These are the frequently asked technical questions
1. Q: Battery won’t charge or hold charge?
A: The battery needs to be charged regularly even when not in use. The battery should be charged a minimum of once every 6 months. Failure to do so can result in damaged cells and the battery not charging or holding a charge. Battery may also be damaged if the proper procedure for jumping the vehicle is not followed.
2. Q: Do they come charged?
A: Batteries are fully charged at the factory but they will lose charge over time. New units need to be charged prior to initial use and at least once every 6 months between usages. The initial charge could take up to 12 hours or until the charge light activates.
3. Q: What if my battery is completely drained on my vehicle?
A: This item is a booster and will not start a vehicle with a completely dead battery. However, it may if the conditions are best such as a fully charged battery in the jumper and a small partial charge in the vehicle.
4. Q: How to dispose of a jump starter?
A: The jump starter contains a sealed lithium polymer and needs to be recycled like any other battery. Follow local regulations for proper disposal.
5. Q: Can I replace battery?
A: No. There are no user serviceable parts inside this unit.
6. Q: Where can I buy a new unit?
A: New units can be purchased from various retailers like Amazon, eBay and esty.
7. Q: How do I test my jumpstart battery?
A: Once the power button is engaged, the indicator lights will display. Telling you an approximation of battery power left inside the unit.
8. Q: How do I connect my jump starter to my vehicle?
A: Refer to the vehicle owner’s manual for jump starting instructions and to determine whether you have a negative ground system (most common) or a positive ground system.
On a Negative Ground Vehicle
If your unit is equipped with an on/off switch, make sure the switch is in the “off” position. Connect the red clamp to the positive (+) battery terminal. The black clamp should be attached to the engine block or other non-moving metal part of the stalled vehicle. Do not connect the black clamp to the negative (-) battery terminal. Doing so could cause damage to the unit and/or create a sparking/explosion hazard. Turn the main switch to the “on” position.
On a Positive Ground Vehicle
If your unit is equipped with an on/off switch, make sure the switch is in the “off” position. Connect the black clamp to the positive (+) battery terminal. The red clamp should be attached to the engine block or other non-moving metal part of the stalled vehicle. Do not connect the red clamp to the negative (-) battery terminal. Doing so could cause damage to the unit and/or create a sparking/explosion hazard. Turn the main switch to the “on” position.
- 9. Q: What if I reverse cables?
NOTE: IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO REVIEW WARNING AND SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USE!! A: If cables are attached to the incorrect battery terminal the Cables Reversed detection system will engage and fry the cable to avoid damage to the unit and/or user. If this occurs, correct the connection before proceeding. Failure to do so may cause sparking, personal injury and/or harm to the vehicle or jump starter unit.
- 10. My Jump starter shows charged but is not working.
A: The Power switch must be turned to “ON” position.
Need-to-Know Information about the charging system:
- The ON/OFF switch (if equipped) needs to be set in the “ON” position when trying to jump start a vehicle.
- Charging light will not come on when charging from the vehicle.
- Charging cords are stored inside the case. Check the storage compartment located on middle of the case for the 120V AC extension cord or cigarette lighter emergency power cord.
- Many standard AC extension cords can also be used to charge the jump starter as well (MAKE SURE TO MATCH THE VOLTAGE AND INPUT VOLTAGE.)
- Jump starter is not a battery charger nor a battery tender. Please do not keep attached for an excessive amount of time.
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