Vic Top 500A Peak 1300mAh Portable Car Jump Starter Battery Booster And Phone Power Bank With Ultra Bright LED Flashlight £36.29 @ Amazon
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Vic Top 500A Peak 1300mAh Portable Car Jump Starter Battery Booster And Phone Power Bank With Ultra Bright LED Flashlight £36.29 @ Amazon

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Found 18th Dec 2016
Boy do I need this after not taking the convertible out for at least two months, but seems like a very useful gadget to have to hand.

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I like to find new and interesting ways to tell people I have a convertible too. :P

Original Poster

Tee hee! Should enjoy it more often than I do...not telling people about it, I mean driving it, then I wouldnt need this! (_;)

Mine's a daily drive...... by which I mean I mostly work from home or commute by train, but always find an excuse to go out topless.
Edited by: "oliverhussick" 18th Dec 2016

Having not flown first class for a couple of weeks I must pick up a Toblerone in Poundland soon.

Have I got the gist of it?

Yet another one of these where virtually all the reviews are sponsored / paid for. Just like this one I bought the other day: http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/jackery-spark-powerful-18000-mah-jump-starter-42-99-amazon-2575101?p=29585165

Mine turned up and it feels exactly like the sort of rubbish thing I would buy at a market in the street. Described as "packing a punch" it feels light, plasticky and took less than an hour to fully charge. I find it hard to believe that it would jump start a moped, let alone cars up to 6ltr, up to 30 times.

I am going to deliberately discharge the battery in my car tomorrow (i'm replacing it anyway) so I can use it and and see just how much of a punch it really packs.

In the meantime, I would recommend everyone takes the reviews with a large pinch of salt.
Edited by: "WBRacing" 18th Dec 2016

Had a similar one for 2 years - used it 3 or 4 times on my old battery, which used to die suddenly. Worked well and holds charge for a long time. Not needed to use it since buying a new battery.

Yeah I never know why these are advertised as car starters, surely better for if your in a tent or own a caravan or into something wired.
For £10 or £20 more you would buy a new battery. Or if you get H.u.k.d you'd get down the scrap yard and get a decent battery for £10

Thanks OP!

I was tracking this in CamelCamelCamel with a trigger price of £42.00, but never got an email alert!oO

On checking though, the item was being sold by the Amazon MP seller VicTsing who has this for £45.99

The Amazon MP seller VicTop that you linked to has what looks like the exact same item for £36.29, so heat from me OP!

The only difference I can see is a typo in the title on the Amazon page which states 1300mAh, whereas the specs down the page state 13600mAh

Other sellers have it for £51.99

Even if you have AA/RAC cover (some of which doesn't include 'Home Start'), they can take a good hour to reach you in some cases, so for £36, it's worth having in the boot even if you never use it.

Always handy as an emergency phone charger too!

I must admit to chuckling at the RRP from different sellers though:
£36.99 (RRP £106.99)
£45.99 (RRP £55.99)
£51.99 (RRP £69.99)

Edited by: "Ripperoo" 20th Dec 2016

Original Poster

Ripperoo

Thanks OP!I was tracking this in CamelCamelCamel with a trigger price of … Thanks OP!I was tracking this in CamelCamelCamel with a trigger price of £42.00, but never got an email alert!oOOn checking though, the item was being sold by the Amazon MP seller VicTsing who has this for £45.99The Amazon MP seller VicTop that you linked to has what looks like the exact same item for £36.29, so heat from me OP!The only difference I can see is a typo in the title on the Amazon page which states 1300mAh, whereas the specs down the page state 13600mAhOther sellers have it for £51.99Even if you have AA/RAC cover (some of which doesn't include 'Home Start'), they can take a good hour to reach you in some cases, so for £36, it's worth having in the boot even if you never use it.Always handy as an emergency phone charger too!I must admit to chuckling at the RRP from different sellers though:£36.99 (RRP £106.99)£45.99 (RRP £55.99)£51.99 (RRP £69.99)




Can vouch for this machine having taken delivery yesterday. Charged it up , connected it to the battery and BOOM! (not a minor explosion!) but started perfectly and today the car is purring once again.

WBRacing

Yet another one of these where virtually all the reviews are sponsored / … Yet another one of these where virtually all the reviews are sponsored / paid for. Just like this one I bought the other day: http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/jackery-spark-powerful-18000-mah-jump-starter-42-99-amazon-2575101?p=29585165Mine turned up and it feels exactly like the sort of rubbish thing I would buy at a market in the street. Described as "packing a punch" it feels light, plasticky and took less than an hour to fully charge. I find it hard to believe that it would jump start a moped, let alone cars up to 6ltr, up to 30 times. I am going to deliberately discharge the battery in my car tomorrow (i'm replacing it anyway) so I can use it and and see just how much of a punch it really packs. In the meantime, I would recommend everyone takes the reviews with a large pinch of salt.


Did it work?

Original Poster

compadre

Did it work?



​Hi. Mine has worked a treat so far. Had to use it twice in two days on two different cars.

MonkeysUncle

Yeah I never know why these are advertised as car starters, surely better … Yeah I never know why these are advertised as car starters, surely better for if your in a tent or own a caravan or into something wired.For £10 or £20 more you would buy a new battery. Or if you get H.u.k.d you'd get down the scrap yard and get a decent battery for £10



They are called "car starters" as they are designed to start your car in the event of a flat battery, and the decent ones do exactly that.

Why would you prefer to get public transport to a battery supplier, spend a load of money on a new battery and then have to carry something weighing 10-20kg back to your car to replace a battery that may be perfectly fine and just need charging when you could simply jump start it with a decent jump start device (i.e. probably not this one)?

You may be out of touch on battery prices as well. A new AGM battery for a modern diesel engined car with start/stop could set you back over £200.
Edited by: "mikerj" 23rd Dec 2016

compadre

Did it work?


Hi - no it didn't, not even close. I have posted an update accordingly.

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