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    Default Re: Let's say I want to have a spare car battery in my car.....

    I now see the project farm video mentions the capacitor type. Here’s one specifically about the capacitor type.


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    Default Re: Let's say I want to have a spare car battery in my car.....

    Quote Originally Posted by sota View Post
    I mean yes, but so many companies now make and sell really small Li-Ion jump packs, that really do work, that I'm curious why you'd want to go a different route?
    Same question

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    Default Re: Let's say I want to have a spare car battery in my car.....

    Quote Originally Posted by OwenP View Post
    Same question
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    Default Re: Let's say I want to have a spare car battery in my car.....

    I see a NOCO Boost Sport GB20
    500A 12V portable lithium jump starter at the store on clearance for $58.00 (reg $83.74)

    Worth buying, or is something "larger" a better choice?

    https://www.amazon.com/NOCO-GB20-Ult.../dp/B015TKPT1A
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    Default Re: Let's say I want to have a spare car battery in my car.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Emptymag View Post
    I see a NOCO Boost Sport GB20
    500A 12V portable lithium jump starter at the store on clearance for $58.00 (reg $83.74)

    Worth buying, or is something "larger" a better choice?

    https://www.amazon.com/NOCO-GB20-Ult.../dp/B015TKPT1A
    Good price, but way too small. I think my NOCO is 3000 amp. Good for all cars and small trucks. But it also cost 3 times as much.

    If it isn*t strong enough for your needs, it will be a waste of money.

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    Default Re: Let's say I want to have a spare car battery in my car.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Carson View Post
    Good price, but way too small. I think my NOCO is 3000 amp. Good for all cars and small trucks. But it also cost 3 times as much.

    If it isn*t strong enough for your needs, it will be a waste of money.
    Jump starting a vehicle is the only real "need".
    Being able to charge a phone or something is a nice added benefit, but starting a vehicle is really the only reason I would buy one to keep on hand.

    EDIT: it say "engines up to 4 liter"
    Mine is a 4.2, so it's right there at the max for this unit.

    I'm not willing to pay more. If the battery dies, I have AAA, and they can bring me a new battery and install it for less money than a bigger jump start gizmo would cost.
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    Default Re: Let's say I want to have a spare car battery in my car.....

    I’ll just leave this here…

    https://youtu.be/9y4pwcFyLOE?feature=shared

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    Default Re: Let's say I want to have a spare car battery in my car.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Emptymag View Post
    I see a NOCO Boost Sport GB20
    500A 12V portable lithium jump starter at the store on clearance for $58.00 (reg $83.74)

    Worth buying, or is something "larger" a better choice?

    https://www.amazon.com/NOCO-GB20-Ult.../dp/B015TKPT1A
    Quote Originally Posted by Emptymag View Post





    Now I'm curious how the NOCO Boost Sport GB20 500A jump starter (above) compares to the HALO we have already.

    Mrs EM picked this up on sale from one of the home shopping channels.
    https://halo.acgbrands.com/en_US/bol...r-charger.html



    The "what can this jump start" info is pretty vague - it claims it will jump start "all cars and full size SUVs".

    The "power" is listed as follows and it's all Greek to me.

    The BOLT 58830 AC/DC Portable Charger Car Jumper is the ultimate power source for those on-the-go. With its compact and lightweight design, this portable charger is perfect for road trips, camping, and emergencies. The BOLT 58830 features a 58830mWh lithium-ion battery that can jump-start cars, trucks, boats, and motorcycles.


    I've been Googling, looking for some sort of "calculator" that shows how the two units compare in terms of "power strength" to start a vehicle.

    Is the HALO similar to the NOCO GB20 in jump starting ability?
    Is it more powerful/capable?
    Is it not even in the same league?

    I have no idea how to compare the two.

    Any thoughts?


    EDIT: I found this review - it claims the HALO has 500A jump start capability - so same as the NOCO GB20 (if accurate)
    https://www.chargerharbor.com/review-halo-bolt-58830-portable-car-jump-starter-ac-outlet/
    Last edited by Emptymag; February 24th, 2024 at 02:27 AM.
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    Default Re: Let's say I want to have a spare car battery in my car.....

    The Halos will start a car with no problem. The wife has one and got some for the kids. Of course they all use them for charging their phones and IPads, so they're almost always dead.
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    Default Re: Let's say I want to have a spare car battery in my car.....

    Quote Originally Posted by RockIsland View Post
    The Halos will start a car with no problem. The wife has one and got some for the kids. Of course they all use them for charging their phones and IPads, so they're almost always dead.
    Cool.
    From what I'm reading, I figure that it will start a car with a partially drained battery - too low to turn over, but not completely drained.

    Seems like you need something with at least twice the amps to start from dead.

    I'm pissed because when we GOT the HALO, I sid, I'm going to put the wall charger "here", so we don't lose it.
    I can't remember where "here" was. LOL

    Looks like I can get replacement charge adapters on Amazon.
    I never know if it's safe to use wall charger gadgets from other devices - I have no idea what the electrical "numbers" mean when I look at the specs.
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