I've been reading a lot of 12v battery failures for the Kona EV, so would like a portable jump starter / power bank in case of emergencies... the ones where you can charge phones / laptops too.
As i understand, being it's for an electric vehicle, it doesn't need a high amp rating?
Any recommendations would be most appreciated, thank you.
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NOCO Boost X GBX45 1250A 12V UltraSafe
Portable Lithium Jump Starter, Car Battery Booster Pack, USB-C Powerbank Charger, and Jump Leads for up to 6.5 amazon.co.uk/dp/…SPC
I can't fault it in the time I've had it.
Used it on my fiat diesel (when I had it) and on my motorbike when it had been stood.
It's probably a bit overpriced as I needed one on the day I bought it.
Does it not come with breakdown cover from new? That would cover this surely?
Just like those start stop system (my mazda5 start stop battery fails yearly).
It sure does, but for convenience like when going on hols, would like to sort it, and get on the go quickly myself.
I have the lesser noco model on my radar, £99 but been as low as £75 recently so tracking that.
Unsure what the causes are. We have the car on the motability scheme, so whilst we are fully covered and from what i've read, replacement batteries under the warranty are the solution, I still need something to jump start the battery if we get caught short needing to be at a certain place within a certain time.
It's a design fault (or rather penny pinching on the part of manufacturers).
The 12v battery on my hybrid car is tiny and is easy to discharge whether that be by using too many accessories, or not driving enough, or driving the wrong type of trip.
That's a great feature to have that sadly isn't on the Kona electric. It is on some other Hyundai models, just not the Kona.