Vector VEC021ST Owner`s manual

VEC021ST
START-IT
™
JUMPSTART SYSTEM & POWER SUPPLY
PORTABLE, CORDLESS, RECHARGEABLE 12-VOLT DC POWER SUPPLY
COMPLETELY
PORTABLE,
SAFE AND
CONVENIENT
INCLUDES INSTRUCTIONS FOR 110 VOLT AC POWER INVERTER OPTION
THIS MANUAL CONTAINS IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING SAFETY, OPERATION, MAINTENANCE AND STORAGE OF THIS
PRODUCT. BEFORE USE, READ AND UNDERSTAND ALL CAUTIONS, WARNINGS, INSTRUCTIONS AND PRODUCT LABELS, PLUS YOUR VEHICLE’S
BATTERY MANUFACTURER GUIDELINES. FAILURE TO DO SO COULD RESULT IN POSSIBLE INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE.
OWNER’S MANUAL
4140 S.W. 28th Way, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312
Tel: (954) 584-4446 Fax: (954) 584-5556
Toll Free: (866) 584-5504
www.vectormfg.com
TABLE OF CONTENTS
WARNINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
CAUTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
FEATURES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
1. INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
2. USING START-IT™ AS A JUMPSTART SYSTEM
2.1 Easy, Step-by-Step Jumpstarting Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
3. CHARGING/RECHARGING
3.1 110/120-Volt AC Charging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.2 12-Volt DC Charging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.3 110/120-Volt AC Charging Using VEC070 Automatic 1.5 Amp Battery Charger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.4 Estimated Battery Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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4. OPERATING AS A PORTABLE POWER SUPPLY
4.1 Operating as a 12-Volt DC Power Supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
4.2 Estimated 12-Volt DC Usage Times . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
4.3 Operation as a 110/120-Volt AC Power Supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
5. EMERGENCY/WORK LIGHT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
6. BATTERY REPLACEMENT
6.1Battery Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
7. SPECIFICATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
WARRANTY
2 Year Extended Warranty
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 Vector Manufacturing, Ltd., regarding this product. There is no other warranty, other than those
described herein.
This Vector Manufacturing, Ltd. 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. Vector Manufacturing, Ltd. 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
Vector Manufacturing. Any defective product, other than accessories, that is returned to Vector
Manufacturing 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, Vector Manufacturing 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 Vector Manufacturing’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, Vector Manufacturing, Ltd. 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. You may also
contact us through our website at www.vectormfg.com.
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 orlimitations 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 Vector Manufacturing 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 Vector Manufacturing.
Enter “VEC021ST” as Model and Jumpstarter& Power Supply/12V DC Power Supply as “Product Type”.
All Vector Manufacturing, Ltd. products must be registered within (30) 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 / VECTOR MANUFACTURING, Ltd.
4140 SW 28th Way, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312
PH: 954-584-4446 • TOLL FREE: 866-584-5504 • Fax: 954-584-5556.
You may also contact us at our web site www.vectormfg.com.
WARRANTY MUST BE PURCHASED WITHIN 30 DAYS OF PRODUCT PURCHASE DATE.
WARRANTY IS NON-TRANSFERABLE AND NON-REFUNDABLE.
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WARNINGS
WARNING STATEMENTS IDENTIFY CONDITIONS OR PRACTICES
THAT MAY RESULT IN PERSONAL INJURY OR LOSS OF LIFE
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 110/120-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.
JUMPSTART PROCEDURES SHOULD ONLY BE PERFORMED IN A SAFE, DRY, WELL VENTILATED AREA.
7.
ALWAYS STORE BATTERY CLAMPS IN BUILT-IN HOLSTERS 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, BE SURE TO KEEP ALL CLAMPS, CORDS, CLOTHING AND BODY PARTS AWAY
FROM MOVING VEHICLE COMPONENTS.
9.
DO NOT WEAR VINYL CLOTHING WHEN JUMPSTARTING 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.
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 IN BUILT-IN HOLSTERS 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).
15. IF AUDIBLE ALARM SOUNDS - DO NOT TURN ON SAFETY SWITCH.
REVERSE POLARITY OF CLAMP CONNECTIONS.
FIRST AID:
1.
2.
SKIN: IF BATTERY ACID COMES IN CONTACT WITH SKIN, RINSE IMMEDIATELY WITH 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.
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CAUTIONS
CAUTION STATEMENTS ADVISE AGAINST CERTAIN CONDITIONS AND
PRACTICES THAT MAY RESULT IN DAMAGE TO VEHICLES, APPLIANCES,
AND/OR THE START-IT™ JUMPSTART SYSTEM.
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15.
IMPORTANT: ALTHOUGH THIS UNIT IS DELIVERED IN A PARTIALLY-CHARGED STATE - YOU MUST
FULLY CHARGE IT WITH THE SUPPLIED 110/120-VOLT AC CHARGER FOR A FULL 24
HOURS, BEFORE USING IT FOR THE FIRST TIME.
IMPORTANT: DO NOT OVERCHARGE UNIT, THIS WILL REDUCE BATTERY LIFE.
USE ONLY THE SUPPLIED CORDS FOR RECHARGING/OPERATING THIS UNIT. DO NOT RECHARGE FOR
MORE THAN 3-4 HOURS MAXIMUM USING 12-VOLT DC METHOD. RECHARGE UNIT AFTER EACH USE.
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.
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.
DO NOT USE THIS UNIT TO OPERATE DC APPLIANCES THAT DRAW MORE THAN 20 AMPS.
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.
THIS SYSTEM IS NOT DESIGNED TO BE USED AS A REPLACEMENT FOR A VEHICULAR BATTERY. DO NOT
ATTEMPT TO JUMPSTART A VEHICLE THAT DOES NOT HAVE A BATTERY INSTALLED.
VEHICLES THAT HAVE ON-BOARD COMPUTERIZED SYSTEMS MAY BE DAMAGED IF VEHICLE BATTERY IS
JUMPSTARTED. BEFORE JUMPSTARTING, READ THE VEHICLE’S OWNER’S MANUAL TO CONFIRM THAT
EXTERNAL–STARTING ASSISTANCE IS ADVISED.
EXCESSIVE ENGINE CRANKING CAN DAMAGE A VEHICLE’S STARTER MOTOR. IF THE ENGINE FAILS TO
START AFTER THE RECOMMENDED NUMBER OF ATTEMPTS, DISCONTINUE JUMPSTART PROCEDURE AND
LOOK FOR OTHER PROBLEMS THAT MAY NEED TO BE CORRECTED.
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.
CHECK UNIT PERIODICALLY FOR WEAR AND TEAR. REPLACE WORN OR DEFECTIVE PARTS IMMEDIATELY
®
CONTACT VECTOR CUSTOMER SERVICE DEPARTMENT AT: (954) 584-4446 OR TOLL FREE NUMBER:
(866) 584-5504 XT. 19.
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO JUMPSTART A FROZEN BATTERY.
NEVER SUBMERGE THIS UNIT IN WATER.
THIS UNIT WILL NOT OPERATE APPLIANCES AND EQUIPMENT THAT PRODUCE HEAT, SUCH AS DRYERS,
MICROWAVE OVENS, AND TOASTERS.
BATTERY REPLACEMENT:
IT IS RECOMMENDED TO RETURN UNIT TO VECTOR® CUSTOMER SERVICE FOR BATTERY REPLACEMENT:
CONTACT (954) 584-4446 EXT. 19, OR TOLL-FREE (866) 584-5504
BATTERY DISPOSAL:
THIS UNIT CONTAINS A MAINTENANCE-FREE, SEALED, NON-SPILLABLE, LEAD ACID BATTERY
WHICH MUST BE DISPOSED OF PROPERLY. SOME STATES REQUIRE RECYCLING.
DISPOSAL QUESTIONS? IN USA, CALL 1-877-288-7722.
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CAUTION: DO NOT USE THIS UNIT TO OPERATE APPLIANCES THAT DRAW MORE THAN
200 WATTS OR EXCEED MAXIMUM WATTAGE OF INVERTER.
5. EMERGENCY/WORK LIGHT
Bulb Replacement
You will need a small Phillips screwdriver
1. Replacement bulbs are available from Vector® Customer Service Department; call (954) 584-4446 EXT. 19 or
toll-free (866) 584-5504
2. Remove two Phillips screws from the lens.
3. Lift off the lens assembly.
4. Remove the burned-out bulb.
5. Replace with a new bulb (12-volt 0.4 amp Krypton bulb).
6. Snap the lens cover back into place, and replace Phillips screws.
6. BATTERY REPLACEMENT
IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT THE UNIT BE RETURNED TO VECTOR® CUSTOMER SERVICE FOR BATTERY
REPLACEMENT: CONTACT (954) 584-4446 EXT. 19, OR TOLL-FREE (866) 584-5504
6.1 Battery Disposal
Contains a maintenance-free, sealed, non-spillable, lead acid battery, which must be disposed of properly. Some
states require recycling – contact your local authority for information.
THIS UNIT CONTAINS A MAINTENANCE-FREE, SEALED, NON-SPILLABLE, LEAD ACID BATTERY
WHICH MUST BE DISPOSED OF PROPERLY. SOME STATES REQUIRE RECYCLING.
DISPOSAL QUESTIONS? IN USA, CALL 1-877-288-7722.
WARNINGS:
• 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.
Model ..................................................................................................................................VEC021ST
Voltage ....................................................................................................................................12 VDC
Instantaneous Cranking ......................................................................400 Instantaneous Cranking Amps
Peak Ampere Power ............................................................................................................1000 Amps
Battery Type ...................................................................Non Spillable Sealed, lead- acid, rechargeable,
maintenance-free, 12-volt DC,19 Amp-hour
Bulb ................................................................................................................12-volt 0.4 Amp Krypton
Booster Cables ....................................................................................... Heavy-Duty welding type cable
................................................................................................................with 400 Amp copper clamps
Accessory Socket Self-Resetting Breaker ....................................................................................20 Amps
DC Charging Cord ...............................................................................................................12-Volt DC
Adapter/Charger .......................................................................................................110/120-Volt AC
.................................................................................................................(800mA, 12-Volt DC Output)
HEIGHT...............................................................................................................11-3/4” (29.845CM)
DEPTH...................................................................................................................6-1/4” (15.875CM)
WIDTH.................................................................................................................11-5/8” (29.528CM)
WEIGHT....................................................................................................................18LBS. (8.164KG)
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4. OPERATION AS A PORTABLE POWER SUPPLY
4.1 Operation as a 12-volt DC Power Supply
NOTE: Make sure that the unit ‘s safety ON/OFF switch is ALWAYS in the OFF position when using the
12-volt DC accessory outlet.
1. Lift up the cover of the unit ‘s 12-volt DC cigarette lighter-type receptacle (See Figure 1, #1).
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 DC APPLIANCES THAT DRAW MORE THAN 20 AMPS.
4.2 Estimated 12-Volt DC Usage Times
Table II shows the estimated 12-volt DC operation times when using a fully-charged system.
APPLIANCE TYPE
POWER
Table II — START-IT™ESTIMATED
as a 12-Volt
DC Power Supply
CONSUMPTION (IN WATTS)
ESTIMATED USAGE
TIME (IN HOURS)
1
4
9
15
24
48
80
120 hrs. Talk Time
30
21
12
7
4
1.5
CELL PHONE
FLUORESCENT LIGHT
RADIO, FAN, DEPTH FINDER
CAMCORDER, VCR, SPOTLIGHT
POWER TOOLS, BILGE PUMP
ELECTRIC COOLER
AIR COMPRESSOR, CAR VACUUM
NOTE: ALL TIMES ARE APPROXIMATE, AND BASED UPON FULLY CHARGED UNIT.
4.3 Operation as a 110 Volt AC Power Supply
Use with VEC040 (50 Watt), VEC023 (175 Watt), or VEC024 (400 Watt) Maxx® Power Inverters,
sold separately. For estimated usage times, see chart provided with inverter.
1. Lift up the cover of the unit ‘s 12-volt DC cigarette lighter-type receptacle (See Figure 1, #1).
2. Insert the 12-volt DC plug from the power inverter into the receptacle on the unit.
3. Plug the appliance into the 110/120-volt AC receptacle on the inverter.
4. Switch on the inverter and appliance, and operate as usual.
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Figure 1
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1. 12-Volt DC Charger/Output Socket,
with Overload Protection
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2. Safety ON/OFF Power Switch (No Key Required)
3. Charge Status Button
4. Heavy-Duty Copper Welding Cables
5. Heavy-Duty, 400 Amp Copper Clamps
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6. Exclusive, Quick-Release, Spring-Loaded Clamp
Holsters
7. 110/120-Volt AC/DC Charging Adapter Cord
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8. 12-Volt DC/DC Charging Adapter Cord
9. Built-in Emergency Worklight
10. Light ON/OFF Switch
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11. LED Charging/Battery Status Indicators
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FEATURES
• Heavy duty, professional quality
• Easy-to-use: emergency jumpstarter for cars, light trucks, jet skis, snowmobiles, farm equipment, airplanes, boats,
small SUVs and RVs (almost any 12-volt battery system)
• Provides INSTANT 12-VOLT DC POWER — whenever, and wherever it’s needed
• Ideal for farm/ranch, home, tailgate parties, beach, picnic, campsite, wilderness, utility power outages, emergency repair, etc
• Sturdy and compact unit provides up to 50 hours of completely portable 12-volt DC power
• Built-in cigarette lighter-type socket for use with 12-volt DC accessories or DC/AC Inverter for use with 110/120volt AC accessories
• Portable, safe & convenient — goes where extension cords can’t reach and utility power is not available
• ON/OFF safety power switch (no key required, no key to get lost!)
• Built in audible reverse polarity alarm
• Cordless/rechargeable – includes charging cords for standard 110/120-volt AC wall socket, and vehicle’s
12-volt DC accessory outlet
• Powerful — 400 instantaneous cranking amps; 1200 peak amps
• Solid-state, automatic operation and built-in circuit protection
• Safe to use, transport, and store
• Includes non-spillable, maintenance-free, heavy-duty, 19 amp hour sealed battery
• Requires no maintenance (other than recharging) for optimum operation
• Molded high-impact case is tough and durable
• Built-in, Heavy-duty, industrial grade copper clamps and jumper cables – with exclusive
spring-loaded, quick-release storage holsters
• 110/120-volt AC charger is Underwriter Laboratories safety tested and listed
• Easy-to-read LED, battery charging/status indicators
• Built-in halogen work/emergency light with ultra-bright krypton bulb for roadside repairs and use in remote locations without utility power
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NOTE: The Start-It Jumpstart System is equipped with an audible Reverse
Polarity Alarm. This feature is only active when the Safety Switch is
turned OFF. After both battery clamp connections are made during
jump-start procedures, if you hear a buzzing sound, DO NOT TURN
ON THE SAFETY SWITCH. You must swap the clamp connections
before continuing. If the buzzer does not sound, it is safe to turn on
the Safety Switch and follow the Jumpstart procedure.
NOTE: The alarm requires at least two volts to operate, so in the rare
instance of a totally dead battery, the alarm may not sound if
the polarity connection is reversed. This is very unlikely because
almost all dead batteries rarely go below four or five volts. Always
double-check your connections before turning on the Safety Switch.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
CAUTION: READ INSTRUCTION MANUAL AND PRODUCT LABELING CAREFULLY, FOR COMPLETE
INSTRUCTIONS, BEFORE USING THIS PRODUCT. FOLLOW RECOMMENDED WARNINGS, CAUTIONS,
SAFETY PROCEDURES, AND MANUFACTURER GUIDELINES FOR YOUR VEHICLE’S BATTERY.
1.
IMPORTANT: ALTHOUGH THIS UNIT IS DELIVERED IN A PARTIALLY-CHARGED STATE—YOU
MUST FULLY CHARGE IT WITH THE SUPPLIED 110/120-VOLT AC CHARGER FOR A FULL 24
HOURS, BEFORE USING IT FOR THE FIRST TIME.
2.
IMPORTANT: DO NOT OVERCHARGE UNIT, THIS WILL REDUCE BATTERY LIFE. CHARGE UNTIL GREEN
“CHARGED” INDICATOR IS LIT WHEN CHARGE STATUS BUTTON IS PRESSED. AFTER GREEN “CHARGED”
INDICATOR LIGHT COMES ON WHEN CHARGE STATUS BUTTON IS PRESSED, UNIT CAN BE TOP-OFF
CHARGED FOR AN ADDITIONAL HOUR USING THE DC METHOD OR 2-4 HOURS USING THE AC
METHOD.
3.
FULLY RECHARGE UNIT AFTER EACH USE, OR WHEN CHARGE STATUS INDICATOR SHOWS LOWER THAN
4 RED LED, AND EVERY 2 MONTHS WHEN NOT IN USE.
4.
ALWAYS RECHARGE IN A DRY, WELL-VENTILATED AREA, AWAY FROM WATER.
5.
WHEN CHARGING IN ANY WET OR DAMP AREA FROM A 110/120-VOLT ELECTRICAL
OUTLET, MAKE SURE THAT THE OUTLET USED IS PROTECTED BY A GROUND FAULT CIRCUIT
INTERRUPT (GFCI) CIRCUIT.
6.
WHEN CHARGING THE UNIT NEAR WATER (POOL, DOCKSIDE, BEACH, ETC.) DO NOT ALLOW THE
ELECTRICAL CORDS AND OUTLETS TO GET WET OR COME NEAR WATER — ELECTRICAL
SHOCK COULD RESULT!
7.
USE ONLY THE SUPPLIED CORDS FOR RECHARGING/OPERATING THIS UNIT.
8.
IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT UNIT BE KEPT UPRIGHT DURING USE AND WHEN RECHARGING.
9.
WHEN NOT IN USE, STORE UNIT WITH ON/OFF SWITCH TURNED OFF.
SAFETY WARNINGS:
1.
THERE IS A RISK OF EXPLOSIVE GASES BEING RELEASED WHEN BATTERIES ARE IMPROPERLY CHARGED
OR DISCHARGED. FAILURE TO FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS MAY CAUSE PROPERTY DAMAGE, EXPLOSIVE
HAZARD AND/OR PERSONAL INJURY.
2.
ALWAYS USE PROTECTIVE EYEWEAR WHEN USING THIS PRODUCT: CONTACT WITH BATTERY ACID MAY CAUSE BLINDNESS AND/OR SEVERE BURNS.
3.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN!!
4.
ALWAYS STORE BATTERY CLAMPS IN BUILT-IN HOLSTERS WHEN NOT IN USE. NEVER TOUCH BATTERY
CLAMPS TOGETHER – THIS CAN CAUSE DANGEROUS SPARKS, POWER ARCING, AND/OR EXPLOSION.
FIRST AID:
1.
SKIN:IF BATTERY ACID COMES IN CONTACT WITH SKIN, RINSE IMMEDIATELY WITH WATER, THEN WASH
THOROUGHLY WITH SOAP AND WATER. IF REDNESS, PAIN, OR IRRITATION OCCURS, SEEK
IMMEDIATE MEDICAL ATTENTION.
2.
EYES: IF BATTERY ACID COMES IN CONTACT WITH EYES, FLUSH EYES IMMEDIATELY – FOR MINIMUM
OF 15 MINUTES — SEEK IMMEDIATE MEDICAL ATTENTION.
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2. Insert one end of the DC/DC charging cord into the 12-volt DC cigarette lighter receptacle on the vehicle
or boat.
3. Insert the plug at the other end of this power cord into the 12-volt DC receptacle on the front panel
of the unit.
4. Charge the unit until the green FULL indicator lights when Charge Status Indicator Button is pressed.
DO NOT EXCEED 3-4 HOURS MAXIMUM.
5. When charging is completed, remove the power cord and store in a safe place.
3.3 110/120 VAC Charging Using VEC070 1.5 Amp Automatic Battery Charger
(purchased separately)
1. Install the charger’s DC wire with battery clips.
2. The jumpstarter has a high-current Safety Switch for turning the heavy-duty clamps ON and OFF. Make sure
the Safety Switch is turned OFF.
3. Connect the POSITIVE (RED) DC Battery Clip to the RED POSITIVE jumpstarter clamp.
4. Connect the NEGATIVE (BLACK) DC Battery Clip to the BLACK NEGATIVE jumpstarter clamp.
5. Connect the charger to an AC outlet or extension cord rated at 18 AWG or larger.
6. Turn ON the Safety switch and observe the RED LED on the charger for proper operation.
7. Charge the START-IT™ until the green Charged LED lights when FULL Status Button is pressed.
Then continue charging for another hour.
8. When charging is complete, Turn OFF the Safety switch.
9. Disconnect the charger from the AC outlet or extension cord.
10. Disconnect the charger’s battery clips from the jumpstarter’s clamps.
11. Store the charger as described in it’s Owner’s Manual.
12. Place the jumpstarter back into service.
3.4 Estimated Battery Life
Table I shows the relationship of the frequency of use between recharging and the expected number of
discharge/recharge cycles
Life TOTAL NUMBER
AVERAGE NUMBER OF Table
USES I — Estimated Battery
POTENTIAL
(JUMPSTART OR DISCHARGES)
BETWEEN RECHARGES
OF JUMPSTART OR DISCHARGE CYCLES
(LIFETIME OF UNIT BATTERY)
1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1000+
5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 700+
10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 500+
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clamps together—this can cause dangerous sparks, power arcing and/or explosion.
FIRST AID:
• Skin: If battery acid comes in contact with skin, rinse immediately with 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.
3. CHARGING/RECHARGING
For maximum battery life, we recommend that the START-IT™ system be kept fully charged at all times. If the
battery is allowed to remain in a discharged state, battery life may be shortened. Note: Recharging battery after
each use will prolong battery life; frequent discharges between recharges will reduce battery life.
3.1 110/120-Volt AC Charging
IMPORTANT:
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MAKE SURE SAFETY ON/OFF SWITCH IS IN OFF POSITION DURING RECHARGING.
Charge unit until full (can take up to 24 hours)
Recharge unit fully after each use.
Recharge unit every two months, when it has not been used.
1. Simply plug the 110/120-volt AC plug of the AC/DC adapter/charger cord into any standard
110/120-volt AC wall outlet.
2. Plug the 12-volt DC cigarette type plug into the 12-volt DC receptacle on the unit.
3. Charge this device for at least 14-16 hours or until the FULL indicator lights when Charge Status Button is
pressed.
4. NOTE: The unit can be overcharged (which will shorten the life of the battery) — DO NOT charge with
AC charging procedure for more than 24 hours maximum.
5. When charging is completed, remove the power cord and store in a safe place.
NOTE: RECHARGE WHEN LESS THAN 4 RED LEDS LIGHT WHEN BATTERY STATUS
PUSHBUTTON IS PRESSED
Figure 3
12-Volt DC
110/120-Volt AC
Adapter/Charger
Charging Cord
3.2 12-Volt DC Charging
The START-IT™ system also comes with a DC/DC charging cord, for recharging the unit from the 12-volt DC
cigarette lighter socket in a vehicle or boat. Note: This recharging method will NOT recharge the unit as
effectively as recharging from a 110/120-volt AC outlet. The 12-volt DC recharging procedure is recommended
only when it is necessary, as continued use of the 12-volt DC recharging procedure may shorten the battery system’s
life.
WARNING: DO NOT RECHARGE FOR MORE THAN 3-4 HOURS MAXIMUM USING 12-VOLT DC METHOD.
1. NOTE: If unit is fully discharged, it is recommended that the vehicle being used for recharging with engine
running while the unit is being charged via the 12-volt DC method.
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1. INTRODUCTION
Congratulations on selecting the Vector® START-IT™ JUMPSTART SYSTEM & 12-VOLT DC POWER SUPPLY.
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 Vector® START-IT™ JUMPSTART SYSTEM & 12-VOLT DC POWER SUPPLY is a compact, durable and portable
jumpstart system for vehicles and boats that have a standard 12-Volt battery system. This self-contained, rechargeable system will start most vehicles and boats without the need for a host vehicle or 110/120-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 Vector® 12-volt DC cordless, portable, rechargeable products and PowerForce®
DC/AC Power Inverters. Use the START-IT™ to:
-Jumpstart
Any vehicle with a standard 12-volt DC battery system: boat, truck, car, airplane, RV, personal watercraft,
snowmobile, tractor, etc.
-Operate: 12-volt DC
Fans, inflators, fluorescent work lights, cellular phones*, air compressors, spotlights, TVs, portable
radios, cassette or CD players and more. *Can quick-charge a cellular phone by using the phone’s 12-volt DC
adapter cord.
-Operate: Certain 110/120-volt AC Accessories (requires DC to AC power inverter, sold separately)
The START-IT™ 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
button is pressed. A 12-volt DC cigarette lighter-type socket is provided for use with appliances that can operate from
a vehicle cigarette lighter. This allows maximum portability and utility when the START-IT™ is used in remote locations.
For maximum convenience, the START-IT™ can be recharged from any standard 110/120-volt AC or 12-volt DC
power source using the built-in 12-volt socket and the appropriate charging/adapter cord. When pressed, the
CHARGE STATUS button will show the battery‘s 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.
WARNING:
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 • HIGHLY FLAMMABLE
To avoid an explosion and/or the possibility of being splashed with battery acid:
• NEVER allow the red and black clamps to touch each other or a common metal object.
• ONLY attempt to jumpstart a vehicle or boat in a WELL ventilated area.
• ALWAYS CONNECT THE RED (+) CLAMP TO THE POSITIVE (+) BATTERY TERMINAL FIRST.
• DO NOT CONNECT THE BLACK (-) CLAMP TO THE NEGATIVE (-) BATTERY TERMINAL.
• DO CONNECT THE BLACK (-) CLAMP TO A NON-MOVING METAL PART ON THE ENGINE.
CAUTIONS:
I. To avoid possible damage that may shorten the unit’s working life, protect this unit from direct sunlight,
direct heat, and/or moisture.
2. This system is designed to be used ONLY on vehicles or boats with 12-volt DC battery systems.
3. This system is NOT designed to be used as a replacement for a vehicular battery.
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR OPTIMUM PERFORMANCE OF THE START-IT™ JUMPSTART SYSTEM:
WARNING: NEVER insert anything other than the supplied power/recharging cords or recommended
appliance power/recharging cords into the charging/power sockets on this unit.
IMPORTANT: The safety ON/OFF switch should be in the OFF position when the unit is
charging, or not in use.
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2. USING THE START-IT™ AS A JUMPSTART SYSTEM
CAUTIONS:
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Before using this system to jumpstart 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.
BE AWARE OF FIRST AID PROCEDURES BEFORE ATTEMPTING JUMPSTART PROCEDURE.
ALWAYS wear protective eyewear when working with a lead acid-type battery.
DO NOT smoke or use inflammable items (matches, cigarette lighters, etc.) while working on a vehicle ‘s
battery system.
When using this vehicle 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 well away from any moving parts.
Check unit periodically for wear and tear. Replace worn or defective parts immediately - contact Vector
Customer Service Department at (954) 584-4446 ext. 19 or toll-free (866) 584-5504 or through our
internet address: www.vectormfg.com
Do not attempt to jumpstart a frozen battery.
NEVER submerge this unit in water.
Do not wear vinyl clothing when jumpstarting 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 items, and restrain long hair, before attempting
jumpstart procedure.
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WARNINGS:
1.
Vehicles that have on-board computerized systems may be damaged if vehicle battery is jumpstarted. Before
jumpstarting this type of vehicle, read the vehicle owner‘s manual to confirm that external-starting assistance is
advised.
2. Excessive engine cranking can damage the vehicle ‘s starter motor. If the engine fails to start after the
recommended number of attempts, discontinue jumpstart procedure and look for other problems that may
need to be corrected.
NOTE: IF AUDIBLE ALARM SOUNDS - DO NOT TURN ON SAFETY SWITCH!
THEN REVERSE THE CABLE CLAMP CONNECTIONS
2.1 EASY, STEP-BY-STEP JUMPSTARTING INSTRUCTIONS
1. Turn OFF vehicle ignition switch and all accessories (radio, a/c, lights, cell phone, etc.).
Place vehicle in “park” and set the emergency brake.
2. Make sure jumpstart safety power switch is turned OFF.
3. Follow procedure for negative or positive
grounded system, as follows:
NEGATIVE GROUNDED SYSTEM
Figure 2
(NEGATIVE BATTERY TERMINAL IS CONNECTED TO
Fixed Clamp
CHASSIS—MOST COMMON METHOD:
Cover
1. TO REMOVE BOOSTER CLAMPS FROM
PROTECTIVE HOLSTER (FIG. 2): SIMPLY PULL
DOWN ON CLAMP—WHEN CLEAR OF CLAMP
COVER REMOVE CLAMP. TO REPLACE BOOSTER
CLAMP INTO PROTECTIVE HOLSTER—RETURN
CLAMP TO SHOULDER REST, ROTATE OUT AND
PUSH DOWN THEN SLIDE CLAMP UP INTO
PROTECTIVE COVER.
2. CONNECT POSITIVE (+) RED CLAMP TO
VEHICLE BATTERY ‘S POSITIVE TERMINAL.
3. CONNECT NEGATIVE (-) BLACK CLAMP TO
CHASSIS OR A SOLID, NON-MOVING, METAL
VEHICLE COMPONENT OR BODY PART. NEVER
CLAMP DIRECTLY TO NEGATIVE BATTERY
SLIDE DOWN AND ROTATE CLAMP OUTWARD
FROM BACK OF UNIT TO REMOVE
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TERMINAL OR MOVING PART.
IF AUDIBLE ALARM SOUNDS - DO NOT TURN ON SAFETY SWITCH!
REVERSE POLARITY OF CLAMP CONNECTIONS
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 step 3 above with the following steps, and
then proceed to steps 4-6 below.
3a. Connect negative (-) black clamp to vehicle battery ‘s negative terminal.
3b. 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.
If audible alarm sounds - do not turn on safety switch reverse polarity of clamp connections
4. Turn jumpstart system ‘s power switch to ON position.
5. Start vehicle (do not turn key for longer than 5-6 seconds).
6. After vehicle starts, turn jumpstart system ‘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 built-in storage holsters.
CAUTIONS:
1. If vehicle fails to start, leave vehicle ignition key turned OFF, disconnect the negative (-)
clamp first, then the positive (+) clamp and discontinue jumpstarting procedure.
2. Recharge jumpstart system after each use.
WARNINGS:
1. ALWAYS disconnect the negative (Black) jumper cable first; followed by the positive (Red)
jumper cable.
2. 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.
3. There is a risk of explosive gases being released when batteries are improperly charged
or discharged. Failure to follow instructions may cause property damage, explosive
hazard and/or personal injury.
4. ALWAYS USE PROTECTIVE EYEWEAR WHEN USING THIS PRODUCT: CONTACT WITH BATTERY
ACID MAY CAUSE BLINDNESS AND/OR SEVERE BURNS.
5. Keep out of reach of children!!
6. ALWAYS store battery clamps in built-in holsters when not in use. Never touch battery
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