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SteveD_Aus
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SteveD_Aus   6/27/2012 12:08:45 AM
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The day is here, but it probably depends on what vehicle you choose. Our Ford Territory (an Australian SUV, launched 2004) has a ciggy lighter socket in the rear, presumably for a portable refrigerator.

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ReneCardenas   6/27/2012 12:04:00 AM
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I wonder if there will be the day when car provide a cigarette-lighter or some other standard DC connection in the trunk that allows a backup means to appliances like this. Although, I have started to notice the cabin starting to sport power and audio path for consumer devices. I am waiting for the trunk to get the same attention. Is it only me that would like to see this?

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Max The Magnificent   6/21/2012 1:23:34 PM
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Do you know, I wondered that when I read the description on Amazon, but then I thought "Life is too short to worry about it -- if I needed to know then I would already know" :-)

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gah4   6/21/2012 8:09:56 AM
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I believe they use AGM (adsorbed glass mat) also known as gel-cell batteries. They tend to have a lower internal resistance, and so supply more current for a relatively low amp-hour (and weight). Also, you don't have to worry about spilling them. Like other leand-acid cells, they like to be kept charged, but discharge isn't so bad. The glass mat keeps the lead from falling off and shorting the cell. Last year I replaced the Diehard in a Caravan, and when I brought it into the store, asked how old it was. The dealer was surprised to say it was only 2 years old, when I then figured it was 12 years old! (There is only one digit year in the date code.) I put an AGM battery in an Odyssey when the OEM battery died after 3 years. I recommend them.

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AndyMcC   6/21/2012 8:00:42 AM
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I have to ask: WTF is a "digital piston-driven compressor"? Is it one you push with your fingers?

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SteveD_Aus   6/20/2012 11:29:46 PM
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Just don't call him Shirley!

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mr_bandit   6/20/2012 6:07:50 PM
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I always read the 5 star and 1 star reviews on Amazon. The two 1-star reviews were pretty bad. At a minimum, it convinced me to buy at Lowe's (I hate home despot) and test this out in the first week or so, when I could easily take it back. I liked the suggestion of extending the air hose. I think it was on one of the 4-star or 5-star reviews.

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Max The Magnificent   6/20/2012 4:43:29 PM
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Johnny Lol -- that's a funny name!

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KB3001   6/20/2012 4:37:21 PM
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No, his name is Johnny lol

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Max The Magnificent   6/20/2012 3:44:11 PM
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@David" It's not the size of your "Stanley" that matters ... it's what you do with it that counts!

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