Every now and then, you could experience having a dead battery and when it does, it is important that you are ready with the materials and the most powerful lithium jump starter that you can use for emergencies or when no one is around to help you jump start your car. Jumpstarting is done when a battery is depleted and you need to recharge it. It is a simple process but you have to keep in mind a few important details. Here are some of the things that you will need to jump start a dead battery:
- Lithium jump starter or standard jumper cables
- Rubber work gloves
- Safety goggles
- A vehicle with a fully charged battery. Make sure that it has the same voltage as your car battery.
Before you jump start your car, it would be best to read the owner’s manual especially if there are special considerations for your car. Generally, though, start jumping a car has the same process. Here’s how:
- Park the two vehicles in such a way that the jumper cables will reach each of the battery.
- Put both the vehicles in Neutral or Park modes.
- The vehicle with the good battery should be turned off.
- Before you use the most powerful lithium jump starter, unplug or turn off any electronics including the headlights, radio, cell phone chargers and hazard lights inside the vehicle.
- Put on your safety goggles and rubber gloves then open the hood of both vehicles.
- Connect the positive (red) end of the jumper cable to the positive (red) post of the dead battery.
- Connect the other end of the positive (red) jumper cable to the positive (red) post of the charged battery.
- Connect the end of the negative (black) jumper cable to the negative (black) post of the charged battery then connect the other end of the negative (black) jumper cable to an unpainted metal part of the dead car. Choose the farthest part of the car. This grounds the circuit and prevents sparks.
- To start the jumpstarting, turn on the car with full battery and put it on idle mode for five to 10 minutes.
- Turn the engine off and put the cables of the most powerful lithium jump starter in reverse order. Do not let the clamps touch a metal surface.
- Start the car with dead battery and let it idle for around 20 minutes.