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”.
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
In the past, jump packs 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. Take for example in our every day lives, our cell phones and laptop computers have gotten smaller yet still manage to hold a charge a lot longer. Why? It’s all due to the growing use of lithium-ion batteries.
Here are some of the ways lithium-ion and lead acid 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.