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How to Use a Portable Jump Starter

How to Use a Portable Jump Starter Most new drivers need to know. Hopefully you can read the following writings to know about that.

Become sure the jump starter fully charged

Jump starters rely on the battery as their source of power. As a result, they need to be recharged from time to time. It is essential to refill portable jump/battery booster after every use and minimum one time every 6 months.These jump starter batteries will lose their charge as soon as they are left in the car when it is hot or cold. We recommend that you charge your booster packs before taking a long trip.

Usually the indicator light on the jump launcher tells you when a new charge is needed. Just plug the power adapter in place and charge the battery until the light indicates a full charge. Check the manufacturer’s instructions for specific details, including what the light color indicators mean (usually red / orange for charging and green for finished charging).

The things you need to use a portable jump starter:

Protective clothing

Eye Protection

Use manual

Car Battery

Portable Jump Starter (also known as Jump Box)

Jumper Cables (usually permanently connected to the jump launcher)

WARNING: Jump starting can be dangerous in many cases.. If you are not 100% sure what you are doing, call a road help or tow service. And always read your owner’s manual first!

The steps to jump to start a car using a portable jump launcher are very similar to using traditional jumper cable and a second car:

  • Always follow the owner’s manual! In the unlikely event that your car has a good foundation (very rare), the first stop instructions will vary. Many manufacturers do not allow jump-starts.

  • Wear protective clothing and eye protection.

  • Turn off the car and remove the keys from the transit.

  • Remove jewelry and never place your face next to the battery.

  • Make sure the car is not near any flammable liquids or gases, including those that may be in your hands.

  • Keep the charger away from the battery as long as the cable length allows.

Check the charging power of your battery in the owner’s manual. Become sure of the output voltage of the jump starter. This usually provides a 12-volt.

  • Identify clamp / negative and negative clamps in the portable jump clamp. The positive charging clamp is red and the negative charging handle is black.

  • Make sure the jumper starter is “turned off” before attempting to connect the jumper stamps to the car battery.

  • Do not allow positive and negative clamps to combine.

  • With both car and jump starter off, connect the jumper wires to the appropriate terminals.

At first connect the red clamp to the positive terminal on the battery.

Then, attach the black clamp to the clean, unpainted, and stainless steel part. Choose a place in the car frame or engine block, away from the battery, carburetor and fuel cords. Never use fuel cords, engine rocker covers, or a lot of revenue as basic points!

  • Make sure the clamps are firmly attached so that they do not move.

  • Once the jumper wires are in place, you can turn on the portable jump starter.

Now, you can try to unlock the car.

  • Don’t turn on the engine for more than 5 seconds. If the car will not open after the first attempt, wait about 2-3 minutes to try again. You may need a new battery if the car does not start after 4 or 5 attempts.

  • If you have to adjust the wiring harness, turn on the car and mount the starter first. After that  you try to improve the connection.

  • Then, remove the black negative clamp followed by the positive (red) clamp. Now, securely hold the portable jump launcher.

  • Then remove those embarrassing protective glasses.

  • After the metal has been removed, allow the car to do nothing for a few minutes before taking off. Now you can go home to a safe place.

  • When you get home, it is important to re-install the jump starter as soon as possible. Most portable startup launchers will connect directly to the AC outlet. Recharge for at least 3 hours. Some units will require 12-24 hours for full charge.

  • It is also a good idea to have your car battery checked by local battery centers to see if a new battery is needed and how long your battery can last.

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