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The Rescue® LiFePO4 portable power pack uses a Lithium Iron Phosphate battery, which has a flat voltage discharge curve and is one of the safest Li-Ion batteries on the market. LiFePO4 batteries tend to be slightly lower in voltage, but are more tolerant in maintaining heavy current loads over long periods of time.
Key safety features were built into the LiFePO4 unit, not just into the booster clamps. A microprocessor board controls multiple protection features including overload, reverse polarity, short circuit, overheat, backfeed/backward current, over-charge/discharge, low voltage and low temperature protections.
To ensure all of the LiFePO4 safety features were easy to identify and understand, a 1" X 2" LCD screen was added for clear code recognition. If an error occurs, the microprocessor will display the corresponding protection code. The user will know exactly what the issue is and how to correct it.
The clamps and larger gauge cables allow for high current flow which the LiFePO4 provides. The clamps and 8ga tin-plated cables are manufactured of heavy copper-clad steel, allowing for heavier current flow through both jaws and is rated up to 200°C.
How many starts can I get out of this unit before recharging?
There are many variables that could change the overall performance (amperage draw, temperature, condition of the vehicle being started) but this unit was cycle tested up to 15 times at 400 amps. It's not recommended to attempt more than 6-8 starts before recharging.
How should I store this unit?
When stored in its included plastic storage case, the power pack should be stored in temperatures above 32°F (0°C). This is the minimum rated operating temperature for the unit. The unit may we stored at temperatures ranging from -4°F to 104°F (-20°C to 40°C) without damage.
Will the unit power OFF automatically?
You need to press the on/off button to the unit on or off. This unit will turn off 3 hours after it has been sitting idle.
What is the recharging time?
This depends on how low the battery is. A typical recharge time can range from 3 to 6 hours.
Is there any additional maintenance that is needed?
The unit should be charged every 3 to 6 months to help extend the life of the battery and keep it stored in a cool, dry place within the included case.
How long is the "cool down" period between jump starts and after F03 protection error code is displayed?
Between jump starts the unit has a 60 second cooling period, and after F03 is displayed it will take approximately 12-15 minutes for the unit to cool down. However, it could be less, depending on the room temperature.
I've had one of these versatile LiFePO4 (Lithium Iron Phosphate) jump starts for ~3 years & have found it highly reliable & a great performer. Here in New Zealand our winters are pretty tame but the usual demand arises when drivers forget to turn off their interior lights & the battery flattens over a weekend. Of course this can be even faster if main lights are left on full at say a supermarket... Aside from my own family use every winter diverse neighbours chase me up at short notice to get their car mobile !
Need to jump start my 90HP outboard on my pontoon boat an attached my jump starter and the engine started right up. Thank goodness!