What would you do if your car doesn’t start and there isn’t a soul in sight? You might have jumper cables but they won’t help without another vehicle to hook up to. In this case, you need a jump starter.
What is a jump starter? A jump starter is a portable device that starts your vehicle when your battery is weak or dead. The battery inside the jump starter provides the power to start your vehicle. American Battery Corporation carries 2 different types, because choice is important. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages.
Rescue 3000 Jump Starter
The Rescue 3000 Jump Starter is one that has a larger battery than the typical jump starter. Most jump starters have an 18 AH battery. The Rescue 3000 has a 39 AH battery for more power and more starts per charge. Features of the Rescue 3000:
- 1500 peak amps
- Built in work light and flasher
- Extra long 55″ cables
- Safeguard audible signal and light
- LED clamp lights
- Battery status gauge
- DC power source
GB150 Jump Starter
The GB150 Jump Starter is a Li-Ion unit. Therefore, it has more power, typically 3X, and half the weight. So powerful, it can start a diesel engine, up to 10L. Features of the GB150
- 4000 peak amps
- Spark proof connections and reverse polarity protection
- Recharges USB devices
- 500 lumen LED flashlight
- Holds charge longer
- Up to 80 jump starts per charge
Always follow the directions in the instruction manual. With the unit off, connect the red, positive cable to the positive terminal of the battery. Connect the black, negative cable to the negative terminal. Turn the unit on and start the vehicle. Once started, turn the unit off, remove the negative cable, then the positive cable. For positively grounded vehicles, the order of connecting and removing is reversed. Connect the negative cable first and remove it last.
Really, the only thing you need to do is keep the unit charged. The mistake a lot of people make is to throw it in the trunk and never take it out until they need it. Guess what? It’s dead! Keep your jump starter fully charged by taking it out and charging it once a month. It will be worth your time if you ever need to use it.
As always, American Battery Corporation is here to answer your questions and concerns. Give us a call or stop by – we love to solve problems. Remember, “We Sell Batteries – Knowledge and Service Are Free”.