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  Reply # 1616016 22-Aug-2016 20:20
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The AA.


I have jumper leads but they've been lent to somebody, so technically I don't any more.



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  Reply # 1616019 22-Aug-2016 20:25
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As a mechanic I always try to carry what I need to be able to help myself. With a set of jump leads, on the odd times I've ended up with a flat battery I can always find a helpful soul to loan me their battery for a jumpstart.

Although if I'm desperate I can always try to jumpstart it.

May the farce be with you!



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  Reply # 1616027 22-Aug-2016 20:39
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My 'reached that stage in my life' Yaris would not start on one of the cold days just gone.


Had to get the AA man out and of course he sold me a new battery.


This thing packs a bigger punch than my Yaris while running! 

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  Reply # 1616043 22-Aug-2016 20:54
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For the car I'd call the AA but with this device I wouldn't need too and I could also use it to charge up my mobile phones

that would be an ecumenical matter


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  Reply # 1616053 22-Aug-2016 21:20
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I catch the bus, so I'd just wait for the next one to turn up. Having said that, I have several petrolhead friends who'd appreciate this device.

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  Reply # 1616097 22-Aug-2016 23:38
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Have had a flat battery a few times already, thanks to a system that is supposed to only keep the Blackvue Dashcam running for a while after parking the car. Unfortunatly it kept the camera running until it depleted the battery.


Both times I was helped by my local Toyota dealer (thanks Toyota Hawkes Bay!) for less than it would cost to have AA come and rescue me.


Have stopped using the system to keep the Dashcam running, and also ended up buying a new battery (the old one was 5 years old). 

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  Reply # 1616115 23-Aug-2016 06:36
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I tend to rescue other people with my jumper leads. But they take up space in my boot. Imagine having this clever device.

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  Reply # 1616117 23-Aug-2016 06:58
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The car I need it for is on Kawau Island. Automatic, so no jump start
No AA either, they don't make call outs there. So I have to wait 3 hours for the
battery to charge

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  Reply # 1616122 23-Aug-2016 07:29
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I have jumper leads so wuold find a frriendly sole to assist. I'm also a Coastguard volunteer so could be great on the boats... It's hard to push start a boat ;-).

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  Reply # 1616126 23-Aug-2016 07:34
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I found this very interesting.

I've ceased draining my battery before recharging and no longer leave my phone on the dashboard or in hot spots. Keeping the laptop battery cool is a must.

Every little adjustment helps to maintain a healthy battery.
Back Up Plan is always useful too.

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  Reply # 1616130 23-Aug-2016 08:00
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I would phone a friend like last time it happened when I was leaving from work.

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  Reply # 1616133 23-Aug-2016 08:07
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My current flat battery strategy is to call the AA if it's urgent, or if not I've got a 12V trickle charger which takes overnight to get her back up.

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  Reply # 1616159 23-Aug-2016 08:59
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I'd keep this in my boat most of the time i think. Useful for charging devices while in the middle of nowhere catching fish. 




On the other hand - I'd also make good use of it charging items at home - then dragging the power cell to work to re-fill it. Saves on household power bills :-)

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  Reply # 1616161 23-Aug-2016 09:03
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I work on Waiheke and keep a car parked over there because a taxi to my worksite is hideously expensive. However, I am forever going over to find the car has a flat battery because I just don't drive the car enough on the island to get a full recharge on the battery. This would actually be a lifesaver! Nothing worse than trying to get to your job only to have a dead battery!

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  Reply # 1616162 23-Aug-2016 09:03
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Most likely call a friend, otherwise use AA if travelling

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