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post #1 of 22 Old 12-24-2018, 09:16 PM Thread Starter
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Charging a 12,000 jump/bank battery with a wee

I was thinking about buying this https://www.amazon.com/Nekteck-Start...ble+power+bank and using it to charge batteries and phones at night in the tent. During the day can I charge this if I run a fused wire from the battery?

Would an XT250 be able to charge it as well?

Seems like a great idea to have a back up incase of a dead battery as well as a great battery bank for charging stuff.

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post #2 of 22 Old 12-24-2018, 09:31 PM
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The specification says 12V/ 1A. If true that would be only about 15W assuming your charging system runs about 14V. 15 W should not be a problem for almost any bike. After you got the unit I would try to measure if it's really just 1A charging amperage, to be sure.
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Charging will take a while but it will work. I recharged the battery in Go Pro clone and it took hours with the Costco jump starter battery and just about drained it.
Charging items like this battery jumper is why you may like a 12v power outlet on the bike.
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I have this one but it is quite a bit heavier (4 lbs.). Fine for gas cars and trucks but marginal for our F350 6.7L diesel. It started a F150 Eco 3.5 right up several times. Luckily, the F350 has two large batteries. More than match for any motorcycles. Enough capacity to charge a lot of stuff.

NOCO Genius Boost HD GB70 2000 Amp 12V UltraSafe Lithium Jump Starter
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I have something similar, the microstart xp-3. I charge it occasionally at home though it has provisions for 12 volt charging as well. I keep it around as backup but it would be handy to power devices when camping etc. several different models depending on your needs. They have one model they claim will start a 7.3 l diesel.

https://themicrostart.com/xp-3/
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I may be weird but I first read the 1 star reviews on Amazon before jumping to the 5 stars. I would have a dead battery in something around the garage to test these things before I ordered one. That way if it doesn't work I am within the window to return it. Almost all the 1 star folks said it worked once or twice and never again. Or worked once and would not recharge. And it was too late to send it back for a refund. Just sayin....
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I read the 1 stars too!

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I installed a dual usb/12v ciggylighter on my dash and it's been super helpful.

I like the idea of having power in the tent to charge phone, camera batteries aaand be able to jump the wee if needed. These products have that advantage over a basic battery bank like from Goal 0.

I'd always leave home with the battery full, but I like the idea of it being in my top case and getting re-charged all day while riding.

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I may be weird but I first read the 1 star reviews on Amazon before jumping to the 5 stars. I would have a dead battery in something around the garage to test these things before I ordered one. That way if it doesn't work I am within the window to return it. Almost all the 1 star folks said it worked once or twice and never again. Or worked once and would not recharge. And it was too late to send it back for a refund. Just sayin....
I have had a bit to do with these mini jump starters (MJS) and I have quizzed a lot of family and friends and I have come to this conclusion.

If the voltage is allowed to get too low they are unlikely to recover and they become a paper weight, this maybe why some people get good results and some get poor results.

Just how low is too low I'm not sure.

If they are used to start a vehicle and that vehicle starts easily all will be good but if the load on the MJS is too great you can kiss it good bye.

I used one to start a car that was showing 10.2v and it fired right up and the MJS charged back up fine.

I used that same one to start a V6 car that had no dash lights showing, the car started but the MJS never recovered, in fact it nearly caught fire while on charge.


I kept one under the seat of my bike, after about 6 months I tested it and it was only showing 5v (should have still been full) when I put it on charge the charger never showed full and it too expanded and split open the cover and got so hot fire was eminent.

Talking to friends they all tell the same stories, if they have been worked hard they never recover.

Because I have been so close to having 2 catch fire I don't trust them but I do believe if they are treated & maintained properly they are a handy gadget but I would limit it to small loads & starting bikes only.

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"in fact it nearly caught fire while on charge."

Great Gobs, something to take into consideration when using these things.
The daughters Honda battery was so down the jumper wouldn't help but it didn't seem to be drained of life at the attempt. Maybe some units have better sensing circuits that prevent it from dying while trying to work.
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