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Old 14 November 2021, 06:34   #21
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Not sure about the models mentioned but Ive been using these small battery packs for several years and highly recommend them. I bought them for my daughters to keep in their 4x4's when they head away into remote locations away from phone coverage (which is most areas over here in Aus). I have three of them.

We also use them with the marine rescue vessels so we can easily pass them over to vessels with flat batteries out on the water, far easier than messing about with lead batteries.
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Old 14 November 2021, 11:53   #22
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Any pics of the ones you use jon?
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Old 14 November 2021, 15:24   #23
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I just got back from Lidl, searched the middle isles 3 times, no jumpstart packs. Figured as they were open well before 10am the the limited amount must have sold already. Got to the checkout with my other purchases before spotting a manager who when asked said he had some in the store room. Fat lot of good they are there
He got me one and I inspected it when at home, its just 3000mAh @ 12 vdc the 12000mAh rating is @3.7vdc I did wonder how they got that from such a small package. Enough to start a willing car with a good but flat normal battery still but I doubt it will feed an air pump for long if at all for the boat. I'm not about to trial it as this is for my daughter to save her borrowing Dads every time she has a flat battery.
Oh and one other thing, it comes in a nice zip up case with all the attachments but its such a tight fit that its real difficult to get it out to use it. A lady will loose nails before its available to use, so I put a webbing strap in the case behind the battery pack to pull the pack from the case with, much easier but still a tight fit.
Thank you for taking the time to explain your personal experience of this. Its absolutely invaluable and I'm very grateful indeed. Really I am
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Meanwhile I was out on the water might check Lidl tomorrow
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Old 14 November 2021, 15:29   #25
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Not sure about the models mentioned but Ive been using these small battery packs for several years and highly recommend them. I bought them for my daughters to keep in their 4x4's when they head away into remote locations away from phone coverage (which is most areas over here in Aus). I have three of them.

We also use them with the marine rescue vessels so we can easily pass them over to vessels with flat batteries out on the water, far easier than messing about with lead batteries.
Thanks mate. Good to know. I'm going to get one each for my daughter's. Same reason.
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Thank you to everyone for your help and advice. Its what makes this community such an amazing group of people to be part of.
This is what I've decided to go for.
https://www.mobilesolarchargers.co.u.../overland-plus

These have been used on artic expeditions and such like. The guy Tim, who supplies them has a good customer service reputation and is really helpful. He uses one of these to power his air pump for his own rib and a paddleboard. It has a CLA socket and adaptors for other 5v gadgets.
And the booster has received very favourable reviews in tests on jump starting cars. Although primarily for my rib, it will also help in my car which has a diesel engine and needs a bit of ooomph to turn it over.
The Overland plus is not the cheapest. But hopefully, it will be reliable. I am buying 3, 2 of which are for my daughters. I dont normally spend that much on Xmas presents. But I worry about them being stuck somewhere waiting for a breakdown truck. Flat batteries are more commonplace since covid meant working at home for many. Its also a bonus that it will charge phones and other similar devices. So it will also help if my radio or mobile runs out of charge when I'm out for the day.

I will post my experiences once I've had it for a while and had a chance to try it out.

In the meantime , thank you once again everyone.

And best wishes.

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Any pics of the ones you use jon?
I use this one but the other one I did have from a different manufacturer my daughter has in her 4x4 now.

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Old 21 November 2021, 18:48   #28
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Thank you.
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Well I have a £10 off at lidl so it’s a booster or 2 bottle of gut rot????
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Well I have a £10 off at lidl so itís a booster or 2 bottle of gut rot????
Id get the two bottles, that way you can go down with the ship with a smile on your face when broken down with a flat battery in front of a cargo ship!!!!
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Old 27 November 2021, 06:49   #31
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I bought one of these from Lidl a couple of years back, keep it in the car, in case I get to boat & battery is flat.
Key is to remember to charge it up every so often. Never had to use it on the boat yet, but maybe one day!
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I bought one today on he basis I hope I don’t need it but handier to keep in the car than a set of jump leads
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