Jump Leads

Battery Jump leads are a pair of cables that are used to recharge a flat car battery by connecting it to the battery in another car or a generator. Jump Leads allow starting an engine in a critical situation and suppose to be a must-have accessory of every car. The process of jump starting is very easy. A user just needs to temporarily clip flat battery from one car to the charged battery in another car. Other than jump-starting cables can also be used with a battery charger. Jump Leads are commonly referred to as just ’Jump Boosters, Booster Cables or Jumper Cables’. The Heavy-Duty Jump Leads are available when it comes to starting big diesel or petrol engines but at the other end in most situation, regular cables are good enough.

Jump Start process step-by-step guide:
Jump leads have a consistent colour standard with one red lead and one black lead. The red lead is the lead that is clipped to the positive terminal on the donor battery/power generator and the flat battery. The black lead is clipped to the negative terminal on the donor vehicle/power generator and then to a suitable earthing point (such as the chassis) on the vehicle with the flat battery.

The end of each jump lead is fitted with large, heavy-duty crocodile clamps / clips. Jump cable clips are usually made of copper or steel. This makes it safe to work with incredibly easy to make the necessary connections.

Jump leads a great way of temporarily recharging a dead battery in your car. Jump leads can be used by practically anyone, but you should always adhere to your vehicle handbook, product information guide and safety instructions. For example, you must never attempt to recharge a battery that is leaking, corroded or damaged in any way. Also, both handbrake and bonnets lock suppose to be applied while cables are connected.

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RS Stock No. 196-8250
1 Pair
16mm 150A 3.5m
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25mm 220A 3.5m