VEC013DB
Jump-Start System
12VOLT DC POWER SUPPLY
OWNER’S MANUAL AND
WARRANTY INFORMATION
THIS MANUAL CONTAINS IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING SAFETY,
OPERATION, MAINTENANCE AND STORAGE OF THIS PRODUCT. READ
CAREFULLY BEFORE USE, AND RETAIN FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.
4140 S.W. 28th Way, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312
Toll Free: (800) 916-7004
SAFETY INFORMATION
WARNINGS:
1. When working with lead-acid batteries, always make sure immediate assistance
is available in case of accident or emergency.
2. Always use protective eyewear when using this product: contact with battery acid
may cause blindness and/or severe burns, be aware of first aid procedures in
case of accidental contact with battery acid.
3. There is a risk of explosive gases being released when lead acid batteries are
being charged or discharged. Failure to follow instructions may cause property
damage, explosive hazard, and/or personal injury.
4. When charging unit from a 120 volt AC electrical outlet in any wet or damp
area, make sure that the outlet used is protected by a ground fault interrupt
(GFI) switch.
5. When charging the unit near water, do not allow the electrical cords and outlets
to get wet or come near water–electrical shock could result.
6 Jump-start procedures should only be performed in a safe, dry, well-ventilated area.
7. Always store battery clamps on clamp holder tab on back of unit when not in
use. Never touch battery clamps together, this can cause dangerous sparks,
power arcing and/ or explosion.
8. When using this unit in proximity to the vehicle’s battery and engine, stand the
unit on a flat, stable surface, and be sure to keep all clamps, cords, clothing
and body parts away from moving vehicle components.
9. Do not wear vinyl clothing when jump-starting a vehicle, friction can cause
dangerous static-electricity sparks. Remove all jewelry or metal objects that
could cause short circuits or react with battery acid.
10. Always disconnect the negative (Black) jumper cable first: followed by the
positive (Red) jumper cable, except for positive ground systems.
11. Never allow red and black clamps to touch each other or another common metal
conductor–this could cause damage to the unit and/or create sparking/
explosion hazard. Always store battery clamps on clamp holder tabs when not
in use.
12. Do not expose battery to fire or intense heat as it may explode. Before disposing of
the battery, protect exposed terminals with heavy-duty electrical tape to prevent
shorting (shorting can result in injury or fire).
13. Do not smoke or use inflammable items (matches, cigarette lighters, etc.) while
working on a vehicle’s battery system.
14. Keep unit out of reach of children (whether stored, or in use)!
CAUTIONS:
1. Use only the supplied cords/adapters for recharging this unit. Do not recharge
for more than 4-5 hours maximum using 12 volt DC method. Recharge unit
after each use.
2. All On/Off switches should be in the OFF position when the unit is charging or
not in use. Make sure all switches are in the OFF position before connection to a
power source or load.
1
3. Never insert anything other than the supplied power/recharging cords or
recommended appliance power/recharging cords into the 12 volt DC charging/
power socket on this unit. Do not use any accessory that is not recommended
or provided by the manufacturer.
4. Do not use this unit to operate appliances that draw more than 5 amps.
5. This system is designed to be used only on vehicles with 12 volt DC battery
systems. Do not connect to a 6 volt or 24 volt battery system.
6. This system is not designed to be used as a replacement for a vehicular battery.
Do not attempt to operate a vehicle that does not have a battery installed.
7. Vehicles that have on-board computerized systems may be damaged if vehicle
battery is jump-started. Before jump-starting, read the vehicle’s owners manual to
confirm that external-starting assistance is advised.
8. Excessive engine cranking can damage a vehicle’s starter motor. If the engine
fails to start after the recommended number of attempts, discontinue jump-start
procedures and look for other problems that may need to be corrected.
9. Although this unit contains a non-spillable battery, it is recommended that unit be
kept upright during storage, use and recharging. To avoid possible damage that
may shorten the unit’s working life, protect it from direct sunlight, direct heat
and/or moisture.
10. Check unit periodically for wear and tear. Replace worn or defective parts
immediately. Contact Durabilt’s Customer Service department toll-free (800) 9167004.
11. Do not attempt to jump-start a frozen battery.
12. Never submerge this unit in water.
FIRST AID:
SKIN: If battery acid comes in contact with skin, rinse immediately with running water,
then wash thoroughly with soap and water. If redness, pain or irritation occurs,
seek immediate medical attention.
EYES: If battery acid comes in contact with eyes, flush eyes immediately - for minimum
of 15 minutes - seek immediate medical attention.
IMPORTANT:
Although this unit is delivered in a partially charged state, you must fully charge it
with the supplied 120 volt AC charger for a full 48 hours before using it for the first
time. You cannot overcharge the unit using the AC charger method.
CAUTIONS:
Do not expose to rain. Replace defective cords or wires immediately.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
2
INTRODUCTION
Congratulations on selecting the Durabilt Jump-Start System. This compact jumpstarter is unique in the amount of energy it can supply for its size. The internal battery
is a high-density sealed, lead-acid battery that stores and delivers energy
comparable to full sized ordinary jump-starters. Please read this guide carefully
before use to ensure optimum performance and avoid damage to the unit or items
that you are using it with.
The Durabilt Jump-Start System is a compact, durable and portable jump-start
system for vehicles and boats that have a standard 12 volt battery system. This selfcontained, rechargeable system will start most vehicles and boats without the need
for a host vehicle or 120 volt AC power supply. It can also be used as a safe,
portable source of 12 volt DC electric power in remote locations and/or
emergency situations. It is ideal for use with Durabilt 12 volt DC cordless, portable,
rechargeable products.
Use the Durabilt Jump-Start System to:
•
Jump start any engine system with a standard 12 volt DC battery: boat; truck; car;
airplane; RV; personal watercraft; snowmobile; garden tractor; gasoline engine
generator, etc.
•
Operate: 12 volt DC fans, inflators, fluorescent worklights, cellular phones (can
quick-charge a cellular phone by using the phone’s 12 volt DC adapter cord),
spotlights, TVs, portable radios, cassette or CD players, and more.
The Jump-Start System has an easy-to-read series of LED (Light Emitting Diode) charge
indicators that show when the unit is fully charged, or the level of charge in the battery.
Charge level can be viewed when the charge status push button is pressed. A 12 volt
DC power accessory socket is provided for use with appliances that can operate from
a vehicle 12 volt DC accessory outlet. This allows maximum portability and utility
when the Jump-Start System is used in remote locations.
The Jump-Start System can be recharged from any standard 120 volt AC power
source using the supplied AC Recharge Adapter. The adapter barrel connector
attaches to the Recharge Port on the top panel of the jump-starter. A built-in 12 volt
appliance socket and the appropriate DC/DC charging/adapter cord is used to
recharge the battery from another 12 volt DC source. When pressed, the CHARGE
STATUS button will show the battery power level status (from Low to Full). The green
LED full indicator illuminates when the unit is fully recharged and charging can be
discontinued. An ON/OFF switch operates the built-in work/emergency light.
3
10
1
2
3
5
4
6
7
8
FIGURE 1A (Front Panel View)
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
FIGURE 1B (Rear View)
9
12 Volt DC Accessory Socket for DC appliances (with overload protection)
Battery Level Status Pushbutton
LED Charging/Battery Level Indicators
ON/OFF Power Switch
Recharging Port
Area Light
Area Light ON/OFF Switch
Negative (Black) Jumper Cable
Positive (Red) Jumper Cable
Clamp Holder Tabs
ADDITIONAL FEATURES
•
•
•
•
•
•
Includes non-spillable, maintenance-free, heavy-duty, new high energy density
17 Amp hour, sealed battery.
Safe to use, transport, and store.
Requires no maintenance (other than recharging) for optimum operation
Automatic taper charge for AC recharge
Molded high-impact case is tough and durable
Built-in emergency worklight with for roadside repairs and use in remote
locations without utility power
CAUTION: Use only adapters supplied with this unit. Never insert any other
adapters into the charging or power receptacles on this unit.
4
JUMP STARTING INSTRUCTIONS
Connect – Red clamp first, then black clamp.
Disconnect – Black clamp first, then red clamp.
1. Turn OFF vehicle ignition and all accessories (radio, A/C, lights, cell phone, etc.).
Place vehicle in “Park” and set the emergency brake.
2. Make sure jump-start system’s ON/OFF power switch is turned to OFF.
3. Remove jumper cables from clamp holder.
4. Procedure for jump-starting a NEGATIVE GROUNDED SYSTEM (NEGATIVE
BATTERY TERMINAL IS CONNECTED TO CHASSIS). (MOST COMMON)
4a. Connect positive (+) red clamp to vehicle battery’s positive terminal.
4b. Connect negative (-) black clamp to chassis or a solid, non-moving, metal
vehicle component or body part. Never clamp directly to negative battery
terminal or moving part..
5. Procedure for jump-starting POSITIVE GROUND SYSTEMS NOTE: In the rare
event that the vehicle to be started has a Positive Grounded System (positive battery
terminal is connected to chassis) replace steps 4a and 4b above with steps 5a and
5b, then proceed to steps 6 through 8 below.
5a. Connect negative (-) black clamp to vehicle battery’s negative terminal
5b. Connect positive (+) red clamp to vehicle chassis or a solid, non-moving,
metal vehicle component or body part. DO NOT CLAMP DIRECTLY TO
POSITIVE BATTERY TERMINAL OR MOVING PART
6. Double check the polarity is correct, then turn jump-start power switch to
ON position.
7. Start vehicle (do not turn key for longer than 5-6 seconds).
8. After vehicle starts, turn jump-start’s power switch to OFF position. Remove
clamps (disconnect the negative black jumper cable first, followed by the positive
(red) jumper cable and replace them in the clamp holders.
CAUTION: • If engine fails to start, leave ignition key turned off and disconnect the
negative (-) clamp first, then the positive (+) clamp. Try again later –
the engine may be flooded.
• Recharge jump-start system after each use.
WARNINGS:
1. Before using this system to jump-start any vehicle or boat, read and understand
all instructions, safety tips, warnings, cautions and first aid information
provided in this manual and on the product labeling. Additional important
information may also be provided by the vehicle’s battery system manufacturer.
2. Be aware of first aid procedures before attempting jump-start procedure.
3. Always wear protective eyewear when working with a lead acid-type battery.
4. Do not smoke or use inflammable items (matches, cigarette lighters, etc.) while
working on a vehicle’s battery system.
5. When using this jump-starter in proximity to the vehicle’s battery and engine,
stand the unit on a flat, stable surface, and be sure to keep all cords and cables
away from any moving parts.
5
6. Always disconnect the engine or frame jumper clamp first; followed by the battery
jumper clamp.
7. Never allow red and black clamps to touch each other or another common metal
conductor; this could cause damage to the unit and/or create sparking/explosion
hazard.
8. There is a risk of explosive gases being released when batteries are charged or
discharged, failure to follow instructions may cause property damage, explosive
hazard, and/or personal injury.
9. Always use protective eyewear when using this product: contact with battery acid
may cause blindness and/or severe burns.
10. Keep out of children’s reach.
11. ALWAYS store battery clamps in built-in holsters when not in use and never touch
battery clamps together, this can cause dangerous sparks, power arcing and/or
explosion.
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR OPTIMUM PERFORMANCE OF THE
DURABILT JUMP-START SYSTEM
CAUTION:
1. To avoid possible damage that may shorten the unit’s working life, protect this
unit from direct sunlight, direct heat and moisture.
2. This system is to be used ONLY on vehicles, boats, garden tractors and gasoline
powered generators with 12 volt DC battery systems.
3. This system is NOT designed to be installed as a replacement for a vehicle battery.
4. Vehicles that have on-board computerized systems may be damaged if vehicle
battery is jump-started. Before jump-starting this type of vehicle, read the vehicle
owner’s manual to confirm that external-starting assistance is advised.
5. Excessive engine cranking can damage the vehicle’s starter motor. If the engine
fails to start after the recommended number of attempts, discontinue jump-start
procedure and look for other problems that may need to be corrected.
6. Check unit periodically for wear and tear. Replace worn or defective parts
immediately; contact Durabilt Customer Service Department toll-free:
(800) 916-7004.
7. Do not attempt to jump-start a frozen battery.
8. NEVER submerge this unit in water.
9. Do not wear vinyl clothing when jump-starting a vehicle, friction can cause
dangerous static electricity sparks. Remove all jewelry or metal objects, they can
cause short circuits or react with battery acid to cause severe burns. Remove
or secure any loose clothing, and restrain long hair, before attempting jump-start
procedure.
10. Lead-acid batteries generate hydrogen gas during normal operation. More gas
is generated when the battery is charging. Hydrogen gas is explosive,
poisonous to breathe and highly flammable.
6
WARNING:
• Always use protective eyewear when using this product: contact with battery acid
may cause blindness and/or severe burns.
• Keep out of children’s reach.
FIRST AID:
SKIN: If battery acid comes in contact with skin, rinse immediately with running water,
then wash thoroughly with soap and water. If redness, pain or irritation occurs,
seek immediate medical attention.
EYES: If battery acid comes in contact with eyes, flush eyes immediately - for minimum
of 15 minutes - seek immediate medical attention.
CHARGING/RECHARGING
For maximum battery life, we recommend the Durabilt Jump-Start System be kept
fully charged at all times. If the battery is allowed to remain in a discharged state,
battery life will be shortened.
NOTE: Recharging battery after each use will prolong battery life; frequent
discharges between recharges will reduce battery life.
Charge up to 48 hours to reach full charge.
IMPORTANT: MAKE SURE ALL SWITCHES ARE TURNED OFF DURING
RECHARGING.
120 Volt AC Charging
Charge unit for full 48 hours using AC method, prior to first use
Recharge unit fully after each use
1. Simply plug the AC plug of the AC/DC adapter/charger into any standard 120
volt AC wall outlet.
2. Plug the barrel connector attached to the AC adapter/charger into the small barrel
receptacle on the jump-starter that is marked recharge port.
3. When charging is completed and the FULL light is on, remove the AC/DC
charger plug and store in a safe place.
NOTE: The unit cannot be overcharged using the AC method. The Durabilt JumpStart System also comes with a DC/DC charging adapter for recharging the
unit from a 12 volt DC accessory outlet in a vehicle or boat.
AC ADAPTER/CHARGER
WARNING: Do not recharge for more than 4-5 hours maximum using
12 volt DC method
7
12 VOLT DC CHARGING
1. Insert the plug that is marked “TO VEHICLE ACCESSORY OUTLET” of the DC/DC
charging adapter into the 12 volt DC accessory receptacle on the vehicle or boat.
2. Insert the plug at the other end of this charging adapter marked “TO JUMP
STARTER OUTLET” into recharging port on the front panel of the unit.
3. Charge the unit until the green FULL indicator lights when Charge Switch
Indicator Button is pressed. DO NOT EXCEED 4-5 HOURS MAXIMUM.
4. When charging is completed, remove the power cord and store in a safe place.
DC/DC CHARGER/ADAPTER
USE THIS PLUG ONLY FOR VEHICLE’S ACCESSORY OUTLET
OPERATION AS A 12 VOLT PORTABLE POWER SUPPLY
1. Lift up the cover of the unit’s 12 volt DC accessory receptacle (See Figure 1A).
2. Insert the 12 volt DC plug from the appliance into the receptacle on the unit.
3. Switch on the appliance, and operate as usual.
CAUTION: DO NOT USE THIS UNIT TO OPERATE APPLIANCES THAT
DRAW MORE THAN 5 AMPS DC.
EMERGENCY WORKLIGHT
The area light is controlled by an On/Off switch. Make sure the area light is turned
OFF when the unit is being recharged or stored.
REPLACEMENT PARTS
For replacement parts (bulbs, batteries, fuses, etc.), contact Durabilt Customer
Service: toll-free (800) 916-7004.
Battery Replacement
It is recommended that the unit be returned to Durabilt Customer Service for
battery replacement: Contact or toll-free (800) 916-7004.
WARNING
• Do not dispose of the battery in fire as this may result in an explosion
• Before disposing of the battery, protect exposed terminals with heavy-duty
electrical tape to prevent shorting (shorting can result in injury or fire)
• Do not expose battery to fire or intense heat as it may explode
8
Battery Disposal:
This unit contains a maintenance-free, non-spillable, sealed leadacid battery. This battery is fully recyclable and should be
accepted at any location that accepts common automotive starter
batteries. Examples of places that accept these batteries are:
County or municipal recycling drop-off centers, scrap metal dealers
and retailers who sell automotive replacement lead acid starter
batteries. For more information on recycling this battery,
call toll-free (877) 288-7722.
CAUTION: THIS PLUG USES AN 8 AMP FUSE. FOR CONTINUED
PROTECTION AGAINST RISK OF FIRE, REPLACE FUSE ONLY
WITH SAME TYPE AND RATING.
T0 REPLACE FUSE:
1. Remove plug from accessory receptacle. Remove the gold cap by turnng
counterclockwise and lifting off.
2. Remove center pin and spring. Remove fuse.
3. Replace fuse with same type and size fuse (8 amp).
4. Replace center pin and spring inside plug.
5. Replace gold cap by turning clockwise onto plug.
SPECIFICATIONS
Model No . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . VEC013DB
Boost Ampere . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 400 Instantaneous Cranking Amps
Battery Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Volt, 17AH Sealed, Rechargeable
Non-Spillable, Lead-Acid
Jumper Cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Heavy Duty, Welding Cable
Area Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . White LEDs
DC Charging Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Volt DC
AC Charging Adapter . . . . . . . . .120 Volt AC (700mA, 12 Volt DC Output)
12 Volt Outlet Output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Overload Protection
9
2 YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PROGRAM
This limited warranty program is the only one that applies to this product, and it sets forth all the
responsibilities of Durabilt, regarding this product. There is no other warranty, other than those
described herein.
This Durabilt product is warranted, to the original purchaser only, to be free of defects in materials and
workmanship for two years from the date of purchase without additional charge. The warranty does
not extend to subsequent purchasers or users. Durabilt will not be responsible for any amount of
damage in excess of the retail purchase price of the product under any circumstances. Incidental and
consequential damages are specifically excluded from coverage under this warranty.
This product is not intended for commercial use. This warranty does not apply to accessories or
damage to units from misuse or incorrect installation. Misuse includes wiring or connecting to
improper polarity power sources.
RETURN/REPAIR POLICY: Defective products, other than accessories, may be returned postage
prepaid to Durabilt . Any defective product, other than accessories, that is returned to Durabilt
within 30 days of the date of purchase will be replaced free of charge. If such a product is
returned more than 30 days but less than two years from the purchase date, Durabilt will repair
the unit or, at its option, replace it free of charge.
If the unit is repaired, new or reconditioned replacement parts may be used, at Durabilt’s option. A
unit may be replaced with a new or reconditioned unit of the same or comparable design. The
repaired or replaced unit will then be warranted under the terms of the remainder of the warranty
period. The customer is responsible for the shipping charges on all returned items after 30 days.
During the warranty period, Durabilt will be responsible for the return shipping charges.
LIMITATIONS: This warranty does not cover accessories, bulbs, fuses and batteries, defects resulting
from normal wear and tear (including chips, scratches, abrasions, discoloration or fading due to
usage or exposure to sunlight), accidents, damage during shipping to our service facility, alterations,
unauthorized use or repair, neglect, misuse, abuse, failure to follow instructions for care and
maintenance, fire, flood and Acts of God.
If your problem is not covered by this warranty, call our Technical Support Department at
(954) 584-4446 or Toll Free at (866) 584-5504 for general repair information and charges if
applicable.
STATE LAW RIGHTS: This warranty gives you specific legal rights. Some states do not allow limitations
on how long an implied warranty lasts or the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential
damages, so the exclusions or limitations stated herein may not apply. This warranty gives the purchaser
specific legal rights; other rights, which vary from state to state, may apply.
TO REQUEST WARRANTY SERVICE FOR THIS PRODUCT: Contact Durabilt Technical Support by telephone,
fax or mail. We suggest that you keep the original packaging in case you need to ship the unit.
When returning a product, include your name, address, phone number, dated sales receipt (or copy)
and a description of the reason for return and product serial number. After repairing or replacing
the unit, we will make every effort to return it to you within four weeks.
WARRANTY ACTIVATION: Please complete Warranty Activation Card and mail to Durabilt . Enter
“VEC013DB” as Model and “Jump-Start System” as Product Type. All Durabilt products must be
registered within 10 days of purchase to activate this warranty. Mail the completed registration
form, along with a copy of the original sales receipt to:
ATTN.: CUSTOMER SERVICE
4140 SW 28th Way, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312
TOLL FREE: (800) 916-7004
WARRANTY IS NON-TRANSFERABLE AND NON-REFUNDABLE
RD122904