Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Winter Jump Starting Season
Cold winter weather often means jump starting vehicles with older batteries (5 years or older) so be prepared either by replacing your older battery if tests show it is bad or carry good cables or battery packs.
START WITH VEHICLE ENGINE OFF.
Connect Positive (+) Cable to Positive (+) Battery Terminal of Dead Battery
Connect End of Positive (+) Cable to Positive (+) Terminal of Good Battery
Connect Negative (-) Cable to Negative (-) Terminal of Good Battery
Connect Other Negative Clamp to Engine Block/Ground on Car w/ Dead Battery
DO NOT CONNECT NEG CABLE TO DEAD BATTERY / FUEL LINES / MOVING PARTS OR CARBURETOR IF SO EQUIPPED!
START ENGINE OF VEHICLE WITH GOOD BATTERY
START ENGINE ON STALLED VEHICLE
REMOVE IN REVERSE ORDER REMOVE NEG CABLES – REMOVE POS CABLES
Make Sure You Are Wearing ANZI Approved Goggles
Optimally, Cables should be 8 Gauge with Substantial Clamping Handles
Using Battery Pack:
Pos to Pos - Neg to Ground on Vehicle
Sulfuric Acid in battery releases explosive Hydrogen Gas – Use No Sparks or Flames