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Owner’s Manual
MODELS 950, 1060, 1800, 3000
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RESCUE PORTABLE POWER PACK LIMITED WARRANTY
Do Not Return the Portable Power pack to the Place of Purchase.
The Manufacturer warrants this product against defects in material or workmanship for one (1)
year from the date of original retail purchase. At our option we will repair or replace.
This warranty does not apply to the battery or compressor. All battery and compressor replacements will
be at the sole discretion of the manufacturer, and subject to visual and internal inspection. Any battery or
compressor replacement will be on a prorated, escalating cost basis to the purchaser, prorated monthly for a
12 month period from the date of purchase (with proof of purchase), and increasing in 1/12th increments
monthly up to the retail battery price set by the manufacturer. Batteries returned with melted terminals,
due to under/over charging or misuse, will not be covered under warranty.
EXCEPT FOR THIS LIMITED WARRANTY, THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT MADE AND SPECIFICALLY
DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, DIRECT OR
INDIRECT, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, AND
ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THIS LIMITED, CONDITIONAL
WARRANTY PROVIDES THE EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR ANY CLAIM OR DAMAGE EXCEPT AS
OTHERWISE REQUIRED BY LAW.
This warranty excludes and does not cover defects or failures of your PORTABLE POWER PACK due to
any cause other than defects in material or workmanship, including without limitation any malfunctions
or failures caused by repairs made by an unauthorized person, mishandling, modifications, normal wear,
improper storage and unreasonable use or damage.
IN NO EVENT SHALL THE MANUFACTURER BE LIABLE FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL
DAMAGES. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages
so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights
and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
Any claim relating to the Portable Power Pack must be submitted within one (1) year of purchase
and must be sent to Quick Cable in the U.S.A or Canada.
If any portion of this warranty or limitation of rights and remedies is found to be unenforceable, then the
remainder of this document shall remain in full force and effect.
To obtain service under this warranty:
1.Call Technical Service toll free in U.S.A. 1 (800) 558-8667 or in Canada 1 (800) 728-1742. Have your Portable Power Pack near the phone and a technician will help you diagnose the problem.
2.When an in-warranty battery is in need of replacement, you must send or fax a copy of your
purchase receipt to Technical Service and call the service number for instructions.
3. Any misuse of this unit will void this warranty.
IT IS ILLEGAL TO DISPOSE OF LEAD
ACID BATTERIES IN THE TRASH!
For disposal and/or recycling in your area, please
call 800.253.2687 or go to www.cleanup.org.
If your Portable Power Pack is out of warranty, and fails, it may not be economical to repair.
Before disposing of unit, disassemble, remove battery and recycle.
Quick Cable Corporation
3700 Quick Drive
Franksville, WI U.S.A. 53126-0509
1.800.558.8667
Quick Cable Canada Limited
6395 Kestrel Road
Mississauga, Ontario Canada L5T 1Z5
1.800.728.1742
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110 VOLT CORD
WARNING
WARNING: Failure to follow the instructions below may result in personal injury, damage to your vehicle and the
possibility of an explosion. Read the entire Owner’s Manual before use. Always wear safety glasses during use.
Use only in well ventilated areas. Indoor use is not recommended.
IF BATTERY LEVEL IS ALLOWED TO DROP BELOW LOW LEVEL, PERMANENT DAMAGE TO THE
BATTERY WILL OCCUR AND YOUR RESCUE PORTABLE POWER PACK WILL NOT OPERATE EFFECTIVELY.
After approximately 10 seconds of continuous cranking of your motor/ignition, stop and wait for 1 minute. This
prevents any damage that could occur to your Portable Power Pack or vehicle battery due to overheating. You
can turn your Portable Power Pack back on in approximately 1 minute after this cooling off period.
You can then resume attempts to start your vehicle.
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Maintenance
• Keep at HIGH or FULL CHARGE status at all times. Refer to
the RECHARGING INSTRUCTIONS of this manual for details.
• Keep the cable clamps clean and free of debris.
• Always protect the unit from direct sunlight, moisture and heat sources.
• No oil or lubricants are recommended.
• Store upright in a dry area.
• Avoid storing in areas of extreme heat or cold. Troubleshooting
• Check your vehicle battery terminals or posts to make sure
they are clean and free of corrosion.
• Check cable clamps are clean and free of debris.
• Make sure your connections are secure before starting the vehicle.
Twist or rock the clamps slightly until you can feel a tight connection.
• Check the battery status to make sure it is at HIGH or FULL
CHARGE prior to jump starting your vehicle.
If not, charge Portable Power Pack immediately.
• If your Portable Power Pack will not hold a charge. Replace dead batteries and charge unit.
WARNING
• Model 950, 1060, 1800 and 3000 are designed to be used only with
vehicles with 12-volt systems. These units are not designed to be used
as a replacement for a vehicle battery.
• Turn Portable Power Pack OFF to store; store upright.
• Do not use the Portable Power Pack if the cable, clamp or power cord is damaged.
• Avoid short circuit of the product: Don’t touch the clamps to any conductive material.
• Don’t store Rescue Portable Power Pack in places where the temperature could exceed 120ºF.
• Repairs should be carried out by experts(only use authorized repair centers). Attempts to repair unit by untrained persons may be very dangerous. Always attach clamps to battery when the unit is OFF. If the alarm sounds you have reversed the clamps. Disconnect the clamps & reattach to the opposite posts. When clamps are attached & there is no alarm, it is safe to turn on.
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Recharging
CAUTION
CAUTION: The only approved method of recharging is by means of the 110 Volt cord connected to
the unit’s charger. Any other method of recharging could result in damage to the internal circuitry
of the unit.
IMPORTANT: Your BATTERY LEVEL can be at a HIGH CHARGE STATUS 14 when you push
your red Battery Level Test Button 6 . This does not necessarily indicate that the battery is
FULLY CHARGED. To be at the “Full Charge Level” the Green FULL CHARGE light on the
control panel 7 will turn on during the charging process indicating FULL CHARGE status.
Recharge every 30 days and after each use. Failure to do so will result in possible damage to the
internal battery and result in poor performance or failure to work at all.
1.Plug the AC Charging Cord supplied into the 120 Volt-in connection on the back of the
Jump Pack.
2.Plug the other end of the cord into a 110/120-volt AC outlet.
3.The Red charging LED light will glow and will remain ON during the charging process
When the internal battery is completely full the Green FULL CHARGE LED light on the
control panel will turn on automatically. This can take up to 72 hours depending on the
condition of your internal battery. You can unplug your AC Charging Cord at this
time OR leave it plugged in indefinitely as the CUL™ listed internal charger is float
charge equipped to maintain the internal battery.
Performance Guidelines
For best results when using your Portable Power Pack:
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Clean the battery terminals or posts before connecting the clamps to the vehicle battery. Use
a battery post cleaner brush to remove corrosion from the battery terminals or posts. Two Quick
Cable cleaners are recommended for cleaning terminals, posts and cables. Solutions 510420
and 510430 will neutralize the gray/white powdery corrosive material. (See quickcable.com for
more information).
WARNING
WARNING: Possible explosion hazard. Contact with battery acid may cause severe burns and blindness.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
• Always wear safety glasses when working with or around lead acid batteries.
• If splashed by battery acid, immediately flush the area of the splash with clean water; if a
burning sensation is felt or any blistering occurs, seek medical help. If acid is splashed in
the eyes, flush eyes with clean water continuously and seek medical help.
• All lead acid batteries generate hydrogen gas during normal operation. This process
increases during a rapid discharge period such as when using for jump-starting. Hydrogen
gas and battery acid (sulfuric acid) can be:
• Explosive
• Poisonous to breathe
• Corrosive & will burn skin, eyes & hair
• Highly flammable
• Damaging to unprotected metals • Damaging to natural fiber clothing
To avoid exposure to battery acid or the possibility of an explosion:
• Follow all instructions in this manual and your vehicle’s manual.
• Only use your Jump Pack in a well-ventilated area.
• Observe all warnings.
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Charge the Rescue Portable Power Pack before use. It is best to
charge the Portable Power Pack until the full charge light 7 on the
control panel turns on.
Please read all instructions before use.
To ensure maximum battery life, charge at least every 30 days, and
after each use. Extreme fluctuations of either hot or cold outside
temperatures may require re-charging more often.
REVERSE POLARITY
All models feature an Audible Safety Alarm. When the unit is OFF
and you hook-up your clamps, you will hear a loud, steady beep (this
indicates a polarity problem), disconnect the Portable Power Pack
clamps from the battery. Check to insure the red clamp is connected
to the battery terminal and the clamp is connected to ground on the
vehicle.
A green light indicates the unit is turned on.
Components
1 Positive (+) Jumper Cable
2 Negative (_) Jumper Cable
3 Clamp Lights ON/OFF Switch (Models 950, 1060 and 3000)
4 Power ON/OFF Switch
5 Charge Status Indicator Lights
6 Battery Level Test Button
7 Full Charge Light
8 Reverse Connection Warning LED Light (Flashing Red)
9 Charging Light
10 12 Volt DC Power Outlet
11 120 Volt AC Charging Port (back of unit)
12 AC Cord
13 Worklight Safety Switch (3 Position: ON, Flashing, OFF)
14 Battery Status Meter
15 Audible Signal and Light
16 Clamp Lights (Models 950, 1060 and 3000)
17 On Status Light (Steady Green)
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MODEL SPECIFICATIONS
950 Compressor Model
•12 Volt
•Air Compressor
•Air Pressure Gauge
•Includes Multiple Air Tips
•Clamp Lights
•12 Volt
• Shunted Parrot Clamps
•Dual Batteries
•Extra Long 62” Cables
1000 PEAK AMPS
4000 PEAK AMPS
1060 Portable Power
Compressor/ Inverter
Model
3000 Model
•12 Volt
•Air Compressor
•Air Pressure Gauge
•300 Watt Inverter
•USB & AC Power plugs
•Clamp Lights
2000 PEAK AMPS
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1800 Model
•12 Volt
•No Battery Supplied
•Clamp Lights
•Add Your Own U1
Series or equivilent
battery
FOR MODEL 1060
High Surge Appliances
The wattage rating of AC appliances is the average power used by the
appliance. Appliances such as televisions, computer monitors and
appliances with motors consume much more power than their average
rating when they are first switched on.
Although the Rescue 1060 can supply momentary surge power up to 900
watts, some appliances may exceed the capabilities of the Rescue 1060
and trigger the inverter’s safety overload shutdown circuit.
DC Power Source (12 Volt Accessories)
Operate Cell Phones, Lap Top Computers, Radios, TV’s, Camcorders,
Spot Lights, Electric Tools, Air Compressors, Vacuums, etc., simply
plug the male plug into the 12 Volt DC Power Outlet 10 on the front
of the unit, identified with the words “12 V”.
Jump Pack will operate the following items and more:
Time may vary depending on product manufacturer/model being used and charge level of the Jump Pack.
DC- Powered Product
Watts
Estimated Time
Lap Top Computer
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5 Hours
Cellular Phone
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34 Hours
12V Portable TV
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3 Hours
Portable Stereo
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4 Hours
Spotlight
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3.7 Hours
12V Car Vacuum
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2.4 Hours
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Operating an AC Appliance
Before operating your AC appliance, ensure that the battery of the Rescue
1060 is fully charged. To operate an AC appliance:
1. Turn the AC outlet ON/OFF switch to the ON position. The GREEN LED
illuminates to indicate AC power is available at the AC outlets.
2. Plug the AC appliance into one of the AC outlets and turn the
appliance on.
3. Recharge the Rescue 1060 as soon as possible after each use.
When using the Rescue 1060 to operate an AC appliance and the low
battery warning sounds, the warning gives you time to shut your AC
appliance off before loss of AC power.
If you ignore the warning, the Rescue 1060 automatically turns off a few
minutes later to prevent battery damage.
In the event of an overload, low battery voltage or overheating, the Rescue
1060 automatically shuts down.
Understanding AC Appliances – Model 1060
AC appliances are rated by how much electrical power (in watts) they
consume. Rescue 1060 can power most appliances within its continuous
power rating (300 watts).
Some appliances may be difficult or impossible to operate from the
Rescue 1060. They may have surge requirements or should not be run
from the Rescue 1060.
Run Time on Typical AC Appliances
Note: The fewer watts an AC appliances uses, the longer the Rescue
1060 will operate before recharging is required. Listed below are typical
AC appliances that can be used on the Rescue 1060 and their run times.
AC-powered Products
Watts
Run Time (hours)*
Cordless telephone
Fluorescent work light
Laptop computer
Table lamp
13” color TV
3/8” drill
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*Operating times assume a fully charged 20 Ah battery and may vary based on
model/brand used.
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Instructions
The Rescue Portable Power Pack has a powerful compact sealed lead acid battery. When
it is fully charged, it has the ability to start multiple vehicles with a 3 to 5 minute wait
between each use. Extreme hot or cold temperatures will vary the performance. The unit
will operate, however, the power output will be lessened.
1. Turn vehicle ignition off before making cable connections.
2. DO NOT touch RED positive (+) clamp to black negative (-) clamp.
3. Use in well ventilated area, shield eyes.
4. Prior to connection, make sure Portable Power Pack ON/OFF switch is in the OFF position.
5. Connect RED positive (+) clamp to positive (+) battery terminal or post first.
6. Connect BLACK negative (-) clamp to a non-moving metal part of the engine.
7. The Audible Signal and Light will alert you if you have hooked the clamps backward onto the battery terminals or posts. If the alarm sounds and the red light blinks on the handle, unhook the Portable Power Pack clamps and reverse the connection. The alarm should stop indicating it is safe to turn your vehicle on.
8. Turn the ON/OFF Power Switch to the ON position. GREEN light will come on.
9. Start your vehicle.
10. After starting vehicle, turn Portable Power Pack ON/OFF switch to OFF position.
11.Disconnect BLACK negative (-) clamp first, then disconnect the RED positive (+) clamp.
12.Always wrap Jumper Cables securely into place after use.
13.After use, recharge your Portable Power Pack.
14.Frequently check charge level of battery by pushing the red Battery Level Test Button 6 on control panel.
Rescue models 950, 1060 and 3000 are equipped with clamp lights. When required, turn
these lights on via the Clamp Lights ON/OFF switch.
NOTE: Turn switch OFF when not in use. Do not store the Portable Power Pack in your vehicle
during extreme periods of hot or cold temperatures; this may diminish the ability of the unit
to operate properly.
For optimum performance always store upright at room temperature and recharge every 30
days and after each use.
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FOR MODEL 1060
CAUTION
CAUTION:
The output of the inverter is non-sinusoidal. Some equipment may be damaged
by the inverter’s modified sine wave output (non-sinusoidal).
Some appliances, including the types listed below, may be damaged if they are
connected to the inverter.
• Electronics that modulate RF (radio frequency) signals on the AC line will not work and may be damaged.
• Speed controllers found in some fans, power tools, kitchen appliances, and other loads may be damaged.
• Some chargers for small rechargeable batteries can be damaged.
• Metal halide arc (MHI) lights can be damaged.
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NOTE: If you are unsure about powering any device with the inverter, contact the
manufacturer of the device.
Operating Several Appliances at Once
You can run several AC appliances if the total rating of all the appliances
(in watts) does not exceed 300 watts. You can run appliances using an AC
power bar.
Run time, however, will decrease accordingly with the number of
appliances being operated and the AC power being consumed.
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