Portable Jump Starter and Air Compressor £22.95 delivered @ Maplin - HotUKDeals
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Ive been looking for one of these. I missed the tesco one a month back but here it is.
Come in handy if your battery runs flat in the middle of nowhere
· Up to 400A cranking power
· 12V power supply output - ideal for spotlights, car vacuums, portable fridges etc
· 200psi compressor for inflating car and cycle tyres, inflatable toys etc.
· 17Ah battery
· Built-in light
· Complete with heavy duty jump leads

http://www.maplin.co.uk/Search.aspx?criteria=A56FR&source=15&SD=Y&C=brilliant1&U=GoogleP8&T=jump%20starter&gclid=CK3kjeziwpQCFRSb1Qod4xATEw#features
- souljacker
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#1
absolute bargain! great find
#2
why are people voting this cold, seems like a good deal to me, i'm after ne of these so if the cold voters could tell me where to get it cheaper i'd appreciate it

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#3
souljacker
why are people voting this cold, seems like a good deal to me, i'm after ne of these so if the cold voters could tell me where to get it cheaper i'd appreciate it


it's just the perverse nature of web voting schemes. Last time it was offered at this price it was voted hot, over 140! I bought one then and am very happy with it
#4
Hot vote from me. ;-)

I've one of these, bought when Maplin last had it at £20, which is a fair price. It's not the most robust unit in the world, the plastic is a bit cheap and nasty, but having had battery problems it did the job and saved a lot of faff taking the battery out to charge it. After all how often are you going to use a jump-starter once/twice a year? Note it has to be charged once every couple of months or the battery will start to deteriorate, take the pressure gauge reading with a pinch of salt. If like me you thought attaching a solar panel was a good method on ensuring the battery was always full you'll need an adaptor.

I'd previous bought the B&D quickstart unit for about £45 from Argos which was an absolute pile of s*ite as it doesn't start a flat battery - bonza. Needless to say it was returned. On a cold winter morning when you're late for work you'll be very thankful you spent the £20!


N.B. if you collect from store you aren't going to want to take it on the bus home - it's quite heavy.
#5
These are quite handy but no chance starting a flat battery with this, will give it extra juice on a battery that has some life though.
#6
QD/Cherry lane sell these for £20 , As my dad got one a few months back :) But voted hot none the less :)
#7
TeddyT
These are quite handy but no chance starting a flat battery with this, will give it extra juice on a battery that has some life though.


Not technically true. It will start a flat battery on an average sized petrol car no problem. Diesels have a far far higher compression ratio, therefore need many more cranking amps than this was designed to supply. 17A is more than enough from an SLA, provided it is maintained by a regular float charge or charged monthly. F1 cars can in fact be started by a 6A SLA (although only once as it ruins the battery - but hey, i think they can afford a few batteries!).

Czechoslovakia
#8
TeddyT
These are quite handy but no chance starting a flat battery with this, will give it extra juice on a battery that has some life though.


Piddlesticks - started my battery which was a dead as a dodo!
#9
band m has them 18.99 got one for my son voted hot anyway though
#10
hot from me .......... :thumbsup:
#11
i bought this a couple of months back and it couldnt detect the existing tyre pressure which meant that you had know way of knowing how much air was in your tyre or going into the tyrre 0 the air guage being faulty.

had it replaced, and the replacement had same probs.

anyone buying test before taking it home!!!

also maplin returns policy is terrible, they will do anything to stop giving you a refund!!!
#12
started your battery?????????????????/
[mod]#13
When I wanted one of these I found the cheapest place was my local Saturday market, around the same price £20 but you do need a seperate tyre pressure guage as the one on this is really not at all good. For starting the car with a flat battery (the reason I bought mine) its great. I've had to use mine twice now and it cranked my 2ltr petrol redtop into life in no time, small enough to leave in the boot too.
#14
It wont start a flat car battery - but it will start one that is still turning but too slowly.

But handy to have - as you can take it out the car to power things in your tent when you are camping.

It also means you wont flatten your car battery if you inflate your car tyres with it.

HOT

Although its worth mentioning - its a recurring offer - so don't rush if you don't need it now.
#15
I got one last time they had it on offer only to find it won't start a 2litre diesel [but it is great for pumping up my bike tyres :)]
#16
ibiza
It wont start a flat car battery - but it will start one that is still turning but too slowly.


Not true. Upto about 1800cc petrol no problem, provided the battery is only flat, ie Not defective (internal resistance)
#17
Great deal and very handy to have.
I bought a similar one from costco a few months back - I needed something to kick start a hefty petrol V8 -(which couldn't be jump started by a ford focus as its that demanding!) but the costco one works wonderfully well. About 45 quid if I remember rightly.
Save for a wee bit longer if you need a more powerful one I'd say, but this looks good and will probably be fine and dandy for most folks.
thanks OP :thumbsup
#18
bbbazman
Great deal and very handy to have.
I bought a similar one from costco a few months back - I needed something to kick start a hefty petrol V8 -(which couldn't be jump started by a ford focus as its that demanding!) but the costco one works wonderfully well. About 45 quid if I remember rightly.
Save for a wee bit longer if you need a more powerful one I'd say, but this looks good and will probably be fine and dandy for most folks.
thanks OP :thumbsup


Has the Costco one got a built in invertor - I have never seen them in the Glasgow or Edinburgh stores.
#19
czechoslovakia
Not true. Upto about 1800cc petrol no problem, provided the battery is only flat, ie Not defective (internal resistance)


How specific of you knowing that.

It never started TUD3 or TUD5 engines with flat batteries.

Diesel - but hardly large - just fighting against twice the compression of a petrol engine.
#20
Had two of those and both were rubbish when I needed them. £20 is still too much for this c***p. I now have a spare battery and jump leads and would recommend this to anyone. Even with a completely flat battery, you will be able to start your car with another battery. You can get a small air pump which runs from your cigarrette lighter for your tyres. Much better value and much more reliable.
#21
1st time post so bear with me. This is a great piece of kit, but B & M stores are selling the same for £19.99 at the present :thumbsup: time
#22
ibiza
How specific of you knowing that.

It never started TUD3 or TUD5 engines with flat batteries.

Diesel - but hardly large - just fighting against twice the compression of a petrol engine.


Simple - Twice the compression needs at least twice as much cranking power. So a 1800 cc diesel needs the same power starter motor as a 3600cc petrol (or there abouts)

I know a fair bit about batteries as i worked on producing this

http://www.actmeters.com/GOLD-IBT-Intelligent-Battery-Tester-1.php
#23
pauluk60
started your battery?????????????????/


Yeeeeeeeeeeeeessssssssssss. If you want to be pedantic there was enough power in the charger to transfer to the car battery. Mine's a 1600cc engine btw.
#24
czechoslovakia
Simple - Twice the compression needs at least twice as much cranking power. So a 1800 cc diesel needs the same power starter motor as a 3600cc petrol (or there abouts)

I know a fair bit about batteries as i worked on producing this

http://www.actmeters.com/GOLD-IBT-Intelligent-Battery-Tester-1.php


We bought a batch of these for emergencies, were fine for small petrol engines, but not a lot of use for diesels, and didn't last! for home use they should be fine though.

If you want one to start a 2l diesel go for the Snap On, at 10 times the price though!! we have to replace the batteries at least once a year..... and we don't buy those from SnapOn!!

I was wondering if you took one apart you could replace the battery with a higher capacity? the unit is a bit bigger and the Snap on one takes a standard Yuasa battery. must have a look at one of the ones at work.

Des
#25
dieseldes


I was wondering if you took one apart you could replace the battery with a higher capacity? the unit is a bit bigger and the Snap on one takes a standard Yuasa battery. must have a look at one of the ones at work.

Des


It would invalidate the warranty obviously, but i`m quite confident there will be some poor quality battery inside this. For legal reasons i cant recommend any battery over another (battery manufacturers got upset with our product which showed their batteries were ****). But the ones which used to have the red spot are best. As long as it physically fits in the case, no problem. Good place for batteries would be CPC (preston), or Rapid Electronics.
#26
I got one last Christmas when they were on offer. Rubbish. The battery fails if you give it a hefty load. Won't keep a charge more than a week. Two other people I know who got them said the same.
Customer service is also ropey, I'm still trying to get mine repaired or refunded.
#27
I have a battery I can swap in my boot that I can use and it also powers my invertor - its also kept charged with split charging - but the Maplin thing is handy and clean for taking into a tent when camping.
#28
AVOID == u gotta keep these charged up all the time, and guess what, the charger does NOT TRICKLE charge, so u need to manually unplug it, after x hours.

then what ? battery loses charge after a week or so.

repeat until u chuck it in the bin.

dont ask me how I know !!!!
#29
I'm in the motor trade, these cheap things are utterly useless.
#30
this now needs taking off i just called maplins they say 44.00

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