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Startmonkey - car battery jump starter - weighs 660g, one charge in 1 years - 25% off @ dalephotographic £119.00

£119.00 @ dalephotographic
THIS DEVICE COULD GET YOU GOING IN AN EMERGENCY WHEN YOUR BATTERY IS DEAD AND YOUR 200 MILES FROM HOME I use a powergorilla for my lap top that goes everywhere and charges everything and last for…
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THIS DEVICE COULD GET YOU GOING IN AN EMERGENCY WHEN YOUR BATTERY IS DEAD AND YOUR 200 MILES FROM HOME

I use a powergorilla for my lap top that goes everywhere and charges everything and last for ever it seems. Whilst my massive 30Kg battery jump start thing from halfords stays at home as it so unwieldy and needs a mains recharge every few months. Here's the answer...

Startmonkey200

Introducing the startmonkey200 - the world's smallest "jump start" system for car batteries.

In 2009, the RAC were called out a whopping 177,916 times to jumpstart cars! A flat battery was the number 1 reason they were called out for breakdown assistance during last year.

The startmonkey200 is suitable for use on batteries with up to a 650CCA (Cold Cranking Amps - you can check your cold cranking amp rating by checking the sticker on the top of your car's battery) and can restart this type of standard 12 volt car battery between 15 and 20 times on a full charge thanks to its High Energy Dynamic Polymer Battery. If your battery exceeds 650 CCA, you will require the startmonkey400 - coming 2011.

It's packed with high-tech features to give you total peace of mind. The startmonkey200 has 2 output channels: 1) a 12volt, 200Amp car jump start and 2) a 12volt, 100 watt max, 8Amp DC output for charging your portable gadgets.

startmonkey200 is easy to use. For the average car with a flat battery, firstly ensure the engine battery is 12 volts (if 5 or 24 volts - DO NOT USE with startmonkey200) and has a CCA rating of less than 650. Check the battery capacity level in the startmonkey200 and then simply attach the jump leads (red to red, black to black) to your car battery and the startmonkey200 will automatically start delivering 200 amps of continuous power. Leave the startmonkey200 for 5-8 seconds, then turn the ignition on your car and your car will start.

If the car fails to start, leave the startmonkey200 connected for between 10 and 15 minutes and then turn the ignition again.

Once your car starts, the startmonkey200 will automatically switch off. Disconnect the startmonkey200 and store in case provided.

On the front of the startmonkey200 is a 4-segment LED array. When the startmonkey200 is activated, the LED array will light up GREEN to visually confirm that the startmonkey200 is charging the flat battery. When the startmonkey200 is fully charged, all 4 segments of the array will be GREEN. When it is 3/4 charged, 3 segments will be GREEN and when it is 1/2 charged, 2 segments will be GREEN. When the startmonkey200 only has a 1/4 charge left, the LED turns RED. It is recommended that the startmonkey200 is recharged when it gets to 50%.

The startmonkey200 has an input socket so you can recharge it, this will take about 4 hours to charge a startmonkey200 with a 50% level of charge remaining. From empty, the startmonkey200 will be recharged via the in-car charger in 8 hours. The startmonkey200 can also be recharged via the solargorilla, the AC mains charge from the powergorilla and the forthcoming silverback-gorilla (not included). The input socket can even take voltages between 15 - 24 volts to recharge the startmonkey 200.

The DC output socket on the startmonkey200 means you can also charge your portable gadgets! Simply connect the included in-car charger socket to the DC output port, pop a motormonkey (not included) into that and using an approved USB cable (not supplied) and tips, you can recharge your phone, iPod, PDA, handheld games consoles and more! You can even use the in-car charger socket with your 12volt in-car chargers to operate your laptop, GPS system, etc.

The startmonkey200 has very low static wastage - meaning you can leave it unused for up to a year and it will still hold up to 75% of its power! It can also be recharged 500 times - so if your battery is still going flat after all that time - it may be time to get a new car!

You can also recharge the startmonkey200 via the mains. The charger is not included with the product as we wanted to keep the space and storage down to a minimum but is available to buy here.

startmonkey200 parameters:

jump-start current: 12V, 200A, 2,400 watts in 6-8 seconds

DC Output: 12V, 8A max

Battery: 3.5AH x 3, Lithium Polymer recharegable

Battery Capacity: 10,500 mAH

Weight: 660g

Dimesions: 174 x 65 x 52mm

Storage time: 1 year with 75% charge left

Working temperatureL 0-60 degrees

Safety Precautions:

Ensure the startmonkey200 is placed on a stable, secure location i.e. outside edge wing of car, so that is cannot fall into the engine bay.

Do not leave startmonkey200 in engine bay once the car has started.

Do not connect startmonkey200 to a 5volt or 24volt battery as this will damage the startmonkey200.

Safety Features:
2 output level protection features

cannot 100% drain itself - self-protects

balance charging and discharging

short-circuit protection

wrong polarity protection

over-charge protection

integrated software to control charging procedure

low battery warning display

ONLY to be used with 12volt vehicle engine batteries e.g. cars, bikes, boats, lawnmowers, etc

If startmonkey200 is connected to a 6v or 24v battery, it will not activate. Startmonkey200 interrogates the battery it is connected to and confirms that the range is between 8 - 14v, before automatically switching on.
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#1
very very expensive for what it is, personally i would spend the money on rac cover.
#2
Or you could buy/steal a new battery?
#3
Everybody here missed one point. This is an EMERGENCY starter, which holds its charge for a few months. It will start your car when it unexpectedly dont. A second (new) battery is pointless in this situations because it will probably needto be charged first.

If this thing works, it's definately worth the money. But will it? Every single starting device I've had before failed.
#4
HUKD never ceases to amaze - why not simply walk everywhere - that's the cheapest option.

Its snowing, your car wont start - The RAC may get to you as they're flooded. £119 for 500 yeaars of charges with 20 uses a charge (10,000) is pretty reassuring.

Pricewise its the cheapest for it - hence the posting
#5
kpmatthews
very very expensive for what it is, personally i would spend the money on rac cover.

So 500 years of RAC cover is less than £119? Please send me the link
#6
pet2000
Everybody here missed one point. This is an EMERGENCY starter, which holds its charge for a few months. It will start your car when it unexpectedly dont. A second (new) battery is pointless in this situations because it will probably needto be charged first.If this thing works, it's definately worth the money. But will it? Every single starting device I've had before failed.


Holds charge for a year and can be used 20 times... then recharge 500 times more (That's about 500 years use)
#7
Or....u can buy a simliiar device from maplins for 19.99 , it may need to be charged more than once a year, but u save 100 quid in the process.
1 Like #8
Please accept my humble apologies for informing you all of a device that could save your lives in an emergency - in future I will restrict my postings to free meat balls at Ikea or Steam Games which occur every half hour and are mind-numbingly obvious. Hey, Tescos have a value brand now (doh) - let me post it.
#9
TiscaliSurvivor
Please accept my humble apologies for informing you all of a device that could save your lives in an emergency - in future I will restrict my postings to free meat balls at Ikea or Steam Games which occur every half hour and are mind-numbingly obvious. Hey, Tescos have a value brand now (doh) - let me post it.


why are u standing guard over something u posted? it seems overpriced, what difference does it make to you anyway?

this does more or less the same

http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=383992

or if u wanted this actual item its on ebay for 95 quid

Edited By: jayjayuk1234 on Dec 24, 2010 11:29: a
1 Like #10
TiscaliSurvivor
I will restrict my postings...
Please do not.
If you believe you have spotted a good deal then you believe it is of benefit to the HUKD, so by all means please post it.
But people are allowed to voice their opinions on the deal, and as a forum they believe by offering their opinions they also benefit the community.
I think the only concern with this deal in my mind is the price and minor inconvience of the thing (having to remember to charge it), but a deal is a deal nonetheless so thank your for posting! :3
#11
But does it work? I first saw this advertised back in the summer and I'd buy one if there were reports from credible people that it actually worked - but there don't appear to be any despite searching for several months - does it do as it claims?

Edited By: gsloman on Dec 24, 2010 11:35
#12
TiscaliSurvivor
kpmatthews
very very expensive for what it is, personally i would spend the money on rac cover.


So 500 years of RAC cover is less than £119? Please send me the link


you're missing the point. personally, as in, for me.
personally, i would feel i was getting better value for money spending this amount on 3 years of breakdown cover as opposed to this gadget. my car recently failed to start and it wasn't the battery.

but now i'm detracting from the offer. it seems to be the cheapest price, but it's overpriced to begin with. as it's a forum, i'm entitled to my opinion :)
#13
TiscaliSurvivor
kpmatthews
very very expensive for what it is, personally i would spend the money on rac cover.
So 500 years of RAC cover is less than £119? Please send me the link

Tesco Clubcard Rewards (If you collect them) - have a look, v.v. cheap
#14
Good deal if it does what it says on the tin - I am a bit dubvious based on it's size.
There are a lot of portable chargers on the market which are pretty big and most of them don't work very well.
It doesn't say how long it takes, but who wants to wait around while this thing charges your battery so you can start your car when there are other cheaper, proven models, that have more power out there:
http://www.tool-net.co.uk/p-333053/clarke-jump-start-4000.html

I'd like to see it before I believe it...

Good idea though.

Edited By: Bigfootpete on Dec 24, 2010 13:05
1 Like #15
jayjayuk1234

Please DO NOT buy this Maplin kit for £19.99. It is complete rubbish and will not start your car (even a small car).
#16
Cheaper on Ebay at £95 inc postage and brand new.
#17
jayjayuk1234
TiscaliSurvivor
Please accept my humble apologies for informing you all of a device that could save your lives in an emergency - in future I will restrict my postings to free meat balls at Ikea or Steam Games which occur every half hour and are mind-numbingly obvious. Hey, Tescos have a value brand now (doh) - let me post it.
why are u standing guard over something u posted? it seems overpriced, what difference does it make to you anyway?this does more or less the samehttp://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=383992or if u wanted this actual item its on ebay for 95 quid

1. You are implying If I see a good deal - just buy it not post it - afterall, it doesn't mean anthing to me after purchase does it?
2. You apparently cannot post ebay items here as they are not proper shops and can be dodgy
3. Why "stand guard"- Great spirit. Why does an old man plant a tree seed knowing full well he'll never see its fruits?

I watch my posts because I am a curious human being
#18
kpmatthews
TiscaliSurvivor
kpmatthews
very very expensive for what it is, personally i would spend the money on rac cover.
So 500 years of RAC cover is less than £119? Please send me the link
you're missing the point. personally, as in, for me.personally, i would feel i was getting better value for money spending this amount on 3 years of breakdown cover as opposed to this gadget. my car recently failed to start and it wasn't the battery.but now i'm detracting from the offer. it seems to be the cheapest price, but it's overpriced to begin with. as it's a forum, i'm entitled to my opinion :)

I liked your comment, just wanted the implied link

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