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Tips on How to Safely Use Your Portable Jump Starters

Posted on 29th Jan 2015 @ 2:30 AM

Portable jump starters are growing in popularity as more and more drivers are looking to have it with them in their cars. They are handy devices that can get you out of a sticky situation fast. However, many people do not use it wisely and as such end up damaging their jump starters. You surely want your device to last longer don’t you? Well, to ensure that you do not repeat the same mistakes, the following are some of the tips that you could employ for good maintenance.

Handle with care

Though very helpful devices, they have proved to be very delicate – even the slightest of falls can creating a hairline crack can damage your 12 volt jump starter for life rendering it useless for you. As a result, it is very crucial that you handle the equipment with utmost care ensuing no damage comes to it.

Pack it properly

For these handy devices to work, just like any other electronic devices, they require a set of cables/ connectors that will be used to charge them. Many people using jump starters are quick to use them when in need. However, after they have solved their problem, they stuff them back into the car without stopping to check if they have put in all the cables for the next time they will need them. It is always good practice and recommended that you properly pack the jump starter with its connectors properly.

Charge after use

The fact that they are portable jump starters means that you will be in a position to restart your car even when you are in a deserted place. However, for this to work, you will have to have the battery charged beforehand. If it is not charged, the jump starter will be as useless to you as a phone with no signal in an emergency. Therefore, immediately after use, you should make it a point to recharge the battery.

Do not use it beyond it limitations

It would be reckless to think that you can use the jump starter endless times and with just about any automotive. Having read several portable battery jump starter reviews, you surely must know that different jump starters are recommended for use with particular automotive for effective and optimal use. As such, if you purchased a jump starter for use on your small vehicle, you should not use it on:

  • SVU cars
  • Lorries
  • Trailers
  • Buses

These devices are very handy. However, for them to take care of you when you are in need, you need to take care of them too.

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