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This is a discussion on Battery jump starter/booster recommendations ?? within the Audio, Lighting and Electrical forums, part of the General Discussions category; Disclaimer, I didn't hook it up to the RZR. I gave it to him and went to go do something. When I got back it ...

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    Disclaimer, I didn't hook it up to the RZR. I gave it to him and went to go do something.
    When I got back it was connected under his dash inside. He doubled checked the clamps, but I couldn't see if the boost light was on either.
    It did show a full charge when I handed it to him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SKELLEY521 View Post
    I have the NOCO Boost Plus GB40.
    I had to use it to start a Can Am that had battery issues on a ride this weekend.
    Someone else had a off brand. He got it out, but only had 11.5 volts showing and it wouldn't jump him.

    5 minutes later, a RZR died and for whatever reason, it wouldn't jump him. It showed that it was fully charged.
    We had to get jumper cables to get him going, but we used the light from the NOCO to see as it was dark out.

    Bottom line, I still pack cables <<<< This
    I considered a battery/booster pack but decided against it. I carry a set of booster cables with me. It may be old school but I know it will get the job done if required. I rarely ride alone and my friends would have no problem giving me a boost or I would happily boost them.
    I purchased them years ago when I bought my first 4 stroke sled. Iíve only used them once but donít go anywhere without them. I also carry a set in each of my vehicles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SKELLEY521 View Post
    Disclaimer, I didn't hook it up to the RZR. I gave it to him and went to go do something.
    When I got back it was connected under his dash inside. He doubled checked the clamps, but I couldn't see if the boost light was on either.
    It did show a full charge when I handed it to him.
    It should have worked a 2nd time for sure. For me any charger has to be able to work in the Winter Period. Charger cold, vehicle cold, a warm engine and one sat in the summer sun takes much less to crank over to start. That GB40 should be tested later to be sure its actually working. It maybe under warranty and the stores can't repair them but just send them back. I would bother me thinking it might not work carrying it. I have a digital voltmeter in all my vehicles SUV (light socket w/USB charge ports), SxS in dash one replacing the console one which is not accurate, ATV (also lighter socket one) I need to know that the charging system is working and if I see the voltage at or under 13VDC I begin to worry, some times its just from a lot of winch use plowing and I watch it don't drop too low. The engine will quit.
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    I carry one of the lithium powered booster packs in the Wolvy and my SUV. I have used them for both with no problems. I charge them every 3 mo. But the need only a 1/4 charge to top off. I will always have one with me. They are great tools.
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    A few years back when these things were new, I remember the gist of a story on another forum about a rider in a large Razor in a group, who's battery was down and not able to start and when another group came by, asked if anyone had some jumper cables. Instead of jumper cables one guy offered his small booster to the guy to use. Razor guy said it would not start his big unit and the discussion wound up with a $100 bet it would. The guy started his Razor, and sheepishly presented his $100. The good hearted Samaritan took his money, but gave him the booster seeing that Razor battery was not in good shape and he would need it again on the trail. Both drove away happy.
    Personally I believe a big advantage to these units is that, even though I want to help someone, I do not want some inebriated or inexperienced clown on the other end of some jumper cables connected to my Wolv, inadvertently frying my electrics/electronics.
    Edit: Greggo thx for the post on video, surfed Amazon last night after watching review. One of the top-rated units had a $30 off coupon and I was hooked lol. I have a 400 size and went with a 2000 that should do my small diesel OK. I liked the points made about the cold temperature and I always carry mine in the cab under the seat so I guess a better opportunity to have it warm when needed.
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    I use them all the time, at my place of work and personally, primarily for small engines. I have had great success with them and would recommend to anyone. I also believe that as they are a tool, they need maintenance and care like anything else. This is what I'm currently using and has started snowmobiles at -20C and SxS's at 35C.

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    Just my 2 cents. I also carry cables, but for the solo missions this is great.
    Last edited by Stroodle; 02-10-2020 at 10:52 AM. Reason: screwed up my sentence!
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    I carry the battery jumper in the rear cargo box which is always heated by the exhaust anyway. The reason for the jumper in the first place was battery drain over a week. I finally found it was due to my rugged radio. I have since put in a line switch to solve this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc T View Post
    I carry the battery jumper in the rear cargo box which is always heated by the exhaust anyway. The reason for the jumper in the first place was battery drain over a week. I finally found it was due to my rugged radio. I have since put in a line switch to solve this.
    I never really thought about the cargo box being heated but so true when you consider the location....thx
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    Wolverinegramps I pack cables in all my vehicles also. I even gave a set to all the kids for their vehicles this past Christmas as one of their presents....lol.
    Quality set and I feel better knowing. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...e?ie=UTF8&th=1

    Quote Originally Posted by Wolverinegramps View Post
    I considered a battery/booster pack but decided against it. I carry a set of booster cables with me. It may be old school but I know it will get the job done if required. I rarely ride alone and my friends would have no problem giving me a boost or I would happily boost them.
    I purchased them years ago when I bought my first 4 stroke sled. Iíve only used them once but donít go anywhere without them. I also carry a set in each of my vehicles.
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    Many of those linked aren't available in Canada at least not on Amazon.CA
    Anyone buying one you need to ensure you buy a make/model that WORK. Test it after purchase as well to be sure as well. False confidence won't help when you need it. It appears more reliable ones are appearing now. I don't know about a heated cargo box. The one between the front seats likely the warmest area. But the boost won't warm up for quite some time riding IMO. A COLD test is important which is the worst case scenario. A 12VDC charging option with you (might be just a cable) could also be a beneficial carry with (although most are 16VDC approx. so an adapter maybe needed) I can be recharged on the trail riding if so. Just a thought.
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