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Re: Jump Start Booster
« Reply #15 on: 25 March 2021, 14:34:35 »

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.

Erm . . . .bought something like that , , ,still in a box somewhere.
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Re: Jump Start Booster
« Reply #16 on: 25 March 2021, 14:58:46 »

You could fit a master switch, although this will have exactly the same effect as disconnecting the battery and will still mean using the key to physically lock/unlock the car...
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« Reply #17 on: 25 March 2021, 18:17:28 »

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still in a box somewhere.

It's no good in the box  ;) ;)
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Re: Jump Start Booster
« Reply #18 on: 27 March 2021, 12:02:53 »

Starter ::) for ten...

https://www.halfords.com/motoring/battery-maintenance/jump-starters/noco-gb50-1500-amp-ultrasafe-lithium-jump-starter-216406.html

Smaller/cheaper versions available.

Whilst it doesn't help the OP. Just say I've got one of those Noco GP50 and actually supprised myself how well they work, they will easily start around 6 cars in a row, don't expect them to turn an engine over for 10 mins as they won't, but will happily start an known good car even with the battery totally shagged or missing.

The Noco's are American made and the cheaper Chinese Tat ones aren't a patch on them.
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Re: Jump Start Booster
« Reply #19 on: 27 March 2021, 12:28:11 »

There's a reason why many of the bigger pick ups have two batteries. There's a few Youtubers who swear by the Noco boosters. Anything that can cold start three diesel V8s in a row has to be worth a look ;)
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Re: Jump Start Booster
« Reply #20 on: 27 March 2021, 12:48:16 »

Just search for a 12 volt portable car jump starter.
I have a Halfords one from donkeys years ago.
Cost me 80 quid iirc.
20Ah battery (since upgraded with a few alarm system batteries taped together)
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300 watt invertor
Compressor for the tyres.
Charge it up from a fag lighter or mains.

Replaced the compressor about 5 years ago.
Just charge it up and chuck it in the boot of the car.
Saved mine and others arses many a time
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Re: Jump Start Booster
« Reply #21 on: 27 March 2021, 13:14:29 »

I find these clicky good when you have a dead battery  ;)
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Re: Jump Start Booster
« Reply #22 on: 27 March 2021, 13:54:27 »

Solves the problem but not the cause :D
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Re: Jump Start Booster
« Reply #23 on: 27 March 2021, 15:18:41 »

There's a reason why many of the bigger pick ups have two batteries. ....

My ML has 2 batteries  ... 1 under the driver's seat & another motorbike type battery in the boot area. I've yet to get 2 answers the same as to what the little battery is for.
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Re: Jump Start Booster
« Reply #24 on: 27 March 2021, 15:34:10 »

I find these clicky good when you have a dead battery  ;)

Had a few of those, even the AA give me batteries with 5 years warranty :-X
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« Reply #25 on: 27 March 2021, 15:36:42 »

There's a reason why many of the bigger pick ups have two batteries. ....

My ML has 2 batteries  ... 1 under the driver's seat & another motorbike type battery in the boot area. I've yet to get 2 answers the same as to what the little battery is for.

Disconect the big one to find out what the little one does (I reckon the little one powers the alrms etc)
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Re: Jump Start Booster
« Reply #26 on: 27 March 2021, 16:02:44 »

There's a reason why many of the bigger pick ups have two batteries. ....

My ML has 2 batteries  ... 1 under the driver's seat & another motorbike type battery in the boot area. I've yet to get 2 answers the same as to what the little battery is for.

Does it have Stop/Start?
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Re: Jump Start Booster
« Reply #27 on: 27 March 2021, 16:16:32 »

There's a reason why many of the bigger pick ups have two batteries. ....

My ML has 2 batteries  ... 1 under the driver's seat & another motorbike type battery in the boot area. I've yet to get 2 answers the same as to what the little battery is for.
I meant two full size batteries, one behind each headlight...

Like this...

https://images.app.goo.gl/4ttaVNomTgfZSFJr6
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Re: Jump Start Booster
« Reply #28 on: 27 March 2021, 19:39:00 »

There's a reason why many of the bigger pick ups have two batteries. ....

My ML has 2 batteries  ... 1 under the driver's seat & another motorbike type battery in the boot area. I've yet to get 2 answers the same as to what the little battery is for.

Does it have Stop/Start?

It does! And I think it's something to do with that ....
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« Reply #29 on: 27 March 2021, 19:40:55 »

There's a reason why many of the bigger pick ups have two batteries. ....

My ML has 2 batteries  ... 1 under the driver's seat & another motorbike type battery in the boot area. I've yet to get 2 answers the same as to what the little battery is for.
I meant two full size batteries, one behind each headlight...

Like this...

https://images.app.goo.gl/4ttaVNomTgfZSFJr6

I've seen something like that before .... something like an older Toyota Hilux  :-\
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