6 Reasons Why a Jump Starter Beats Booster Cables
With winter approaching fast it is sane to be prepared for inclement weather. One of the much talked about items everywhere is the usefulness of booster cables and jump starter. While both of them are essential to revive a dead engine and help in emergencies the jump starter just edges past the booster cables in terms of convenience, efficiency, and affordability. Here are six reasons to convince you to carry the jump starter with you every time you step out henceforth.
- It is not enough to have booster cables with you, as you are not independent with them; you need another vehicle, a host vehicle to pull you through but that is not the case with the jump starter which needs to be just connected to the vehicle to get it started.
- With booster cables, the position of your vehicle plays a major role in their being useful. The host vehicle must be at a minimum distance to reach the stalled vehicle’s battery.
- If booster cables are not connected correctly, they can be dangerous to both the vehicles as sparks can result and can even lead to explosions. They can also damage the electrical components in either of the vehicles.
- Booster cables involve two connections whereas jump starter there is just one pair to connect which is simple and not confusing
- Not all host cars will have the capacity to rev up another car’s engine even if the booster cables are joined correctly. This is especially true of old cars with outdated electrical systems in place.
- Booster cables are not suitable for modern vehicles because invariably there is a transfer of noise which can lead to voltage fluctuations in the new car with a sensitive electrical component. Whereas jump starters are designed to help the vehicle battery in a dire situation and hence such problems will not occur.
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