READ AND UNDERSTAND INSTRUCTION MANUAL BEFORE USING PRODUCT. Failure to follow all instructions listed below may result in electric shock, fire and/or serious personal injury.
Working in the vicinity of lead-acid batteries is dangerous. These batteries generate explosive gases during normal battery operation. For this reason, it is of utmost importance that you read these instructions and follow them exactly
Wear complete eye protection and clothing protection. Avoid touching the eyes while working near the battery.
- Use only as intended for optimum performance and with less likelihood of a risk of injury when used only at the rate for which it was designed.
- Inspect before every use; do not use if any parts or the wire coating are loose or damaged.
- Consult your automobile owner’s manual and follow all instructions.
Work Area Safety
- Avoid dangerous environments. Do not use cables in damp or wet locations or in the rain.
- Keep children, pets, and bystanders away while operating cables. Distractions can cause you to lose control of the tool, injuring yourself or others. Protect others in the work area from debris such as sparks. Provide barriers as needed.
- Store idle cables indoors. When not in use, cables should be stored indoors in dry and high or locked-up places – out of reach of children.
- Do not abuse the cord. Keep cord away from heat, oil, and sharp edges.
- Do not operate power tools in explosive atmospheres, such as in the presence of flammable liquids, gases, or dust. This tool may create sparks which may ignite the dust or fumes.
- Make sure the work area is well ventilated. Never operate in an enclosed space.
Be extra cautious to reduce risk of dropping a metal tool onto the battery. It is capable of producing a spark or short-circuiting the battery or other electrical parts and causing an explosion.
First Aid Measures: Liquid ejected from the battery may cause irritation or burns.
- Skin: If battery acid comes in contact with skin, rinse immediately with water, then wash thoroughly with soap and water. If redness, pain, or irritation occurs, seek immediate medical attention.
- Eyes: If battery acid comes in contact with eyes, flush eyes immediately for a minimum of 15 minutes and seek immediate medical attention.
Stay alert, watch what you are doing, and use common sense when operating booster cables. Do not use cables while you are tired or under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or medication. A moment of inattention while operating cables may result in serious personal injury, shock, or fire.
Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry. They can be caught in moving parts. SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE Rubber gloves and substantial, non-skid footwear are recommended when working outdoors. Wear protective hair covering to contain long hair.
Use safety glasses and other safety equipment. Use safety goggles or safety glasses with side shields, complying with applicable safety standards and, when needed, a face shield. Also, use face or dust masks if operation is dusty. This applies to all persons in the work area. Also, use a hard hat, hearing protection, gloves, safety shoes, and dust collection systems when specified or required.
NEVER smoke or allow a spark or flame in the vicinity of battery or engine.
PRIOR TO JUMPSTARTING
This product is intended for consumer use in boosting a stalled vehicle battery only. Please use this product as an auxiliary tool only. It can be used in emergencies, but it is recommended that you take your vehicle to a licensed service station for long term repairs. Do not use the tool for applications other than those specified herein.
Both the battery to be jumped and the booster source (battery or another type of external power source) must be of the same voltage (6, 12, etc.).
• Position the vehicle with the booster battery (or other power source) adjacent to the vehicle with the discharged battery so that the connection of booster cables between both vehicles is made easily. NOTE: Make certain vehicles do not touch each other.
• Turn off all the electrical loads on both vehicles. Set the parking brake. Place automatic transmissions in “PARK” and manual transmissions in “NEUTRAL.”
• Determine whether the discharged battery has the negative (-) or positive (+) terminal connected to the ground. The ground lead is connected to the engine block, vehicle frame, or some other good metallic ground – do not connect to the carburetor or fuel lines. The battery terminal connected to the starter is the one which is not grounded. All vehicles manufactured in the U.S.A. after 1955 have the negative battery terminal grounded. All European and Asian passenger vehicles have been negative ground since 1971.
• Vent caps are to be tight and level on both batteries. Place a damp cloth over any vent caps on each battery, making certain it is clear of fan blades, belts, and other moving parts. Connect the batteries as specified on the information tag attached to the battery booster cable set.
Do not allow red and black cable clamps to touch each other or same metal \ object during use. This could produce sparks which can lead to fire or explosion.
Instructions for Jumpstarting an Engine
BATTERIES PRODUCE EXPLOSIVE GASES.
NOTE: consult automobile owner’s manual and follow all instructions.
SHIELD EYES AND FACE FROM BATTERIES AT ALL TIMES. BE SURE VENT CAPS ARE TIGHT AND LEVEL. PLACE DAMP CLOTH OVER ANY VENT CAPS ON BOTH BATTERIES. HANDLE CLOTH CAREFULLY – DO NOT ALLOW CLOTH TO COME IN CONTACT WITH EYES, SKIN OR CLOTHING. BE SURE VEHICLES DO NOT TOUCH AND BOTH ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS ARE OFF AND THE SAME VOLTAGE.
Be careful to avoid moving fan blades.
Check polarity of battery posts. POSITIVE (POS, P, +) battery post usually has a larger diameter than NEGATIVE (NEG, N, -) post.
Determine which post of battery is grounded (connected) to the chassis. If negative post is grounded, connect clamps in the order shown in the top diagram and as described for connecting clamps with a grounded negative post. If positive post is grounded, connect clamps in the order shown in the bottom diagram and as described for connecting clamps with a grounded positive post.
If negative post is grounded:
- Connect positive (+) cable to positive (+) terminal of discharged battery wired to starter or solenoid.
- Connect other ends of the positive cable to the positive terminal of the booster battery.
- Connect second cable (negative) to the other terminal (negative) of the booster battery.
- MAKE FINAL CONNECTION ON ENGINE BLOCK OF STALLED VEHICLE (NOT NEGATIVE POST) AWAY FROM THE BATTERY AND STAND BACK.
If positive post is grounded:
- Connect negative (-) cable to negative (-) terminal of discharged battery wired to starter or solenoid.
- Connect other ends of the negative cable to the negative terminal of the booster battery.
- Connect second cable (positive) to the other terminal (positive) of the booster battery.
- MAKE FINAL CONNECTION ON ENGINE BLOCK OF STALLED VEHICLE (NOT POSITIVE POST) AWAY FROM THE BATTERY AND STAND BACK.
Start vehicle and crank the engine in 2-3 second bursts. Do not crank the engine for more than 5 seconds. Allow the booster battery to cool down after each boost.
If vehicle fails to start, turn OFF the ignition, disconnect the jumpstart system’s leads, and contact a qualified technician to investigate why the engine did not start.
Finally, remove cables in reverse order of connection by disconnecting the engine block connection of the formerly stalled vehicle first, followed by the second post attached to of the booster batter, followed by the first post attached to of the booster battery, and finally the post on the formerly discharged battery.
Procedure not specifically explained in the manual must be performed only by a qualified technician.
Make sure all four clamps are not connected to a wire or terminal before performing maintenance.
Allow contacts to cool down before handling. Safety gloves are strongly recommended.
After use, wipe the contacts clean with a dry cloth to remove any oil, liquid, or other debris from the surface of the contacts. Do not use any industrial cleaners or solvents as this may corrode or damage the contacts or coating.