Made an impulse purchase at Walmart

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  1. Chevy 350

    Chevy 350 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I bought 20 of these for $9 each. I don't know wether to be proud or embarrassed :eek:
    I figure I can sit on then and give them out as relatively cheap Christmas gifts but look like I went all out for people I usually only spend a few dollars on and what I don't give out for Christmas I can give to people when they help me or do me favors. I could always turn them around for an easy 50-100 percent profit too I guess

    http://www.walmart.com/ip/The-Everstart-Multi-Funciton-Jump-Starter/46528407
     
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    9 bucks a pop is a good deal on em.
     
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    Don't know where it came from, my G/F and I both refuse to step foot in walmart, but she just used hers and it didn't start!!!!

    Has anyone used these with success????
    They are so tiny, it's amazing to me they even work.


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    Did you have to charge them, or did you pay cash?
     
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    I thought the idea with these is to let it sit hooked up for a while and bring the voltage on the car battery up
     
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    AH, maybe that's what she did wrong, thanks.
    I explained how to hook up over the phone and she tried immediately.
    I've never seen one before and really had no clue.
    It did go from barely a click to actually turning over, just not enough to start before it drained.
    Better then I expected from such a tiny unit.


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    With 20 of them, it's bound to turn the engine over, lol.
     
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    I saw these on TV the other day and laughed but they have some promise. I looked into them a bit. 12500 mah (battery capacity) equates to 12.5amp hours. This means that this thing will do 150amps (typical car starter load) for around 5 minutes. The catch to that is the C rating of this battery would need to be about 13 which I would say is way high for a 10 dollar unit (The C rating is how fast this thing can discharge). Add in the resistance of the cables and other systems that will draw from it and I'd say these things are iffy at best. I'd like to know your experience though because perhaps they are high C rated cells.
     
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    I have one, not that brand though. Ive used it several times on other peoples cars, even started my sisters boyfriends bmw that had been sitting for a while with a dead battery.

    This is the one I have.

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