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I often venture far from the city as I am REALY a country boy at heart...so

 

I bought one of these a while back to mainly take when I go to the beach (about 4 hours from civilization)
just incase I run down my battery, It also has 2 USB ports for charging a phone as well as power out for misc. products

it run $72.99 on Amazon
it is a 600a unit
with 1800mah
and it can come in real handy

I made a video earlier today to kinda explain a bit about it

I keep one in my truck and one in my wifes car

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Is3KyFoFI84


PS I started a Youtube channel where I review and give household tips (kinda)  soon I will make a more in depth video of a dehydrator I bought and of me making deer jerky

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Nothing but a youtube link to find out what you're talking about?

 

Really?

 

"600a" raises my eyebrows, maybe an error, but I'd have to be very motivated to click a video link at the best of times, especially when it seems you're trying hard to make me click it.

 

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It's a charger that can jump-start your car, or charge your devices. I saved you a click. You're welcome.

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The link only directs me back to the main forums for some odd reason.  Where's the error?

How about a link to it, rather than a youtube video.  Thanks.

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41 minutes ago, cerberus1 said:

The link only directs me back to the main forums for some odd reason.  Where's the error?

Yeah, for some reason the link comes back to the forum. I copy-pasted the YouTube URL.

 

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How about a link to it, rather than a youtube video.  Thanks.

Sure. Here's the Amazon link (without the referral parameters):

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01D42TYFC/

 

Basically, it's an 18Ah jump starter with USB ports for charging devices.

 

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Ah, that was the error: 18000mAh, not 1800.  The latter is a common size for tiny gadgets like a small headlamp I own.  Couldn't see huge amperage coming out something that small, even lithium-ion.

 

I'm curious how well those things work for jumping a dead car.  It's been a worry, a dead car in the middle of nowhere.  That's why I never bought a car-powered cooler when I really wanted to (need cold beer!), settling instead on a classic ice-powered one.  (With me, ice and beer both run out after about four days anyway.)

 

My most essential middle-of-nowhere gadgets are two solar panels, for charging the power banks / lanterns / headlamp / phone / tablet / speaker / shaver.  :)  With all that, I can go indefinitely, well, at least until the beer runs out.

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20 minutes ago, niraD said:

Basically, it's an 18Ah jump starter with USB ports for charging devices.

 

Thanks.  :)      I could use that pound+ elsewhere though...

Kinda agree with Viajero Perdido.  At that weight, I might opt for one of the lightweight ankar or similar chargers if a need.

 - But I'm pretty basic, and my pack-weight's less than some folks sleeping bags.  

My noco 12v jumper's always in the truck.  I worry more about the truck's condition, or  being there when I get back.   :D

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The href is empty. They must have pasted the url, saw it wasn't a link, hit the link button, but didn't fill out the link url.  Butanyway

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I have had one of these ,(different brand,) for a couple years. I have jumped several cars with good success.

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I bought the "Halo Bolt" as a Christmas present.  The recipient liked it so much, I bought myself one as an after-Christmas present to me. :)

 

My two old lead-acid jump starters can't crank a car engine anymore.  I'm keeping them to power other things for now.  I have the new Halo Bolt in my car trunk.  I'm undecided if I'll keep it there when the good old Georgia heat starts back up again.

 

I like how it's a jump starter, and a USB power bank, but the thing that really sold me was the built-in 115V AC outlet.  The person I gave one to has been using it to power a light in his shed until he gets a power line out there.  Pretty convenient!

 

Now about the TSA and carrying it on a plane.  The Halo Bolt is designed to be allowed.  But the TSA do what the TSA do, so I didn't press it.  Instead of the cool Black Graphite look that I really wanted, I chose the white and gold one.  It looks more like part of an Apple computer.  OK, sure, it looks even more like a women's leg razor.  But I intend to sail through Security with the thing every time, so I can live with that color scheme. B)

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