Try running enough amperage thru the cigarette lighter to operate the
starter and see what happens. You can recharge the battery pack thru the
lighter socket, but not start a vehicle with a dead battery thru it.
As Retiredff said, there are devices out there, but how well they work is a
different story. I saw some on a Consumer's Reports type newscast once. They
took one apart and it was literally about 40 AA nicads soldered in groups,
and naturally it couldn't jump a completely dead battery. I wouldn't trust
With only 15 amps your not going to crank over a lawn mower! If they are
available they are only to sell to suckers that would buy an unusable
I can market anything I want and call it what I want. But it doesn't mean it
will work. Go ahead buy one, it's not my money.
You are wrong. They are not "out there". The OP asked for a "jump start pack
that would have the CAPABILITY of cigarette lighter jump start". Such an
item does not exist. You can't successfully push 350 amps through a 15 amp
circuit and have it survive.
Well, most of us can't believe how "stupid" people
like you are, to be taken in by what some manufacturer
of a product decides to "call" their product! Neither
one of the products that were linked, will in any way
"boost" a car the way that booster cables will. All they
do is "charge" the battery through the cig lighter.
Hello, you "cannot" jump start a vehicle thru the
cig lighter....end of story.
Come on guys!!! Think about what you are saying since this is basic
electronics. The *SOLE* purpose of this type of device is to plug it in to
the cigarette lighter and supply ample current to *charge* the drained car
battery. It is *NOT* designed to be a set of jumper cables and will not
work as such. These types of devices do work well if used like any other
battery charger. Another words, it needs ample time to provide enough
charge to the main battery. Keep in mind that if your car battery is shot
this device o a battery charger will not work.
Not feasible what so ever!! As others have said the best you could do
is recharge a battery over several hours. The most you could get
though a cigarette lighter is about 30 amperes. You need hundreds of
amperes to run the starter motor. The only jump start pack that works
is one that hooks directly to the battery connections.
This is exactly what I did in my XJ and what I will do in my Blazer once I
have the SAS done.
I've got two batteries under the hood, isolated, with a starter relay
between them as well <in series with the + sides>. If the main battery dies,
I flip a toggle and crank off the other battery. Of course the other battery
runs all my aux lights, winch, and so on.
And cargo should ALWAYS be tied down.
I really appreciate all the input. After reading all of the posts..........I
do realize that a vehicle could not actually be "jump" started because of
the amperage. But the plug in battery charger through the lighter is what I
had in mind. And to actually start a dead battery vehicle. I see where they
can charge a dead battery but not start on the spot. Some time has to be
Story being: I have a battery pack bought for by a friend a few years ago,
which has come in handy a few needed times. But the last time was that I was
working out of the back of my full size van Saturday for many hours. Decided
to run up to store before leaving to drag my boat to the bay. Got in the van
and the battery was dead.............no doubt do tot he door being opened
all day working out of the tool boxes. So, I grabbed my trusty battery pack
and tried to jump start the van.(in the dark) with a flashlight braced in
the shoulder/neck area and tried to finagle the short leads with jumper like
clamps onto the impossible to reach posts for about ten minutes.........when
I finally said enough with all the shit and got my battery charger with the
little clamps and had to wait about 15 minutes to charge the battery and
start the van.
SO that started the quest for a battery pack to jump start through the
lighter. All of your inputs have given me an idea: a battery pack with one
the charge your battery through the lighter deals. This way you have to have
Thanks very much for all the inputs........and I didn't see any
arguing.....just serious inputs :o)
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