours. I did this & it worked.
Clamp cables & air hoses are too short , but every one of its competitors, have the same complaint.
I emailed the company, before I bought it, to ask whether it would come with other valves for bike tyres etc & they replied within a day, that it did. 3 in all inc the car / bike tyre valve that is already on it.
I'm impressed with the whole thing, looks good too.