RA3800 JUMP START
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Contents
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Safety...........................................................................................................................................4
General Information..................................................................................................................5
RA3800 Operation.....................................................................................................................7
MAC02 Charger.........................................................................................................................8
Maintenance and Fault Finding..............................................................................................10
Warranty...................................................................................................................................12
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Safety
This manual contains important safety and operating instructions for the RA3800 jump start. Read
this manual carefully before using.
Consider ALL safety, warning and caution instructions carefully.
Warning
1. The equipment is intended for use by adults and should not be operated by children
2. The jump starter described in this manual is suitable for portable and emergency power applications.
DO NOT exceed ratings nominated in the specifications
3. DO NOT attempt to charge or boost a frozen lead-acid battery
4. The jump start is equipped with polarity protection in the OFF position - prevent clamps from touching
each other or contacting metal to stop accidental arcing
5. Only use attachments supplied with the equipment - failure to do so may result in personal injury or
equipment damage or void warranty
6. When disconnecting power, pull by the plug - DO NOT pull on the power lead
7. Replace a damaged charger power lead immediately. Do not attempt to recharge the jump start if the
equipment is damaged
8. Prevent submersion in water
9. Dispose of any faulty batteries in an environmentally responsible manner
10. DO NOT leave the jump start in a total discharge state for any period of time - permanent battery
damage can result. When not in use, leave the jump start connected to the supplied battery charger, or
recharge monthly and after every jump start performed.
Avoid contact with battery acid - it is highly corrosive, causing burn injuries and equipment
damage.
Wear safety glasses to prevent eye injuries.
If acid contacts eyes - flush immediately with cold water for 10 minutes, and seek medical
attention
Wear protective clothing to prevent acid contacting the skin.
If battery acid contacts skin - wash immediately with soap and fresh water.
Remove all jewellery and personal metal items when working with a lead-acid batteries.
• A lead-acid battery can generate explosive gases during normal battery operation. To reduce
risk of explosion, follow these instructions, those of the battery manufacturer and of any
equipment being used in vicinity of battery
• Use the jump start in a well ventilated area. DO NOT operate in the vicinity of flammables
such as petrol etc
• Short circuiting the contacts can generate a spark, creating a potentially explosive situation take care with tools and components
• Never smoke while working with a lead-acid battery. Do not allow sparks or flame near the
battery
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General Information
Operational and Safety Design Features
The RA3800 jump start provides enough power to start most vehicles and:
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Is designed for 12/24V
Contains 2 x 500CCA batteries
Supplies 1000/500 CCA
Connects to the battery with 50mm² boost cable with copper jaws
For optimum performance, do not store below 10ºC when using as a jump starter
Alternative Power Supply
Most vehicles have electronic components - alarm systems, radios, etc whose memory can be lost when
the battery is disconnected. The jump start is a useful tool when replacing a battery - connect the jump
start clamps to the vehicle battery cables / terminals BEFORE disconnecting them from the battery posts.
Vehicle remains powered from the jump start.
• Use only as emergency power.
• Batteries are not intended for cyclic applications - battery life is reduced
• Discharging below 12.2 / 24.4 volts can damage the internal batteries
Multi Purpose Power Source
1. The jump start can power most equipment incorporating a 12 volt DC male adapter. The jump start
DC outlet has overload protection. DC power is generated only through the DC outlet
2. Used with an inverter, the jump start can operate appliances normally powered by 240 VAC.
3. A maximum 150 Watt inverter is recommended because the RA3800 DC 12 VOLT socket is powered
from the 2 batteries fitted.
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Antizap Protection
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Antizap Surge Protection fitted to the RA3800 protects against surges and spikes. When the clamps are
correctly connected, the Antizap Surge Protection LED illuminates - indicating the entire circuit is
protected.
STOP IMMEDIATELY if the REVERSE CONNECTION and WARNING LED sounds / lights - the
clamps are connected in reverse. Remove the clamps and reconnect correctly.
• Risk of Short Circuit.
• The REVERSE polarity LED and buzzer only provides an indication of a short circuit
if the RA3800 is switched OFF.
Ignoring these warnings and switching the RA3800 ON or,
Switching the RA3800 ON and then connecting incorrectly could result in:
• Personal injury to people in the vicinity,
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• Equipment or vehicle damage,
• Sparks, flame and heat.
• The warranty being void
Specifications
RA3800
Cable Length
1.52M - 50mm² DC cable
Peak Amps
3800 @ 12V
1900 @ 24V
Cold Cranking Amps - 1000 CCA @ 12 Volt
CCA
500 CCA @ 24 Volt
Voltage Options
12VDC and 24VDC
Voltage and Current
Protection
Antizap Surge / Spike protection - when unit is in ON position
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Antizap Operational
Indication
Green flashing LED
Reverse Connection
Warning
Red LED and Warning Buzzer in the OFF position only
Weight
20.4kgs
DC Power Outlet
12V with overload protection
Voltmeter
Analogue
Recharge Capability
From 240VAC using MAC02 charger provided
Batteries
2 x 500CCA
Dimensions
36 x 16 x 36.6 cm
Warranty
1 year - excluding battery
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RA3800 Operation
Initial Charge
Before using the jump start for the first time, charge the unit for 24 hours, or until the MAC02 Battery
Charger supplied with the equipment indicates fully charged.
Testing RA3800 Charge Status
Test 12VDC Status - Switch to 12V position then press and hold TEST switch. VOLT METER indicates
status
Test 24VDC Status - Switch to 24V position then press and hold TEST switch. VOLT METER indicates
status
Operation
Turn the ignition off before making connections
Ensure the RA3800 voltage selector is in the OFF position
Attach the red / positive + clamp to the battery positive terminal
Attach the black / negative - clamp to the battery negative terminal
The RA3800 voltmeter displays the voltage of the battery being started. If less than 3 volts on 12 volt
setting, or 6 volts on 24 volt setting - do not attempt to jump start the vehicle. The battery voltage is
too low - an attempted jump start would be dangerous. Replace the battery.
6. If displayed voltage is above 3 volts on 12 volt setting, or 6 volts on 24 - select either 12V or 24V
7. Keep cables clear of moving objects
8. Keep people clear of the battery area
9. Turn vehicle ignition on. If vehicle does not start after 6 seconds, allow the RA3800 to cool for 3
minutes before attempting to restart the vehicle. This avoids damage to the unit.
10. Once started, disconnect the black / negative - clamp from the battery negative terminal. Then remove
the red / positive + clamp.
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• Risk of Short Circuit.
• The REVERSE polarity led and buzzer only provides an indication of a short circuit
if the RA3800 is switched OFF.
Leave the RA3800 on charge when not in use - the MAC02 is a Charger / Maintainer
and will maintain the batteries in peak condition longer. Turn the switch to the 12V
position for charging. In the OFF position - only 1 of the 2 batteries are charged
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MAC02 Charger
General
The MAC02 Battery Charger is a fully automatic microprocessor controlled battery charger / maintainer.
MAC02 Basic Operation
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Ensure the MAC02 and the RA3800 are switched OFF before plugging MAC02 into the RA3800
Turn the RA3800 12V / OFF / 24V switch to the 12V position for charging.
Plug MAC02 charger into 240VAC and switch power on
Plug MAC02 male plug into the 12VDC socket on the front of the RA3800
5. MAC02 starts charging when it senses the battery voltage. CHARGING LED is solid red.
6. ABNORMAL LED flashes amber if the MAC02 detects a problem with the battery.
7. When the battery is fully charged - CHARGE LED is solid green.
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Leave the RA3800 on charge when not in use - the MAC02 is a Charger / Maintainer
and will maintain the batteries in peak condition longer
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Maintenance and Fault Finding
Maintenance
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Keep the jump start fully charged
Recharge upon purchase and immediately after each use
Recharge if not used for two months
It is recommended to continuously the jump pack - the unit will not be damaged
Troubleshooting
Problem
Charger works, but there is no volt charge on the
display when the Switching Power Charger is
connected to the jump pack
Possible Solution
1. Possible defective battery or faulty switch. Try
using a device - light, TV, etc with a DC plug
on it to see if it works
2. If it works, the jump start battery is operational
and the switch may be faulty
Charger comes to full charge, but display indicates 1. Jump start has a defective battery - could be the
low voltage
result of intense use without allowing a cool
down period
Jump start is fully charged, but has no power
1. Check where the wire meets the jaw on the jump
start clamp. Ensure they are well crimped, or
2. Ensure power switch is in the ON position.
Frequently Asked Questions - FAQ
Q: How many jump starts can I expect from a fully charged unit before needing to be recharged?
A: Depends on the engine type and size, condition of battery and temperature - the jump start may be
used up to 20 times before recharging in normal use environments.
Q: What is the ideal jump start storage temperature?
A: The jump start operates most effectively when stored at room temperature. The unit also operates at
below 0º conditions, but with less cranking power. Excessive heat accelerates self discharge.
Q: When recharging the unit, when do I know the jump start is fully charged?
A: Check MAC02 Operating Instructions
Q: How long should I charge the jump start?
A: Charge the jump start for a minimum of 24 hours when first purchased. The unit can be left on the
wall charger continuously without damaging the unit.
Q: Can the self contained battery be recycled?
A: Yes - refer to REMOVAL AND DISPOSAL instructions
Q:How often should I charge the RA3800?
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A:Leave the RA3800 on charge when not in use - the MAC02 is a Charger / Maintainer and will maintain
the batteries in peak condition longer
RA3800 Battery Removal
• The RA3800 internal batteries are sealed lead acid battery.
• Recycle / dispose of batteries in accordance with the applicable regulations.
Battery Removal Procedure
Ensure both booster clamps are securely stored in their compartments on each side of the jump start
Place the jump start front side down.
Locate and remove the screws on the back - remove the lid
Disconnect the internal battery connections from the terminals. Prevent accidental arcing by protecting
the terminal not being removed
5. Lift the battery from out of the enclosure.
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Warranty
Warranty Against Defects Procedure
Matson Group Pty Ltd
100 Links Rd, St Marys, NSW 2760
Phone: 02 98333444
Email: sales@matson.com.au www.matson.com.au
Warranty
Matson warrants its products to be free of defects for reasonable consumer use for a period of 12 months.
Matson will repair or replace the warranted product and it will return the repaired products under warranty
to the consumer at Matson’s cost.
To make a claim under this warranty, the consumer must:
• Advise Matson of the defect as soon as it becomes apparent within 12 months of the purchase date
and obtain a return authority by phoning Matson on the above number
• Provide satisfactory proof of purchase; and
• Send the faulty item to the address supplied above. All expenses related to sending the products back
to Matson are at the consumer’s cost.
Exclusions from Warranty
This warranty does not apply to products where:
• There is evidence of Improper maintenance or abuse to the products
• The products have been exposed to harsh environmental conditions or those outside the specified
operating conditions
• Unauthorised modification is evident to the products or misuse of products
• Operation outside the products specification.
Warranty Disclaimers
Matson’s liability in respect of a breach of a consumer guarantee or any warranty made under these
warranty terms and conditions for any products not of a kind ordinarily acquired for personal, domestic
or household use is limited, in relation to the products to the extent permissible by law and at it’s option
to:
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Replacing the products or the supply of equivalent goods
The repair of the products
The payment of the cost of replacing the products or of acquiring equivalent goods; or
The payment of the cost of having the products repaired.
To the extent permitted by law, all other warranties whether implied or otherwise, not set out in these
warranty terms and conditions are excluded and we are not liable in contract, tort (including, without
limitation, negligence or breach of statutory duty) or otherwise to compensate the customer for:
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Any increased costs or expenses
Any loss of profit, revenue, business, contracts or anticipated savings
Any loss or expense resulting from a claim by a third party; or
Any special, indirect or consequential loss or damage of any nature whatsoever caused by Matson’s
failure in complying with its obligations.
MATSON IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR DAMAGE THAT OCCURS AS A RESULT OF YOUR
FAILURE TO FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS INTENDED FOR THE MATSON PRODUCT
In the following paragraph, “Our” means Matson and “You” means the customer:
Our goods come with guarantees that cannot be excluded under the Australian Consumer Law.
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You are entitled to a replacement or refund for a major failure and for compensation for any other
reasonably foreseeable loss or damage. You are also entitled to have the goods repaired or replaced if
the goods fail to be of acceptable quality and the failure does not amount to a major failure.
The benefits given to the customer in this warranty are in addition to other rights and remedies under a
law in relation to the products to which this warranty applies.
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Index
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Antizap® Protection 5
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RA3800 - Multiple Power Supply 5
RA3800 Battery Removal 11
RA3800 Charge Status 7
RA3800 Maintenance 10
RA3800 Operation 7
FAQ 10
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Initial Charge 7
Safety - Warnings and Cautions 4
Safety and Design Features 5
Specifications 6
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MAC02 Basic Operation 8
Troubleshooting 10
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RA3800 - Alternative Power Supply 5
Warranty 12
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