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Jump starter cable buying guide

If you intend to buy a set of battery jumper or a portable jump starter just in case something goes wrong with your car, it is imperative that you also buy a suitable cable to go with it. A powerful jumper and a low quality cable will result in a fire accident or something even worse.

Jump starter

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However, with so many types and models currently on the market, buying a suitable one can be a bit tricky. This article is here to help you. Here are some things you need to look out when buying this tool.

Material

Material

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With a good material, your cable can deliver a much higher quantity of amps to the car battery. In addition, it can withstand the heat much better because it has high melting point. What more? It should be flexible so that you can use it with ease and efficiency. And lastly, it must be durable so that you only have to spend your money once. The material that can fit all these criteria is, in my opinion, copper so I highly recommend it.

Cable gauge

This means how thick the cable is. The lower the number, the thicker the wire, the more amps it can handle and of course the more money you will have to pay. Thicker cable will do a much better job starting your car. Therefore, if you want safety and security, don’t be a miser and spend money just on the thinner one.

Protection layer X

There are typically two layers of protection: the outer sheath and the inner insulation. The outer one protects the wire mainly from external damages like heat, water, etc. Meanwhile, the inner one functions like an internal protector, keeping the current from meeting the conductors. A good one will have two layers of high quality.

Clamps

Usage

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With a cable that good, you will need a pair of matching clamps to go with it. Stronger clamps will ensure a much secured connection and reduce the chance of spark happening. They latter could cause fire and damage to your car components.

Warranty

During the process of reviving your car’s dead battery, there will always be a small chance of something bad happening. To protect your device and yourself from it, it is necessary that you have a good warranty. A good tip to know whether the warranty is good or not is to do some simple research about the company. If the company is very famous, you can always count on their customer service as they will left no stone unturned in satisfying their customers.

Usage

Reviving a dead battery can be complicated; therefore it is important that you know how to set up a secured connection. A simple rule to keep in mind is positive to positive and negative with negative. If you are a bit hesitant when using it, you can always read the instruction or even ask the seller for a demonstration. They will be happy to show you and you can understand the process much better. This will prolong the lifetime of the wire

Storage bag

For a tool of such importance, it is advisable that you have something to protect it in order to use it for a long time. The cable should fit neatly into the bag and you can put them in the back of your car. This will assure that you will have it all in one place whenever there is an emergency.

That was it from us. We do hope that you found the information above useful and we wish you luck on buying and using this product.



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