Jump starters are an essential piece of equipment that can come in handy when you’re in a pinch. They’re also quite expensive, so it’s important to take care of them.
The life of a jump starter is not indefinite. It has a limited capacity, and it will eventually stop working. If you want to prolong the life of your jump starter, you have to take good care of it.
Here are some tips on how to maintain your jump starter so it lasts longer as a jump n carry kit.
Maintain the charge of your jump starter
The most important thing you can do to prolong the life of your jump starter is to make sure it stays charged at all times. The more often you use it, the more frequently you will have to charge it up again. When charging, be sure not to overcharge it by leaving it plugged into an outlet overnight – doing so may damage the battery cells inside and reduce their lifespan significantly.
Keep at a cool temperature
A jump starter is an electrical device and should be kept in an environment that maintains a cool temperature. Heat will shorten the life of any device, so keep your jump starter in a place where it won’t get too hot or cold. If you leave it in your car all day, plan on bringing it inside when temperatures drop below freezing or rise above 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32 degrees Celsius).
Learn to disconnect
Never leave your jump starter connected to its battery for long periods of time; disconnecting them will prolong their life and prevent any damage caused by overcharging or draining the battery too quickly.
Get to know your jump starter’s duty cycle
Many jump starters have a built-in battery tester, so you can check how much power is left in the unit before using it. If the battery tester shows that there’s less than 20 percent charge remaining, don’t use your jump starter until it has had time to recharge fully.
Safety is important when using any automotive tool, so please read the instruction manual carefully before using your jump starter. The manual will explain how to safely connect jumper cables and how much time you should let them connect for before starting your car’s engine (usually about 10 seconds). You should also follow all other safety precautions listed in this guide as well as those listed in the instruction manual for your specific tool/device/accessory.
When not in use, store your battery charger or jump starter in a cool dry place out of direct sunlight where it will not be damaged by extreme temperatures (such as inside an automobile). Avoid dropping or hitting the device on hard surfaces as this may cause damage to internal parts which could lead to premature failure of the device itself
Jump starters these days are very reliable tools, but just as with all advanced technology, some maintenance is required to prolong their life. Stopping by your local auto parts store and buying an overpriced battery can cost a fortune eventually if you’re not careful with your jump starter.
Your jump starter’s like an old car – it’s important to maintain it properly. Don’t worry though, with a little pro-action, you can prevent a lot of the damage that’ll come if you don’t take care of it right. Whether you’ve had yours for a few months or years, now’s the time to see what tips and tricks you can use to keep your jump starter running as efficiently as possible.