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Old 02 February 2011, 11:20   #1
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OT but could be of interest "Powermonkey"

I've just picked 2 of these up. Ordered on Sunday, arrived Tuesday. You seem to get a lot for your 8 quid. The cheapest I could find elsewhere was about 17+ p&p. You can use the included charger & tips to charge just about anything that uses USB charging, iphone, psp etc.
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Old 02 February 2011, 11:23   #2
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There is a whole range of sized that get big enough to charge cameras and even laptops.
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I bought one of these as starter for car and boat, I found it didnt if battery was flat...but if your engine turned a bit it worked. 150 - bit disappointed...

Was told the 200 might be better,

The 100 did not start 50 HP Yamaha FS, audi a3 quattro 1.8 T petrol and a Kangoo Van.

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I bought one of these as starter for car and boat, I found it didnt if battery was flat...but if your engine turned a bit it worked. 150 - bit disappointed...

Was told the 200 might be better,

The 100 did not start 50 HP Yamaha FS, audi a3 quattro 1.8 T petrol and a Kangoo Van.

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Aye, it's only supposed to charge an MP3 player or phone, I can see why you'd be disapointed if it didn't start your car/boat. Maybe your expectations were a tad high
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Aye, it's only supposed to charge an MP3 player or phone.
I think the Startmonkey 100 has been discontinued, but the 200 version is designed to jump start engines "restarts a standard 12v battery between 15 and 20 times".
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the starter monkey 100 was marketed the same ! and you could watch videos of it jumping a big outboard on YouTube...a startermonkey 200 might work but lots of money to spend if it does not!

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this is why I bought it, but if your engine does not turn over it will not start it....I tried to start my yamaha after bildge pump flatten battery...not luck...

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It's not the same FFS
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It's not the same FFS
I know, but from same company! I sure that your device charges phone etc, malthouse recarniation said you get other devices... and I just stated I tried one STARTmonkey and it did not work as I expected...

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