Pajero 4WD Club of Victoria Public Forum Pajero 4WD Club of Victoria Public Forum

Go Back   Pajero 4WD Club of Victoria Public Forum > General Information > Electrical / Radios

Electrical / Radios Discussion of electrical systems and accessories.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 30-01-20
johndavis125262's Avatar
johndavis125262 johndavis125262 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: brisbane
Posts: 357
Default

HI i Brought a kings 1 a bit sceptical at first but damn the bloody thing works battery died . and connected it up and it kicked into gear i drive 2.5 diesel challenger did that twice in a couple of days replaced the battery so it really does work regards john
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 31-01-20
Mundy55 Mundy55 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Gold Coast
Posts: 398
Default

I have had a couple of these units, with mixed success starting my Disco and Paj. If the starter battery is not really flat but merely insufficient to turn over strongly, the jump starter is fully charged and it isn't too old, then they worked well. I've started my son's 80 series LC, my 2.5L Disco and my current Pajero.

However, as they age they don't seem to have the same grunt and to start the Paj the last time they worked, I had to use 2 of them together, both of which were fully charged. I have also found that they work better if you have a friend sit in the driver's seat to turn the key immediatel after connecting them to the battery. I assume its because, with a really flat battery, in the time it takes for you to walk around to the driver's side and turn the key, some of the oomph in the jump starter has been drained by the car's flat battery.

Finally, I also found that you need to remember to top up the jump starter before you go away on a trip as the charge wanes over time and when I hadn't looked at it for over 6months, when I tried to use it, it didn't have enough oomph.

Because of these issues, I have recently bought a OzCharge Rescue Mate RM1000 which conceptually seems like a brilliant idea. Haven't had to use in anger yet so time will tell. I do expect to need it though due to the annoying Paj trait of draining the main battery when not started for several days (this is the subject of another post, with no successful solution yet. Any solutions welcome).
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 07-02-20
Exceeded Exceeded is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Newcastle/NSW
Posts: 67
Default

Thanks all. I wound up getting a Trek Pow 1500. Yet to try it but I hope it will work well
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Lithium Battery set up Dicko1 Electrical / Radios 9 02-02-20 04:40 PM
DIY Lithium battery from 3.2v cells PradoEater Electrical / Radios 6 15-08-19 12:30 AM
Dazed and confused over lithium ion batteries Peterng Electrical / Radios 15 11-08-19 10:04 PM
Lithium Battery BanjoPato Electrical / Radios 7 27-12-16 03:35 PM
Mini jump starters Ent Electrical / Radios 1 15-10-16 12:36 PM


All times are GMT +10. The time now is 06:08 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.