How to Jump Start Car?
Make sure that your portable starter has a fully charged battery. The power source in the jumper is the battery. During the use of the jumper, the battery is discharged and needs to be recharged. Therefore, after each use of the starter, it must be recharged. If the starter is not used, it still needs to be charged once every 6 months. Also, the starter battery will discharge faster if it is in a very hot or very cold place. We recommend that you fully charge your battery booster before a long trip.
There is an indicator light on the starter, which will let you know in time when your starter needs to be recharged. You must plug the power adapter into an AC outlet to charge your starter battery. Once fully charged, the indicator light will tell you that the starter is charged. For details on charging and explanation what the color of the indicator light means you need to review your starter's instruction manual.
To use your starter, you will need to have:
Clothing to protect your body, hands, feet, and face
Safety glasses for your eyes
Your starter manual
A portable jump starter
Jumper cables (a WARNING: It can be very dangerous to start your truck or vehicle with a jump starter. If you are not 100% sure of what you are doing, call roadside assistance or technical service. Also, always read the owner's guide!
The steps for starting your car or truck from an outside source with a portable starter are very similar to using a typical jumper or 2nd car cords:
1. be sure to read the guide! Sometimes, if your car is grounded (this is very rare), then starting your car with a starter will probably be different. Also, some manufacturers do not allow starting from a starter.
2. Wear protective clothing together with safety glasses.
3. Turn off the car or truck and remove the keys from the ignition.
4. Get rid of jewelry on your body and keep your face out of the battery.
5. Make sure the vehicle is not near to flammable liquids or gases, including anything you can hold in your hands.
6. Keep the charger as far away from the battery as the cord size allows you.
7. Look up the charger voltage value in your owner's manual. Make sure it matches the output voltage of the starter. This is usually a 12V power supply.
8. Locate the positive end of the cable (look for a "+", "POS" or "P" symbol) and the negative end (look for a "-", "NEG" or "N" symbol) on the car battery. Get rid of excessive corrosion before installing the cords.
9. Locate the positive and negative terminals/clamps on the mobile starter. The charger positive terminal is red and the charger negative terminal is black.
10. Make sure that the starter is off. Then install the terminals on the vehicle battery.
11. Make sure that the positive end of the connecting cable never comes into contact with the positive end.
12. Turn off your vehicle's engine. Switch off the starting device. Only then connect the connecting cables to the appropriate terminals.
- Connect the red cable to the positive terminal of the battery.
- After that connect the black cable to the negative terminal. To install the starter, choose a suitable location on or near the vehicle body, always away from the battery, carburetor, and fuel hoses. Never use gas lines, engine rocker covers, or the fuel manifold as grounding points!
- Be sure that the clamps are securely fastened.
13. You can now turn on your portable starting device. And then try to start your car or truck engine.
14. Do not start the engine for more than 5 seconds. If the vehicle does not start after the first attempt, wait about 3 minutes to try again. If the vehicle does not start after 4 or 5 attempts, a new battery may be required.
15. After successfully starting the engine, turn off the portable starter.
16. Disconnect the negative (black) clamp and then the positive (red) clamp. Next, safely transfer and store the jumper starter.
17. You may now remove your safety glasses.
18. After removing the clamps, allow the vehicle to run for a couple of minutes before driving. You can now continue driving.
19. When you get home, you should charge your starter as soon as possible. Most starters plug directly into an AC outlet. Charge your device for at least 3 hours. Some devices take 12-24 hours to fully charge.
20. Also, have your vehicle and battery checked by a nearby battery center to see if a new battery is needed and how long it can last.
Again, always study the device manufacturer's instructions for proper use (they nearly always come with the starter)