Using small jump pack to start outboard

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newyota
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Using small jump pack to start outboard

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Adding on electric start and possibly with no stator/ charging sytem and wonder if just using one of those small jumper packs would be an option since it would be much lighter than a battery and should turn the motor over easily?Not sure how many starts I would get but if motor starts easily I would think enough for a morning of fishing.Any thoughts

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Using small jump pack to start outboard

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Those jump packs are more for quickly charging a dead battery, than they are for providing enough juice to jump start an engine entirely alone.

I think a small AGM style battery would suit you pretty well, like something from a lawn mower.

newyota
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Using small jump pack to start outboard

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I actually watched a good video on reviews of a number of these by a guy on YouTube and he did use them to demonstrate trying to crank over a farm tractor to test them..This was without being hooked to battery,just the leads to starter.Seemed to work fine for that.

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Using small jump pack to start outboard

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I just used my lithium jump starter pack yesterday a couple of times to get my 48 going. You could probably jumpstart a small engine quite a few times on one of the larger sized packs. I went to charge this one and it didn't even register needing a charge.

I wouldn't be surprised if my 1500A Gooloo pack would start the Johnson 48 at least 20 times over. My other similarly sized jump start pack will start a full size V8 truck at least 12-15 times.

Sounds like a good idea to me, just be prepared to rope start it just in case.
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newyota
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Thanks..Info is what I needed.only a 25hp.so it should work..

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Re: Using small jump pack to start outboard

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I had a jump starter that won't work unless it's hooked to a battery.. there is a button to "force" power, but after using that too many times the jump starter is burned out. Your better off with the proper battery

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