How do I know if my car is 12V?
Check with your car manufacturer. Most cars batteries are 12V unless it is a diesel-fueled car. If it is a 24V car, do not use this jump start.
Why do I need to drive the car for 30 minutes after jump start?
Driving 20-30 minutes after jump starting helps charge the car battery further or you may need another jump start.
Which battery terminal do I connect the black clamp to?
Connect the black clamp to the negative terminal.
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Which battery terminal do I connect the red clamp to?
The red clamp is for the positive terminal.
What does it mean when neither LED (red or green) light up?
That is very unusual. Please contact us for troubleshooting.
Why do the red and green LED lights start blinking when I connect the cables to the jump starter?
This is a visual indicator to show your car is ready to be jump started. If the indicator does not turn solid green, this indicates the car battery voltage is higher than the jump starter. You can still jump start your car battery, but may need to charge your jump starter.
Can I charge two USB powered devices at the same time?
Yes, both USB ports can be used at the same time. One port will charge a maximum output of 2.1A, and the other 1A for a total of 3.1A.
How long does it take to recharge the jump starter?
The jump starter will take approximately 4-5 hours for a full charge.
Can I travel on a plane with this jump starter & power bank?
As of March 2017, you may take this model with you on flights either in your carry-on luggage or checked bagged as long as the lithium-ion battery is less than 100 watt-hours. Check the U.S. Department of Transportation to see if the regulations have changed to ensure you are in compliance.
How often should I recharge the jump starter?
We recommend checking the battery level once every two to three months if you have not been using the device. If the LED indicator lights show three solid lights or less, it’s time to recharge the device.
How do I jump start a 12V vehicle?
1. Check that the number of indicator lights is not less than 3.
2. Connect the red battery clamp of jumper cable to the vehicle’s positive (+) battery terminal and connect
the black battery clamp of jumper cable to the vehicle’s negative (-) battery terminal.
3. Caution! Do not connect the red clamp (+) and the black clamp (-) at the same time.
4. Ensure the battery clamps are connected correctly, and the connectors are free from rust and dirt.
5. Plug the blue cord jumper cable into the jump start socket, and ensure the blue plug is secured.
6. Start the vehicle.
7. Once the vehicle starts, remove the jumper cable from the unit.
Please reference user manual for full instructions and warnings. Make sure the power cord is securely plugged into an outlet. If it is not, then try to plug it in again and make sure that your device turns on.
If this does not work, then try disconnecting the battery from the power cord and then reconnect it again. You can also remove the batteries from both ends of the power cord and put them back in. This may help to reset your device’s settings. Make sure that you have installed all of your apps before beginning to use your type s jump starter.
Why Your Car Isn’t Starting?
Everyone wonder why your car won’t start? One of the reasons may be a weak or dead battery. If you have a battery tester that can measure cranking amps, use it to see if the battery is weak. If you can’t test the battery, try jump-starting. If the car starts right away, your problem is most likely a dead battery.
Charge the battery and clean the terminals and cable connectors to ensure good contact. If your car does not start by jump-starting, you may have a problem with your starter, alternator or another component of the electrical system. Be sure to read and follow all safety and handling instructions on the battery and this website.
A list of Type S jump starter common problems
Blinking Red Light
If your type S jump starter has a blinking red light, this means that the battery inside the unit is low. The battery can be recharged by plugging it in to a 12v car socket or solar panel for 2-5 hours. If there is no power source available then use an external charger for at least an hour.
If your type S jump starter does not have any power, it is likely that the battery is dead or damaged. This can be due to overcharging and discharging cycles during use. The best way to test if your battery is actually dead (which would require replacing) is to remove the battery from the unit and see if it still works when plugged into another device such as a 12v charger or solar panel. If so then it’s most likely just bad and you should purchase another one online or through a local store.
How to troubleshoot a type S jump starter?
If you are having problems jumping your car, follow these steps:
- Verify the battery is fully charged by using a volt meter or multimeter (the red needle should be between 12 and 14 volts). If it’s not, charge the battery for a few hours before trying to jump start.
- Remove the positive terminal of your jump starter from the positive terminal of your car battery and connect it to the positive terminal on your jumper cables. Connect the negative terminal of your jumper cables to your jumper box’s negative terminal.
- Turn on your jump starter and wait for 10 seconds until it turns itself off automatically, then turn it back on again for another 10 seconds before turning it off again. This will help ensure that alligator clips have made good contact with their terminals and that circuits are open for power transfer from one device to another when you’re done starting up your car with a manual crank start.
The jump starter is not working, or the battery is dead. The jump starter has a bad battery. If this is the case, you will need to replace it with a new one. You have not fully charged the battery of the car jump starter. Make sure that you fully charge the unit before using it again. The vehicle has not been running for long enough for the battery to charge up fully. Try charging it for at least an hour after starting your car and then use it again.
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Common Causes of Car Battery Failure
Heat is the No. 1 cause of battery failure. Heat accelerates grid corrosion and grid growth in the positive plate. As heat corrodes the positive grid, the battery loses capacity and starting power, which weakens its ability to start an engine – particularly in colder weather.
Vibration can damage and separate internal components, which ultimately leads to reduced starting performance or even battery failure.
Deep drains/failure to recharge after drops in voltage
When a battery is discharged, the active materials produce lead sulfate crystals inside the plate that are called discharged material. If these crystals are not recharged, they eventually combine to form larger crystals. These bigger crystals are harder to dissolve and recharge, and eventually they lead to battery failure by disrupting the plate structure.
A faulty alternator
A faulty alternator will lead to an undercharged or completely discharged battery. An undercharged battery has reduced capacity and starting power. If the battery is continuously undercharged because of a weak alternator, the battery will become deeply discharged and sulfation will occur.
The End of Type S jump starter not working
If your Type S jump starter is not working, there may be a problem with the battery. If this is the case, you can try replacing it with a new one. Check to make sure that it is plugged into an outlet and not a surge protector or extension cord.