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Old 12-04-2017, 15:23   #1
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Jump Start devices

I looked for this in previous threads, and to my surprise, did not find any...

So I have been looking at keeping one of those portable jump start devices on board. Here is a small but powerful one, https://www.amazon.com/CHARGE-PP15-1.../dp/B00U3ZBTOI

Of course, I could go to the more expensive larger ones that have 2 or 3x the output.

My question is twofold. If my start battery is dead, will one of these work, and if so, what size do I need for a yanmar 29hp. I have a house bank separate from the starts, so I would just put this on the start battery.

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Re: Jump Start devices

https://www.carid.com/oem/12v-18-amp...mpn-24455.html

Can find it cheaper
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Re: Jump Start devices

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My question is twofold. If my start battery is dead, will one of these work, and if so, what size do I need for a yanmar 29hp. I have a house bank separate from the starts, so I would just put this on the start battery.

Look up minimum required cranking amps in the specs for your engine. You'll probably see CCA (cold cranking amps at 0F and MCA at 32F...

Then compare minimum engine requirements with jump start products.

Another option might be a simple pair of jumper cables, to be used from your house batteries to your start battery. (Wouldn't recommend that for folks with a gas boat, though, due to spark potential.)

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Re: Jump Start devices

Plenty of isolator/combiner ACR/VSR devices have a "self-jump" momentary switch.

Not to mention the classic 1/2/both switch, does the same thing.
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