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    Lithium Jump Pack

    I have had a small jump box for 2-3 years.

    Always worked good, no issues.

    I have always been concerned with them so try to not leave it in my car or house.

    Tonight I used it to jump a 4 cyl that has been sitting for a few months.

    No big deal, it fires up and I set the jump box on the ground so I can move the car.

    Move the car like 50 feet away and I hear a pop which seemed odd.

    A few seconds later billowing smoke from the jump box, like a smoke bomb.

    Thing burned for almost 2 mins.

    Happen to anyone else?

    BTW mine was never abused, never kept in a hot car, nothing.




    #2
    yeah the first one I bought did that after a couple years. I tossed it away from anything and let it burn itself up. Kind of a bummer, it worked great up until then.

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      #3
      nice


      Up is difficult, down is dangerous

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        #4
        Never had one burn. But my first one did swell massively, scared the heck out of me. It’s really what pushed me to try out the capacitor-type starter packs. I did still put a lithium battery in my motorcycle, but it’s not really a high-current battery like a starter pack.

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          #5
          When I was safety manager for a fleet maintenance division we had 2 or 3 blow up, that they told me about, a year sending people to the hospital. Fuck those jump packs.
          Every major institution is against you and will let you die!
          - Tim Dillon

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            #6
            I don't trust 'em, I keep mine in an ammo can. At least if it pops it won't be fireworks all over.
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              #7
              Originally posted by GM Guy View Post
              I don't trust 'em, I keep mine in an ammo can. At least if it pops it won't be fireworks all over.
              Right. Because the tin can will be able to withstand 10000 psi

              What you got there is a bomb instead of a flare. Remember the bruce willis asteroid movie?



              I'm not looking forward to the day one of the underground mining batteries burns. Imagine 4000 lbs of that shit burning in an underground confined space with 200 men.


              "If she'll wink, she'll fuck"

              GO MINING

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                #8
                Never had one blow on me, but I am always a little nervous about them. I have a Microstart XP 10 jump pack that I have used to start many vehicles, the largest being my 2500 cummins. No issues yet, but Im not sure if the anti-gravity jump packs are different from the generic pep boys units?

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                  #9
                  I am not a fan of them anymore.

                  I love how they work but the spontanious combustion part is less than desirable.

                  I used to have one of the breifcase style ones, I am going to look into those as my next one.

                  If they use a normal AGM or Lead Acid battery then I will buy it, having it small was cool but not really important to me.

                  This event prompted me to look into the battery type of some of the shit I have laying around my house.

                  My Verizon Jetpack - lithium
                  My Cell phone - lithium
                  My JBL bluetooth speaker - lithium

                  Fuck me, the shit is everywhere

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                    #10
                    i use 20 v dewalt battery in a holder i made from an adapter. you can kill the battery if you run it down. i just hook it up for 30 seconds or so and fire it up.

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                      #11
                      I have a big jump starter on wheels that has a full size car battery in it for mostly at home use but it's easy to load in a pickup.. It works great. I bought a Noco lithium jump starter too because Tractor Supply had them clearance 1/2 price and I aint afraid of them just randomly blowing up while stored. The one that smoked out was after use several times in a row.

                      ETA: I've bought a few of the medium size battery jumpstarters, they work great for the first 2 to 3 years and then crap out at some point too, they just quit working well.
                      Last edited by Filthy McChevy; 06-14-2020, 12:40 PM.

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                        #12
                        I'd be interested to see how the charge/discharge circurty is set up. I use pretty beefy Lipos for my RC stuff, never thought about trying to jump my car with them...... What could go wrong?

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by crispins View Post
                          I am not a fan of them anymore.

                          I love how they work but the spontanious combustion part is less than desirable.

                          I used to have one of the breifcase style ones, I am going to look into those as my next one.

                          If they use a normal AGM or Lead Acid battery then I will buy it, having it small was cool but not really important to me.

                          This event prompted me to look into the battery type of some of the shit I have laying around my house.

                          My Verizon Jetpack - lithium
                          My Cell phone - lithium
                          My JBL bluetooth speaker - lithium

                          Fuck me, the shit is everywhere
                          I've seen countless iphones with damaged displays from the battery swelling up. Almost all of the inflated phone batteries were either very old or charged with cheap no name charges or even counterfeit name brand chargers.
                          @DobermanRacing

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Filthy McChevy View Post
                            I have a big jump starter on wheels that has a full size car battery in it for mostly at home use but it's easy to load in a pickup.. It works great. I bought a Noco lithium jump starter too because Tractor Supply had them clearance 1/2 price and I aint afraid of them just randomly blowing up while stored. The one that smoked out was after use several times in a row.

                            ETA: I've bought a few of the medium size battery jumpstarters, they work great for the first 2 to 3 years and then crap out at some point too, they just quit working well.

                            I have the big Noco G26000 I keep under the seat of my truck. Never needed to use it though. Guess if I ever use it, I'll let it ride in the bed for a couple days.
                            Kevin

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by crispins View Post
                              I am not a fan of them anymore.

                              I love how they work but the spontanious combustion part is less than desirable.

                              I used to have one of the breifcase style ones, I am going to look into those as my next one.

                              If they use a normal AGM or Lead Acid battery then I will buy it, having it small was cool but not really important to me.

                              This event prompted me to look into the battery type of some of the shit I have laying around my house.

                              My Verizon Jetpack - lithium
                              My Cell phone - lithium
                              My JBL bluetooth speaker - lithium

                              Fuck me, the shit is everywhere
                              Note that there are many different types of lithium batteries. Lithium polymer are really high power density, but say right on the pack that you should charge them where they can burn AND you should stand there and watch them while they charge. I think those are the ones that burnt Lance's Winnebago.


                              "If she'll wink, she'll fuck"

                              GO MINING

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