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Timmayy
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Best battery jump starter
So the lithium batteries have gotten to the point that small jump starter packs make sense.

Which ones are the best for truck/marine use?

For example the ones I’ve seen and am interested in are the noco genius packs


Clames
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Timmayy
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Really almost nothing I’ve seen leads me to think junk?


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I have a noco and it works great. Also alot smaller than that big thing. Not sure what else to say about it.


weadjust
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I have a NOCO Genius Boost GB40. I have jumped several V8 trucks with it. No problems. Got mine from Amazon.


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Sparetime
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Booster Pack. We have 2 of the e3500 models, they cost about 200 bucks. We jumped almost ten dead to the bone cars today before charging that pack on moving on to the second one. 3 years old and still kicking.


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Bonnie Blue
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I put NOCO GB40s in all of our vehicles. One successfully jump started my V8 and the other one was used to charge several cell phones. I have been happy with those.


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I have a noco and it works great. Also alot smaller than that big thing. Not sure what else to say about it.



Yeah, jumped my brother's boat - 250 yamaha outboard no problem


highcotton2
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I use a Boost Pro from Allstart on the farm. Works great so far. Hardly weighs anything.

Image: https://www.allstartboost.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/570-Boost-Pro-Front.jpg
This post was edited on 12/12 at 8:59 pm


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bluemoons
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How long do these things keep a charge? Do you have to charge it before every trip?


Timmayy
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From what I gather is these things because of the lithium battery versus lead acid hold their charge for months.

Also cool thing is most can be charged by usb or cigarette lighter so theoretically you could just always leave it plugged in in your truck if you have a cig lighter that turns off after ignition off

But now he had me looking and it does seem that it’s possible the noco battery swells after s while
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sleepytime
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I had that exact model(JNC660) and it was nearly indestructible. It was submerged multiple times, dropped from 8 ft onto concrete, left out in the open for 6 weeks and who knows what other kind of abuse. It lasted a good 5-6 years before finally crapping out. I ended up buying a noco gb150 recently but haven’t had the opportunity to use it yet.


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Clames
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Really almost nothing I’ve seen leads me to think junk?


Go look up the tear downs on these things. They are made with junk parts and flimsy cables that aren't even close to being able to supply the starting amperage they claim. I used that same JNC unit almost weekly in the winters I was in PA to help co-workers, some several times after their Noco booster couldn't. There's a difference between a professional-grade product and something made to minimum cost with the cheapest electrical components they can get away with. 1000 amps? Maybe in a lab. Considering it can only supply 7,000 joules while my JNC can supply 18,000 joules. Even their "pro" model only supplies 8Ah while the JNC can supply 2400Ah. They are disposable and I wouldn't rely on one but it's your money and time.


Timmayy
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Well your also not really comparing apples to apples.

The JNC you linked is a lead acid 18lb battery.

The jumpers I’m interested in are lithium units no heavier than 3-5lbs and can be put in a seat back.

Now JNC does have a lithium option but they only claim 700amps whereas noco has a 2000 claimed amps option.


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They are made with junk parts and flimsy cables that aren't even close to being able to supply the starting amperage they claim.


The junk parts and flimsy cables have no problem jumping off my V8 Tundra, riding lawn mower, ATV. So I'm happy with my POS jump starter


Lefty Diego
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Micro-Startt XP-10. Small and easy to use.


Boat Motor Bandit
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I have the Makita and its amazing. I rarely charge it. Like its in my truck for months before I think about it and it still 75% or more


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DuckSausage
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I've had this one for a couple of years now and would recommend.

I got mine for $65-70 I think at the time. Not sure there is that much difference in quality between all in that price range...

Its jumped by 5.0L F150 a few times on one charge. I charge it every 6 months or whenever I remember just to be safe. I keep it in my truck and my dad has a similar one he leaves in his boat. Never had it not jump start it when needed and is really cheap insurance to get you out of a bind. Just make sure you get one that will jump whatever size engine you have. I went a step up just to be safe.
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Clames
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Well your also not really comparing apples to apples.


I'm comparing tools that provide the same function. One will last years and will have the capacity to jump start a vehicle with a completely dead battery in single-digit temps, the other not so much. I'm not worried about 20lbs if my vehicle isn't starting.

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Now JNC does have a lithium option but they only claim 700amps whereas noco has a 2000 claimed amps option.


JNC is probably not bullshiteting you with inflated numbers. I just stated that the Noco pro model only has a fraction of the power capacity of the JNC660, not even talking about their bigger models.


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Screaming Viking
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Yeah, jumped my brother's boat - 250 yamaha outboard no problem


Jumped my yamajama 200 with no trouble. Never had to use it on my truck, nor my wife’s vehicle.....Gris gris


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