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Posted by Stormin Mormon on October 4, 2003, 2:08 pm
 
No surprise there. They even give the AH rating on the outside of the box,
if you read the fine print. Mine is 17 AH, and it has jumped a couple cars
already.

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I had some friends that worked at G.I. Joes,where they sold those in
the Auto section.My friend told me that one he opened up was nothing
more than a ~10AH Gel-cell,and some "impressive looking" wire and
clamps,along with a jack and LED for recharging.



Posted by Stormin Mormon on October 4, 2003, 2:03 pm
 
Yep, one of those twenty pounders with the handle on it.

Sorry, but that tripped an old memory. Quarter pounder with cheese on it?

I think the cell was 17 AH, it said it was good for 300 watts for 45 minutes
or something. Pretty low capacity. But with the big alligator clamps, I
could set it next to a battery, and clamp it on for longer run time.

I bought it originally in case I left my own lights on. Havn't, but I did
jump one or two other peoples cars, lights left on. Did good for that. If
you get the Winchester, though, I find that the work light bumps and turns
on easy. (pull the bulb). And the inverter gets bumped on easily (pull the
fuse). Either will kill the battery in a hurry. And if it's winter, the gel
cell freezes. And it's dead weight when you need it the most.

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     Yes, but not necessarily for very long.  I assume you mean one of those
15-20 pound battery packs with the jumper cables attached and a handle on
top.  Those things are mostly good for starting cars, I would guess they are
good for about 20 amp-hours, or about 250 watt-hours max.

Vaughn




Posted by John Haines on October 4, 2003, 7:02 am
 
 For my 26" TV,VCR,SAT box I use a APC 650 Backups I got on ebay. I run
it from a 105 AH trolling batt. It is wired direct to the big batt. I would'nt
recomend using both external and internal batteries together. I set the
float charge to 13.4 and I charge it from a 10 amp charger when it has been
used.

 John

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