Recently we donated two 66 Jump Starters to an organization called The Other Side Academy – a two-year re-educational and vocational program for men and women who have struggled with addiction, criminality, joblessness, and homelessness. While here, the students learn vocational and life skills, allowing them to emerge with a healthy life on “the other side”.
In addition to learning self-governance, the students are provided with opportunities to work within various vocations. As a self-sustaining institution, The Other Side Academy generates revenues from its training schools–The Other Side Movers and The Other Side Thrift Boutique to cover program expenses.
The academy has an automotive department and their team takes care of the moving trucks and the academy’s various vehicles. The automotive team also responds to calls around the valley. They usually have to go out a few times a week to give a jump. Their goal is to have a portable jump starter in each one of their moving trucks, and we were happy to have the opportunity to help them start on that goal!
We are proud to support The Other Side Academy and thank them for all their effort and hard work for Making It Better. For more information about this organization, please visit their website at theothersideacademy.com
It’s no coincidence your car battery seems to struggle more during the winter months – cold has a significant effect on a battery’s ability to generate power. To understand why, you first should know the very basics of how a battery works.
Since winter is here it’s a good time to make sure you are prepared for miserable weather conditions to best avoid an inconvenient or bad situation! Fortunately, AAA provides some great guidance and advice for the wet, cold and icy weather to come, so we summarized that information below: Read More
The jump packs of the past have always utilized lead-acid batteries, but the jump packs of the future are turning to lithium-ion batteries for their ability to deliver the same amount of power in a much smaller and lighter product. Here are some of the ways these two different batteries stack up to one another:
There’s a lot of confusion regarding jump starter specifications and what kind of power they are capable of delivering. Different batteries have different standards – you can’t take the parameters for a lead-acid battery and apply them to a lithium-ion for an apples-to-apples comparison. Each battery serves a different purpose and each battery has different chemical limitations. The main ratings we’ll focus on are Cranking Amps (CA), Cold Cranking Amps (CCA), Starting Amps and Peak Amps
When you’re stuck with a dead battery, the most common tool you reach for is traditional jumper cables – those archaic, complicated, and incredibly risky things that have been sitting in your trunk since you bought your car.