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I let the wife drive the camaro ONE TIME and she left the key in the accessory position! Ugh.

No seriously, the car dies all the time (needed a new battery) and I got it. But it brought me to want to buy one of these battery chargers that are small enough to fit in the glove compartment.

After a little research I found this one and was wondering if you guys have used it and how YOU liked it..

PowerAll PBJS12000R Rosso

Seems like a nice product. Jumps car immediately. And it can jump your car up to 20 times on a full charge.

Let me know your thoughts. I don't want the big power pack jumper. Had them and they don't last for some reason. I am sure others have had different experiences with them, but I just don't want them anymore.

Thanks.
 

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Just in case anyone doesn't understand what unit he is posting about:

The size is okay and like all "jump-packs" the devil is in the details. How many cold cranking amps does it deliver. For a seasonal classic car never out after October or before May or June each year, many compact jump-packs will do fine, but as Winter approaches you need more than a cell phone sized laptop battery unit to crank a cold dead battery IMHO. But in your circumstances it might just be the ticket.

There are other units that use the vehicles power ports aka "Cigarette Lighters" as we know them by so the driver doesn't have to leave the car on a crappy day or at night, or know pos and neg or where the battery is.... not saying anything sexist here. I see plenty of college aged guys at work who have no clue where anything is on a car - mostly due to the long or no maintenance standings of most systems, unlike when we grew up and needed to know those things and test and tinker those systems at regular milestones.
 

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I have an old jump pack like Brian above... on its 2nd battery now upgraded it to something like a 20AH....
Use it as a spare battery out in the boat... needed it a few months back when the marine battery died..
Also use it for over night running lights, sounder gps, radio etc....connects cig lighter to cig lighter and turn off the main battery.....(not for firing up the engine next morning thu)

once the engine is fired up, give it a few minutes to re charge the main battery, I re connect the jumper pack thru the cig to cig connection and the engine re charges that to.... I dont charge both at the same time...outboard alternators dont have huge out puts.

instead of using the battery charger it came with....I use the car charger in the shed...have for yrs.. after all it is a lead acid 12v battery....

Also use it to run electric lights (florescences) in the big 3 room tent when go camping... and a small elcheapo solar charger on the roof of the tent to re charge during the day....
I also use the solar charge .. sits on top of the outboard, plugged into the battery box while the boat is not in use....maintains full charge of the main batteries

If ... or when.. the current jumper battery dies again....the small units, thu convient, are not as vestile over all as what I use the current jumper unit... and the small glove compartment are near 2x times the cost of a new battery for the unit.

PS jumper packs have stupid short power leads....long time ago I picked up a couple old Arc welding cables...couple meters long... and replaced the short leads... and a couple good quality clamps.
 

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Thanks. Not looking for the big boosters.. Just something small and compact that fits in the glove compartment.
 

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Jumper pack m8.. just get a bigger glove box lol

We have one of your packs (similar) down at the workshop.. yeah its damn handy for in the morning firing up sick cars .. often bad batteries....lot e3asier than pulling the prtable trolley jumps pack around...
yeah seriously , they are good.
 

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