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Old 27-09-2013, 16:18   #1
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Small Boat Cruisers - A Must Have

I hope you all like this. I posted this to my YouTube -
I think it's a must have for any Cruiser... IMHO
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Old 28-09-2013, 16:40   #2
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It's adorable. Does it come in adult sizes?
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Old 28-09-2013, 16:50   #3
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needs a good carrying case. a cardboard box doesn't cut it....but neat device.
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Old 28-09-2013, 17:01   #4
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Impressive video's of starting MC and Toyota V-6. Not sure how they could fake them, but on the surface, I'm impressed. How long will it hold a charge?
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Old 28-09-2013, 19:03   #5
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Everything I can gather is that the XP-1 comes with a case and all the charging plugs seen in the thumbnail I posted to the video ($159.99).

The XP-3 shown in the video is ($129.99) box included wink, wink....

http://antigravitybatteries.com/microstart/

I just thought of a space saver on my Catalina 27...

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Old 28-09-2013, 19:53   #6
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Don't know about the capacity of the battery but I think it would be impossible for those little wires and connectors to carry enough amps to crank even a small car engine if the battery was totally dead. Maybe enough to boost a battery that is just slightly low.
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Old 28-09-2013, 19:59   #7
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I agree the wire size makes the claims suspicious, but look at the video's, the vehicle batteries are disconnected or removed. Is it possible there is a hidden full size battery, maybe, but that would entail outright fraudulent claims. Too easy to get caught.
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I have a small external battery that has USB slots on it. It's a life saver considering the amount of time I spend on the phone out in the middle of nowhere. It will charge my phone 2-3 times on a single charge of its own.
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I'm sure they use A123 cells, they are very small lightweight and powerful.
I have a starter battery in my little car made from them. There are some people selling them as racecar start batteries with huge markups.
I posted a video on CF before from a guy who made a battery from them to start his car.

You can buy these cells for $5 each, need four for 12v, so $20.
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I agree the wire size makes the claims suspicious, but look at the video's, the vehicle batteries are disconnected or removed. Is it possible there is a hidden full size battery, maybe, but that would entail outright fraudulent claims. Too easy to get caught.
Well I may be wrong about the wire size. I checked a couple of wire gauge calculators and for a very short wire they allowed 8-10 gauge wire for a 100 amp load. Since the video showed jumpers that looked around 12" then maybe it would work.
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