For those of you who don’t know me I’m Adrian Avena, and I’m a professional angler on the Bass Pro Tour and sponsored ambassador for Weego. After receiving my business degree from Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia, PA, I pursued a career in professional bass fishing. Over the last eight years I’ve had the opportunity to compete in three of the world’s largest circuits.
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.
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.
If you live anywhere vulnerable to natural and man-made disasters or events: floods, hurricanes, wildfires, earthquakes, snowstorms, blackouts, electric grid failures, and more, it’s important to have a plan and gather emergency preparedness supplies ahead of time. “Prepare for the worst and hope for the best” may be cliché, but certainly true.