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Wickes 12V Power Pack and Compressor £14.68

£14.68 @ Wickes
I just got one of these instore, along with the £1.17 pair of axel stands. I think its a rebranded Draper. *Powerful enough to jump start most vehicles and boats with a 12V DC system *Incorporat… Read More
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7y, 9m agoFound 7 years, 9 months ago
I just got one of these instore, along with the £1.17 pair of axel stands.
I think its a rebranded Draper.

*Powerful enough to jump start most vehicles and boats with a 12V DC system
*Incorporates a 250PSI air compressor with pressure gauge
*Supplied with hose tyre valve adaptor, inflating adaptor nozzle and a needle valve adaptor
*LED indicators show condition of power pack's battery charge
*Main power on/off switch to reduce voltage spikes when connecting/disconnecting power pack
*Heavy duty copper booster cables and insulated clamps
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#1
£5.95 delivery according to the FAQ, but seems free when you go to checkout :?
#2
£5.95 delivery at my checkout !!
#3
Charged me £5.95, but used the 15% discount voucher for first time user
#4
Looks very good value and voted hot. Probably only useful on smallish engines I'm guessing.
#5
revosrus
£5.95 delivery at my checkout !!


then go to store?
#6
Dave-T
Looks very good value and voted hot. Probably only useful on smallish engines I'm guessing.


Suitable for most engines!
#7
rickj
Suitable for most engines!


Don't bet on it!, these are very lighweight units, whilst they may give a big initial boost, but only for very short duration before giving up, In the winter months when it's freezing, they have to cope with turning over a stone cold engine and fire the ignition, these units will be of little use for high cc cars, automatics & diesels. A solo booster with no compressor included, like the Sealey brand (RS1) the battery within it weighs a great deal more then these cheap ones and is reflected with much better & longer booster capacity i.e 1000 amps. Yes this does cost more (around the £100 mark) but when you broken down with a flat battery, you want to know that starter pack you've got, can cope with most the most extreme cold conditions.

As, I said before, I have seen so many of these units returned for the very reason, not being man enough for the job,
#8
thx mate ordered :)
#9
keitht585
Charged me £5.95, but used the 15% discount voucher for first time user


Whats the code?! thanks
#10
tadsoy
Whats the code?! thanks


CAT09

i found it earlyer :thumbsup:
#11
leemole101
CAT09

i found it earlyer :thumbsup:


thanks for that. ordered.
#12
Hot deal, cheap price, voted hot

although have to agree with Hancock that these arent upto the job on many cars. A friend had one rated quite a bit higher than this, That wouldnt even turn a 1.7 diesel engine and struggled with a 2 litre petrol. Battery stopped retaining charge in less than 2 years.

Great for smaller engined cars/motorbikes.
#13
great find voted hot, need one of these for my scooter in the winter months :D
#14
devils_advicate
Hot deal, cheap price, voted hot

although have to agree with Hancock that these arent upto the job on many cars. A friend had one rated quite a bit higher than this, That wouldnt even turn a 1.7 diesel engine and struggled with a 2 litre petrol. Battery stopped retaining charge in less than 2 years and like any any booster it will need to be charged like once a month or the battery will go kaput....

Great for smaller engined cars/motorbikes.



Agreed and have a lot of experience with these things, although a very good price and worth the buy for odd use, wont retain charge as stated, 2yrs life max so bear in mind.

If you need a good one get a "Clarke" similiar size but need two hands for it and weighs an absoloute ton but you appreciate it when you really need to crank a big litre car, will do upto 6 litres, 38ah battery inside. Sealey RS1 is good but not as powerful as the Clarke as I was torn between the two when I was buying so did a lot of research, best £100 buy ever...
#15
I'm genuinely lost on this unless someone has an unreliable vehicle/battery (maybe fix it, trade it..?) or lives in Finland, Iceland etc. and I'm not taking the mick! I'm guessing the most common use for this is when your battery is in need of replacing but you don't know until one cold morning coming out of the house to go to work - that's happened once to me in 25 years of motoring and I've always had 5+ yr old common cars like escorts, astras.

I think £15 is an amazing price for such a thing but that it's not value for money as might be better to put that towards a new/beefier battery or, if you have a real need for one of these it makes sense to go for a better one as others have said - more expensive but probably better value in the long term. (Not voted either way.)

I wonder if there is a device that you could plug into mains via an extenstion to start a car - I guess that would be lighter, cheaper, start any car and not be useless after 2 years though of course you can't take it with you on artic expeditions to Tescos :)
#16
Remember to charge these units up, every so often, even if they are not being used.When storing sulfate batteries,



it is vital to ensure that they are always charged, preferably to the maximum. Discharged sulfate batteries tend to degrade by sulfating. The degradation involves formation of large lead-sulfate crystals in the batteries, which renders the battery beyond taking any further charging.
#17
loonyjetman
I'm genuinely lost on this unless someone has an unreliable vehicle/battery (maybe fix it, trade it..?) or lives in Finland, Iceland etc. and I'm not taking the mick! I'm guessing the most common use for this is when your battery is in need of replacing but you don't know until one cold morning coming out of the house to go to work - that's happened once to me in 25 years of motoring and I've always had 5+ yr old common cars like escorts, astras.

I think £15 is an amazing price for such a thing but that it's not value for money as might be better to put that towards a new/beefier battery or, if you have a real need for one of these it makes sense to go for a better one as others have said - more expensive but probably better value in the long term. (Not voted either way.)

I wonder if there is a device that you could plug into mains via an extenstion to start a car - I guess that would be lighter, cheaper, start any car and not be useless after 2 years though of course you can't take it with you on artic expeditions to Tescos :)


Never start a car directly from another car, you damage the ECU and other on-board electronics on both cars.
Just connect the leads and let the other car, charge up the bad battery, for 5 to 10 minutes, disconnect the leads and start the car.

Most flat batteries are not normally completely flat, so will recover quite quickly - hence why they are now called booster cables, not jump leads

Some more expensive battery chargers will start a car.
#18
Saying out of stock now.
#19
These are an awsome bit of kit.. We use ours all the time to pump up mountain bike tyres. I used to jump start my car when it had been left for months whilst away and run down.

Every house should have one !
#20
scooby555
Agreed and have a lot of experience with these things, although a very good price and worth the buy for odd use, wont retain charge as stated, 2yrs life max so bear in mind.

If you need a good one get a "Clarke" similiar size but need two hands for it and weighs an absoloute ton but you appreciate it when you really need to crank a big litre car, will do upto 6 litres, 38ah battery inside. Sealey RS1 is good but not as powerful as the Clarke as I was torn between the two when I was buying so did a lot of research, best £100 buy ever...


Surely you would then be better off buying a 70+amphr battery instead for less money or am I missing the point?
#21
Hancock;6211389
Never start a car directly from another car, you damage the ECU and other on-board electronics on both cars.


But I didn't say anything about jump starting car to car.
#22
pghstochaj
Surely you would then be better off buying a 70+amphr battery instead for less money or am I missing the point?


Yes you are :thumbsup:

This is a portable unit, in the trade so very useful to me.
#23
scooby555
Yes you are :thumbsup:

This is a portable unit, in the trade so very useful to me.


What is not portable about a standard car battery? I still don't get it, why pay for a company to put on plastics and a charging circuit which then adds to the size, bulk and cost.

When I have been to car auctions, they have a decent capacity battery on a little trolley, none of this air compressor, plastic, 240 volt connection 'stuff'.

I still feel like I am missing the point....

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