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Recommendation for jump-start leads

My car battery had died – as I discovered when heading to a Dr’s appointment!

My son came to jump-start it today n take it away for a few days to give it a runaround.

Anyway, I KNOW I did have jump leads but have no idea where they are and couldn’t find them in the MH. So I’m going to buy another set – able to jumpstart both my petrol 1l and the diesel 2.3l. I read somewhere that diesel requires heavier cables than petrol but neither that I’ve looked at online mention cross-section though both indicate they would jumpstart up to 3l (AA) or heavy-duty farming equipment (eBay).

Can I have your knowledgeable input please? The eBay one seems incredibly discounted….

https://www.argos.co.uk/product/7847998?istCompanyId=a74d8886-5df9-4baa-b776-166b3bf9111c&istFeedId=30f62ea9-9626-4cac-97c8-9ff3921f8558&istItemId=ipxaqqlrw&istBid=t&&cmpid=G S001&_$ja=tsid:59157%7cacid:804-872-0397%7ccid:9606242557%7cagid:98186041879%7ctidla-889927967669%7ccrid:424799278506%7cnw:g%7crnd:1156 0169947720322641%7cdvc:c%7cadp:%7cmt:%7cloc:100727 4&utm_source=Google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=96 06242557&utm_term=7847998&utm_content=shopping&utm _custom1=98186041879&utm_custom2=804-872-0397&gclid=Cj0KCQiA-rj9BRCAARIsANB_4ACeKurFOe5uL7H0ghYOTy8sfViHc8SUc-c8J6wLqpPOj-Lk4sExM9EaAtdTEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds


http://vi.raptor.ebaydesc.com/ws/eBa...90293000&ver=0

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Good heavy ones. Go to a decent car shop and ask there. The little light ones with weak flimzy clips are just rubbish.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Viper-Boost...5291498&sr=8-4

These look to be the kind of thing.
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Good heavy ones. Go to a decent car shop and ask there. The little light ones with weak flimzy clips are just rubbish.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Viper-Boost...5291498&sr=8-4

These look to be the kind of thing.
Thanks Alan - is that the 3000Amp or 200Amp one?

I notice the headline says 5m length but in the product description it says 2.5m - I'm thinking that might be a bit short? I'd need to enquire further.

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3000, bigger the better.

I would still lokk in a motor factors. You want wire as thick as.your index finger, more or less. Pencil thin is no use.

You also want them long enough to reach from your leisure battery to the van battery if possible. Mine are as thick as my thumb and 5m long.

Spend the money to get the right thing.

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What exactly is a motor factor Alan?

I'd want to buy online cos I haven't been to any but essential shops since before lockdown.

You say that the length should be sufficient to go from cab to hab batteries - why would you need to do that? Sorry, but I'm a complete numpty at this and I'm assuming the hab batteries couldn't possibly jump start the cab battery?

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A parts supplier selling to the trade and to the public Jean.

If you can leave it till tomorrow I will look online. Unless someone else does it first.

What length do you need? Too long is not good. Just enough is what's wanted

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Guidance https://advice.manomano.co.uk/jump-l...ng-guide-n3003

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A parts supplier selling to the trade and to the public Jean.

If you can leave it till tomorrow I will look online. Unless someone else does it first.

What length do you need? Too long is not good. Just enough is what's wanted
I think 3m would probably do, certainly from car to MH cab battery. Would need to check if that's long enough to run from cab to hab batteries. Still don't understand in what scenario you'd want to do that.

Will have a look at your link, thanks!

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I have both 5m and 3m sets but heavy duty copper ones with heavy duty crocodile clips at the ends. The light weight aluminium ones with flimsy crocks are worse than useless Jean.
I bet as soon as you order them you will find the old set in the motorhome tucked away somewhere safe. I usually tightly fold a set in with the jack in both cars.

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I usually tightly fold a set in with the jack in both cars.

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I left my jack behind Ray - knew there was no chance I'd ever be using it myself n any call-out folk would have there own. So they're not in there!

Yes, you're right tho - that's how I usually eventually find stuff!

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