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Old 10-20-2014, 09:44 AM   #1
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Portable jump starter on sale

http://goo.gl/VKAMvV



I keep this in my travel kit and it has saved me a few times over the last year. Helps with dead cell phones and cold starts as well.

Excellent piece of kit. Gets packed to about the size of a paperback book for me.

Great deal too, I paid 100 or so last year.
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Old 10-20-2014, 01:45 PM   #2
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Less than half what I paid for my Antigravity Microstart.

Might have to pick a couple up for the family.

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Old 10-20-2014, 05:03 PM   #3
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Love my Antigravity unit! Used it today to start my tractor when the battery died. If this is as good, it's a steal!
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Old 10-20-2014, 05:16 PM   #4
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Looks like a good deal, the PayPal checkout looked cheesy fake, no gracias.
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Old 10-21-2014, 04:49 AM   #5
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That looks identical to the Antigravity except in white.

I have an Antigravity and I love that thing. It might be cursed because I have used it countless times in the last couple years since I got it.

This could be a great Christmas gift. Is the quality the same? I worry about generic lithium-ion batteries and catching fire.
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Old 10-21-2014, 07:08 AM   #6
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I didn't buy from this site, but my pack is identical, down to the writing on the white housing.

Been using it since October, no issues at all. Was able to try helping a motorcyclist over the weekend who's bike wouldn't start. He had firing issues, but had drained the battery trying to get it running. With the pack, we got another 5-10 minutes worth of full cranking power. Bike was still broken, but my pack showed it was still 50% full even after that.
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Old 10-21-2014, 08:15 AM   #7
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I really get a kick out of people's faces when I pull the antigravity pack out to jump a vehicle. First they question it and it's abilities. I tell them to not to worry. Then I hook it up. They take a few steps back. And it works every time (almost).

Once I had to hook jumpers and the pack to the same battery because just one of either would not do it. It did not help in that it was -15 degrees outside and the donor battery was stone dead.


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Old 10-21-2014, 11:15 AM   #8
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When they say 12000 mAh, is it 12000mAh @ 12v or @ 3.7v?


I guess it's 12000mAh @ 3,7v because, while a bank of 6P ~2000mAh Li-lon cells sounds plausible in this small case, I can't see how they could cram 12000mAh @ 12v (which means a lot of cells) inside this little package.





*Now it is described as 14000mAh...I guess they found cells with higher capacity
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Old 10-21-2014, 11:58 AM   #9
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How is it that a site has all of these "generic" branded items with nothing but 4, and mostly 5 star, reviews on their products? And why does the grammar look nearly the same, like the same person wrote many of the reviews?

Not saying the portable jump starter is a POS, but I am saying if something smells fishy...

If this is as good as the Antigravity unit, then I may just have to order me some tuna too.
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Old 10-21-2014, 12:23 PM   #10
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There are a bunch of these on Amazon, including the "real" Antigravity unit. I'm no engineer but these all look suspiciously alike, so I would suspect these are all made in China and likely are identical inside... If you want "brand name", you got it; if you want "no-name" they got those too, cheap.

Some examples (there are many more on the Amazon site):

http://www.amazon.com/LEMFO-Starter-...e+jump+starter

http://www.amazon.com/TekPower-X8-12...0HE00OYG?psc=1

http://www.amazon.com/Antigravity-Ba...e+jump+starter
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Old 10-21-2014, 01:42 PM   #11
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I have not watched the "portable jump start pack" market since I bought my micro start a couple years ago. It sure has changed! Antigravity has a much smaller pack now and a much larger. Maybe I'll put my old pack in the wife's car and get a large pack for around the house and a small one to keep in the bike.
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Old 10-21-2014, 02:21 PM   #12
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the antigravity microstart website says "built-in Extreme Power Lithium battery can hold a charge for up to a year" - is this what real world results you guys are getting, and do the recharges hold up to expect 2-3 years or more service out of it? thnx
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Old 10-21-2014, 02:53 PM   #13
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I haven't had mine for a full year yet, but I plug it in once in a while. Maybe every 3-4 months when I remember of if I think I'm going on a longer weekend trip. So far it holds the charge pretty much exactly where I left it. If I didn't use it, it won't need to be plugged in for more than 10 minutes.

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the antigravity microstart website says "built-in Extreme Power Lithium battery can hold a charge for up to a year" - is this what real world results you guys are getting, and do the recharges hold up to expect 2-3 years or more service out of it? thnx
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Old 10-21-2014, 08:22 PM   #14
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i haven't had mine for a full year yet, but i plug it in once in a while. Maybe every 3-4 months when i remember of if i think i'm going on a longer weekend trip. So far it holds the charge pretty much exactly where i left it. If i didn't use it, it won't need to be plugged in for more than 10 minutes.
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Old 12-23-2014, 04:53 PM   #15
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Update: Mine is still going strong, but as with all technologies, they get better and cheaper:

http://amzn.com/B00KBINF7G



"[Power Upgraded] Spirit (TM) A8 Car Jump Starter 18000mAh Booster Emergency Power Source Emergency Auto Start Power & Ultra-bright LED Flash Light for SOS & High Capacity Power Bank for Cellphone Tablet Laptop - Black"

$85 shipped from Amazon Prime
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