12V Car Starter only £5.00 delivered
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12V Car Starter only £5.00 delivered

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Found 11th Jul 2008
Was: £7.00
Save: £2.00
Now: £5.00

Description

This 12V Car Starter acts as a brilliant jump lead replacement system. Simply connect via your lighter socket and away you go.

Features

* Connects via cigarette lighter socket
* Built-in circuit protection

10 Comments

Original Poster

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i don't want to spoil your deal but i had one of these, it wasn't any good to me so i took it back

With this type of connection, many people believe that you can just connect the two cars and immediately start the car with the flat battery as suggested in the OP.

However, the power transferred is low because of the maximum power a cigarette lighter can handle (typically 15A /150W maximum) so the instructions need to be followed carefully with regards to how long the connection needs to be in place before the car with the dead battery can be started - perhaps 20 minutes or so.

Having expressed the limitation, it obviously is much easier & cleaner to connect and start a car with a flat battery using one of these devices than scrambling about under the bonnet with the risk of connecting traditional jump leads the wrong way round.

Seems a good price too for this type of device - voted hot & rep given!

mmm.. thats the kind of current I want to be pulling through my cars cigarette lighter..

:w00t:

androo;2505076

mmm.. thats the kind of current I want to be pulling through my cars … mmm.. thats the kind of current I want to be pulling through my cars cigarette lighter..:w00t:


You do, every time you light your fag!

Original Poster

Premier;2505063

With this type of connection, many people believe that you can just … With this type of connection, many people believe that you can just connect the two cars and immediately start the car with the flat battery as suggested in the OP.However, the power transferred is low because of the maximum power a cigarette lighter can handle (typically 15A /150W maximum) so the instructions need to be followed carefully with regards to how long the connection needs to be in place before the car with the dead battery can be started - perhaps 20 minutes or so.Having expressed the limitation, it obviously is much easier & cleaner to connect and start a car with a flat battery using one of these devices than scrambling about under the bonnet with the risk of connecting traditional jump leads the wrong way round.Seems a good price too for this type of device - voted hot & rep given!



thanks for rep i have no clue lol just seen this deal looks good as alot of people do need this my guess ive just bought one too!!:thumbsup:

Premier;2505106

You do, every time you light your fag!



Jokes on you, I don't smoke!

..and if I did..it only takes a few seconds to heat the element..that’s SECONDS to heat up..We are talking sustained current over a period of time here..

Premier;2505063

With this type of connection, many people believe that you can just … With this type of connection, many people believe that you can just connect the two cars and immediately start the car with the flat battery as suggested in the OP.However, the power transferred is low because of the maximum power a cigarette lighter can handle (typically 15A /150W maximum) so the instructions need to be followed carefully with regards to how long the connection needs to be in place before the car with the dead battery can be started - perhaps 20 minutes or so.Having expressed the limitation, it obviously is much easier & cleaner to connect and start a car with a flat battery using one of these devices than scrambling about under the bonnet with the risk of connecting traditional jump leads the wrong way round.Seems a good price too for this type of device - voted hot & rep given!



These are significantly worse when used with cars that need to have their igntions switched on to power up the cigarette lighters (my RR is like that). As you pump in the power through the cigarette lighter, it all dribbles out via the ignition system ......

IMO these are Christmas prezzie/stocking filler items only. Just something you give as a change from good ol socks! :-(

I think this is COLD for the following reasons...

You would need to leave it for quite a while to charge a battery unwilling to start.

Your cigar lighter can be fused as low as 10A, which is lower than many normal mains battery chargers (to give you an idea of the charging time).

If the car with the flat battery has an electrical fault - you would just be draining the battery on the charged car - while you were under the impression you were charging the other.

If your cigar lighters only work with the ignition on - it would mean you had to wait with the cars as it charges - as otherwise you would be leaving them unattended with the keys.

A small car could flatten its small battery trying to get a decent charge into a large diesel car.

If the car offering the charge has its engine left running - it will burn far more fuel than using jump leads.

Jump leads work faster, and you can rev the engine while using jump leads for extra cranking power.

A better (home made) version of this would be add a cigar lighter plug to an 8 amp car battery charger - then plug in both ends and recharge your battery from the mains (which will only work if your cigar lighter works with the ignition off) and leave overnight as its likely to charge as fast.

This type of charger would do it from a local place where you did not have to pay postage....

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