Jump starter alternative for car

– the Adaptive Booster 

Once in a while we may end up in situations where our car gets a flat battery. It means the battery is either too disharged or totally drained and it will not be able to get your car to start. In this situation a lot of people start looking for a so called jump starter for car, to be able to get the battery up and running again.

While a jump starter for car or jump cables can get your car going again, there may be situations where things like that can be dangerous when using them, for both you, the vehicle electronics and the battery.

An Adaptive Booster is smarter than a traditional jump starter, since it is the safest way to get your flat battery going.

Why does a battery go flat? 

The reasons for a flat battery can be many. Simply leaving the car battery unattended, and especially for longer periods of time is something that will slowly drain your battery. In modern cars and other vehicles, many electronics systems are still running even when the vechicle is turned off, and this is draining your battery even faster.

Very high and very low temperatures can also have an affect on the battery’s efficiency, which is another reason that you might need a jump starter for car. Very extreme heat will make your battery drain faster, increasing the risks of you being in need of a jump starter. But, colder weather is also bad for your battery, since more power is needed from your battery to get the car starting.

An important note is that jump starter packs can get you on the road again if you wind up with a drained battery, but having an Adaptive Booster is the safer option for the battery and for the vehicle electronics.

Problems that comes with traditional jump cables and jump starters

The traditional method when using a jump starter for car, sometimes includes using cables to connect the two batteries. These cables are called jumper cables or jump cables, and they are meant to be the link between one charged battery in a donor vehicle, and the vehicle with the flat battery that is in need to be jump started. When linking these two batteries together, the power is transfered from the donor car to the dead car, and at the same time bypassing the flat battery, in order to get the vehicle, that is dead, going. Once it is started, the alternator will start to recharge the battery.

There are many issues when using another car as your jump starter for car battery. If you do not properly connect the cables, it might cause sparks and even worse, a fire. If you connect it the wrong way, you could potentially reverse the battery's polarity, which could destroy the car’s electronics.

When using another car as your jump starter for car, it could even harm the donor car, through something called load dumping. When you connect the two cars to each other it creates an electromagnetic field of energy in the cables. When you disconnect any one of the vehicles, the electromagnetic field collapses, resulting in shooting all the energy back to the vehicle that still is connected. This could potentially cause a hugh spike in voltage, and this could blow the vehicle's ECUs and completely destroy the electronic systems.

A jump starter pack, compared to traditional jump cables, generally have more safety features built in, but since they often function the same way, you can experience similar problems. They can potentially be dangerous for the one using them or to the vehicle electronics, but the traditional jump starter for car, even used in a correct way, might still damage the car battery.

Since the jump starter packs bypasses the battery in order to get the car started, it functions as a power reservoir for the car. When you disconnect the jump starter pack, the alternator in the car will discover the drained battery and it will start to pump electricity in at a higher rate than what is healthy for the battery. And this generates heat, which in some cases could lead to the battery plates that are inside the battery, becoming so warm, they start bending. If that is what is happening, the battery plates will start to break and it will lead to debris falling down to the battery's bottom. This permanently damages your battery, ultimately reducing the capacity and lifespan. This could mean the battery would need to be replaced, which, if charged properly or charged with an Adaptive Booster, could've been avoided.

Why is Adaptive Boosters better options than the traditional jump starter?

The traditional jump starter for car is using a large burst of sheer energy. Working with an Adaptive Booster, will help get the flat battery going in a much safer way. Instead of shooting hugh electricity amounts through all at once, an Adaptive Booster sends energy, quickly but gradually, to your battery until there is enough power to get the vehicle starting. It is free from sparks and also reverse polarity protected, which means that even if you connect it in a wrong way, there is no risk. And by powering your battery to the level where the vehicle can start, instead of functioning as a power reservoir, bypassing the battery, there are no risks for the vehicle's electronics and it is much gentler to your battery.

Say your goodbye to traditonal jump starter packs and say hello to the CS FREE! 

Even if you regularly charge your battery to keep it in top condition, we know that you are still in need of something if there is an emergency, and we've got you covered with the Adaptive Booster CTEK CS FREE, which will replace the need for a jump starter for car.

The CS FREE will not only power up the flat battery efficiently and safely in case of trouble, it also has a holistic approach when it comes to battery care. It turns into a 5A smart maintainer and battery charger, once you connect it to a power source. This helps you keep the battery in top condition and avoid it to break down.

The CS FREE will help keeping your 12V lead-acid or lithium battery charged, and it can also charge your battery through the mains power source or an alternative energy source, for example a separate service battery or a solar panel, enabling you to charge the battery while being off-grid. When charged, the CS FREE will keep the charge for up to one year, letting it always be ready when needed. It really is an alternative to a portable jump starter and battery charger, all wrapped up in one unit!

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