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  Reply # 1616535 23-Aug-2016 20:56
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I would try to push start my car or phone a friend (lock it in Eddie!).


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  Reply # 1616537 23-Aug-2016 21:09
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Car battery died once at the airport after arriving back from Sydney on a late flight. Used the AA but apparently they couldn't find us for two hours. Wish we'd had one of these beauties...




Procrastination eventually pays off.


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  Reply # 1616580 24-Aug-2016 01:51
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This PowerAll Deluxe would be extremely useful in all sorts of places around our home.

 

It would be a wonderfuel upgrade to our current mobile generator system (previously proudly displayed on GZ) which works OK but is not easily portable and is still costing us a fortune in hamster pellet food to run.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1616585 24-Aug-2016 05:36
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My brother in law showed me one like this, said it started his 6 cylinder ford. As for the AA, they have been a really good deal for my wife, there in time of need. We have also received assistance from passers by while waiting for a jumpstart, so all good there NZ

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  Reply # 1616617 24-Aug-2016 08:20
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peejayw:

 

Simple really although this would impact the G&T situation, hmm.....................

 

 

 

 

Copper, iron, zinc and vitamin C.





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  Reply # 1616635 24-Aug-2016 09:30
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I have used AA twice.


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  Reply # 1616694 24-Aug-2016 09:54
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My son asked me last week if I can make a power bank for him. He is out in a wild with his phone and metal detector. That ready to go device could be a field emergency kit for him:


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  Reply # 1616702 24-Aug-2016 10:08
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Kiwifruta: If my car goes flat, I

Asking my heavily pregnant wife to push the car (she can't drive), so I can start it, is not an option.


Unless I plan on doing a roadside baby delivery and sleeping on the sofa for the rest of my wife's life.

 

Photo of left steering wheel VAZ 2104 (Lada) from Russia :-) Does your local wife knows you have pregnant wife back in Russia as well? :-)


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  Reply # 1616748 24-Aug-2016 11:31
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I've left my headlights on more times than I'd like to admit ....  Usually a jump from a friendly stranger gets me going, sometimes if I'm near the top of a hill I've jump started that way, or calls to my Brother-in-law, AA or State Roadside Rescue.  

 

In any case - it's not much fun!  So this would be handy to have around


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  Reply # 1616936 24-Aug-2016 16:17
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Just call State Road Side assistance, when son left his lights on one evening at the rugby grounds.  Also when my car failed to start in the garage one morning.  Peace of mind.


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  Reply # 1617125 25-Aug-2016 08:08
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State insurance AA-like car recovery service! Been pretty happy with them. I would love one of these, it would be an amazing piece of mind to have this in the car and would make me a lot more inclined to stop and help others.


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  Reply # 1617573 25-Aug-2016 20:39
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Well back in the days I turned on the Pug (Peugot 406) and charged USB devices by cig lighter USB.
My daughter bless her heart updated me to a solar charged 5kmAh much like this.

 

https://www.amazon.com/Portable-Power-Bank-Solar-Charger/dp/B00PHHN66Q

 

Having something like this would enable me more than you think.


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Reply # 1618638 28-Aug-2016 11:00
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Would love to win this for my father as his current system is like the poor guy in the image below when in town (He's had to do it a few times before, keeps insisting that it's not worth buying proper jumper leads or getting the AA, if mums with him tho they get the AA to help them). Outside of town, they just flag down a car to help if it happens.

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1618801 28-Aug-2016 17:13
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Ring the AA, have to make some use of my membership, then use little battery charger back at home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 1618859 28-Aug-2016 20:22
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 AA then trusty battery charger at home.





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