Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Anyone have one of these power packs from Genie?

  1. #1
    Super Moderator 77rr2x4s's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Country:
    United States
    Posts
    1,870
    Thanks
    13
    Thanked 96 Times in 88 Posts

    Anyone have one of these power packs from Genie?

    https://store.geniecompany.com/produ...yregistrations
    They are $99 but it appears they are offering $40 off. Is it worth the $60 or are they junk?

  2. #2
    Aspen and Volare Super Member doublechaz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Location
    AZ
    Country:
    United States
    Posts
    910
    Thanks
    48
    Thanked 79 Times in 70 Posts
    I wouldn't put 400 amps through 10 gauge wire which is what it looks to have in the pictures.

    I think BigClive did a tear down and analysis of something like this on his youtube channel.

  3. #3
    Aspen and Volare Super Moderator aspen79's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Location
    Rib Mountain (Wausau) WI
    Country:
    United States
    Posts
    2,732
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 214 Times in 176 Posts
    I'm not sure how they operate but, we have one at work (Snap-On brand) with what I think are 10 gauge leads and it'll start even a car with a DEAD dead battery. You'd think the smallish leads would just go up in smoke, but they don't.
    1979 Aspen Sunrise 500". Bought in 1987 with 72,000 miles and a mighty E24 California emission 90hp leaning tower of power/4-speed
    1996 Dakota with a torque monster (not) 3.9L V-6 and automatic owned since 1998. Now demoted to winter duty
    2008 Ford Mustang V6, the new summer daily driver

  4. #4
    Super Moderator 77rr2x4s's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Country:
    United States
    Posts
    1,870
    Thanks
    13
    Thanked 96 Times in 88 Posts
    For the $60 I took the chance and bought it.

  5. #5
    Aspen and Volare Super Member Stalkervette's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Location
    Cleveland, Georgia
    Country:
    United States
    Posts
    824
    Thanks
    52
    Thanked 59 Times in 55 Posts
    I looked at getting one too. As I understand it, there are a finite number of times you can use them to start a vehicle. First time used you will have 100% power. Then it will only charge to (as an example) 90% capacity, then 80%, then 70%, etc...

    Regardless, I like the peace of mind it offers. We are going to see battery technology take off by leaps and bounds in the coming years. Unfortunately the majority of the rare earth raw materials and components come from China.

  6. #6
    Aspen and Volare Super Moderator aspen79's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Location
    Rib Mountain (Wausau) WI
    Country:
    United States
    Posts
    2,732
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 214 Times in 176 Posts
    The one we have at work is a couple years old and has started quite a few vehicles. It still shows 96% for the battery charge on the display screen if it's been plugged into the charger. Even if it just sits on the shelf unplugged, the battery shows at least 92% yet.
    1979 Aspen Sunrise 500". Bought in 1987 with 72,000 miles and a mighty E24 California emission 90hp leaning tower of power/4-speed
    1996 Dakota with a torque monster (not) 3.9L V-6 and automatic owned since 1998. Now demoted to winter duty
    2008 Ford Mustang V6, the new summer daily driver

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •