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Old 03-16-2015, 07:49 PM   #1
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Hey guys,

the promaster has 2 battery jump starting points in the engine compartment. could one of you tell me the distance between them?

before you ask- i want to get a lithium jump starter however the longest difference between positive and negative so far i can find is 20 inches.

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Old 03-17-2015, 01:13 AM   #2
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Sorry, I'm out of town all week. I can measure it for you then unless mojo or someone can do it before.

Those pocket chargers are cool, but I've never had one. Do they really work well?
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Old 03-17-2015, 01:31 AM   #3
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Sorry, I'm out of town all week. I can measure it for you then unless mojo or someone can do it before.

Those pocket chargers are cool, but I've never had one. Do they really work well?

i've researched this one and think it will do well. it has 20 inches-that's why i'm asking



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A little under 12 "
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A little under 12 "

thanks skodr-i forgot you had a promaster based b. Do you carry a jump starter?
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Old 03-17-2015, 01:21 PM   #6
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No but really did not think about one until you brought up. On my past f 150 I just disconnected the ground when here in fla. So far the Pro master does not drop voltage like the ford did.
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I have a jump start battery I made from a bad Dewalt lithium battery pack, about the size of a baseball. Usually only one cell goes bad in the pack and the rest are good. I use it to start cars and test 12v stuff. Made quite a few motorcycle batteries from these packs too. You could buy the individual cells and make your own more powerful one for less cost.
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I have a jump start battery I made from a bad Dewalt lithium battery pack, about the size of a baseball. Usually only one cell goes bad in the pack and the rest are good. I use it to start cars and test 12v stuff. Made quite a few motorcycle batteries from these packs too. You could buy the individual cells and make your own more powerful one for less cost.

mojoman-i've looked at all the pictures of your stuff-wow- but no i will buy one-


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Another option is to install a pigtail directly (permanently) to the battery and have the end come up thru the floor panel.

I did that for the lead for my battery tender. Actually, I put in two - one I use for a voltage meter or the pocket inverter, the other for the battery tender jr.

I imagine the same could be done for a jump start device.
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You can also buy a battery saver, connects to the battery post and disconnects the power before it goes dead. I'm using this for my second battery I'm installing:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0058S ... UTF8&psc=1
This one will be connected to the lithium battery pack :
http://www.sterling-power-usa.com/BBW12 ... to12v.aspx
I'm trying to avoid any direct connection to the van's electrical system except to the positive post of the starting battery. These two devices only draw power after the engine is started and starting battery is at full charge.
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