Jump starter for car alternative

– the Adaptive Booster 

Sometimes we end up in a situation where our car has a flat battery. This means that the battery is completely drained or too discharged to be able to start your car. In this situation many people look for a jump starter for a car to get the battery going again.

While jump cables or a jump starter for a car can get you going again, there can be situations where they can be dangerous for the user, the battery or the vehicle electronics.

An Adaptive Booster is a better option than traditional jump starting, since it is the safest way for you to get your flat battery going.

Why do batteries go flat? 

Getting a flat battery can happen for a number of reasons. Simply leaving a car battery unattended for long periods of time will slowly drain the battery. In modern vehicles a lot of electronics systems are running even when the car is not turned on, making the battery drain even faster.

Extreme temperatures can also affect the battery’s efficiency and is another reason why you might end up in a situation where you need a jump starter for a car. Extreme heat will drain your battery faster, increasing the likelihood of you having to use a jump starter. On the other hand, colder weather is bad for the battery too, as more power is required from the battery to start the car.

It’s important to note that a jump starter pack can get you going if you end up with a flat battery, but an Adaptive Booster is a safer option for your battery and for your vehicle electronics.

Problems associated with classic jump starters and cables

The traditional method for a jump starter for car batteries sometimes uses cables to connect between two batteries. These are called jump cables or jumper cables, and are meant to link one charged battery from a donor vehicle to the flat battery in the vehicle that needs to be jump started. By linking the two batteries together, you transfer power from the donor vehicle to the dead vehicle, while bypassing the flat battery, to get the dead vehicle going. Once you’ve started it, the alternator will recharge the flat battery.

There are multiple issues when it comes to using another car as the jump starter for car batteries. If you don’t connect the cables properly, you might cause a spark and in worst case a fire. If connected the wrong way around, you could risk reversing the polarity of the battery, which could destroy your car’s electronics.

Using another vehicle as a jump starter for a car could also harm any of the two connected vehicles through what is known as load dumping. When connecting the two vehicles to each other a field of electromagnetic energy is being created in the cables. Once you disconnect any of the vehicles, that electromagnetic field collapses, ultimately shooting the energy back into the vehicle that is still connected. This could cause a massive spike in voltage, which could blow the ECUs in the vehicle and completely destroy its electronic systems.

Jump starter packs generally have more built-in safety features than traditional jump cables, but as they often work in the same way, they have similar problems. Besides being potentially dangerous for the user or the vehicle electronics, using a traditional jump starter for a car in a completely correct way, could still damage the vehicle battery.

As the jump starter pack bypasses the battery to get the vehicle started, it acts as a power reservoir for the vehicle. Once the jump starter pack is disconnected, the alternator in the vehicle will discover the empty battery and start to pump in electricity at a much higher rate than what is good for the battery. This generates heat and in some cases the battery plates inside the battery could become so warm that they start to bend. If that happens, the battery plates start to break and debris will fall down to the bottom of the battery. This permanently damages the battery, ultimately reducing its capacity and lifespan. Eventually the battery would need replacement, which could have been avoided if charged properly or if powered up by an Adaptive Booster.

Why an adaptive booster is better than a classic jump starter?

Instead of using sheer energy and a large burst of it with a traditional jump starter for a car, you can work with an adaptive booster that will help power up the flat battery in much safer conditions. Instead of shooting large amounts of electricity through all at once, the adaptive booster quickly but gradually sends energy to the battery until there’s enough power to start the vehicle. It is spark free and reverse polarity protected, meaning that it poses no risk even if you connect it incorrectly and by powering the battery to a level where it can start the vehicle, instead of acting as a power reservoir and bypassing the battery, it is risk free for the vehicle electronics and much gentler to the battery.

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

Even though regularly charging your battery is your best bet to keep it in peak condition, we understand that you’re still going to need to have something in case of emergency, and we have you covered with our adaptive booster CS FREE, which replaces the need of a jump starter for car.

Not only does the CS FREE power up your flat battery safely and efficiently in cases of trouble, it also takes a holistic approach to battery care, by turning into a smart 5A battery charger and maintainer once connected to a source of power, enabling you to keep your battery in peak condition and avoid breaking down in the first place.

The CS FREE helps to keep your 12V lithium or lead-acid battery charged. It can also power your battery through a mains power source or alternative energy sources such as a solar panel or separate service battery, enabling you to charge while being off-grid. The charge in CS FREE’s internal battery will last for up to a year, so that it is always ready when you need it. It’s truly a portable jump starter alternative and battery charger all in one unit!

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