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Old 01-19-2019, 11:58 AM   #1
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Looking for a good power pack

I bought a Schumacher power pack from Walmart. It failed to work after being fully charged. I returned it and the new one also failed after being fully charged.

Any recommendations on a good reliable power pack (car starter).

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Old 01-19-2019, 01:48 PM   #2
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I bought a Schumacher power pack from Walmart. It failed to work after being fully charged. I returned it and the new one also failed after being fully charged.

Any recommendations on a good reliable power pack (car starter).

LLinderman
I watched a LOLOHO video on youtube about the power paks a few weeks ago..search for LOLOHO on YT..these two RVers have some good stuff
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Old 01-19-2019, 08:52 PM   #3
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I bought the microstart XP-3 about 5 years ago. I have used it to boost my 5cylinder Colorado when it was so dead the LED interior light wouldn't even glow. I've started mini-vans, forklifts up to v8 engines. It is still going strong after 5 years. Don't let the small size fool you, it's really powerful.
Costco also sells a similar item and their return policy is really good.

https://shop.antigravitybatteries.co...o-starts/xp-3/

https://shop.antigravitybatteries.co...o-starts/xp-3/
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Old 01-20-2019, 12:31 PM   #4
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I purchased the Clore Automotive JNC 660 last year. It is top rated on Amazon.
It will start your vehicle in sub zero weather. The company sends you charging reminders, too.

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Old 01-20-2019, 02:46 PM   #5
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What model Shumacher power pack did you get? I bought their SJ1289 model back in September and it seems to work OK. I haven't had to use it for jump starting yet but according to the digital screen there is 12.7 volts dc available and I checked the 120 volt outlet and it has 120 volts according to my volt meter. I got this model because it looked real similar to the Sears Diehard 1150 power pack which I had for 7 or 8 years. The inverter went out on it though so I couoldn't get the 120 volt outlets to work. I have noticed that there seems to be a trend away from power packs with actual batteries in them to power packs that must be powered by capacitors because they are so small compared to the older ones. I don't see my model on display at Walmart now so maybe there have been enough problems with them to discontinue that model.
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Old 01-20-2019, 03:19 PM   #6
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the new gen small/light ones use lithium-ion batteries.
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Old 01-26-2019, 11:48 AM   #7
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I have a Power Station model PSX3 which I bought Costco in 2013 and it has worked numerous times for me and my neighbors many many times
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Old 01-26-2019, 12:56 PM   #8
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We've had to use this Anker several times:


https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1


Works great and it's very compact. I can easily store it in the trailer in a cupboard.
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Old 01-26-2019, 02:48 PM   #9
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I bought this one at HarborFreight.com Click Here With a 25% coupon (available all the time) it was only $60.
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Old 01-26-2019, 02:50 PM   #10
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I bought this one at HarborFreight.com Click Here The regularly have 20-25% off coupons available. I paid only $60 for mine with coupon.
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