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Portable Jump Starter and Air Compressor £24.99 @ Maplin

£24.99 @ Maplin
Useful to have in the cold when batteries are weak! Looks almost identical to the halfords one that they are selling for £49.99, reduced from £75 (apparantly!) Product Features Up to 400A crank…
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Useful to have in the cold when batteries are weak! Looks almost identical to the halfords one that they are selling for £49.99, reduced from £75 (apparantly!)

Product Features

Up to 400A cranking power
12V power supply output - ideal for spotlights, car vacuums, portable fridges etc.
100 PSI air compressor for inflating car and cycle tyres, inflatable toys etc.
Unit houses a sealed 17Ah battery with meter to show battery charge
Built-in light for emergencies
Complete with heavy duty jump leads, mains power supply and car cigarette socket charging lead
Being able to get yourself moving when suffering a flat battery or even a flat tyre is always important. By simply keeping this all-in-one car emergency unit charged and in the boot of you car will save you both time and money and prove its worth on countless occasions.

Don''t get stranded! This fully portable jump starter and compressor is ideal for starting a car or light truck and keeping your tyres inflated to their optimum pressure. It can also be used to power up 12V batteries in recreational vehicles and equipment that does not get used everyday, such as boats and motorcycles. Also includes a handy built-in light.
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#1
Looks like a very good price, will have a look.
#2
These are only suitable for vehicles under 2.0 ltr engine size i would think :thinking:
#3
I've got one of these and it won't jump start my Fiat 1.9 deisel - the contact points melted ! It's good for blowing up tyres though - but i think you can do better for £25 !
#4
Big Pic.......

http://www.maplin.co.uk/images/full/a56fr.jpg

Proper link.......

http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=49038

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#5
The 17Ah battery inside is worth more than £24.99 - HOT!
#6
These cheap starters are utterly useless, I used to work in the car trade. They go flat in no time and the built in batteries fail very quickly.
#7
If they go flat and are left flat, then the batteries will fail, as they are not deep discharge - if the batteries are kept charged (and not stored in the shed in this weather), then they should be pretty good, and last a reasonable amount of time.
#8
Has anyone ever bought anything from Maplins that actually did what it was claimed to do? :roll:

They're OK for electrical components but everything else seems to be overpriced and/or junk.
#9
Had to use one of these on my wifes Seicento (900cc i think) after it went flat after being stood a while. It would only jump it with after full charge. When the battery was showing 75% charge it didnt want to know.

I'd avoid to be honest.
#10
cammy69
I've got one of these and it won't jump start my Fiat 1.9 deisel - the contact points melted !


I have one I bought cheap from Lidl about tens years ago, still works now and has saved the day many times. When we got it we had a 2.3 Volvo and it used to start that OK

The switch though is dodgy from a prolonged starting attempt a few years back. What I should have done was give a bit of a delay between trying the key to allow the contacts in the switch time to cool down. It's the sort of thing you don't think about when already late and desperate to get going.
#11
Had several of those, different makes.

USELESS, USELESS, USELESS, USELESS !!!!!!

Get a battery charger and a small tyre pump to plug in the cigarette lighter..
#12
I bought one of these last year and manged to start a 2.7L Diesel Merc with it no problem.
The only problem i have with it is that the Maplin one is of very poor quality. The connector for the A.C adapter broke the first time i went to charge it, and also it no longer works or charges anymore. I've always kept it indoors and made sure it was charged frequently.
#13
That is the key to these, keep them charged and protected from frost - if the battery goes totally flat or they freeze, the battery dies
#14
Sparks001;7456187
That is the key to these, keep them charged and protected from frost - if the battery goes totally flat or they freeze, the battery dies


Totally agree.
I bought the better one they sometimes have in ALDI (bigger batt).
I kept it in my van and topped up via the lighter socket whenever I drove.
However, this didn't work as after a year it stopped holding any charge.
Not sure if it was the cold weather or too low trickle-charging that killed it.
I think you need to fully re-charge on a regular basis to keep it working.

And if you use it to pump up tyres watch it doesn't get too hot.
Mine started steaming once, and that was just topping up one tyre.
#15
Had one for 2-3 years now and use it to start the ride on mower,needs 6 hours charge after use,wouldnt think it would be any good for your car to be honest unless its fully charged and the car turns over within 3 tries.
#16
I've got a 900Amp version of these, different make, although it looks exactly the same.
It will start my car about 20 times before needing to be recharged(the car does fire up straight away though).
#17
pjlhot
Totally agree.
I bought the better one they sometimes have in ALDI (bigger batt).
I kept it in my van and topped up via the lighter socket whenever I drove.
However, this didn't work as after a year it stopped holding any charge.
Not sure if it was the cold weather or too low trickle-charging that killed it.
I think you need to fully re-charge on a regular basis to keep it working.

And if you use it to pump up tyres watch it doesn't get too hot.
Mine started steaming once, and that was just topping up one tyre.


I expect the constant charging from the van killed it - the cigarette lighter socket, when the van is running will be outputting something like 13.8 volts, which the sealed lead acid batteries in these jumper packs are not designed for long term - best to stick it on the main charger over night every month or so really.
#18
Borrowed my bosses few days ago, started my RX8 with no problems at all,
may get one myself at this price :thumbsup:
#19
My one came with a power inverter instead of the compressor, i cant find it on the web anywhere

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