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[Costco] Type S Battery Jump starter - $70

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[Costco] Type S Battery Jump starter - $70

Costs $60 in US.

Jump starting “Most” 12V vehicles.

Flash light
Portable battery
Cables
Storage case.

Great deal if you are looking for a jump starter.
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I picked one up a few weeks ago but didn't bring it on a flight vacation.. just a warning, it's quite heavy and bulky to carry it just for a phone charger.

But it's very compact for a car battery jumper if it's mainly for car trips.
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Is this strong enough for a regular car? I know a lot of the battery jumpers on amazon are all trash and arent strong enough.
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Is it $49.97 at Costco clearance a couple weeks ago, I didn’t find it at Ottawa though.
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Please put the store name in the title. I was thinking Canadian Tire for a moment as I remember seeing some Type S stuff there before but looking at your photos and orange shelving I thought maybe Home Depot.
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It's Costco, the price sign is obvious .
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xxxray wrote:
Oct 21st, 2018 10:36 pm
It's Costco, the price sign is obvious .
Maybe they never shopped at Costco or been there and checked out the posts?

Either way hopefully the avatar reward the user boasts is removed. Clearly not so helpful :P
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xxxray wrote:
Oct 21st, 2018 10:36 pm
It's Costco, the price sign is obvious .
Which anyone can see perfectly in the list of deals. Not.
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Weird, I don't see photos. just your file names. DCA273A4-E1FC-4660-A8EF-AECAC01497B9.jpeg633CF2F9-F295-4C58-BC0B-52F9E892A7E5.jpegCFF1EEB3-680A-4FDC-90E5-57075070992B.jpeg
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kendorama wrote:
Oct 22nd, 2018 1:21 am
Weird, I don't see photos. just your file names. DCA273A4-E1FC-4660-A8EF-AECAC01497B9.jpeg633CF2F9-F295-4C58-BC0B-52F9E892A7E5.jpegCFF1EEB3-680A-4FDC-90E5-57075070992B.jpeg
Same
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Rule No.1 here: Buy first, Think afterwards.
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squall458 wrote:
Oct 21st, 2018 9:54 pm
Is this strong enough for a regular car? I know a lot of the battery jumpers on amazon are all trash and arent strong enough.
According to a bunch of test reports on many different models of jump starters, the thin-gauge cables limit the maximum starting current to about 200 amps regardless of what fake spec they advertise. This one specifies "200 - 400 amps".

That's enough to start most cars under normal circumstances, even a larger V8 engine. But several factors can push the starting current required beyond that limit:

- larger engines and diesel engines are harder to start
- very cold temperatures make the engine harder to start, and also reduce the battery power if you have been keeping the battery in the car
- if the car's battery is completely dead, not just weak, it puts much more of the burden on the jump starter

So if you come back to your v8 SUV in the airport parking lot after a long trip where you left your headlights on, and the car battery is stone dead and the temperature is -30, don't expect to haul your cold jump starter out of the trunk and start the SUV successfully.
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This exact booster was a lifesaver last winter when the battery in my Murano died. A boost wasn't feasible and I didn't want to replace a battery in the cold.

In my situation, because the battery was completely dead, I had to boost it everytime I turned my car off but the booster itself holds a few charges which is pretty clutch because I survived a few days using it as a spot defibrillator until I got around to a replacement.
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Anyone see this in the GTA?
I'm thinking to use it as a powerbank for the dashcam too as that would keep the unit charged when driving.
Only downside is that the bank will be considerably drained if it's being used for a long parking recording duration.
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dantey wrote:
Oct 22nd, 2018 1:15 pm
Anyone see this in the GTA?
I'm thinking to use it as a powerbank for the dashcam too as that would keep the unit charged when driving.
Only downside is that the bank will be considerably drained if it's being used for a long parking recording duration.
you might be able to keep the booster constantly charged depending on your car's 12V plug (if it stays powered even when the car is off)

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