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OPERATOR’S MANUAL
Jump Starter and DC Power Source
Model No.
28.71486
Read and follow all Safety
Rules and Operating Instructions
before Every Use of this Product.
Save these instructions.
Sears Brands Management Corporation, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
00-99-001000/0710
Table of Contents
Section
Page
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
2
PERSONAL PRECAUTIONS
3
FOLLOW THESE STEPS WHEN connecting to a BATTERY
4
Grounding and AC power cord connections
5
ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS
5
FEATURES
5
Charging the internal battery of the Jump starter
5
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
6
MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS
8
Moving and STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS
8
TROUBLESHOOTING
9
SPECIFICATIONS
9
REPLACEMENT PARTS/accessories
9
CONTAINS SEALED NON-SPILLABLE LEAD-ACID
BATTERY. MUST BE DISPOSED OF PROPERLY.
WARNING: Possible explosion hazard. Contact with
battery acid may cause severe burns and blindness.
Keep out of reach of children.
DieHard ONE-Year Full Warranty
When operated and maintained according to all supplied instructions, if this DieHard
product fails due to a defect in material or workmanship within 1 year from the date of
purchase, return it to any DieHard outlet in the United States for free replacement.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights
which vary from state to state.
Sears Brands Management Corporation, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
For customer assistance or replacement parts,
call toll-free from 7 am to 5 pm CT
Monday through Friday: 1-800-732-7764
IMPORTANT: READ AND SAVE THIS SAFETY AND INSTRUCTION MANUAL.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS – Charge the jump starter internal battery
immediately after purchase, after every use and every 30 days. This manual
will show you how to use your jump starter safely and effectively. Please
read, understand and follow these instructions and precautions carefully, as
this manual contains important safety and operating instructions. The safety
messages used throughout this manual contain a signal word, a message and
an icon.
The signal word indicates the level of the hazard in a situation.
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
will result in death or serious injury to the operator or bystanders.
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
could result in death or serious injury to the operator or bystanders.
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
could result in moderate or minor injury to the operator
or bystanders.
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
could result in damage to the equipment or vehicle or
property damage.
Safety messages in this manual contain two different type styles.
• Unnumbered type states the hazard.
• Numbered type states how to avoid the hazard.
The icon gives a graphical description of the potential hazard.
Pursuant to California Proposition 65, this product contains chemicals
known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or
other reproductive harm.
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1.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS - SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS This manual contains important safety and operating instructions
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK OR FIRE.
1.1
1.2
1.3
Read the entire manual before using this product. Failure to do so could result
in serious injury or death.
Keep out of reach of children.
Use only recommended attachments. Use of an attachment not recommended
or sold by the jump starter manufacturer may result in a risk of fire, electric
shock or injury to persons or damage to property.
1.4
Do not put fingers or hands into any of the jump starter’s outlets.
1.5
1.6
Do not expose the jump starter to rain or snow.
Use of an improper extension cord to charge the jump starter could result in a
risk of fire and electric shock. Make sure:
• That the pins on the plug of the extension cord are the same number, size
and shape as those of the plug on the jump starter.
• That the extension cord is properly wired and in good electrical condition.
1.7
• That the extension cord has a wire size of 18 gauge (AWG) or larger and is
50 feet long or less.
To reduce the risk of electric shock, turn off and/or unplug the jump starter
before attempting any maintenance or cleaning. Simply turning off the controls
will not reduce this risk.
1.8
Do not operate the jump starter if it has received a sharp blow, been dropped
or otherwise damaged in any way; take it to a qualified service person. (Call
customer service at: 1-800-732-7764.)
1.9
Do not disassemble the jump starter; take it to a qualified service person when
service or repair is required. Incorrect reassembly may result in a risk of fire or
electric shock. (Call customer service at: 1-800-732-7764.)
RISK OF EXPLOSIVE GASES.
1.10 WORKING IN THE VICINITY OF A LEAD-ACID BATTERY IS DANGEROUS.
BATTERIES GENERATE EXPLOSIVE GASES DURING NORMAL BATTERY
OPERATION. FOR THIS REASON, IT IS OF UTMOST IMPORTANCE THAT
YOU FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS EACH TIME YOU USE THE
jump starter.
1.11 To reduce the risk of a battery explosion, follow these instructions and those
published by the battery manufacturer and the manufacturer of any equipment
you intend to use in the vicinity of the battery. Review the cautionary markings
on these products and on the engine.
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2.
PERSONAL PRECAUTIONS
RISK OF EXPLOSIVE GASES. A
SPARK NEAR THE BATTERY MAY
CAUSE A BATTERY EXPLOSION.
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF A
SPARK NEAR THE BATTERY:
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.6
2.7
2.8
Working in the vicinity of a lead-acid battery is dangerous. Batteries generate
explosive gases during normal battery operation. For this reason, it is of
utmost importance that you follow the instructions each time you use the
jump starter.
NEVER smoke or allow a spark or flame in the vicinity of a battery or engine.
Do not permit the internal battery of the jump starter to freeze. Never charge a
frozen battery.
To prevent sparking, NEVER allow clips to touch together or contact the same
piece of metal.
When charging the internal battery of the jump starter, work in a well ventilated
area and do not restrict the ventilation in any way.
Be extra cautious to reduce the risk of dropping a metal tool onto a battery. It
might spark or short-circuit the battery or other electrical part that may cause
an explosion.
Remove personal metal items such as rings, bracelets, necklaces and watches
when working with a lead-acid battery. A lead-acid battery can produce a shortcircuit current high enough to weld a ring or the like to metal, causing a
severe burn.
Be sure the area around the battery is well ventilated while the jump starter is
being used.
RISK OF CONTACT WITH BATTERY ACID.
BATTERY ACID IS A HIGHLY CORROSIVE
SULFURIC ACID.
2.9
2.10
2.11
2.12
2.13
2.14
2.15
2.16
2.17
Consider having someone close enough by to come to your aid when you work
near a lead-acid battery.
Have plenty of fresh water and soap nearby in case battery acid contacts your
skin, clothing or eyes.
Wear complete eye and body protection, including safety goggles and
protective clothing. Avoid touching your eyes while working near the battery.
If battery acid contacts your skin or clothing, immediately wash the area with
soap and water. If acid enters your eye, immediately flood the eye with cold
running water for at least 10 minutes and get medical attention right away.
If battery acid is accidentally swallowed, drink milk, the whites of eggs or water.
DO NOT induce vomiting. Seek medical attention immediately.
Stay clear of fan blades, belts, pulleys and other parts that may cause injury.
Clean the battery terminals before using the jump starter. During cleaning,
keep airborne corrosion from coming into contact with your eyes, nose and
mouth. Use baking soda and water to neutralize the battery acid and help
eliminate airborne corrosion. Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth.
Determine the voltage of the battery by referring to the vehicle owner’s manual
and make sure that the output voltage of the jump starter is correct.
Make sure that the jump starter cable clips make tight connections.
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3.
FOLLOW THESE STEPS WHEN connecting to a BATTERY
A SPARK NEAR THE BATTERY
MAY CAUSE A BATTERY
EXPLOSION. TO REDUCE THE
RISK OF A SPARK NEAR THE
BATTERY:
NEGATIVE GROUNDED SYSTEM
3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
3.5
3.6
3.7
3.8
Attach the output cables to the battery and chassis as indicated below. Never
allow the output clips to touch each other.
Position the DC cables to reduce the risk of damage by the hood, door and
moving or hot engine parts. NOTE: If it is necessary to close the hood during
the charging process, ensure that the hood does not touch the metal part of
the battery clips or cut the insulation of the cables.
Stay clear of fan blades, belts, pulleys and other parts that can cause injury.
Check the polarity of the battery posts. The POSITIVE (POS, P, +) battery post
usually has a larger diameter then the NEGATIVE (NEG, N, -) post.
Determine which post of the battery is grounded (connected) to the chassis.
If the negative post is grounded to the chassis (as in most vehicles), see step
3.6. If the positive post is grounded to the chassis, see step 3.7.
For a negative-grounded vehicle, connect the POSITIVE (RED) clip from the
jump starter to the POSITIVE (POS, P, +) ungrounded post of the battery.
Connect the NEGATIVE (BLACK) clip to the vehicle chassis or engine block
away from the battery. Do not connect the clip to the carburetor, fuel lines or
sheet-metal body parts. Connect to a heavy gauge metal part of the frame or
engine block.
For a positive-grounded vehicle, connect the NEGATIVE (BLACK) clip from
the jump starter to the NEGATIVE (NEG, N, -) ungrounded post of the battery.
Connect the POSITIVE (RED) clip to the vehicle chassis or engine block away
from the battery. Do not connect the clip to the carburetor, fuel lines or sheetmetal body parts. Connect to a heavy gauge metal part of the frame or
engine block.
When disconnecting the jump starter, turn all switches to off (if applicable),
remove the clip from the vehicle chassis and then remove the clip from the
battery terminal.
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4.
Grounding and AC power cord connections
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK OR FIRE.
4.1
5.
The jump starter internal charger plug is for use on a nominal 120-volt circuit.
The extension cord utilized with the internal charger plug must be plugged into
an outlet that is properly installed and grounded in accordance with all local
codes and ordinances. The plug pins must fit the receptacle (outlet). Do not
use with an ungrounded system.
ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS
Remove all cord wraps and uncoil the cables prior to using the jump starter.
6.
FEATURES
1
4
6
5
3
2
7.
7.1
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Jump start ON/OFF Switch
Power Switch
Indicator LEDs
Built-In Light
Charger Plug
12V Accessory Plug
Charging the internal battery of the Jump starter
Important: charge immediately after purchase, after each
use and every 30 days to keep the jump starter INTERNAL
BATTERY FULLY CHARGED.
LED Indicators:
To check the internal battery’s charge status, toggle the Light/Display switch to
the DISPLAY position.
The led lights will indicate the charge level as follows:
• A red LED indicates a 50% or less charge and you should immediately
recharge the jump starter.
• A yellow LED indicates a 50 to 75% charge. The jump starter may be used
but should be recharged as soon as possible.
• A green LED indicates the internal battery is fully charged.
• The CHARGING (red) LED indicates the jump starter is charging
(connected to an AC power source.) At full charge, the FULL (green) LED
will light.
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7.2
Charging the Internal Battery using the Built-In Charger:
1. To charge, plug an 18 gauge (AWG) or larger extension cord into the
charger plug on the side of the jump starter. (Extension cord not included;
must be purchased separately.)
2. Plug the extension cord into a 120V AC electrical wall outlet.
3. The CHARGING (red) LED will glow indicating charging.
4. The FULL (green) LED will light when the battery has reached full charge.
This could take up to 72 hours due to the age and condition of the battery.
The charger will automatically go into maintain mode and maintain the
battery at full charge without damaging it.
5. Charge the jump starter as soon as possible after use.
internal battery.
Do not use the jump starter while charging the
You may also charge the internal battery while driving, using the male-to-male
charger cable (p/n 94500109 – not included). Insert one end of the accessory
cable into the 12V DC power outlet and the other end into the vehicle’s
accessory outlet (lighter socket). Completely disconnect the charger cable
when the engine is not running.
The CHARGING (red) LED and the FULL (green) LED do not
operate during this method of charging. Using this method to charge the
battery overrides the maintain mode and the battery can be overcharged.
Monitor the progress of the battery and when it reaches a full (100%) charge,
disconnect the charger. Do not leave the battery unattended or it could explode
causing property damage or personal injury.
8.
8.1
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Jump Starting a Vehicle Engine
Do not use the jump starter while charging the internal
battery.
1. Turn the vehicle’s ignition OFF before making cable connections.
2. Connect the jump starter to the battery following the precautions listed in
section 3.
Risk of Explosion.
If you have connected the clips backwards, an audio alarm will
sound. DO NOT turn the On/Off switch to the ON position. This could
cause serious damage to the jump starter or the vehicle. Reverse the
connections and the audio alarm will stop.
3. Crank the engine. If the engine does not start within 5-8 seconds, stop
cranking and wait at least 1 minute before attempting to start the vehicle
again. (This permits the battery to cool down.)
4. After the engine starts, disconnect the black clip (-) and then the red clip (+)
in that order.
5. Recharge the jump starter as soon as possible after use.
Risk of Explosion.
To prevent sparking, NEVER allow the clips to touch together or to
contact the same piece of metal. Never attempt to jump start a
frozen battery.
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8.2
Powering a 12V DC Device:
The jump starter is a power source for all 12V DC accessories that are
equipped with a 12V accessory plug. Use it for power outages and fishing or
camping trips. Estimated usage time is listed in the chart below.
Make sure the device to be powered is OFF before inserting the 12V DC
accessory plug into the 12V DC accessory outlet.
1. Ensure that the battery clips are securely clipped on the storage holders.
2. Open the protective cover of the DC power outlet on the side of the
jump starter.
3. Plug the 12V DC device into the DC power outlet, and turn the 12V DC
device on (if required).
4. If the 12V DC device draws more than 15A or has a short circuit, the
internal circuit breaker of the jump starter will trip and disconnect the
power to the device. Disconnect the 12V DC device. The breaker will
automatically reset after an overload occurs.
The DC power outlet is wired directly to the internal battery. Extended
operation of a 12V DC device may result in excessive battery drain. Recharge
immediately after unplugging the 12V DC device.
Appliance Type
Estimated Wattage
Estimated Usage Time
Cell Phone
4 watts
36 hours
Fluorescent Light
4 watts
36 hours
Radio, Fan
9 watts
16 hours
Depth Finder
9 watts
16 hours
Camcorder, VCR
15 watts
9.6 hours
Electrical Tool
24 watts
6 hours
Electrical Cooler
48 watts
3 hours
Car Vacuum, Air Compressor
80 watts
1.8 hours
8.3
NOTE: Estimated run-times. Actual time may vary. Times are based on the
internal battery being fully charged
Using the Built-In Light
1. Position the jump starter on a flat, stable surface near the intended
work area.
2. Ensure that the battery clips are securely clipped on the storage holders.
3. Press the Power Switch to the LIGHT position.
4. The jump starter light will turn on and illuminate your work area.
5. Press the Power Switch to the OFF position.
6. Charge the jump starter as soon as possible after using the built-in light.
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9.
9.1
9.2
9.3
9.4
9.5
MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS
After use and before performing maintenance, unplug and disconnect the jump
starter (see sections 3 and 4).
Use a dry cloth to wipe all battery corrosion and other dirt or oil from the
battery clips, cords, and the jump starter case.
Ensure that all of the jump starter components are in place and in good
working condition, for example, the plastic boots on the battery clips.
Servicing does not require opening the unit, as there are no userserviceable parts.
All other servicing should be performed by qualified service personal.
10.
10.1
10.2
10.3
Moving and STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS
Store the jump starter in an upright position.
Store inside, in a cool, dry place.
Do not store the clips on the handle, clipped together, on or around metal, or
clipped to cables. The clips on the jump starter are live and will produce arcing
or sparking if they come in contact with each other. To prevent accidental
arcing, always keep the clips on the storage holders when not using it to jump
start a vehicle.
10.4 If the jump starter is moved around the shop or transported to another location,
take care to avoid/prevent damage to the cords, clips and jump starter. Failure
to do so could result in personal injury or property damage.
Do not use and/or store the jump starter in or on any area or
surface where damage could occur if the internal battery should unexpectedly
leak acid.
10.5 IMPORTANT:
• CHARGE IMMEDIATELY AFTER PURCHASE
• KEEP FULLY CHARGED
Charge the jump starter internal battery immediately after purchase, after
every use and every 30 days.
All batteries are affected by temperature. The ideal storage temperature is
at 70 degrees Fahrenheit. The internal battery will gradually self-discharge
(lose power) over time, especially in warm environments. Leaving the battery
in a discharged state may result in permanent battery damage. To ensure
satisfactory performance and avoid permanent damage, charge the internal
battery every month.
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11.
TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
The jump starter won’t jump Clips are not making a good
start my car.
connection to the battery.
REASON/SOLUTION
Check for poor connection
to battery and frame. Make
sure connection points
are clean. Rock the clips
back and forth for a better
connection.
The jump starter battery is
not charged.
Check the battery charge
status by pressing the button
on the front of the jump
starter. See LED Indicators
section of this manual.
The vehicle’s battery is
defective.
Have the battery checked.
The 12V device is not
turned on.
Turn on the 12V device.
The jump starter battery is
not charged.
Check the battery charge
status by pressing the button
on the front of the jump
starter. See LED Indicators
section of this manual.
The 12V device draws more
than 15A or has a short
circuit
Disconnect the 12V device.
The internal breaker will
automatically reset after a
minute or two. Try the 12V
device again. If it happens
again, replace the 12V
device.
The battery in the jump
starter won’t hold a charge.
The battery is bad (will not
accept a charge).
Have the battery checked.
The jump starter alarm is
on.
Connections are reversed.
Disconnect the jump starter
and reverse the clips.
The jump starter won’t
power my 12V device.
12.
SPECIFICATIONS
Internal Battery Type
DieHard Maintenance-free AGM Lead-acid
Nominal Voltage
12V DC
Capacity
12 Ah
DC Power Outlet (Max. Continuous Load)
15A With Automatic Circuit Breaker Reset
Built-in Light Bulb (Replaceable)
5w/12v DC (Base type BA9S)
Jumper Cables
8-gauge awg, 18 Inches
Dimensions (H x W x D)
9.5 H x 10 x 8 Inches
Product Weight
12.2 Lbs.
13.
REPLACEMENT PARTS/accessories
Male-to-Male Accessory 12V Charging Connector ----------------------- 94500109
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