follow on to estcres battery problem

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  1. Heyupluv

    Heyupluv Read Only Funster

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    Hi this is just a follow on to estcres battery problem,,,having trouble getting connected to the battery post on a Fiat Ducato .
    I have in the motor home what I purchased from LIDl in France,
    A cigar lighter connection (purpose made cables and cigar plugs)in the motorhome and the cigar lighter to connection to the vehicle you are trying to jump start from....then I presume you start the vehicle where you are taking power from...then attempt to start the motrohome that has a flat battery.

    Now all this is theory at the moment, as I have never used the item yet, it is still in the bubble packaging in the motorhome....In case needed.... with a pair of heavy duty jump leads.

    Now would this method have worked for estcres......and has anydody else used this method for jump starting a motorhome and are there any pitfalls.

    MEL
     
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    This is type of cigar jump start I am talking about

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Jump-Start-Ci...arts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM?hash=item439b7ea412

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Jump-Start-Ci...arts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM?hash=item4ce64fc2fa

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/BNIB-Challeng...temQQptZUK_Recovery_Tools?hash=item4ce8d8f504

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/EMERGENCY-CAR...temQQptZUK_Recovery_Tools?hash=item27ab408285


    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Emergency-Car...Home_Garden_PowerTools_SM?hash=item27adc2b563

    as anybody tried them........................

    Mel
     
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    Hi they are not a jump start as such, but by connecting the two vehicles together and running the donor vehicle for perhaps 10 min them the running vehicle charges the flat battery. I have used this system to charge my car battery through the rear cig lighter connected to a battery charger. when using this method you may have to put the ignition switch in the park position. regards bri :Smile:
     
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    Not used it but cigar sockets are fused at 15A max, maybe less, so it could take hours to boost a really low battery.

    Whereas jumper leads allow the charged battery to deliver the full load immediately.
     
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    I do not think that the internal wiring of the vehicles would stand the current required to start the engine. Hopefully the fuses would blow before any damage was done to the wirng itself.

    I think these devises are aimed at battery charging and that names such as "Jump Start" are misleading.
     
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    Just a follow up to my earlier post.

    Fitted the new battery today, what a task, took me over 3 hours and I am well experienced in vehicle and home maintanance. only had to recode the radio.:thumb:

    Regarding the type of fitting under discussion, I saw these in Halfords @ £18 and asked how they worked.

    You plug in one end to the cigar lighter on supply vehicle and the other end into the vehicle with a flat battery you then run the supply vehicle and a charge is passed from one vehicle to the other. They were quite specific that you cannot jump start using this method.

    Times recommended up to 1600cc - 2mins 1600cc - 3000cc -5mins, +3000cc - 10mins.

    Don't think this method would have worked in my case as it appears that my battery had given up completely.
     
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    I have one of these and use it for charging the motorbike battery (4Ah). It is fine for that and may also be fine for putting a bit of a charge in a flattish car (petrol engine) battery but having tried it on a flat 2.5 diesel M/home battery it isn't as good as one might hope. We ran the donor 'van for about 10 mins whilst attached via cig sockets to the dead 'van. It still would not start. The dead 'van had a good battery which had inadvertantly been discharged as the owner had left the "Zig" switched to vehicle over a weekend when not on hook up.
     
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    It was just a thought estcres................................( as I had one, but it had never been used).................................Glad you are sorted and are now up and running again.

    Mel:Smile::thumb:
     
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