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Jump Start Booster
« on: 24 March 2021, 17:07:45 »

Thinking of investesting in one

All cars are Omegas, Largest Engine is the 3.0 Elite.

Any recomendations.

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Re: Jump Start Booster
« Reply #2 on: 24 March 2021, 17:28:17 »

Depends what you want it for: if it's just as a boost to a failing or undercharged battery, then the pocket sized things work OK even on a 3.0l. They also tend to stay charged for long periods. But if you intend using it on something that's stood for a while, or will turn over a lot then you need something with a traditional battery inside and will need to charge it frequently.



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Re: Jump Start Booster
« Reply #3 on: 24 March 2021, 18:03:50 »

If its because your battery regularly goes flat, you need to solve that issue. End of.
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Re: Jump Start Booster
« Reply #4 on: 24 March 2021, 20:58:51 »

If its because your battery regularly goes flat, you need to solve that issue. End of.

Ill Health. cant afford a chauffer. :-X :-\
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Re: Jump Start Booster
« Reply #5 on: 24 March 2021, 21:00:49 »

then the pocket sized things work OK even on a 3.0l

Bought one after it was recomended on here.  Kept in charged.  Now I need it I cant find it... I kow where all the leads are. :-\
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Re: Jump Start Booster
« Reply #8 on: 25 March 2021, 08:04:10 »

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« Reply #9 on: 25 March 2021, 11:26:29 »

If its because your battery regularly goes flat, you need to solve that issue. End of.

Ill Health. cant afford a chauffer. :-X :-\
A battery booster is not going to help if your battery keeps going flat.  Dont waste your money on one.  Boosters have their uses, but they are not a magic cure for a car with high discharge or that doesn't get used.

So, if you battery goes flat within a week or 2, you need to find the drain.  If it does flat through lack of use, you need to find a way to keep it charged, be that a charger, or a second battery that you swap over every week.


I've said it a million times, but you also need to remember that if you let a car battery deep discharge, its oppsed. End of.  If you repeatedly let a car battery partially discharge, its oppsed. End of.
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Re: Jump Start Booster
« Reply #10 on: 25 March 2021, 12:24:16 »

Sadly I cant win with batterys.  I have mobilty issues and dont use the car like I used.  I went for an eye test on the 14th Jan and the car hasnt been used since.  (tried earlier this month but Zero)

Better weather it will get more use, but October through till now then not much at all.  Plus lifting the bonnet and disconecting then reverseing it to reconnet is not an option either.

Oh and when people like the AA start the usual lecture all I can say is "Boris told me to stay indoors"
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Re: Jump Start Booster
« Reply #11 on: 25 March 2021, 12:25:03 »

Out of interest, what are the likely culprits for battery draining.?
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Re: Jump Start Booster
« Reply #12 on: 25 March 2021, 12:50:16 »

Alarm, radio, anything plugged in...

The best way to keep an Omega is to disconnect the battery negative. Just make sure that the key opens the doors first.  :y
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Re: Jump Start Booster
« Reply #13 on: 25 March 2021, 13:31:28 »

maybe a solar charger would help .... there are some pretty cheap panels about.

https://www.machinemart.co.uk/p/streetwize-12v-6w-solar-trickle-battery-charge/ ... no idea how good or bad it'd be, but surely better than nothing.
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Re: Jump Start Booster
« Reply #14 on: 25 March 2021, 14:33:46 »

Alarm, radio, anything plugged in...

The best way to keep an Omega is to disconnect the battery negative. Just make sure that the key opens the doors first.  :y

Pity I cant put a switch in series with each fuse.  Get out of the car and switch all the circuits off, get in and switch them all back on.
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