Jump starter

Sep 24, 2013
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I'm having trouble keeping the battery Charged up on my 2010 Dakota and I'm considering buying a power pack just in case! I have been looking at a Suaoki Jump starter U28 2000A Peak15900mAh. The bumph says it will start a diesel engine up to 8.0L. Anyone got any experience of these, or can advise on a better one. I would be grateful for you comments!
 

pwilmo

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These look good, I've Just bought from Amazon, fast delivery, and wireless phone charger
Although I haven't tried it out yet.

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Kim H

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We have one of these


Worked fine when the starter battery was flat, the lead from solar to starter had failed.

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Jan 18, 2019
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Got one of these nearly two years ago
Amazon productUsed half a dozen times on engines with dead batteries (4lt, 4pot diesel being the biggest) and all have started within 10 seconds. Highly recommended.
Plus, in extremis, I can charge my Macbook from it as well as all the little usb devices.
 
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Sep 24, 2013
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Thanks for the info everyone. Once the battery is charged would there be a problem if I just disconnected the live terminal to stop the battery discharging?

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Delboyarapaho

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Erm......I think it would be a good idea to find out why the battery doesn’t hold its charge. Is it knackered? Is there a drain? On hook up? Do you need Battery Master? Solar top up?
Probably other things to consider before you buy a jump starter.
 
Dec 19, 2019
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Whatever your battery issue, a jump starter is a handy thing to have in the shed. Another vote for the ‘Clarke Jumpstart 4000’, will start a Ducato with ease and good value.

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Jan 16, 2014
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Just been looking myself and found this which looks good

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Jaws

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They do work.. I have one.. But remember to connect it and stand back for a few minutes..
I tested several and did a report in the 'Motorhome Chat' section
The only one I tested in a trial a couple of months ago that did not perform well was a Halfords one.. And that may have just been one not up to spec.. as other folk have reported good results
 
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