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Battery Booster

Postby CharlieVictor » Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:44 pm

As I had already mentioned, my airhead is hard to start when the temperature gets below 0c and she's not used on a regular basis.

The bikes lives under a carport, but it's not enough. This morning, after two weeks not running and last nights' temps going down to 7 below, a boost with the car battery was necessary.

So I'm considering a battery booster. They range from 50€ to 300.... Which one do I really need?

Any feedback, recommendations and tips from users would be greatly appreciated....
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Re: Battery Booster

Postby windmill john » Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:24 pm

Nah.... just get an Odyssey battery :grin: :grin: :grin:

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Re: Battery Booster

Postby nmag » Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:57 am

I have a couple of Lidl battery chargers. They're suitable for AGM batteries. I wouldn't put a lead acid battery in my bikes now after having damage from acid spill. Temperature -7? its an electric blanket you need!

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Re: Battery Booster

Postby Mark Esposito » Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:12 pm

I have this Lidl starter pack, it cost £40 and has a 3 year Gtee which is the best I could find.


https://youtu.be/OL3Y9-QlQww


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Re: Battery Booster

Postby CharlieVictor » Sun Jan 17, 2021 5:18 pm

I have this Lidl starter pack, it cost £40 and has a 3 year Gtee which is the best I could find.


https://youtu.be/OL3Y9-QlQww


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Thanks Mark... yes that's the idea... Have you used it on your airhead? Are you satisfied with the product?
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Re: Battery Booster

Postby Mark Esposito » Sun Jan 17, 2021 5:56 pm

Yes mate , it started it on the button, it also started my wife's 1.6 hdi Berlingo without any difficulty.

Highly recommended, only down side is that it's only available when they are doing a motoring promotion, it is available on that basis in Lidl branches across Europe.

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Re: Battery Booster

Postby Mark Esposito » Sun Jan 17, 2021 6:24 pm

The latest version comes with a bigger battery and a foam lined zip up case, which is ideal to protect it if you carry it on the bike on tour etc.


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Re: Battery Booster

Postby vmx1200 » Sun Jan 17, 2021 7:24 pm

Hi CV I purchased a DBPOWER 500A 10800mAh Portable Car Jump Start on Amazon a couple of years ago, unfortunately it is no longer listed but there a lot of similar units out there, this one successfully started my 2 litre diesel A6 which had a completely flat battery on an icy winters morning (car needed a new battery) and has been used to start my mates R1150 with a flat battery.

I have a Excide AGM on the RS and it will start on the coldest morning with no trouble, I think this is the best solution if you still have a traditional lead acid unit

https://www.tayna.co.uk/motorcycle-batt ... _cEALw_wcB
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Re: Battery Booster

Postby george baker » Sun Jan 17, 2021 7:44 pm

Hi
that one is similar to mine (no 12v output) it would not start a completely flat battery on an 1800 merc. Next day after 1/2 charge in merc & full charge in Lidl pack it still would not start.

Previously it has started a 1000cc car and an airhead.

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Re: Battery Booster

Postby Mjolinor » Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:31 pm

They don't last long really. If you want a good one then buy good RC power packs and make one but it will not be cheap.

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Re: Battery Booster

Postby Mark Esposito » Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:19 pm

Agreed they don't seem to last very long, I've have had no name ones off of eBay that haven't lasted 2 years in the past, which Is why I went for the Lidl and it's 3 year Gtee.

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Re: Battery Booster

Postby DEEP DIVER » Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:58 pm

I got this one off ebay and it works great. It started a 2lt diesel car with a fully dead battery 16 times ok, and still had 70% showing. When it packs up I'll replace with another one.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/600A-82800mA ... SwVEVf~rJW
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Re: Battery Booster

Postby george baker » Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:43 pm

Hi
mine came as a present, so I dont know what it cost

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Re: Battery Booster

Postby Mjolinor » Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:08 pm

Mine is relegated to running my tyre inflator now but it is 10 years old or so.


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