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I have owned this unit for a little over two years. I purchased it to keep at the cottage to boost the boat battery if required. I have never had to use it. It was charged twice without issues. Recently I attempted to charge the unit, it would not go beyond 25%. I tried another charging cable without any luck. Owned for two years, never used, $100.+ wasted. Do not buy this unit!
I have one as well, its junk I've never been able to jump a car with it and always had to use a pair of jumper cables or the 110v charger. Total waste of money. Don't even know why I'm still keeping it charged.
Wow that sucks
I purchased one at half price on a clearance aisle. I'm concerned I may get less life out of it if it was in the store a long time. It is rated up to 4.0L engines. Have used it to start a 4.0L Nissan Xterra and 5.9L Dodge truck.
How does this work on a push start engine?
Its too too weak for practical use. This unit is a waste of your money. Buy a 2000 amp instead of a 400 peak. Its only 200 cold cranking amps and car batteries are 500-600 so it won't work for shit
Yup I wanted money on this it's a total POS!
Can it be in hot and cold weather if I leave it in my car ?
I leave jump packs in my vehicles 24/7/365...
It should be noted you normally do not press the red button. That is only for batteries that are totally dead.
Won't matter anyway this thing is junk and doesn't have enough power to jump a fully dead battery. I actually wasted money on one of these and its failed me every time I needed to jump something.
@Mark A thanks, works great
The power button
So what do you press if not the red button when trying to jump start?
It’s my understanding that this model is meant for a 4.0L engine. Basically a V6. Which to me isn’t a small vehicle in today’s standards. So I would guess this isn’t just meant for small cars and ATVs.
is the 1000V scale you are on
Which engine is in the car?
Just bought one. Hope it works as well as it looks
Thank you very much that video help me a lot!
Hey man, great video - thank you so much for taking the time and sharing the insight. Quick question - is it okay to just store the battery in your trunk? A bit concerned about hot summer temperatures (reaches out 95 in the Summer months in New York where I live), and just wondering if you thought it'd explode or catch fire? Want to make sure it's ok to store somewhere in the car (trunk) for emergency use. Thanks again - really appreciate it!
Manual states the maximum storage temperature is 50 celcius, about 120 farenheight. I got one this winter, I guess I'll have to leave it out of the car in the summer.
Cool thing with these power packs is you can leave it plugged in under the hood. Then you can drive a few miles still if your alternator is burned out
Price: One arm, one leg and a wad of money.
I just bought one at Tractor Supply for $55.
Thanks for sharing!!
A head to head with hft viking brand and comparable noco model would be reeealy cool! Wink wink. Thank you very much for your time,great job
Hi. What is the song in the beggining?
Thank´s for the review
AvE made a teardown video on something like this recently
How long will it be able to jump start a car after the initial charge? How fast does it discharge by itself? Would it be a good idea to keep it hooked up within your vehicle? Does it have a mechanism which prevents it from constantly charging in such a situation? This product and others similar to this raise a lot of questions...
daamn, i want that for christmas
+Isaac Gonzalez Haha nice :)
cool little jump starter
A very handy little tool. Thanks for another nice review.
Really for the money this thing is pretty awesome imo, great review!
Dude that's funny. I just bought the xp10 from antigravity.
Frist off I love this channel, but I'm looking for a good but hydraulic crimper tool for my next project.
is there a reason to place the negative cable on the engine vs the negative post on the battery? I've seen people do this before and wondered why. I've jumped a ton of cars and always connected the negative to the negative post. same when charging the battery.
+Kimo Kalihi the reason why you should not hook up directly to the negative terminal is because you can get a spark when you connect the jumper cables and if the battery has released any flammable fumes they will combust. Now 99% of the time I jump start I always connect right to the negative battery terminal and I have never had a problem.
+DAVID PESKIN hadn't thought of this either. Thanks
+GigaDonk makes sense on someone else's car. On my cars the grounds have all been upgraded and have basically no resistance. Thanks for the reply. Hadn't thought of that.
+Kimo Kalihi To prevent a possible spark near the vents on the battery caps as the connection is made (if its not a sealed battery). A battery can vent hydrogen gas which is highly explosive.
+Kimo Kalihi Because the starter gets ground directly from the block it's better to ground through the block.