Occasionally, we are asked what we mean when we say that the batteries used in Booster PAC and Jump-N-Carry jump starters are specifically designed for vehicle jump starting. The answer to this question is the most critical element of why our jump starters are powerful, reliable and durable.
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Many jump starters utilize batteries originally designed for the backup power / power supply industry. These batteries are designed to provide a relatively low amount of power over an extended period of time, such as when the AC power to a building or cell tower is interrupted and critical systems must be kept powered until AC supply resumes. So, low power over a long period of time is what they are specifically designed to deliver. As a result, they are ill suited for jump starting, since the jump starting application requires a relatively large burst of power over a very short (< 3 sec) period of time.

This has numerous implications for the design and construction of the battery. For instance, the intercell connections that join the various cells together to form a single battery must be robust enough to pass that high current through without excessive heat or damage to the battery itself. Other important enhancements include a thinner plate design so we can pack more plates into the battery for greater power, a high lead purity level in the plate for increased power and longer shelf life and enhanced chemistry to support the greater power potential of the battery.

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When it comes to the starting power and durability of a jump starter, the most critical component driving that performance is the battery inside. Our ES Series, Clore PROFORMER and X-Force batteries are specifically designed for use in vehicle jump starting applications – they provide extremely high power output, extended cranking power and a long service life. That’s why they can stand up to years of day-in, day-out professional use.

Bet on the Battery – It Makes All the Difference

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