When your car is not starting and you hear clicking, or the lights and the electronics quicker that is a good sign your battery is too weak to start the engine. For this, you need a boost so you can safely jumpstart your vehicle in seconds. To jump-start a vehicle real quick you need to have a jump starter. In this article, we will understand how to use Portable Jump Starters to boost your car engine. But first, there are some precautions that you need to remember.
Before jump-starting your vehicle make sure the AC, radio, lights and other accessories that might be using power are turned off because these added loads will only make the vehicle harder to start. In order to jumpstart a vehicle just hook up the clamps to the battery. The red clamp must be connected to the positive terminal and the black clamp to the negative terminal. If you unexpectedly connect the clamps with the wrong direction, then you don’t have to worry about it because almost all the jump starters come with reverse polarity protection feature. You just see an error which indicates you to change your terminal position. All you have to do to settle it is change the clamps around to the correct position.
Connecting Jump Starter:
When you connected the jump cables with your car battery, press the power button to turn the device on. Wait about 20-30 seconds then start your vehicle. If it does not start on the first try then don’t worry wait another 30 seconds to allow your battery to absorb more power and try to start your vehicle again. You can do this as many times in a row as needed but most vehicles will start on the first try. If the vehicle doesn’t start chances are there is another problem like a bad starter, loose cables, or non-battery related issue. Once the vehicle starts simply disconnect the clamps and you are on your way.
But don’t forget to recharge you jump starter in between uses. So it is always ready to go. Almost all portable jump starters use 12 volts lead acid batteries and they cover the vast majority of cars, boats, motorcycles, trucks and other vehicles batteries.
In this infographic, we have explained in simple steps how to use portable jump starters. It is good to take all the necessary precautions. So that it will not only protect your car battery but, in this way you can also increase the life of your jump starter.