Schumacher Electric Corporation
Model PS-120A
OWNER’S MANUAL
MityMite® Jump Starter & DC Power Source
THIS PRODUCT HAS A SEALED LEAD-ACID BATTERY INSIDE THAT SHOULD BE KEPT AT FULL CHARGE FOR LONGER LIFE.
RECHARGE WHEN FIRST RECEIVED (EVEN IF GREEN ‘FULL POWER’ LIGHT GLOWS), AFTER EACH USE AND EVERY 3 MONTHS.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
MULTI-PURPOSE POWER SUPPLY
Warning: Failure to follow instructions may cause
damage or an explosion. Read entire instruction
manual before use.
The PS-120A is a power source for all 12 volt DC accessories that
are equipped with a cigarette lighter adapter plug. The DC socket
has a 15 amp automatic overload protection circuit breaker. Reset
the breaker by pushing the breaker button located on the back of
MityMite.
1.
Turn ignition off before making cable connections.
2.
Use in a well-ventilated area.
3.
Clamp the red clamp to the positive terminal of the battery.
(For a negative grounded system.)
4.
Clamp the black clamp to an unpainted and unmoving part of
the chassis or engine block.
5.
Keep clear of fan blades, belts, pulleys and other parts that
may cause injury.
6.
You can now crank the engine. If the engine does not start,
wait at least 3 minutes before attempting to start vehicle again.
(This permits the battery to cool down.)
7.
After the engine starts, first disconnect the black clamp and
then the red clamp in that order. Store the clamps on the ears
located on the sides of the case.
Do not permit the battery in the PS-120A to freeze. Never attempt
to recharge a frozen battery.
HANDLING WARNING
WARNING: Handling the cord on this product or cords associated
with this product, will expose you to lead, a chemical known to the
State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other
reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.
12 VOLT DC POWER SOURCE CHART
Appliance Type
Estimated Wattage
Cell Phones
Estimated Time
4 Watts
20 Hours
Fluorescent Lights
4 Watts
20 Hours
8.
Recharge the MityMite as soon as possible after use.
Radios
9 Watts
14 Hours
9.
Never allow clamps to touch together or to contact the same
piece of metal to prevent sparking.
Depth Finders
9 Watts
14 Hours
Fans
9 Watts
14 Hours
15 Watts
8 Hours
LED INDICATORS
Camcorders, VCRs
To check the internal battery’s status, press the red button on the
front of MityMite.
Electrical Tools
24 Watts
5 Hours
Electrical Coolers
48 Watts
2 Hours
The led lights will indicate as follows:
Car Vacuum,
Air Compressors
80 Watts
1 Hour
1.
A red light indicates a 50% or less charge and you should
immediately recharge MityMite.
2.
A yellow light indicates a 50 to 75% charge. MityMite may be
used but should be recharged as soon as possible.
3.
A green light indicates the internal battery is fully charged
When the PS-120A is used with an inverter, it can operate
appliances normally powered by 120V AC or 220V AC. (You must
purchase the inverter separately. It is not included.)
110 / 220 VOLT AC POWER SOURCE CHART
CHARGING of internal battery with built-in charger.
Appliance Type
After removing the PS-120A from the carton, charge it overnight
before using even if the green Full Power light glows.
Spot Lights, Sump Pumps
1.
To charge, plug extension cord into charger plug on the side
of the MityMite.
Estimated Wattage
100 Watts
Estimated Time
1 Hour
VCRs
100 Watts
1 Hour
Faxes, TVs
125 Watts
.75 Hour
125 Watts
.75 Hour
2.
Plug the extension cord into 120V AC source. (Electrical outlet.)
Small Power Tools
3.
The red light will glow while charging.
4.
The green light will glow when the battery has reached full
charge. The charger will automatically drop into a float mode
and maintain the battery at full charge.
Note: Estimated time is conservatively reported. Actual time may
vary. Times are based on MityMite having a full charge. Requires
the use of an inverter that is not included. Designed for up to a 150
watt inverter.
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STORAGE
MityMite can be stored in any position. The clamps are live and will produce arcing or sparking if they come in contact with each other.
To prevent accidental arcing, always keep the clamps on the side ears when not using it to jump start a vehicle.
All batteries are affected by temperature. The ideal storage temperature is at 70 degrees. Performance varies based on battery temperature
conditions.
LIMITED WARRANTY
Schumacher Electric Corporation warrants your unit to be free from defects in material and workmanship, excepting abuse or misuse,
for a period of one year from the date of sale to the original user or consumer purchaser. If your unit fails or malfunctions within the first
30 days of the warranty, we will replace it with a new unit. If your unit malfunctions or fails within the 12 month warranty period because
of a defect in material or workmanship, we will repair without charge.
The internal battery, excluding units with swollen batteries or melted battery terminals, carries a 90-day warranty from the date of
purchase. Proof of purchase required. All battery replacements will be at the sole discretion of the manufacturer or his designated
agents.
This warranty is in lieu of all other express warranties. The duration of any implied warranty, including but not limited to any implied
warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, made in respect to your unit is limited to the period of the express warranty
set forth above.
For warranty service, return your product, with proof of purchase, to the factory or a designated agent: Schumacher Electric Corporation
Warranty Service Department, 1025 E. Thompson Street, PO Box 280, Hoopeston, IL 60942. Phone 1-800-621-5485, Customer
Service hours: 7 AM to 4 PM CST.
You will be responsible for all insurance and freight or other transportation charges to the factory or point of repair. We will return your unit
freight prepaid if repair is covered under warranty. Your unit should be properly packed to avoid damage in transit, since we will not be
responsible for any such damage.
In no event shall Schumacher Electric Corporation be liable for consequential or incidental damages. Some states do not allow limitations
on the length of the implied warranty or 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.
CONTAINS SEALED NON-SPILLABLE LEAD-ACID BATTERY. MUST
BE DISPOSED OF PROPERLY.
WARNING: Possible explosion hazard. Contact with battery acid may
cause severe burns and blindness. Keep out of reach of children.
ELECTRIC CORPORATION
801 Business Center Drive, Mount Prospect, IL 60056-2179
Send Warranty Product Repairs to: Schumacher Electric Corporation,
1025 East Thompson, Hoopeston, IL 60942-0280.
Call Customer Service if you have questions: 1-800-621-5485.