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Richard Fridd
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« on: 06 October, 2021, 05:59:19 PM »

Does anyone here have any advice regarding jump starters? I have a leaflet here, advertising a Lidl 'ULTIMATE SPEED UPK 10 D1' priced at £59.99. I am wondering how much cranking power is available from a device like this which is presumably much lighter than a standard battery. The ad does mention 'for a short time'. I thought something like this may be handy as I would like to start driving my Flaminia to test recent work carried out. Richard
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« Reply #1 on: 06 October, 2021, 09:23:05 PM »

Its rated at 200Amp (12v) for a short time. Most car batteries are rated at more than double this. Yes it would jump start a car on the assumption the only thing that was wrong with the car was a flat battery…. I would not rely on it for anything else if my car would not start…
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« Reply #2 on: 07 October, 2021, 10:39:44 AM »

I have a NOCO GB20 500AMP "Boost Sport", purchased from Halfords £79.00.  It charges your battery, has a USB port to charge phones, laptops etc, and a torch that has various modes. It will give you 20 starts on a full charge, and will start a 4.0 Litre Petrol engine.  I bought  it as a back up for a single seater race car that has no charging system. I connect it to pump out fuel , recharge the battery etc. between races. I cannot fault it and I can put it in my pocket whilst waiting in the race assembly area. A great investment I think.
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« Reply #3 on: 07 October, 2021, 04:47:07 PM »

Thank you both. Out of interest, do these use a capacitor or similar to store electricity? No chance of damaging a car's electrical system I assume. Richard
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« Reply #4 on: 08 October, 2021, 07:58:27 AM »

I have a Silverline version which would happily start my 2 litre Beta if the battery was flat. There is a protection device built into the jump leads, if there are any issues a red light flashes and the device does not activate.
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« Reply #5 on: 08 October, 2021, 05:33:26 PM »

Hi Richard, the NOCO has built in safety devices to stop incorrect connections etc. Check it out on the Halfords web site.
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« Reply #6 on: 11 October, 2021, 08:49:45 AM »

I have the NOCO GB40 Boost Plus, I used it successfully on my Flaminia yesterday. It is very small, almost alarmingly so. Very convenient for the Flaminia where the battery is in an awkward spot for the normal size booster pack.
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