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JUMP-STARTER AND 12 VOLT POWER SUPPLY - 91045 view this item at harborfreight.com »


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Review by Goomer on October 23rd, 2015
An update to the review I did about a month ago. I ended up selling the new one of these to a neighbor's brother (made $20 on the deal). Went back to HF for another and found a version I hadn't seen before, 62306. A little smaller, same battery, same weight. But this one has several improvements over the previous (shown above) model. It has two 12 volt outlets and a built in USB port. Otherwise seems the same. An LED worklight instead of the incandescent used in older models. Getting a bit closer to perfection.

By the way, the NRA's American Rifleman carries the HF adds and it seems always has a 20% off coupon. I scan and past them on a page in PowerPoint, print out 6 coupons at a time and hand them out to deserving looking customers at the store. Kind of fun watching management tighten their jaw when I do this. No one has ever said anything but thank you, though.
Review by Goomer on September 27th, 2015
This is as versatile an item as I've found at HF. We have fairly frequent power outages where I live. I'll plug in a small HF inverter into the DC lighter socket and have hours of a bright LED reading light and USB charging available. And it jump starts car engines just fine.

The first one of these lasted about 7 years before the battery refused to take a charge. I just took it apart and looked up the battery number, thinking I'd replace the battery. A replacement battery is more than HF is charging for a new unit ($49) on sale right now. With a 20% off coupon from the NRA's American Rifleman magazine - its a no brainer.

I'm building a 12 volt chicken house door opener and will be using one of these as the power supply with the charger cord plugged into a 110 outlet. Least expensive 12 battery supply I can find.

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