Submitted: Tuesday, Jul 06, 2004 at 19:55
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Just got the supercheap flier in my letterbox, gps $149. 2xportable radios $79
My question is anybody had any experience with there 900amp jump start
pack. $79
Also the mitre 10 flier had Warrior generators for $189 While I use solor power, on
Our last trip out my mate had our camp lit up like a football oval useing one of these also for his fridge and charging his battery.
anybody got thourghts on these
cheers brian
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Reply By: Gazzaa - Tuesday, Jul 06, 2004 at 20:31

Tuesday, Jul 06, 2004 at 20:31

Last weekend I went to Supacheap and Autobarn looking at battery jumper leads for my sons car as he had summoned me to his work at 2am for a flat battery.

Mine are built from 100A cable rated at a genuine 100A at 48VDC continuous load(guess where the cable came from)??

Supacheap had three sets rated at 100, 200 and 400A all using the same gauge of conductor but with increasingly thicker insulation and price.

I would rate the Jumper leads we saw at about 15 Amps and have used heavier cable for my feed to my driving lights on the current rig.

Based on that I'd suggest that the 900amp starter pack may provide the rated output instantaneously (for about 5milliseconds) but is unlikely to deliver more than about 50 amps continously for the duration of the start of a cold diesel, in any case the voltage drop across such a thin cable will most likey make a jump start somewhat hit and miss.

Remember if its cheap there is a reason so if you want a starter pack for bragging rights it'll be fine but if you think you might need to rely on it to get you out of thebleepthen I'd be looking a little closer at what it is really capable of.

Happy Travelling (and may you never need a starter pack!)
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Reply By: Member - Roachie SA- Tuesday, Jul 06, 2004 at 20:38

Tuesday, Jul 06, 2004 at 20:38
It's a bit like those $79- 12 volt air compressors that claim to be able to pump up to 250 psi.........

Good luck with any that cheap stuff......
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Reply By: Phil G - Tuesday, Jul 06, 2004 at 21:27

Tuesday, Jul 06, 2004 at 21:27
The supercheap in Adelaide is pretty quiet these days. People are sick of only being able to buy cheap Chinese rubbish there. Its a bit like those $2 shops.

As far as GPS goes, buy a Garmin. As far as radios go, buy the twin pack UH036 Unidens from Target - saw them for $68 pair. As far as the starter packs go, buy a bigger cranking battery. Get quality stuff first time.
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Reply By: terracan tim - Tuesday, Jul 06, 2004 at 21:32

Tuesday, Jul 06, 2004 at 21:32
be warned as in other post here about the gpsmart gps it does not com with a cable to conect it to a pc that will cost you about another $80 if you can find it and they dont seem reliable (the cable that is) the cable that comes with it looks like a usb but only provides power to it. be warned the jump start packs are not the best great for pumping up my tubes for the boat and running a small radio but thats about it it would not start my boat or 4x4
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Reply By: Macca1 - Tuesday, Jul 06, 2004 at 23:04

Tuesday, Jul 06, 2004 at 23:04

I've been stuck with the supercheap 900amp battery pack as my backup. It wouldn't get the 3.0 ltr diesel even turning over but would start my in laws 302V8. But fortunately i had my Pro Tiger chinese gennie on hand which got enough power into the battery in 80mins.

I returned the battery pack and it was exchanged no questions asked but the replacement wouldn't charge, I got my cash back second time round. Once again no questions asked.

I haven't made my mind up on what to do now but definitely need something more reliable.


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Reply By: Jayboy - Wednesday, Jul 07, 2004 at 01:32

Wednesday, Jul 07, 2004 at 01:32
Brian Ihave a supercheap starter and it works great starting petrol motors but won't start my 2.8 D Hilux.As for the genie I have a GMC one that does a great job.
Cheers Jayboy
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Follow Up By: paul2.8d - Wednesday, Jul 07, 2004 at 08:57

Wednesday, Jul 07, 2004 at 08:57
I have a supercheap auto starter and it started my flat 2.8d, no worries, you have to have them fully charged all the time, especially after a jumpstart. But mine is mainly used for a fluro...
Cheers Paul.....
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Reply By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Wednesday, Jul 07, 2004 at 11:35

Wednesday, Jul 07, 2004 at 11:35
There is a time and place for the cheap stuff, but you have to exepct it to work like cheap stuff. I bought a Cheap air compressor from them, mounted it under the bonnet, pumps the 10rs up to 30psi quick as, but anything after that you'd be able to cook a roast before it finsihes, however it's fine, 30 psi is enough to get me to a servo, so I'm happy.
Got cheap spotties, work a bloody treat, don't usem very often but they are there and I save a few hundred dollars. Sure they are not as good as IPF's but hell they are heaps better than just high beams and a quater of the price. They are metal all over good solid mounts and came with relays, wiring, crimp ends and plastic see through covers. You just have to be wary and look very closly, and don't assume ANYTHING, the chinese don't care if they misrepresent somthing on the cover!
Just like the rechargable batteries I bought the other day, it said "digital" on the packet, WTF LOL.
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Reply By: greydemon - Wednesday, Jul 07, 2004 at 14:43

Wednesday, Jul 07, 2004 at 14:43
So, your mate has a generator and a camp lit up like a football oval. Let me know when he plans any trips - I want to make sure that I am no-where near.

No doubt the generator gives him enough power for his music as well.
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Follow Up By: Member - Brian (WA) - Wednesday, Jul 07, 2004 at 18:14

Wednesday, Jul 07, 2004 at 18:14
Well it looked bright when its dark all around it was 3x100 whatters
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Follow Up By: Member - Moggs - Thursday, Jul 08, 2004 at 12:41

Thursday, Jul 08, 2004 at 12:41
LOL, was waiting for that....

here we go again....... I'll start,

greydemon, don't be so self righteous, everyone has the right to enjoy blah, blah blah..........
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