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    Lithium Jumper Packs

    Im considering adding a lithium jump starter pack into the disco, just in case. Hard wire into the ignition power to keep it always topped up and ready to go. I have space where the rear Ac fan would be.

    Never had an issue with the batteries in our D4, but have needed to help others out, without any gear to do so. Jumper cables strike me as outdated now, and useless if you need to help your own car

    Anyway, these being big Diesel engines, plus a big electronic draw, I imagine they need a pretty sizeable starter?

    Has anyone got a recommendation for one of these things?
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    if you think a disco has a big diesel engine.....

    it takes more to turn over a tdi300 but you dont need to keep the electronics up to it.

    the costco starter I have will start a tdi300 its also started a couple of other vehicles in the drive in. its also the cheapest powerbank you're going to buy.

    I figure its got 2 moderate goes in it.

    No way known is it going to start anything but the smallest petrol engine on its onesies though, the main battery has to have some life in it.

    best results come from hooking it up and doing the power up sequence and trying to time the turn of the key to about 3 seconds before the jump pack times out automatically.
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    I bought a Gooloo after seeing this comparison from Project Farm.
    This bloke tests all sorts of things and has no product affiliations.
    The Gooloo was AFAIR $119 on Amazon.
    Best Car Jump Starter? NOCO GB70 vs Antigravity, Schumacher, Gooloo, Tacklife. Let's find out! - YouTube
    I haven't had to use it yet so don't know how good it is .

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    I use a jump starter quite often , they boost the voltage not the amps on diesels. you still need a reasonably good battery to start a diesel but if it is a little low in voltage they should work. If the battery is really flat you will need jumper cables. the bigger the cables the quicker you can start the car. if you have really small cable you may need to connect to the flat battery for 10 minutes before starting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by veebs View Post
    Im considering adding a lithium jump starter pack into the disco, just in case. Hard wire into the ignition power to keep it always topped up and ready to go. I have space where the rear Ac fan would be.

    Never had an issue with the batteries in our D4, but have needed to help others out, without any gear to do so. Jumper cables strike me as outdated now, and useless if you need to help your own car

    Anyway, these being big Diesel engines, plus a big electronic draw, I imagine they need a pretty sizeable starter?

    Has anyone got a recommendation for one of these things?

    Not sure how you envisage it working - the lithium packs I have are about the size of a big lithium battery for recharging a phone but they all have plug in jumper leads. One of them has wireless charging built in and it can start your car.

    The one I bought from Costco started our D4 a couple of times when the battery was cactus. It lives in the upper glovebox and is permanently plugged into the USB plug in there so should always be fully charged.
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    Thanks all, valuable insights here.

    Intention is a set and forget kind of deal, and use when, for instance were camping in BF nowhere, fridge has drained the aux, and kids have drained the starter by opening a door every 30 seconds.

    Also for when/if friends suffer battery failure etc

    Ill take a look at Costco :-)
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    I used to travel with jumper leads but you need a donor vehicle.
    Then I tried all sorts of lithium 10-20AHr power banks like the Gooloo. I have had about 8 of them because in my line of work I get to try most before they hit the market- no good for my flat D3 battery. So for something I can recommend that actually works get yourself one of these... you leave it connected once the vehicle starts for about a minute and the internal BMS will charge it ready for next time(I leave the 240V charger "base" in the shed when I'm on long trips. IMG_0795.jpg
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    My lithium jump starter is 2x100Ah lithium batteries behind the second row seats and a set of long jumper leads. Gets the job done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by matti4556 View Post
    I used to travel with jumper leads but you need a donor vehicle.
    Then I tried all sorts of lithium 10-20AHr power banks like the Gooloo. I have had about 8 of them because in my line of work I get to try most before they hit the market- no good for my flat D3 battery. So for something I can recommend that actually works get yourself one of these... you leave it connected once the vehicle starts for about a minute and the internal BMS will charge it ready for next time(I leave the 240V charger "base" in the shed when I'm on long trips. IMG_0795.jpg
    Matti
    Projecta Intelli-Start 12V 1500A Lithium Jumpstarter | Supercheap Auto
    Make sure you get the 1500A as the 1200 wont start a D4 with a properly cactus battery!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arapiles View Post
    Not sure how you envisage it working - the lithium packs I have are about the size of a big lithium battery for recharging a phone but they all have plug in jumper leads. One of them has wireless charging built in and it can start your car.

    The one I bought from Costco started our D4 a couple of times when the battery was cactus. It lives in the upper glovebox and is permanently plugged into the USB plug in there so should always be fully charged.
    There is a USB plug in the top glove box?

    I've owned 2 D4s and never knew that .... or is it post 2013 build?

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