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Any car jump starter device will do, such as http://www.walmart.com/ip/Schumacher-Instant-Power-500-Peak-Amp-Jump-Starter/13005748 Cheaper, simpler, and more reliable than playing with stuff you find around the house.


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The main thing your battery has to do it start the car, and act as a 'buffer' for the alternator. Starting the car is by far the highest load on the battery. Most car batteries are rated in Cold Cranking Amps (CCA) to determine how well they will turn the starter when it is cold out. The battery stores power, accessories draw power, the alternator feeds ...


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So, the real question here isn't "can my battery do it," but "can my alternator do it?" All of the normal running load of your car should be supplied by the alternator. The battery is there to start the engine and to provide for high short term loads (e.g., the horn or maybe lights at idle). You can think of the battery as storage for electrical power, it ...


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This test is rudimentary, but efficient. Testing the battery voltage with the car off tells you the current state of the battery (can it hold a charge) Testing the battery voltage with the car on tells you the state of the alternator (can it recharge the battery) Measuring the battery draw while you are starting the car tells you the current state of the ...


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If your car has a thief-deterrent (start inhibitor) or a remote starter, it may have been buggered up. Also, there are simpler methods to reset your check engine light. Most code readers will do this, and many cars have an onboard procedure that will blink the codes and then reset the light.


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The symptoms that you're describing sound like a poor ground connection for the starter motor. The starter draws way more power (i.e., current) than any other load. If you don't have a good solid connection it is likely that the motor won't be able to run, or won't develop enough torque to start the car. The battery posts are slightly tapered and the slight ...


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Three things: The currents involved will need thicker gauge cables or they will melt. For about the same cost of tinkering with all this stuff, buy yourself a battery charger. If you don't have an electrical socket near where you usually park, either get a proper extension cord or learn how to disconnect and remove a car battery, charge it in your home. ...


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It sounds like your alternator is not putting out full power – or perhaps the alternator output isn't getting to the battery. Often the wiring is set up so that the alternator is connected to the battery and all of the vehicle loads are connected from the battery. So, if the wire between the alternator and the battery is damaged or the connections are ...


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First of all, I realize your goal is to charge the car battery, but note that the typical approach is to just start the car (you need to output a few hundred amps for a short amount of time to start a car). Secondly, assuming your alternator functions properly, you don't need to charge the car battery, you just need to get the engine started. The alternator ...



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