Smartphone-Size Battery Pack Revives Sting Ray - 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Long-Term Road Test Member, Administrator, Moderator Posts: 10,315
edited July 2015 in Chevrolet
imageSmartphone-Size Battery Pack Revives Sting Ray - 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Long-Term Road Test

We use a small lithium-ion battery pack - the same kind of battery technology used in the Nissan Leaf - to jump-start our 1966 Chevrolet Corvette's dead battery.

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  • fordson1fordson1 Unconfirmed Posts: 1,512
    It only used a small amount of power, Philip, because your "dead" battery wasn't dead...just too low to start the car by itself.
  • brenrobrenro Member Posts: 38
    Was this after the new battery and alternator?
  • texasestexases Member Posts: 10,452
    edited July 2015
    Sure looks like a new battery to me, can't tell about the alternator.
  • gmdodgeboygmdodgeboy Member Posts: 4
    What brand of charger is that? I would like to research it.
  • desmoliciousdesmolicious Member Posts: 671
    How many break downs per mile is this thing averaging now? Is this the second or third failed to start?

    Good grief, don't tell the Yugo is more reliable. It's already driven more miles...
  • reminderreminder Member Posts: 383
    Short of replacing the whole car, it will still cost less to maintain than that 12 cylinder Benz.
    What a dud that thing was.
  • cameronrcameronr Member Posts: 38
    The video was shot immediately before I took the Corvette to get a new battery and alternator.
  • texasestexases Member Posts: 10,452
    Thanks for the info, all makes sense now.
  • darthbimmerdarthbimmer Member Posts: 606
    Do you wear that '66 vintage shirt and hairstyle every day, or only when you're posing for pictures with the 'Vette? :):)
  • misterfusionmisterfusion Member Posts: 471
    I've had one of these battery pack jumpstarters on my Amazon wishlist for a while now. The one I'm looking at also has an air compressor accessory that will let you inflate your tires a few PSI using the battery pack. Pretty amazing stuff to be languishing on my wishlist...I guess I'll just have to buy it with my own money. :P
  • steverstever Guest Posts: 52,454
    Not particularly applicable with the Vette, but one of these portable gizmos would probably be a safer way to jump a modern car with all the interconnected electronics. If someone flagged me down for a jump, I'd rather use this gizmo than hooking the cars together and risking frying the computers on my donor car.
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