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Is the built-in battery something easily replaced? Is it AA, 14500 or 18650?

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All I can say is —- Just like Flashlights — Budget Ear Buds can either be pretty good — just ok —- or just plain crap — the $10 Rademax are terrible – sound/ in ear/controls

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B081SJM9YG/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_...

I bought these also with a vipon deal $20 —- almost as bad a deal as the Rademax except the volume controls are good

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0828FLV9T/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_...

From the ones I’ve tried — these Yalfen for $20 are the best —- sound ( when playing true FLAC files from a high end DVD player/server) is quite good — ease of use with putting in my ears and the controls are manual buttons (easier for this old guy)

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07Y2ZGMHX/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_...

I also bought a pair of these Yalfen $19 — they have more bass but not as much musical definition — they fit well in my ears but I don’t like the touch controls that much—they work good for start/stop /answer calls but the 2-3 touches for other features are questionable —- The crazy part is these Ear Buds are the best single ear for calls — I used them in my utility van (very noisey) I could hear very good and the other person could hear me good with hardly any noise on their end

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07YKR4NN6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_...

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I’m thinking about getting the Yalfen and sending the others back. Between the two, which do you recommend?

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I’m leaning to these more—Sound better streaming Amazon music through my phone — I like these controls a lot more

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07Y2ZGMHX/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_...

These have slightly better bass ( a little exaggerated streaming Amazon music) Fitment in the ear is better —controls are a little awkward-

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07YKR4NN6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_...

These headphones will give you a good general idea of how they sound out of the box — as with all electronics they get better after 100 hrs of use —- link them to a tv/dvd player etc or something and just keep recharging them

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[quote=chops728]I’m leaning to these more—Sound better streaming Amazon music through my phone — I like these controls a lot more

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07Y2ZGMHX/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_...

Thanks. That thing that raps around the ear on the first model , does it work well keeping them on?

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pennzy][quote=chops728 wrote:
I’m leaning to these more—Sound better streaming Amazon music through my phone — I like these controls a lot more

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07Y2ZGMHX/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_...

Thanks. That thing that raps around the ear on the first model , does it work well keeping them on?

They stay on fine — I find myself fooling with them like they are loose in my ears though ( walking fast on the treadmill/bench press )—— I have been trying multiple types lately and my ears are feeling it though

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In the $20-$30 price range, I’d be giving a serious consideration to these:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07ZPSRLSZ

However, as I mentioned a few times before, a lot of it comes down to personal fitment/comfort. Just because they fit 10 other people great is no guarantee that they will fit you. If your ears don’t happen to jive particularly well with a given earphone (not a good seal), then forget about good bass.

Sometimes you have to go through a dozen different earphones until you find ones that fit you well. Thank Amazon for a good return policy. Smile

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Since when on this Forum has The Need ever affected our purchases ——Want always overrides the Need

Exactly, if it were about need we could all just get a set of 4 or 6 of the AA lights, and maybe one of the bigger lights for a total of about $30 and be done with it.

I would also have about 90% fewer tools than I do now Watch what people do in 3rd world countries with only the most basic tools

I point to others in this group to justify how many flashlights I have.

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Prymax 300W, 110V/300W Pure Sine Wave, AC Outlets, QC3.0 USB port, Emergency Portable Power Station with LED Flashlight

 

$179.99 on Woot,free shipping for Prime members

https://tools.woot.com/offers/prymax-portable-power-station

 

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RovyVon Aurora Luminous Body, 550 Lumens Outdoor Mini EDC Rechargeable High Bright Multi-Functional Flashlight, with Reading Light and Red Warning Light, Idea as a Gif https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07F5H3CFH/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_kfHhEb0QVZ55K

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GOOLOO 1500A Peak SuperSafe Car Jump Starter

$49.59 after current $12 off clip coupon and another 23% off with promo code Q4Q3YKM2 (entered at checkout).

The GOOLOO brand seems to be fairly popular in jump packs, but I have no experience with it personally.

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Pete7874 wrote:
GOOLOO 1500A Peak SuperSafe Car Jump Starter

$49.59 after current $12 off clip coupon and another 23% off with promo code Q4Q3YKM2 (entered at checkout).

The GOOLOO brand seems to be fairly popular in jump packs, but I have no experience with it personally.

Yes, even-though the name sounds funny this is one of the better brands in the world of Chinese jump-starters.. I have one, not this model and its pretty good at what it does. Mine is many years old and still holds good charge and was one of the first one to support quick charge input and output.

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I also have a Gooloo jump starter. I have used it about 5 times with different people. It always works and the battery last a very long time. I might get another one for my wife.

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Pete7874 wrote:
GOOLOO 1500A Peak SuperSafe Car Jump Starter

$49.59 after current $12 off clip coupon and another 23% off with promo code Q4Q3YKM2 (entered at checkout).

The GOOLOO brand seems to be fairly popular in jump packs, but I have no experience with it personally.


Thanks, snagged one. I just put a jump pack in my wife’s vehicle and had been wanting one for my truck.
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Thanks for the info,I just ordered 2 GooLoo with same day delivery plus some other stuff that was sitting in the cart for several days.

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Pete7874 wrote:
GOOLOO 1500A Peak SuperSafe Car Jump Starter

$49.59 after current $12 off clip coupon and another 23% off with promo code Q4Q3YKM2 (entered at checkout).

The GOOLOO brand seems to be fairly popular in jump packs, but I have no experience with it personally.

Thanks!
Just snagged 1, as my lawn mower needed a jump last weekend, which involved a 2 vehicle juggle, and then tearing apart 2 totes to find my cables.

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Ordered the GooLoo this morning….they were just delivered with Prime same day delivery.

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those car jumper things are SUPER BIG power banks!

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wle wrote:
those car jumper things are SUPER BIG power banks!
Sure, but I think there is more to it. I think the car jumpers have additional capacitors in order to help deliver huge amounts of current to help crank the engine. Your typical power bank can’t do that.
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Pete7874 wrote:
wle wrote:
those car jumper things are SUPER BIG power banks!
Sure, but I think there is more to it. I think the car jumpers have additional capacitors in order to help deliver huge amounts of current to help crank the engine. Your typical power bank can’t do that.

Yes. I have a 30K bank that won’t do it.
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wle wrote:
those car jumper things are SUPER BIG power banks!
Sure, but I think there is more to it. I think the car jumpers have additional capacitors in order to help deliver huge amounts of current to help crank the engine. Your typical power bank can’t do that.

i took apart a $50 broken one, no caps, just 3 flat prismatic li iron phosphate cells
caps that size would not provide more than .1 sec of what a starter needs
the batteries have to do all the work

i was just saying, the power bank function is a side benefit of these things

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wle wrote:
i was just saying, the power bank function is a side benefit of these things
Absolutely! Thumbs Up
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Out of the box the GooLoo showed 2 out of 4 blue dots

The USB C port is the only port for charging the power bank.It's labeled IN/OUT

The 2 USB A ports are labeled OUT

The BLUE USB A port is for fast charging

I connected the GooLoo with the supplied adapter and the USB A to C cable.

The included adapter is rated at 2000mA output but charged at  4.65V/2.47A

After the full charge I used the power bank feature to charge my Google Pixel 3XL using the C to C cable.

Worked well.Took about 20 minutes to go from 74% to 100%.I didn't time it.

 

 

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whatsthepoint wrote:

After the full charge I used the power bank feature to charge my Google Pixel 3XL using the C to C cable.



Was the phone indicating “Charging rapidly,” like with a proper PD charger?

Thanks!

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Yes,the phone showed the percentage and charging rapidly at the bottom of the lock screen plus time remaining till fully charged

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Pete7874 wrote:
GOOLOO 1500A Peak SuperSafe Car Jump Starter

$49.59 after current $12 off clip coupon and another 23% off with promo code Q4Q3YKM2 (entered at checkout).

The GOOLOO brand seems to be fairly popular in jump packs, but I have no experience with it personally.

Thanks! Just ordered one. Truck battery is 4 years old but struggles below 0 degrees F lately. Do need to replace it. Have older batteries on tenders which sometimes need help in very cold weather. Will report back when it arrives and gets used. Others I was considering are twice as much. Audew is what I was looking at. https://www.amazon.com/Audew-20000mAh-Starter-Battery-Charging/dp/B07GR1...

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The included adapter is rated at 2000mA output but charged at  4.65V/2.47A



I tried charging it with my own wall adapter. It’s pulling 2.9A @ 5.2V.
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What mah rating is the Gooloo rated at? Didn’t notice what it was on the Amazon discription. I could have overlooked it I guess.

Edit- It’s 15000 mah. Just looked on their website. There isn’t a 1500a model but it looks like their gp1500 which is supposed to be a new release. Not sure if they are different. Specs look the same or close. I grabbed one just because they seem to get good reviews and “really” work.

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HONDARIDER wrote:
There isn’t a 1500a model but it looks like their gp1500 which is supposed to be a new release. Not sure if they are different.

It is the GP1500 model. 1500A is just a peak current rating.

By the way, does anyone know if the connector pictured below (in blue) is the industry standard EC-5 type? I wanted to pick up a cigarette lighter adapter for it. It looks like EC-5 to me, but some people said otherwise.

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Pete7874 wrote:
HONDARIDER wrote:
There isn't a 1500a model but it looks like their gp1500 which is supposed to be a new release. Not sure if they are different.
It is the GP1500 model. 1500A is just a peak current rating. By the way, does anyone know if the connector pictured below (in blue) is the industry standard EC-5 type? I wanted to pick up a cigarette lighter adapter for it. It looks like EC-5 to me, but some people said otherwise. !{max-width:75%}https://m.media-amazon.com/images/S/aplus-media/sc/1b3b3f61-c9b3-44dc-b3...

 

 

There's a 15V, 10A female power tip plug on the other side.

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SP32A w/SST40 5000K | TIR Upgrades | EagleTac clip | Ultrafire C2 w/6A 20mm & LH351D | S2+, Biscotti, Nichia 219C 2700K |

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