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Start It Jump Starter | Black & Decker Portable Car Jump Starters

Updated on March 17, 2011

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Start It Jump Starter

The Black & Decker Start It Jump Starter is one of the best selling 12 volt portable car jump starters in the US. It is consistently highly rated by consumer reports and you can find great reviews online. It's made by one of the most reputable hardware engineering companies in the world and you can count on good quality when you buy from them. With this device you boost your car without needing another vehicle.

With this handy portable device, you never have to worry about being stranded with a dead car battery and you won't ever need to ask a stranger to help give you a jump. Even brand new cars can suffer from a dead battery for something as simple as leaving the interior lights on. This is something everyone has experienced and now you can have a quick and easy way to jump your car sitting right in your trunk. No more jumper cables and awkward requests for help needed.

Simply take the Start It Jump Starter out of your trunk, use the clamps on the device and attach it to the car battery. Red clamp to the red bolt on your battery which is the positive charges and the black clamp to the black bolt on your battery, which is the negative charge. These devices come with a safety mechanism that alerts you if you put the clamps on the wrong charges on the battery. Then turn the device on and start you ignition. It's as simple as them. Then you can plug it into your car cigarette lighter to recharge for next time.

Black & Decker START IT VEC012CBD 450 Amp Jump Starter / Air Compressor

There are a few car jump starter models of the Start It Jump Starter to pick from when you're looking at buying one of these. Remember, these are just battery boosters. These are different than battery chargers which need to be plugged into a wall outlet and to the car battery to charge it. These are just to start your car and takes the place of another car when you have a dead battery that needs a boost.

This car jump starter will start up most 12 volt batteries in 4-cylinder and 6-cylinder engines. This can be used for any sized car like Honda Civics and Accords. At 450 amps, this model also has enough power to jump larger vehicles like Chevy 1500 work trucks and Ford F-150 trucks.

Portable Power

This device is cordless and rechargeable. In addition to starting your vehicle, it will also power and recharge electronic devices that use DC outlets like cell phones and laptops. DC devices uses the same plug as your cigarette lighter in your car. You can recharge the device itself through a normal AC outlet in your home or through the DC outlet in your car.

Air Compressor

This device has a built-in air compress so you can inflate your car tires, bike tires, or sporting equipment like beach balls, soccer balls or basketballs. It is also handy to have around to inflate air mattresses and pool toys and equipment.

Ultra-bright LED Light

This car jump starter also has a built-in ultra-bright LED light that will illuminate any situation. It will provide plenty of light when you are trying to jump your car in the night. It will also provide ample amount of light for any other situation, emergency or not. Take it anywhere you would need a normal flash light. Take it camping, take it to night sporting events or just use it for when you're on the BBQ at nights.

Black & Decker VEC026BD Electromate 400

This car jump starter has the same features as the Black & Decker START IT VEC012CBD 450 Amp Jump Starter except for one very important additional feature: AC Power. This model gives you two AC outlets so you can plug in your everyday electronic devices when you're out making you much more portable.

This means that you can go camping and plug in your stereo, TV, laptop, cell phone and any other electronic device that you would plug in normally at home. This feature not only makes this a very useful tool when you are on outings, but it could be a life saver during an emergency situation where your power goes out at home. This is the best starter on the market.

12 Volt Jump Starter

So how do you know if your battery is compatible with these devices? Because almost every normal car comes with a standard 12 volt battery. Actually, technically they are all 13 volt batteries but they call it 12v because 13 is a bad luck number. Who knew auto mechanics and engineers were superstitious?

If you have a multimeter, you will be able to see that most batteries go beyond 12 and 13 volts. If you're car goes under 12, then you have a problem and you may run the risk of not being able to start it up. You can get a multimeter like the Fluke 87 that measures how much voltage a battery has.

Emergency Situations

Natural and man-made disasters happen even in the US. Hurricanes are a regular annual event, as well as freak snow storms, wind storms and rain storms, all of which has the potential to take down power lines and leave you and your family without power for days on end. In situations like that, portable power devices like these can be a life saver.

One of the most important things you need to have in an emergency is communication devices. It's extremely dangerous for your cell phone to lose it's battery life or not to have the ability to turn on a radio to hear news of what's happening with the emergency. Those scenarios is what makes devices like these essential for every family.

Start It Jump Starter

Black & Decker

The Start It Jump Starter is made by Black & Decker a very reputable and time tested hardware manufacturer and designer. I have a friend who used to be an engineer with this company and he testified to me how much this company valued making quality products. There have been a host of fans of this company and it's products for many years and will stand behind what they make along with Black & Decker and it's staff. Most of these devices come with a standard warranty that lasts for 1-2 years, giving you an additional safe guard for the product.

Government Report

Here's also an interesting report on the latest technological advances in car battery research that was presented by the US Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to a group of Finnish guests at the Helsinki University of Technology. It was an effort to promote electric vehicles and green energy. The report for presented by Dr. Kandler Smith, Senior Engineer at the NREL.


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      jump start 7 years ago

      Jump starter is good product ,but the price isn't cheap