[200q20v] Re: battery charging

Kris Hansen kris_j_hansen at yahoo.com
Fri Nov 17 10:04:22 EST 2000

Why not just use the 'jump post'?

--- Mark Trank <MTrank at exch.co.albemarle.va.us> wrote:
> Have any listers ever used a battery starter that
> connects via cigar/rette
> lighters?  I have been called upon a few too many
> times to jump start a
> stranded motorist and its a huge hassle to access
> the battery in the 200q's
> back seat (requisite Audi content) in order to do
> the right thing and assist
> someone.  Last time I had to do this, it was pouring
> rain, child car seat
> had to be pulled out of the rear seats, etc.  Not
> fun.  Direct mail outfit
> based here in town advertises a device called an
> "easy-start jump starter"
> that claims to allow you to jump start your car
> through the lighter sockets.
> You plug the device into the "donor" car, then into
> the "dead" car, wait
> five minutes and start the engine.  An LED display
> is said to confirm
> correct connection and charging.  Cost is about
> $30.00.  Don't know whether
> the premium is worth it or not.   
> Advice is appreciated, as always.
> TIA, 
> Mark 
> mtrank at albemarle.org
> 91 200q20v 83k miles

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