WARNING: When connecting and disconnecting the battery cables, always make sure that the jump starter is turned off (big yellow knob in the OFF position).
Please be sure to perform the following steps in the listed order.
BEFORE YOU START
-Turn off all accessories on the vehicle (headlights, etc.).
-Look at the car battery and identify the positive (+) terminal. The red cable is typically the positive terminal, but it is good practice to look for the ‘+’ sign on the battery next to the battery post.
JUMP START PROCEDURE
Turn the big yellow knob on the jump starter to the OFF position.
1. Place the jump starter near the battery. Pick a location where the jump starter will be stable. You do not want it falling down when the car starts! The jump starter does not have to be standing upright. It is OK to lay it down.
2. Make sure that the jump starter and the jumper cables will be clear of any moving parts (radiator fan, pulleys, etc.).
3. Attach the red clamp to the positive (+) terminal on the battery.
4. Attach the black clamp to the negative (–) terminal on the battery.
5. Make sure that the green “Connected Correctly” LED is illuminated on the front of the jump starter. If the red “Reverse Polarity Alarm” is illuminated, then the cables are backwards. Do not proceed until you see the green “Connected Correctly” LED.
6. Turn the big yellow knob on the jump starter to the ON position.
7. Try starting the engine.
DO NOT crank the engine for more than 5 seconds. Doing so can cause the jump starter to overheat. Allow a 3-minute cooling time between starting attempts.
AFTER THE ENGINE STARTS
1.Turn the big yellow knob on the jump starter to the OFF position.
2. Remove the black clamp. Attach it to the storage location on the side of the jump starter.
3. Remove the red clamp. Attach it to the storage location on the side of the jump starter.