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Old 09-19-2013, 08:11 PM   #31
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Any idea if one could take these in carry-on luggage?
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Old 09-19-2013, 11:09 PM   #32
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Any idea if one could take these in carry-on luggage?
Hey B.C.

Below is a guide line from the FAA... The Micro-Start falls well below the 100 Watt hour limit. So it is good to take with you on a plane. I would suggest you print from the FAA site and give it to TSA person if you carry any item they might call. They are just hired people to search you and if you have paperwork you can tell them to buzz off. the Watt Hours are on the back of the Micro-Start so you could prove it to them also if they questioned it. But most shouldn't... just say it a laptop back up battery, or cell phone back up battery... which it is.

You can print from the The FAA website (www.FAA.gov) states that;

Lithium ion batteries (a.k.a.: rechargeable lithium, lithium polymer, LIPO, secondary lithium)

Passengers may carry consumer-sized lithium ion batteries [no more than 8 grams of equivalent
lithium content or 100 watt hours (wh) per battery]. This size covers AA, AAA, 9-volt, cell
phone, PDA, camera, camcorder, Gameboy, and standard laptop computer batteries.

Passengers can also bring two (2) larger lithium ion batteries (more than 8 grams, up to 25
grams of equivalent lithium content per battery) in their carry-on. This size covers larger
extended-life laptop batteries. Most consumer lithium ion batteries are below this size.
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Old 09-20-2013, 01:41 PM   #33
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Cool , thanks. I've been keeping a bike in storage down south and end up with dead batteries to jump each time. Was just going to mail order a new bike battery to storage facility this time but getting one of these seems more practical indeed.
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Old 09-21-2013, 07:44 AM   #34
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Cool , thanks. I've been keeping a bike in storage down south and end up with dead batteries to jump each time. Was just going to mail order a new bike battery to storage facility this time but getting one of these seems more practical indeed.
If you put one of the Antigravity batteries in that bike you may not have to worry about dead batteries at all. Mine sat for the better part of a year and didn't miss a beat turning over my KTM. None of my lead acid batteries would have done that without being on a charger.

Oh, and this device looks super cool and super useful. I'll be picking one up before a trip I have planned for next year!
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Old 09-23-2013, 11:10 AM   #35
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You bet. I was leaning towards the battery for the bike but with this new portable one it can live in the wife's car or van when we camp in it. Plus the "jump box" we have been using is showing it's age and will get replaced here soon anyway. And when I take a cab from the airport to storage unit some rainy night I know it will have the juice to start. ( hmmm, maybe both! )
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Old 09-24-2013, 05:58 AM   #36
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What do you need to charge this?

I have a Clore Automotive Charge-It smart charger and it doesn't list LFP on the display, but does have a selectable 2A mode. Will it work?

http://www.cloreautomotive.com/4500_Series/
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Old 09-24-2013, 10:16 AM   #37
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I saw your product here in the latest issue of Motorcyclist.

I have a fuel injected KTM 350 EXC-F set up for long range adventuring, even though it has a kick starter, if u leave the key on, or otherwise completely drain the battery, she won't kick start without a minimum of 9 volts to open the fuel injector.

I think about this when camping off the bike solo 100 miles from civilization.

great, lightweight solution here, plus keep the GoPro, GPS, and cell phone charged without draining the ships battery!

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Old 09-26-2013, 01:21 PM   #38
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I just saw once of these in person at a local vendor in Torrance, CA... Really amazing. We tested it by starting a Land Rover V8 10 times and there is still charge left to spare! Fantastic!
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Old 09-26-2013, 04:57 PM   #39
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Did they indicate if you can charge it with a standard charger?
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Old 09-26-2013, 05:12 PM   #40
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Did they indicate if you can charge it with a standard charger?
Can plug it into the wall or into a cigarette lighter (when the vehicle is running).
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Old 09-26-2013, 10:28 PM   #41
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What do you need to charge this?

I have a Clore Automotive Charge-It smart charger and it doesn't list LFP on the display, but does have a selectable 2A mode. Will it work?

http://www.cloreautomotive.com/4500_Series/
The MICRO-START comes with its own chargers a mobile cigarette lighter type and a wall charger.. both are tiny...

It is NOT Lifepo4 chemistry like our regular batteries. It another type of Lithium and it can be used to jump start anything up to and including V8 trucks many times in a row easily, and then charge your electronics devices.
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Old 09-26-2013, 10:44 PM   #42
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I saw your product here in the latest issue of Motorcyclist.

I have a fuel injected KTM 350 EXC-F set up for long range adventuring, even though it has a kick starter, if u leave the key on, or otherwise completely drain the battery, she won't kick start without a minimum of 9 volts to open the fuel injector.

I think about this when camping off the bike solo 100 miles from civilization.

great, lightweight solution here, plus keep the GoPro, GPS, and cell phone charged without draining the ships battery!

Juan
Nevada City, Ca.
Juan... that is a massively important point about the EFI...and the voltage needed to start vehicles now days. It is the same with many vehicles like UTVs and ATVs and those have CVT (constant variable transmisions) so you can't even bump start them anymore... It's getting to the point where you might have to carry and extra battery.

I also think they don't put big enough batteries in most bikes anymore to show they weigh less.... like the new KTMs have the YTX5s and they go bad right when you bring the bike out the door, and give the Adventures a YTZ10 size battery is silly... its and Adventure bike is should have a ton of amp hours for being out in the middle of nowhere... anyway I'm rambling..
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Old 09-26-2013, 10:49 PM   #43
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Heres a write up in the latest Dirt Wheels Magazine about the smaller unit the Micro-Start XP-3...The new ones are all black in color not white... those were the first models from many months ago.

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Old 09-26-2013, 11:22 PM   #44
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I just saw once of these in person at a local vendor in Torrance, CA... Really amazing. We tested it by starting a Land Rover V8 10 times and there is still charge left to spare! Fantastic!
Where in Torrance? That's where I am and I'd like to see one.
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Old 09-27-2013, 08:56 AM   #45
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Where in Torrance? That's where I am and I'd like to see one.
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I don't want to take away from the OP thread.
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