How to Use a Pair of Battery Booster Cables on Car?

There’s nothing worse than trying to drive home from a hard day and get some rest as soon as possible, only to find that the car has no electricity, maybe the car battery is bad. Maybe you left an interior light on or your battery has simply reached the end of its life. Either way, car batteries don’t typically give you signs of trouble until it’s too late, and then your car just won’t start. So, whether your car is old or new, it’s always good to have a proper battery booster cable in your car – and it must. When problems occur, something is better than nothing.

We suggest ones that are 4 to 6 gauge and at least 20 feet (6 meters) long. Those extra-long cables will come in handy and make connecting batteries easier if you can’t put two cars directly next to each other. Also look for jumpers with thicker cables and heavy clamps. They’ll be more durable and last longer. When you start the battery, it is important to use the battery booster cable the right way, because it will bring dangerous if using it incorrectly.

Instructions for starting negative grounded vehicles before starting:

1)Connect clamps in order as shown in diagram.

2)Move away from car being boosted.

3)Start dead battery car, if unsuccessful, first start good battery car and then start dead battery car.

4)Remove clamps in exact reverse order. Be careful to avoid moving blades of fan.

5)If either battery is positive ground, see vehicle owner’s manual for instructions or seek service assistance.

Instructions for starting negative grounded vehicles

Consult your car owner’s manual and booster cable package for complete details:

1)Connect one clamp to “dead” battery terminal wired to starter or solenoid. ( Positive (+) Post )

2)Connect the other end of the cable with same colored clamp to the Positive (+) post of the good battery.

3)Connect other clamp to Negative (-) post of “good” battery.

4)Connect remaining clamp to engine block of stalled car as far away from the battery as possible.

5)Start car and immediately remove clamps reversing procedure by removing clamp at engine block first.

In any case, it is necessary to check your car battery regularly, and also don’t forget always prepare a proper car booster cable with you for the in case use.

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