LITHIUM JUMP STARTERS
FAQs about Lithium Jump Starters
What are the benefits of using a lithium jump starter?
Lithium jump starters offer several benefits over traditional lead-acid jump starters, including:
- Small size and lightweight: They are much smaller and lighter than lead-acid jump starters, making them easier to carry and store.
- Powerful output: They can provide a higher output of current, making them more effective at starting 4WDs that have larger batteries.
- Long lifespan: Lithium-ion batteries hold their charge for longer than lead-acid batteries, so you don't have to worry about your jump starter running out of power when you need it.
- Safety features: Most lithium jump starters have safety features to protect against overcharging, overvoltage, and short circuits.
What are the different types of lithium jump starters?
There are two main types of lithium jump starters:
- Portable jump starters: These are the most common type of lithium jump starter. They are small and lightweight and can be easily carried in a car or backpack.
- Clamp-style jump starters: These jump starters have a built-in clamp that attaches to the car's battery terminals. This makes them easier to use, but they are also larger and heavier than portable jump starters.
What should I look for when choosing a lithium jump starter?
When choosing a lithium jump starter, consider the following factors:
- Amperage rating: The amperage rating is a measure of the amount of current the jump starter can provide. The higher the amperage rating, the more powerful the jump starter is.
- Cold cranking amps (CCA): The CCA rating is a measure of the jump starter's ability to start a car in cold weather. The higher the CCA rating, the better the jump starter is at starting cars in cold weather.
- Battery capacity: The battery capacity is a measure of how long the jump starter can hold its charge. The higher the battery capacity, the longer the jump starter can last between charges.
- Additional features: Some jump starters have additional features, such as a built-in flashlight or USB charging ports.
How do I use a lithium jump starter?
Always follow the instructions that come with your jump starter. The general steps to use a lithium jump starter are:
- Turn off the ignition of the car with the dead battery.
- Connect the jumper cables from the jump starter to the car's battery terminals.
- Turn on the jump starter.
- Start the car's engine.
- Once the car has started, remove the jumper cables from the car's battery terminals.
How do I care for my lithium jump starter?
To care for your lithium jump starter, follow these tips:
- Store the jump starter in a cool, dry place.
- Do not expose the jump starter to extreme temperatures.
- Do not short-circuit the jump starter.
How long will a lithium jump starter last?
A lithium jump starter should last for several years with proper care. The battery capacity of the jump starter will determine how long it can hold its charge between uses.