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Start me up: Portable jump-starter battery packs

Consumer Reports News: March 25, 2009 09:18 AM

Need a jump? Larger portable car battery boosters have become very common the past few years, but now smaller ones have hit the market. Consumer Reports recently tested four of these small jumpers that plug into the car’s power outlet. Do they do the trick? Watch our video to see what we found out.

For more information, see our portable jump-starter report.

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