Battery Booster Kits

Submitted: Monday, Feb 05, 2007 at 14:51
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I recently bought a 900 amp Battery / Starter / Air pump unit for my Jeep Cherokee - just in case !! - Just read another thread here about these units which had differing opinion on their usefulness - Petrol / Diesel engine difference ..
Just wondering if anyone has used the Air pumps in these things - supposedly
150 psi - tried to blow up some balloons the other day for my grandson and the
pump ran out of puff before granpa did !!! So what I need to know is what sort of
air pump do I need for pumping up tyres after deflating for sand travel etc ..

Any advice would be appreciated
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Reply By: Member - Dedalus (SA) - Monday, Feb 05, 2007 at 15:06

Monday, Feb 05, 2007 at 15:06
Don't waste your money ... buy a good one ... you will never regret you choice in the middle of the Simpson Desert!

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Reply By: troopyman - Monday, Feb 05, 2007 at 15:30

Monday, Feb 05, 2007 at 15:30
Go to any reputable 4x4 store (LOL) and ask them to fit a good one . It will do the job and be properly installed with fuses etc . ARB or TJM and others . I have an ARB in the engine bay . I dont have to worry about looking for the compressor in the back somewhere (damn i left it in the shed) . I keep my air hose in a map pocket on the drivers door .
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Reply By: Mandrake - Monday, Feb 05, 2007 at 18:14

Monday, Feb 05, 2007 at 18:14
Thanks for the replies - I don't think I have a spare space in the engine bay .. But
I obviously need something that works....
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Follow Up By: Max - Sydney - Monday, Feb 05, 2007 at 18:31

Monday, Feb 05, 2007 at 18:31
Mandrake - the so called "Big Red" sits in a calico bag in the back drawer of my 80s all the time. It has often reflated tyres on a couple of cars at a time, it has blown up a party's worth of balloons many times, its easier to use than the compressor in the garage so it adjusts the polyairs and tyres ahead of each trip, blowns up the caravan tyres and much more. And that's in its first ten years.

Best four hundred bucks I could have spent. and it pokes in anywhere. I plug it into the fridge plug. Get one before you get into strife. I usually run the engine while using it to boost the voltage and protect the battery.

It does not have to be Big Red - just do what somebody said above - go into a 4WD store and ask for a reliable one.

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