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A few weeks ago, someone posted a review of the new portable battery jumpers. I cannot seem to locate that post via search.

I'm seeking opinions on the best small portable battery jumper for my Burgman, cage, etc.:smile
 

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Well this is the one I have tucked under my seat. As a Ride Leader for our club I keep it handy in case someone has difficulty starting at one of our rest/meal/overnight stops. I've used it only once for it's intended boosting use and the other scoot started right up. I have also used it as a USB port to charge phones, gps, scala, etc.
I've got no idea how it would work on a cage because I've never needed it for that use.


http://www.geniuschargers.com/boost/


 

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I carry a Battery Tender Portable Power Pack under my 650's seat. It also has a USB charging port and LED light. It had no problem jump starting a friends Grand Marquis V8 when the lights were left on all day at the local mall. If it'll start a V8, I'm pretty sure it'll take care of anything on two or three wheels.
 

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Thanks, Doc Wheezer

I did order a XP1 Micro Start off EBay and was so impressed with the quality that gave it to my Harley riding son who always seems to have bad batteries.

I have another on order for myself.
Your Welcome gec343.

The only words of caution I have for the, Anti-gravity's PPS units is. Follow the instructions to the letter and most importantly, Beware buying from Ebay and Amazon
A lot of knockoffs (counterfeits). In the past Anti-gravity has said they don't sell to outside vendors.


The back story of my introduction to Anti-gravity's PPS units, previously posted Feb. 2015
A friend of mine sells used cars and carries one of those Antigravity power packs when he goes to the auction. He has used it to jump start multiple trucks and cars in a single day. His son got for him, because the son was tired of having to lug around the heavy jump start battery pack. The father said he would have NEVER believed something so small would work so well. Next thing on my wish list.

Technology is a changing.

Time to get ready to welcome 330,000 people for NEW YEARS EVE IN LAS VEGAS. I'm glade I live out west in the foothills, away from the strip.

Merry Christmas and have a SAFE New Year.

Doc Wheezer
 

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So its a lithium Ion Battery.

Given the amount of starts they attempted in this video http://themicrostart.com/products/micro-starts/xp1/ it is obvious that one 1/4 of the size would be more than enough for several starts of a burgman.

Shame they dont have one..................yet.
 

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Another thought, Lithium Ion and LiPo batteries dont like to be stored with a full charge. This from a marine/cruising yacht perspective.

That being the case I wonder if the battery will still be OK after pulling it out after a couple of years of storage on the day that you need it?
 

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Beleive me you use them....kid and I always fight about the Anti-gravity and it's in daily use keeping phones charged, Comm sets charged etc.
Bright flashlight is always at hand.

My KLR has a Lithium main battery and it's very small and light and no problems plus the long battery warranty was good.
My Vstrom also has lithium.

The Anti-gravity was simply the best thing to take on a trip as it covers so many bases - On the CBF I just tuck it in the tank bank and it powers my nav...no need to wire the bike.
It would easily fit in the glove box of the Burgman 650 and power USB Nav all day.
Having a safe easy jumpstart option is really useful plus everything else is does.
Highly recommended and it's a big category. They are plane safe but must be in carry on luggage.

Stick with a name brand with strong reviews. Most Amazons sales are by authorized outlets that supply it via Amazon for market reach.

This is the one we use but with a multi-head charging for Apple products and the jump start head as well



http://shop.antigravitybatteries.com/micro-start-xp-3/

Sits beside my desk and always in use.
 

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I carry a Micro start Antigravity battery in my 650, and two of my three cars (the other already had a clunkier portable battery). I also carry jumper cables in my cars, but unfortunately, more than once, I have been in places where there was not someone to give me a jump (a parking lot very late one blizzard encumbered evening comes immediately to mind), not to mention how much quicker you can get back on the road if you don't have to look for someone to help. Very pleased with them so far, just for the peace of mind. Haven't had to use them to jump a car/scooter yet, nor have I had to use the flashlight, but I have used them to recharge portables, etc.
 

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Beleive me you use them....kid and I always fight about the Anti-gravity and it's in daily use keeping phones charged, Comm sets charged etc.
Bright flashlight is always at hand.
Nah, no need.
I have a pile of Cree Q5 torches spread around the place and in all vehicles - Blinding light from a single AA and they only cost $2 delivered


Every PowerPoint close at hand has a generic 2amp charger and cord in it as does the bike, $4-00 at supercheap auto.
All cords compatible with all devices, unlike apple :wink

$50 Qlux phone has a 2200Mah battery, it lasts for several days.
My $150 waterproof tablet has a whopping 6400Mah battery.

A shame apple cant put a decent battery in their devices from day one and instead have to put some stupid battery bump on the back of it's "smart" phone case to compensate for its lack of performance :wink


http://www.theverge.com/2015/12/8/9867996/apple-smart-battery-case-iphone-6-6s-hands-on
 

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Bought one (Lithium) at Walmart for about $40- use it three times, twice for a bike, once for a car. Works great.
Great to hear. Sure is more convenient than hauling a set of jumper cables and hoping someone is, number one available, able, has the time and is willing to allow you to jump start your bike off their car.
 

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QLux screen resolution 4.5 "
480x854 pixels
400k pixels :frown

versus 1 million and 2 million pixels,
the iPhone 6 display is 4.7 inches in size with a 16:9 resolution of 1334x750 (326 ppi, minus one row of pixels),
while the iPhone 6 Plus includes a 5.5-inch 1920x1080 (1080p) ...
:devil

Ya get what ya pay for - I mean the Qlux has really nice specs...circa say 2010 :wink

Why my lowly iPhone 4s snagged for $50 still has 50% more pixels than your "current" phone and runs perfectly 6 years on from its release. :angel

All Apple tablets and phones run the same lighting connection since 2012 - as they did the wider connection on pre-2012.
 

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Thanks, Doc Wheezer

I did order a XP1 Micro Start off EBay and was so impressed with the quality that gave it to my Harley riding son who always seems to have bad batteries.

I have another on order for myself.
I've always had a nagging doubt about batteries, when one most needs them they play up and are found flat, always a worry with the car I carry a large (heavy) jump start/tyre pump unit for emergencies and have used it many times.

Such a unit won't fit anywhere on the Burgman - where a flat battery, although not had one yet, worries me to death. The XP1 referred to in this thread looks to be the Cat's Whiskers for the Burgman - and everything else for that matter so after seeing the videos here I've ordered one.... after finding a distributor here in UK offering next day delivery: http://www.antigravitybatteries-uk.co.uk/microstart-jump-starter/micro-start-xp-1.html


These forums offer so much information.... without advantages of the Internet we would all still be living in the dark age where 'word-of-mouth' was the only means of learning. ��


Jim
 

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...That being the case I wonder if the battery will still be OK after pulling it out after a couple of years of storage on the day that you need it?
Per the guy from AG I traded some emails with, they should hold a charge for about 6 months, and don't like to be left flat.
If they are they often won't hold a charge well afterwards. They have their faults but I'm just 'bout to drop a dime on the XP5, or maybe the Genius.
 
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