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post #1 of 26 Old October 9th, 2015, 08:35 AM Thread Starter
 
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Battery Booster for emergencies?

Okay, I know a lot of folks carry a spare tire just in case on long solo trips, I've always been able to throw enough plugs in a tire to get it to hold air at least long enough to get back out, but I am still considering carrying a spare.

What I'm curious about is if you get 8 miles back in on an ATV trail, what if the temperature turns cold and you are stuck back there with a dead battery? Do you guys carry jumper cables and just hope someone passes by? Does anyone carry one of those battery booster/air compressor type contraptions?

My battery is pretty new and I assume that it will start fine if it gets cold, but no real way to test it's cold starting ability here in Texas.

I'll be hauling it to Montana in a couple weeks for hunting and I would hate to get back to the Rzr after a few days back in the deep stuff only to find that it won't start.

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Re: Battery Booster for emergencies?

Along those same lines, what type of precautions do you take if you are going to leave your rig parked along the side of the trail for a couple days while you strike out on foot?

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Re: Battery Booster for emergencies?

I pack this. I think several others on here use it as well.
http://www.amazon.com/Antigravity-Batteries-Micro-Start-Starter-Personal/dp/B00FDYYK4A/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1444405268&sr=8-2&keywords=micro+start
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If a rzr or anything with wheels is left alone on a backwoods trail for any length of time around here, the frame may be there when you get back. As for the battery, there are several boost packs that will,do,the job and are light enough to carry with you.
Im curious though, I for those who have been carrying them for a while now, how they held up.


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Re: Battery Booster for emergencies?

I have an anti gravity battery pack which will jump a v8 car or truck and also has connections to charge your cell phone laptop and many other devices.

Also has a flashlight on it built in with strobe SOS function.

Also carry a jumper cable that you plug into your 12 volt cigarette lighter accessory outlet to jump one to another vehicle.

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I pack this. I think several others on here use it as well.
http://www.amazon.com/Antigravity-Ba...ds=micro+start
Do these Actually work? I know that in the past I have bought a smaller/cheaper boost box (but still 3 times as big as this Antigravity), and it was a complete waste of money as it would barely crank over a UTV or small car, and didn't even think about turning over a V8 engine.
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Re: Battery Booster for emergencies?

They seem to get really good reviews. You need to read the fine print, some have 300 peak starting amps, some 400, some 500 and there are a few 600 peak amp ones.

They say they have enough juice to start a car multiple times.

I found a 300 peak amp model for $42 that got good reviews and would probably start the Rzr, but am thinking I probably should go ahead and get a 500 or 600 peak amp one that would start my V8 pickup if I needed to on it. Would probably be easier to get a jump start with my pickup, but it would probably be worth the extra $ to not have to stand around and wait for a jump start. I actually just put a new battery in my pickup after having to stand around in a truck stop parking lot waiting for a jump earlier this fall on a antelope hunting trip in Nevada.

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I pack this. I think several others on here use it as well.
http://www.amazon.com/Antigravity-Ba...ds=micro+start
Do these Actually work? I know that in the past I have bought a smaller/cheaper boost box (but still 3 times as big as this Antigravity), and it was a complete waste of money as it would barely crank over a UTV or small car, and didn't even think about turning over a V8 engine.
It will start a RZR just fine. I have only done it once but it had no trouble. Somebody on here posted a video of them starting a small v-8 car. FJK on here packs one as well as about everything else to rescue his groups. You might check with him.

Pretty sure it wouldn't start my diesel pickup.
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I carry the Black Rhino Battery Booster when I did my Baja trip. We never needed it , which was a good thing. Last week a lady in my office had her SUV not start, and fortunately I had this booster sitting on the back seat in my truck. We tried it and it worked. I was impressed! Remember this is not going to replace a battery and if your battery is to far gone, it will not work. But for the general dead battery, which is just to low to crank your starter, these work great. Plus the Black Rhino Power Booster comes with all types of cords and attachments so you could charge a phone, or in my case I charged a Go Pro once.



You can see my thread which talks about the Booster on post #29.
Prepping your UTV for a Baja Adventure
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I Cary both cables and the black rhino micro start box. Luckily I've never had a chance to test them out

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I pack this. I think several others on here use it as well.
http://www.amazon.com/Antigravity-Ba...ds=micro+start
Do these Actually work? I know that in the past I have bought a smaller/cheaper boost box (but still 3 times as big as this Antigravity), and it was a complete waste of money as it would barely crank over a UTV or small car, and didn't even think about turning over a V8 engine.

These are the real deal! I have helped several people with dead batteries most of them V8's. One of the batteries on my diesel truck prematurely went bad and it went from clicking to starting with authority when using it. I've even used it on the fifth wheel to start the generator a couple times after a cold night.
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Re: Battery Booster for emergencies?

I have a 5.8 liter V8 in my Nissan Titan. It jump started it half a dozen times. It's got enough power. It's not rated for a big block V8 though.


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Can't speak for the off brands or the cheap Chinese knock offs but my anti gravity holds a charge and works well, it started my g6 with a v6 motor, haven't needed it for quads yet.

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It works great on atvs, my junk lawnmower, and a Chevy LS2. I was shocked at how well it spun that 6.0, and this was on a battery that wouldn't turn on cab lights. Never used it on the rzr, but I carry it with me. Oh, this is the microstart brand.
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I pack this. I think several others on here use it as well.
http://www.amazon.com/Antigravity-Ba...ds=micro+start
Do these Actually work? I know that in the past I have bought a smaller/cheaper boost box (but still 3 times as big as this Antigravity), and it was a complete waste of money as it would barely crank over a UTV or small car, and didn't even think about turning over a V8 engine.
Here is mine starting a 5.0L V8

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