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Old 12-26-2020, 04:34 PM   #51
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I bought this Audew last month and it easily jumped my 7.3 PSD. No idea about how long it will last but a ton of juice in a small pkg.

https://www.audew.com/Audew-2000A-Pe...AaAvDBEALw_wcB

How low were your batteries when you jumped it and what was the temperature? I've been eyeballing that thing but all the "tests" I've seen have been on cars and not in cold weather. And it cold starts that have me looking at this thing as a backup...
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Old 12-26-2020, 06:43 PM   #52
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My starting batteries were around 11 volts. They would turn the engine but not for long. 40 degrees temperature. Audew sparked it right up. I was kinda amazed.
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Old 12-27-2020, 10:11 AM   #53
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Someday, I'm going to do an experiment and temp test various areas of the van on a hundred degree F day just to see what goes on.
That's a great idea any way you could accomplish it. I'd be all for keeping one of these types jump packs but would be concerned with it being Li-ion.

If I ever acquire one I'll be highly tempted to house it in a semi-sealed cabinet that has an extinguisher like the Blazecut systems offer. They have a few options for installation and activation, they're not the least expensive single-use systems in the market place but what would our respective vehicles cost to replace or gut out and start all over again?

Two links to their stuff:

DLP vs. ILP | BlazeCut

http://blazecut.com/small-enclosures/description/

Might seem a bit "over killish" but again a good idea, IMHO anyway.
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Old 12-27-2020, 11:45 AM   #54
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Well about 2 1/2 years ago my XP10 had some slight swelling, so I contacted AG and asked about it. They did not recommend continuing to use it and it was out of warranty, but they did offer me a discount on a replacement. So I ended up getting an XP-10 Heavy Duty version. Now I'm looking at another swollen AG jump start pack.

Yes it stays in my Excursion, but the Excursion sits in a garage unless I'm out driving it, and it only gets driven 1-2 times a week. Time to check my other jump start packs.

At this point I'm hesitant to replace it with another AG pack.


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Herb do you have a picture of the batteries out of the case? I'm wondering what they used.
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Herb do you have a picture of the batteries out of the case? I'm wondering what they used.

I made a half-hearted attempt at opening the one a few years back, but I didn't go with a full autopsy. Once I replace my AG one (with something TBD) I'll open the old AG one up.


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