Instructions for use
1. Attention
General information
Description
Voltmeter
Alternator Testing
LED Clamp
Recharge the Booster using the AC 230V or 110V /
DC 12V charger
2.6. Recharge on board of a vehicle 12V
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2.1.
2.2.
2.3.
2.4.
2.5.
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3.
3.1.
3.2.
3.3.
3.4.
3.5.
3.6.
Instruction manual
To start a vehicle
Vehicle 24V - Detection of the 24V
Inversion of polarity
Starting attempt
Protection
Storage of your Booster
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4.1.
4.2.
4.3.
Preventing premature failure of your Booster’s batteries
Recharging
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Starting
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5. Questions – Answers
5.1. My Booster
5.2. General
6.
6.1.
6.2.
6.3.
Electronic components of vehicles
History
Car manufacturers’ recommendations
High voltage surge
7. Warranty
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Congratulations with the purchase of your Booster. You made the right choice !
Chosen by the professionals all over the world for its power and reliability,
it will bring you an incomparable pleasure of use.
To prolong the lifetime of your new Booster and use it safely,
we invite you to read and follow the recommendations of this user’s manual.
1. Caution
Read attentively the user manual before first use !!!
n Failure to comply with the instructions can lead to damages or an explosion.
n Always use the Booster in well ventilated areas, and wear eye protection and
gloves.
n Always use the Booster in a non conductive and non polluting atmosphere.
n Never charge or jump-start a vehicle with a frozen battery.
n This equipment may not be used by children or by those who can not read and
understand the manual. Store, use and charge the Booster out of the reach of
children and unauthorized persons.
n Recharge your Booster after receipt 24 hours before using.
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2. General information
2.1. Description
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Buzzer
12V Outlet, protected by 16A external fuse
Internal fuse
Voltmeter
Push button for voltmeter
Tension selector
Plug Neutrik® 4 pole to recharge the Booster
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FUSE
INSIDE
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2.2. Voltmeter
Press the button to show the charge level of the Booster.
Half an hour after disconnecting the charger from the Booster, the voltmeter must
indicate about 13 volt for a full charge.
2.3. Alternator Testing
After starting the engine at 2000 Um, leave the Booster connected to the vehicle
and press the voltmeter push button. The voltmeter must indicate between 14 and
14,4 volt if the alternator is functioning correctly.
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2.4. LED Clamp
The blue clamp is provided with a LED to avoid wrong connections in the darkness.
To light the LED, push simply on the red push-button.
This LED is supplied by 3 LR44 batteries placed in the handle of the clamp (on the
push-button’s size).
2.5. Recharge the Booster using the AC 230V or 110V/DC 12V
charger
NEVER wait until the Booster is completely discharged before recharging.
An electronic full automatic charger AC 230V or 110V/DC 12V is provided with the
Booster. Connect the charger to the sector AC 230V or 110V, then connect the
charger to the Booster via the recharge plug Neutrik® 4 poles. The Booster can be
left permanently connected to the automatic charger, to maintain correct charge
level.
If the light of the charger is:
Orange: your Booster is charging.
Green: your Booster is charged but it is recommended to leave it continuous
on the sector to maintain the batteries of the Boosters in perfect condition.
Red: the charging circuit is faulty. Warning: your Booster is not charging,
contact immediately your reseller.
2.6. Recharge on board of a vehicle 12V
A male to male cord (DC/DC) is available on request in order to recharge on board
of a 12V vehicle via the cigarette-lighter plug.
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3. Instruction manual
3.1. To start a vehicle
Turn OFF ignition before using the Booster.
1. The tension selector must be disconnected ! **
2. How to connect your Booster
A. Starting in 12V
Connect the red clamp (+) to the positive terminal (+) of the battery, then connect
the blue clamp (-) to the negative (-) terminal of the battery.
B. Starting in 24V
-> Read point 3.2.: detection of 24V
n If the batteries are side by side:
Connect the red clamp (+) to the positive terminal (+) of the battery, then connect
the blue clamp (-) to the negative (-) terminal of the other battery.
n If the batteries are on both sides of the vehicle:
Connect the red clamp (+) to the positive terminal (+) of the battery, then connect
the blue clamp (-) to the mass of the vehicle.
3. Selection of the tension
Select the tension of the vehicle to start ** -> from this moment there is current
on the clamps.
4. Start the engine
Turn the ignition key for a maximum of 8-10 seconds, wait for a further 3 minutes
before attempting to start again.
5. Disconnection of the tension
After starting, disconnect the tension selector.
6. Disconnection
Disconnect the blue (-) clamp first, followed by the red (+) clamp.
7. Storing
Return the cables and clamps to their support posts.
8. Recharging
Recharge the Booster immediately after use !
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3.2. Vehicle 24V - Detection of the 24V
Detection of 24 volt on a vehicle where the cables are not visible or when the
batteries are located on both sides of the engine bay (Caterpillar, Volvo and others
large type engines).
Use a voltmeter in position DC: connect the negative to the mass of the vehicle
and the positive to the positive of a battery.
n If the voltmeter indicates 12V, you are not on the right battery. n If the voltmeter indicates 24V, you are on the right battery.
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n Batteries side by side
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n Batteries located on both sides of the vehicle
3.3. Inversion of polarity
If the polarity is not right, the buzzer will give a signal:
n if the remaining voltage, in the batteries of the vehicle, is at least 4 volt.
n if the tension selector is not connected.
Beeeeep
4V
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3.4. Starting attempt
When using the Booster to start an engine, do not crank for more than 8-10
seconds, and wait for a further 3 minutes before a second attempt.
If after the 3rd attempt the engine does not start, it may be necessary to identify a
further cause for the breakdown.
NOTE: If your Booster is fully charged but the starter turns slowly, the vehicle’s or
Booster’s battery may need checking for short circuit.
3.5. Protection
Boosters are equipped with an internal fuse. It can melt following a short circuit or
a too long start attempt, for example.
Two methods to control the fuse:
1. Push on the voltmeter, if it does not deviate, the fuse is melted.
2. This can be determined by checking it like the example below.
Beeeeep
= OK
FUSE
INSIDE
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3.6. Storage of your Booster
n The Booster can be stored in any position, without any danger for the batteries,
because those are dry batteries, pure lead.
n When not using the Booster for long periods of time, recharge the unit with the
original automatic electric 230V or 110V AC /12V DC charger every three months
for 48 hours.
n Do not store your Booster below 0°C (32° Fahrenheit) if you want
to use it urgently. Too cold, the Booster will miss performance.
The ideal operating temperature is between 10 to 25°C
(50 to 77° Fahrenheit).
n Clamps must be stored on their support posts, ensuring they do not come to
contact with any metallic surface. During charge there is current on the clamps and
you will melt the contacts (poles) in the charging plug.
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4. Preventing premature failure of your Booster’s
batteries
Correctly recharging the Booster batteries, increases
its efficiency and its lifetime !
4.1. Recharging
1. The Booster must be imperatively put on permanent charge between use.
è Why ?
n Below 12,4V, the Booster batteries will start to sulphate and irreversible lose
performance. The lower the voltage, and the longer the time spent in a discharged
state, the deeper the sulphation. When not in use, the Booster batteries must
never drop below 12,4V (well-charged = 13V).
è Illustrated explanation:
n Composition of a lead-acid battery:
sulfuric acid
electrolyte
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1/4
distilled water
lead
electric
charge
battery
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n How does a lead-acid battery work ?
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Lead
sulfate
start
=
discharge
charged battery
+/- 13V
recharge
=
Return of the acid into the water
Elimination of the lead sulfate
The acid is attracted by the
lead: forming of lead sulfate
Frost temperature of the electrolyte
charged battery : -40°c
discharged battery : -6°c
Density of the electrolyte
charged battery : 1,28 kg/dm3
discharged battery : 1,15 kg/dm3
n Consequences of several successive discharge before recharge or deep discharge:
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charged battery
+/- 13V
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start
=
discharge
The acid is attracted by the
lead: forming of lead sulfate
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deeply discharged
battery +/- 11V
Acid erodes the lead
Accumulation of sulfate
recharged battery
Return of the acid into the water
Traces of acid and sulfate on
the lead plates
irreversible damage
= loss of power
2. Never recharge the Booster on a non-automatic garage charger or on an auto-
matic charger set on « fast charge » or « boost » position.
n You risk overcharging the Booster and higher than 14,7V, hydrogen may form
inside of the batteries, resulting in explosion risk.
3. Never recharge the Booster 12/24V via the cigarette lighter plug of the Booster.
n The cigarette lighter plug (outlet 12V) is only connected to one battery and is
just provided for the connection of a portable lamp 12V (maximum 16A) or all
others accessory 12V.
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4. Never completely discharge the Booster’s batteries.
n The batteries do not have a memory effect.
n Danger of irreversible sulphatation.
5. During the charge, the clamps must never touch a metallic surface.
n You may melt one or several poles in the charging plug.
4.2. Starting
1. Important: on vehicles difficult to start, crank the engine for a maximum of 8-10
seconds and wait for 3 minutes before further attempt to restart the vehicle.
n Three reasons:
a. To allow the voltage of the Booster batteries to build up again.
b. To allow the renewal of gasses inside the batteries.
c. To allow the internal components of the batteries to cool down.
n If you do not wait and/or the starting attempt is too long, you risk losing power,
you reduce your starting possibilities by the second attempt and you risk melting
the fuse inside.
2. Never connect the Booster to a battery or starter which is in short-circuit.
3. Never disconnect the Booster while engine running when there is no battery in
the vehicle or when the vehicle’s battery is at 0 volt.
n This may cause failure to the diodes of the alternator.
4. Never place the Booster in short-circuit, for example :
A. By connecting the red clamp (+) to the negative terminal of the battery and
the blue clamp (-) to the vehicle’s earth.
n The inversion of polarity signal will not operate because you are connected
2x to the mass and you are not in inversion of polarity.
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B. By connecting the clamps on the positive and negative terminal of the 2
batteries which are connected together in the vehicle 24V.
n In both cases, the fuse of the battery will blow instantly.
5. Explosion risk:
Never connect the Booster on a vehicle 24V when it is in position 12V.
n Forming of hydrogen and explosion risk.
n If you notice that you have made this mistake, do not disconnect the tension
selector, because this may cause a spark. It is recommended to disconnect one of
the clamps of the vehicle’s battery, to move away from the Booster and to wait
some minutes while the hydrogen escapes from the Booster. Contact you reseller
immediately.
4.3. Remark
If someone else uses the Booster, ensure they are well informed on how to use it
safely, and have read and understood the operating instructions. The longevity of
the Booster depends on it.
To ensure long life and optimize the use of your Booster,
put the Booster on continuous charge using
the original charger.
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5. Questions - Answers
5.1. My Booster…
A. Does not recharge anymore:
n There is no current on the wall socket (230V or 110V AC) on which you have
connected the charger.
n The charger does not function any more.
n The recharge plug of the Booster is damaged (see point 4.1. (point 5)).
n The batteries are sulphated, swollen or « cooked » and do not take anymore the
charge.
B. Does not work anymore in 12V, either in 24V:
n The fuse inside melted (see point 3.5.).
C. Has no power anymore:
n The Booster is not charged (see point 5.1. - A).
n The batteries lost its power because of:
n The sulphatation of the batteries: you did not recharge your Booster regularly.
n A recharge with a non automatic garage charger or an automatic charger in
position « fast charge » or « boost ». *
n A connection of the Booster in position 12V to a vehicle 24V during a short
time. *
n An element inside a battery melted because of:
n Starting attempts superseding the user instructions (see point 3.4.).
n A battery is « cooked » because of:
n A connection of the Booster in position 12V to a vehicle 24V. *
n A recharge on a non automatic garage charger (more than 14,4V tension). *
n The batteries are swollen because of:
n A recharge with a non automatic garage charger or in position « fast charge » or
« boost », or a recharge of the Booster when the battery is deeply discharged. *
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D. The voltmeter does not function:
n The internal fuse is blown (see point 3.5.).
n The voltmeter or push button is broken or defective.
n The tension of the batteries is below 9V.
5.2. General questions
A. Can a Booster too powerful (example 12/24V-2400/1200CA) damage a small
engine (example a motor bike) ?
No, the engine will only take the necessary power to start.
B. May I use my Booster as battery for my fridge, mobile phone,… ?
Yes this is possible but not at all recommended. Because under 12,4V the sulphatation process starts.
C. How many times do I need to recharge the Booster ?
The power of the provided charger is designed to recharge the Booster at 100%
overnight (for a normal use).
D. Once the Booster is connected to the vehicle to jump start, do I have to make the
start attempt quickly ?
Yes, otherwise a part of the tension of the Booster will be transferred to the empty
battery of the vehicle. Your booster will be discharged for the next start.
If you have others questions or in case of a problem;
please contact your seller.
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6. Electronic components of vehicles
6.1. History
For more than twenty years, vehicles and engines of all kind are provided with
electronic components more and more sophisticated.
Those are perfectly compatible with the use of a Booster in contrary to the old
starting practices, still too much used and extremely dangerous for vehicle electronics and for the health and safety of the users.
6.2. Car manufacturers’ recommendations
Our boosters perfectly match manufacturers’ requirements. None prohibits or
advises against the use of a battery or a release booster.
Faced with the multiple requests from garage owners, some manufacturers have
worked out a process of intervention to follow if the battery fails that excludes any
other form of intervention under pain of loss of warranty.
It is, therefore, important to read the vehicle user manual before doing anything
on a vehicle’s battery.
6.3. High voltage surge
How can one damage or destroy one or more electronic components?
Answer: by provoking high voltage surges.
A high voltage surge is a small spark or a very powerful stray flash provoked by
voltage differences, short circuits or reversals of polarity, or again, and quite often,
making electrical welds on vehicles without disconnecting the battery or using a
special Anti-Zap filter.
The small surges damage or destroy electronic components of board computers or
ordinary logic controllers.
Stray flashes and electrical welding, contrariwise, do greater damage. If the Booster is used according to instructions, it is impossible to provoke a
voltage surge.
A complete information about the electronic of vehicles is available on request.
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7. Warranty
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The Booster is guaranteed two years against all defects in material and workmanship. With the exception of any signs of abuse, misuse or modification.
Boosters must be returned complete (with charger) freight paid and suitably
packaged preventing damage whilst in transit. Repairs carried out under warranty
will be returned free of return delivery costs.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR CORRECT DISPOSAL OF THE PRODUCT IN
ACCORDANCE WITH EC DIRECTIVE 2002/96/EC.
At the end of its working life, the product must not be disposed of as urban waste.
If must be taken to a special local authority differentiated waste collection centre
or to a dealer providing this service.
Disposing of a household appliance separately avoids possible negative consequences for the environment and health deriving from inappropriate disposal and
enables the constituent materials to be recovered to obtain significant savings in
energy and resources. As a reminder of the need to dispose of household appliances separately, the product is marked with a crossed-out wheeled dustbin.
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