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Old 04-08-2015, 05:19 AM   #1
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Jump Batteries

What is your experience with Jump batteries, like the Antigravity Batteries?

Prices are coming down and they are smaller than jumper cables for a saddle bag.
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Old 04-08-2015, 06:18 AM   #2
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I just got rid of my jumper cables for the Antigravity charger/jumper device. Got a good deal, it does a lot of favorable things, and takes up less space. No brainer for me. I tried it on my bike by unplugging battery...started right up, couldn't tell the difference. It's on my maintenance list now to top off the charge every three months when it hasn't been used.

Going to be a lot easier to help grandma whose battery dies at the grocery store parking lot now.
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Old 04-08-2015, 06:25 AM   #3
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I've used the antigravity jump start battery a number of times. It works great for almost every type of dead battery.

The only time it didnt work for me was on a battery that had a bad cell. If the cell failed and seems to be acting like a resistor, the jumpstart battery wont have enough amps to overcome it. You'll need to disconnect the battery to get the vehicle started and drive straight to the store for a new battery.

I keep my antigravity battery in the hard case on my bike and even months later, when I check it, it's still charged up and ready to go. Hard to justify the cost of the antigravity over the walmart versions selling for $60. But when you're stuck out in the middle of no where, it's worth every penny.
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Old 04-08-2015, 09:23 AM   #4
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I love my Microstart. I tested it on my car and it jumped it about 6 times and still had some charge left. I have it for peace of mind and use it mostly to charge my phone in my pannier, 45 minutes and the phone is charged. It has about 50% charge right now, I have used it about 5 times to charge my phone. I was stranded once and also used it to head my gerbings jacket liner while I was walking to get gas.

Nice piece of kit.
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Old 04-09-2015, 09:55 AM   #5
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The good ones are expensive but money well spent if you ever need one
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Old 04-09-2015, 03:19 PM   #6
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the other plus to these is they can charge the electronics we typically bring with us. smart phone, go pro, ect.
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Old 04-09-2015, 04:51 PM   #7
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Had one for a couple years now. Works as advertised. Highly recommended.
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Old 04-10-2015, 09:58 AM   #8
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I have a device called the Juno Jumpr that has a 300W peak and 6000mah capacity. 2 usb ports with a led flashlight. Haven't had to jump yet, but there are videos of it jumping cars on youtube
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Old 04-13-2015, 01:21 AM   #9
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hey man..why not try this one? You do not need to thank me for that. BUt it really seems like a good strategy for them. No cheaper than this now? I bought it at $59.99 last year.
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