Jumper cables and battery chargers


#1

Why, when I follow the warnings and directions on jumper cables and battery chargers, do they never work, but when I ignore them they always work? Could this have something to do with government regulations?


#2

EXACTLY what works and what doesn’t work???


#3

All the directions I’ve ever seen with these products couldn’t be simplier. Wonder what OP does at Christmas assembling presents for the kids?


#4

I don’t have any problems when I follow the directions and heed the warnings using jumper cables or battery chargers. If they don’t work you’re doing something incorrectly.


#5

No, I Dont Think So. For Me, Following The Warnings / Directions Always Yields Positive Results.

Please tell very specifically why you make your statement. Give a detailed example of doing it by the book and having it not work and then doing it your way and getting results.

CSA


#6

What the heck are you talking about?


#7

I’ve had more modern chargers that won’t work on a discharged battery. I found it odd, but after looking through the included manual …it was there.

It’s only when all else fails do we read the instructions ;^)


#8

This must be one of those lessons which begins: "Now, students, DON’T do it like this! THIS is bad! "


#9

I Don’t Know Spanish, But Doesn’t “El Toro Blanco” Have Some "Bull . . " In It ?
CSA


#10

dictionary definition and putting it in a family friendly term… taurus feces.


#11

red lead to positive terminal. black lead to negative terminal. connect to dead battery first. last connection is to good battery ground.
If the dead battery has a bad cell, this still might not get the jump start you want.
rev the charging engine a little for a few before you try to crank the dead vehicle.
Not all batteries can be charged. If it fails, check the specific gravity, you may need a new one.


#12

I forgot to add, check the fluid level in the battery if it is the open type. Add only distilled water if the level it low.


#13

oh, yeah, and clean the battery terminal posts, and the cable clamps too. sometimes that is all that is wrong.