adm Registered User
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Has anyone got one of these? Do they work on a totally flat car battery?

https://www.lidl.ie/en/special-offers.htm?articleId=12231

Invincible Registered User
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adm said:
Has anyone got one of these? Do they work on a totally flat car battery?

https://www.lidl.ie/en/special-offers.htm?articleId=12231


You'll need to check if its output is sufficient if you have a diesel engine, which needs more amps to start.

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ectoraige Registered User
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According to this ad for one on Ebay, it's suitable for petrol engines up to 2000cc and diesels up to 1600cc. If the car battery is fully discharged though, the starter would struggle at the higher end.

If you're just looking for a starter which should work for pretty much any car/van you'd probably want to look for around 500A, like this one on Amazon UK, with parcel motel it'll be around the same price, but there's no compressor.

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SBS Registered User
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Also, these have to be charged up pretty frequently or the battery will go bad.

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blastman Registered User
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ectoraige said:
According to this ad for one on Ebay, it's suitable for petrol engines up to 2000cc and diesels up to 1600cc. If the car battery is fully discharged though, the starter would struggle at the higher end.

If you're just looking for a starter which should work for pretty much any car/van you'd probably want to look for around 500A, like this one on Amazon UK, with parcel motel it'll be around the same price, but there's no compressor.


This won't ship to the PM address. Most of these devices on Amazon won't due to restrictions on shipping batteries.

blastman Registered User
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SBS said:
Also, these have to be charged up pretty frequently or the battery will go bad.


These devices use Li-Ion batteries so they aren't like the older bulky chargers that did need to be recharged every month or so.

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They do go flat though. I have a similar one and went to help a mate about three months after buying it (and charging it) and it was dead.

Still great to have if you keep it charged.

ectoraige Registered User
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blastman said:
This won't ship to the PM address. Most of these devices on Amazon won't due to restrictions on shipping batteries.



I forgot about that.


As it happens, google ads threw up Suaoki, I'd had a look at them before as I was looking for a jump starter previously and it's the one I was going to buy at the time. They have a decent enough reputation and they ship to the UK with no distinction between NI and mainland. However, they do use Amazon for some of their shipping so maybe NI is actually excluded, but it seems to allow you to place the order.


They do free shipping so OP get a 400A starter and a 10-bar compressor delivered to PM for €69.17

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ohnonotgmail Registered User
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blastman said:
This won't ship to the PM address. Most of these devices on Amazon won't due to restrictions on shipping batteries.



I bought this https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B06XBGPGKS/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 and had no issue getting it shipped to ireland.

Kristopherus Registered User
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ohnonotgmail said:
I bought this https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B06XBGPGKS/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 and had no issue getting it shipped to ireland.


It says on that page that "This item does not ship to Ireland" Riddle me that.

ohnonotgmail Registered User
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Kristopherus said:
It says on that page that "This item does not ship to Ireland" Riddle me that.



Ah well. they did when i bought mine

blastman Registered User
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ectoraige said:
I forgot about that.


They do free shipping so OP get a 400A starter and a 10-bar compressor delivered to PM for €69.17


Plus the PM charge

Thanks for that, though, I might go for this charger instead of the Lidl one, looks to be a neater job.

ectoraige Registered User
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blastman said:
Plus the PM charge

Thanks for that, though, I might go for this charger instead of the Lidl one, looks to be a neater job.


They have a couple of different chargers on their site, only reason I don't end up buying was funds so I'd be interested in what they are like and if there's any problems shipping. They have a smaller compressor too, not as powerful but very tidy looking.

blastman Registered User
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ectoraige said:
They have a couple of different chargers on their site, only reason I don't end up buying was funds so I'd be interested in what they are like and if there's any problems shipping. They have a smaller compressor too, not as powerful but very tidy looking.


Ordered the starter yesterday, I'll keep you posted.

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