So I modified this Coleman PMJ to use a BP battery pack, because I have an old BP sealed maintenance-free rechargeable. Was used for when our lights was out and didn’t have to worry about oil lamp. I use this product when I’m: Other. ✓ Yes: I recommend this product. Quality. Shop for Coleman Powermate PMJ Jump-start with Light. Free Shipping on orders over $45 at – Your Online Children’s Clothing Outlet Store.
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Unfortunately the product was defective. The company was very customer friendly. I did not have any problem returning it for credit. Top rated Most recent Top rated. All reviewers Verified purchase only All reviewers All stars 5 star only 4 star only 3 star only 2 star only 1 star only All positive All critical All stars Text, image, video Image and video reviews only Text, image, colmean.
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Colfman was a problem loading comments right now. I’ve had pretty good luck with this jump start device. However, the battery inside just died after many years of light service – jump starting cars perhaps times per year.
I took it apart, and after spending many hours on the web trying to find a replacement battery, here is where you can get a replacement battery: Now you can keep using your colenan jump start without having to throw the whole thing away and probably save a lot of money by not having to purchase a new unit.
All you need to do is replace the battery.
BTW, for those technical types, it is an AGM battery, so if you have a battery charger, you can set your battery type to AGM and charge the colekan that way through the jumper cables with the switch turned on to connect the battery to the jumper cablesinstead of using the 12V mA adapter that comes with the charger or might be lost or misplaced by now.
BTW, ocleman dead battery has lead inside, so consider taking it to a battery recycling place try a place pnj8960 sells automotive batteriesinstead of throwing it directly into the trash. Hope you find this helpful. I purchased this unit with the purpose in mind of using it as a portable power source for little things. For example, when I go camping it can provide power for lights, an air matress inflater, etc.
It can also be a longer lasting light source during a power outage than a typical flashlight. I was taught in shop classes “A good battery should maintain The cars battery condition will also play a big role in whether or not this can colenan you enough. Colemaj a cars battery is pretty weak like from leaving your lights on while you went to a movie for 2 hours but can still provide some power, this “booster” can give you some extra power.
In any case, ckleman expect a small battery like this to provide that much power even if they try and sell you with labels like ” peak amps” which they have on the colemann and don’t cloeman it coldman hold a full charge forever without ever plugging it in. This is a great idea – a portable jump starter.
Unfortunately, current-day battery technology doesn’t make it very practical. Colemaan, like me, you live in an area where you get cold weather your car is either sitting in cold temperatures or in the blazing sun.
Neither condition is conducive to long battery life, so the Powermate is not likely to be fully charged for long if left where it makes the most sense – in your car. Mine spends most of its pmu8960 in the house where it’s only useful for those rare times when the car’s battery has died in my driveway. Power and battery management is expensive and Coleman left it out of this product.
If you’re thinking this will make you a self-contained Colemzn service, probably not. After long exposure to temperature extremes in your car you’ll likely find yourself stranded with both a dead car battery and a discharged jump starter and you’ll need a tow truck anyway. All told, this is a good idea that’s poorly executed. It needs to be kept at home and in the house to be fully charged and to keep the charge well enough to be of any use.
There are other jump starters of a similar idea that run on D-cell batteries. Possibly a better idea – at least you’d be more likely to breakdown near a convenience store where you could buy a few packs of fresh batteries – when this thing is dead, so are you – right in your tracks.
If your battery is dead you can’t charge this thing up from a dead car battery. It seemed like a good idea when I bought it – now I realize it was a waste of money – it’s just not functional in the “real” world. The AC adapter might be faulty. I’ve owned this model for In that time I’ve only needed pmj890 use it one time – when the alternator went pmk8960 on a car I owned, and I had to get it replaced. Without an alternator, of course the battery drains instantly, so I couldn’t get it down to the shop.
I decided to connect this to the battery to start the car – Chrysler Sebring convertible V6, for reference – and then just left it connected and closed the hood, driving with it attached to the battery. I made it all the way down to the shop I was quite impressed at this feat.
The reason I give it two stars though, has to do with what I consider not only a serious issue, but potentially a fatal one. The included AC adapter might have issues when charging this device; I noticed one day that mine was beyond hot, and the outer casing was melting!
I’ve included pictures so you don’t think I’m joshing you The potential danger of something colman this negates any true benefit.
I like the device, but I think they need to go back and retool the device to use maybe a retractable extension cord or use better fuses or something else to avoid things like this. It pnj8960 burn your house down easily, especially if you leave it charging in the garage.
Just be careful when deciding on this device. It is now The Hot-Rod had a very dead battery where the solinoid was just clicking with the ignition switch turn. Hooked up the Coleman Jumpstarter, let it sit for a minute or two.
The owner turned the Hot Rod’s key and The engine crancked to life in seconds! The Hot Rod Owner and I where amazed this little jumpstarter did the trick so easily! I have used it on ocassion over the years, AND I periodically every few months, 3 to 6 moths apart plug the charger in to keep it healthy.
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This is another great Pmjj8960 Product! I believe the other reviewers who had bad luck with this jumpstarted had not maintained it properly to keep it healthy. I’ve had this product for well over five years and it still holds a charge fine.
I don’t leave it in the car to loose it’s charge over the course of the months and years, I keep it in the house and if I take a long road trip where I may be away from quick roadside service, then I bring it along. I use the light at camp and in the house during power outages and periodically charge the battery as needed or before road trips, being careful not to overcharge.
The several times I’ve needed it to actually jump start a vehicle, it’s worked like a charm with power to spare. I just bought a W inverter check out the “powercup inverter” on this very website: You could even run a TV off this thing if desired.
I’ll save the truck battery, and only re-charge the jump start battery while I’m driving down the road. Bottom line, if you take care of the jump start battery like the directions tell you to, it won’t let you down. Mine is still going strong after more than 5 years of light duty use.
Getting something that runs off of D-cells sounds like a waste of resources to me I agree with the other reviewer, but I’m angrier about having wasted my money on this product! In the 2 years that this product actually worked, just like the other person said, it was constantly losing its charge in the extreme heat and cold conditions that you find in the trunk of a normal car particularly if you do not have your own garage I was able to use it successfully just ONCE.
Now, 2 years later, the product won’t hold a charge at all and I have just had to dump it in the trash. It is a good-sized chunk of plastic, metal etc. I just complained to Coleman and they said it was a licensed product and they took no responsibility for it and referred me to the actual mfr, Team Products International.
When I complained to them, they sent back a form email saying it was under 2 year warranty and that was it. I am totally disgusted with this. Bottom line, in my opinion towing insurance from your auto insurance co. And of course it’s a good idea to carry regular LONG jumper cables, a blanket, etc. In about 2 years the unit’s battery failed to charge.
The green light comes on and then goes back to red in about 10 seconds so basically a dead unit or a very expensive dim lantern.
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