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    I donít have one to recommend firsthand, but the Wirecutter is pretty good with all of itís reviews; hereís a link to their battery jumper review page: https://thewirecutter.com/reviews/be...-jump-starter/
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    They are becoming very small and very capable. I got one with an air compressor and a built-in light. Keep it fully charged and charge it about once a month even if you don't use it. Just be aware they don't last forever and it isn't worth putting a new battery into it. Always observe polarity, they pack a powerful punch. Some have a safety in case you screw up and reverse the polarity.
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    I own a drive-in movie theatre here in middle Tennessee, and we deal with dead car batteries every single night. When listening to the movie sound over your car radio all the way through two movies, we usually end up with 8-10 dead car batteries a night. I've looked into those small jump start packs, but I just couldn't see them lasting more than 1 or 2 jumps. We had bought a couple of jump boxes from Walmart, but they barely lasted one season, and were only good for 2-3 jumps per night before they were completely drained.

    We found https://www.amazon.com/Jump-N-Carry-...0E6DPSAXZ47CPB on Amazon earlier last year, and it has been one of the best investments we've made. It can jump 15-20 cars in a single night without even blinking. It's heavy as lead, doesn't have a lot of bells and whistles, but it works.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bfloyd View Post
    I own a drive-in movie theatre here in middle Tennessee, and we deal with dead car batteries every single night. When listening to the movie sound over your car radio all the way through two movies, we usually end up with 8-10 dead car batteries a night. I've looked into those small jump start packs, but I just couldn't see them lasting more than 1 or 2 jumps. We had bought a couple of jump boxes from Walmart, but they barely lasted one season, and were only good for 2-3 jumps per night before they were completely drained.

    We found https://www.amazon.com/Jump-N-Carry-...0E6DPSAXZ47CPB on Amazon earlier last year, and it has been one of the best investments we've made. It can jump 15-20 cars in a single night without even blinking. It's heavy as lead, doesn't have a lot of bells and whistles, but it works.
    Yup those are good. I have used them. Heaviest jump pack I have ever had. For me, I see maybe 2 or 3 a week, so I really don't need anything more than a regular jump box but I'm a sucker for new tech.

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    I had to jump large trucks and tractors "back in the day". I made up a handtruck with 2 large 6 volt batteries and some cables. It was large and heavy but it always got the job done. That was way before they had these small jumper packs. If you have a club cart or a golf cart with large batteries in it you can do the same thing. Just drive up to the customer and hook up.
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    Has anybody tried this one?

    https://www.costco.com/Lithium-Jump-...100383979.html

    It's on sale this month and I was thinking of picking one up.

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    Really happy with my power pack purchase. So far I have had to jump 2 cars and my motorcycle and still shows 100% charge so I can believe the claims of 20+ jumps from a single charge.

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