Clarke Jump Start 900 Portable Booster Charger £55.72 @ tool-net.co.uk
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Clarke Jump Start 900 Portable Booster Charger £55.72 @ tool-net.co.uk

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Found 27th Oct 2012
Winter has arrived again and it seems like it might be earlier than last year.I get to my car at end of night shift to find a low battery with not enough juice to start her up and have to resort to bumping her to life.Happens always at winter time so save yourselves the bother and grab this great little booster

Portable 12-volt power pack with 1001 uses. This high capacity compact, rechargeable jumpstart unit will go anywhere to start a car or operate lighting, re-charge mobile phones (via a compatible 'in-car' type charger), lap top computers, power tools, etc. Easily recharged from car or mains supply - all connectors and adaptors supplied.

900 amps peak output at 12-volts, 400 amps boost for rundown vehicle batteries.
Sealed, maintenance free battery for maximum capacity & safe operation.
Battery condition & charge level indicator.
Integral worklight for night time operation.
Features "cigarette lighter" socket for simple plug in connection of many 12 volt items.
Heavy duty insulated battery connection clips.

Also available from machine mart for £59.98 in store or £65.97 delivered

machinemart.co.uk/sho…900
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Also available from machine mart for £59.98 in store or £65.97 delivered

machinemart.co.uk/sho…900
the tool net price includes £6.95 delivery. personally i would go for the Sealey RS131 for an extra tenner
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scumpysmum

the tool net price includes £6.95 delivery. personally i would go for the … the tool net price includes £6.95 delivery. personally i would go for the Sealey RS131 for an extra tenner



Yeah the sealey boosters are nice but clarke's are just as good and have good rep
I had one of these, not sure of the make, but after a couple of years the battery was flat and did not work.
£35 here
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Silverline-234578-Watt-Starter-Compressor/dp/B001C85UG8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1351325049&sr=8-1

You can get them cheaper than that but can't be arsed to look .

These can be found under various manufacturer names ( clarke/silverline etc )but are exactly the same.
A new battery for your car wouldnt be much more expensive, or get a set of high quality jump leads for much less. Ive had a few of these in the past and they dont last long in reality. The battery inside is quite small too. Sods law when you need it it wont have enough charge in it.
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Darzen

£35 … £35 herehttp://www.amazon.co.uk/Silverline-234578-Watt-Starter-Compressor/dp/B001C85UG8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1351325049&sr=8-1You can get them cheaper than that but can't be arsed to look .These can be found under various manufacturer names ( clarke/silverline etc )but are exactly the same.



Source? because them silverlines are crap and this one has been highly rated by many motoring websites and forums.Might look the same but has poor quality components.they are all over ebay auctions

http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/accessories-tyres/43148/clarke-jumpstart-900

http://motorbike-search-engine.co.uk/previewsdet~218~13~Motorcycle%20Tools

Original Poster
joelp

A new battery for your car wouldnt be much more expensive, or get a set … A new battery for your car wouldnt be much more expensive, or get a set of high quality jump leads for much less. Ive had a few of these in the past and they dont last long in reality. The battery inside is quite small too. Sods law when you need it it wont have enough charge in it.



I would do that if the battery was knackered and you make a good point but my battery is fine throughout the year it is just at winter it plays up because of the cold and that it is only 1-2 miles to get to where i work which does not charge the battery up enough during cold nights.i would use this during them times to get home.
Much cheaper makes/versioms available in many other places for less.
Because they tend to get used fairly infrequently the main thing with battery boosters is to keep them on charge, if you don't the batteries self discharge and then die. I had one from Lidl with an air pump in it for years and years, it was great until one year the charger got unplugged and forgotten for a few months and it died. I now have a leisure battery which is kept on a trickle charger.
EastLondon

I would do that if the battery was knackered and you make a good point … I would do that if the battery was knackered and you make a good point but my battery is fine throughout the year it is just at winter it plays up because of the cold and that it is only 1-2 miles to get to where i work which does not charge the battery up enough during cold nights.i would use this during them times to get home.



Battery and/or Alernator still sound Xmas crackered to me. If both are genuinely fine then at worst I would expect the battery to gradually deplete to an insufficient residual charge (even when cold) over a few weeks at worst.

Presumably every time you've reached the stage that you need the booster - you will need to mains-recharge your battery anyway?

To keep a wet lead-acid battery in good shape, it is best to keep it as fully charged as possible. Therefore to repeatedly deplete the battery and boost/charge it will soon kill it.

If I were in your position I would invest my money (and less of it) in a reasonable mains charger and routinely charge the battery say weekly or fortnightly. An ideal candidate would be a CTEK charger or similar because besides being very good chargers they also come with a quick-connect in-line plug and socket so you could permanently attach the tail to the battery for greater convenience. You might even be able to discretely and safely route the cable through a gap or grill to avoid even popping the bonnet.

If you want/need a booster then the price of this one seems 'okay' at best.

Edited by: "buybuybuy" 27th Oct 2012
EastLondon

Source? because them silverlines are crap and this one has been highly … Source? because them silverlines are crap and this one has been highly rated by many motoring websites and forums.Might look the same but has poor quality components.they are all over ebay auctionshttp://www.autoexpress.co.uk/accessories-tyres/43148/clarke-jumpstart-900http://motorbike-search-engine.co.uk/previewsdet~218~13~Motorcycle%20Tools



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EastLondon

Source? because them silverlines are crap and this one has been highly … Source? because them silverlines are crap and this one has been highly rated by many motoring websites and forums.Might look the same but has poor quality components.they are all over ebay auctionshttp://www.autoexpress.co.uk/accessories-tyres/43148/clarke-jumpstart-900http://motorbike-search-engine.co.uk/previewsdet~218~13~Motorcycle%20Tools



There are loads of different 'makes' of these and by makes I mean different company stickers on them. They are ALL made in china in 2 or 3 different factories
Original Poster
buybuybuy

Battery and/or Alernator still sound Xmas crackered to me. If both are … Battery and/or Alernator still sound Xmas crackered to me. If both are genuinely fine then at worst I would expect the battery to gradually deplete to an insufficient residual charge (even when cold) over a few weeks at worst.Presumably every time you've reached the stage that you need the booster - you will need to mains-recharge your battery anyway?To keep a wet lead-acid battery in good shape, it is best to keep it as fully charged as possible. Therefore to repeatedly deplete the battery and boost/charge it will soon kill it.If I were in your position I would invest my money (and less of it) in a reasonable mains charger and routinely charge the battery say weekly or fortnightly. An ideal candidate would be a CTEK charger or similar because besides being very good chargers they also come with a quick-connect in-line plug and socket so you could permanently attach the tail to the battery for greater convenience. You might even be able to discretely and safely route the cable through a gap or grill to avoid even popping the bonnet.If you want/need a booster then the price of this one seems 'okay' at best.



Would be great to charge the battery weekly i did think of that but i would have to take the battery off every time and charge it indoors which i was not to keen on (no garage/shed) but thanks for the advice
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