dealsthe stanley lithium ion battery jump starter for…

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I didn't look into the shipping cost, but amazon sells for $87 with free shipping. mediocre reviews.

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Mediocre reviews = not dependable.

This is an emergency backup item. Finding out it doesn't work will occur at the worst possible time.

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If you need one of these, I can vouch for this one:

http://www.sears.com/diehard-gold-portable-power-950-with-jump-starter/p-02871987000P?prdNo=3&blockNo=3&blockType=G3

I have used it several times. Charge holds for months. I'm a terrible person and don't charge it like I should but it still keeps a charge. The light and usb charging port were nice when our power goes out. There are versions above and below this one in price and capabilities. I'd recommend getting at least this one though so you have something other than a single purpose device taking up room in your house.

Disclaimer: My enthusiasm might be because I have had to use it the last 2 morning to get my Miata to start in this cold.

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shame - lithium ion is a far superior battery type for this particular purpose... long times between charges, and portable while still packing good amperage.

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@czupik: Looks legit and is at the same price point as the OP. Also, bonus points for the awesomely photoshop'ed photos.

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The most reliable chargers and jump start packs I've ever used are the Schumacher ones. Not a company representative, but I've used their products since the 1970s. They are the most non-returned items my "friends" and neighbors borrow. Ha! Loan them out at your own risk.

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@johnt007871: You should move down to sunny North Florida, where it was 22 this morning. And maybe buy a Honda CR-V.

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@magic cave: Completely unrelated, but I had to jump a friend's CR-V twice this week here in TX.

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We would have to have the usb ports availability...we would take our old battery jump starter we bought at Harbor Freight camping and use the jump starter usb ports for keeping our cellphones charged up. So handy to have for portable power while camping when there is no electricity available.

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@czupik: agreed. Have used that same Walmart (SAMs for me) Stanley for jumping, pumping air into tires and as a camping power supply. Excellent device and has outlasted the several other cheaper options we've tried. Hopefully the next gen of the Lithium technology in the above sponsored deal will prove as reliable.

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@bluemaple: I cant find what amp the one above is I wonder if it has the cranking amps as my old stanley?

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@czupik: The photos on the Walmart jumpstarter page. They just cut and paste the first image onto some other pictures.

I actually live in Memphis, it isn't supposed to be this cold here. haha

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@czupik: it is odd (not friendly) that this sponsored deal seller does not show either the amp rating or the model number for this lithium ion booster. Although it looks like Amazon does not include the amp rating either. Pretty useless without that key info.

BTW, for those folks looking for the traditional tech (sealed lead acid presumably) version on Amazon... Note that Amazon currently sells two versions at the same $79 price: with & without air compressor. The air compressor really makes it a handy device. We used it to start a garden tractor several times and inflate its flat tire at our off the grid property. Highly recommended.