GOOLOO Portable Battery Charger and Jump Starter
Last updated date: November 23, 2019
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GOOLOO A professional auto parts supplier GOOLOO is a well-known, experienced automobile parts brand with expertise in research & development, sales and after-sales service. What you get? 1 x GOOLOO Car Jump Starter GP37-Plus 1 x Smart Jumper Clamp 1 x Wall Charger (With UL Certification) 1 x Car Charger 1 x Micro-USB Cable 1 x User Manual GOOLOO Compact Jump Starter GP37-Plus The Powerful Power Pack This product confroms to UL.STD.2743 (NRTL), it also passed international authoritative organization certification, such as FCC, CE, UN38.3, MSDS, etc.It can be easily placed in the glovebox. You are free to go anywhere without calling any help from a trailer or other drivers, save you a lot of trailer costs. Super Safe-- Equipped with 8 protections for safer use. Multifunction jump starter with 800A peak current for 12V car battery . 18,000mAh External Battery Charger with Quick Charge - Equipped with QC3.0 Output, this battery jump starter can fully charge your cellphones, tablets, kindle and other devices at lightning speed. Bright LED Flashlight: It is built-in LED flashlight with Strobe functions and SOS for emergency situations. 12V/10A Output - It can power your auto products like the tire inflator air compressor and car refrigerator, the cigarette lighter is not included. It's compact enough to fit in a glove box and carry on an airplane. Easy to use Portable Charger Quick Charge 3.0 Technology: Ensures the fastest charging efficiency, 75% faster charging speed than conventional charger. LED Flashlight LED Flashlight-The LED flashlight has three modes(normal, strobe and SOS), Long press the power button to turn on the flashlight, press again for strobe, and press once again for SOS. Intelligent Clamp The clamps have built in protection against short circuit, reverse connection, high temperature, surge voltage, over charge ,over discharge, over current. LED Indicator The LED power indicator tells you its remaining power, prompting when your jump starter needs charging. For Optimal Use: Charge battery at least once every 3 months to avoid shortening its lifespan. Recharge your vehicle's battery as soon as possible after jump starting. ATTENTION To avoid injury and/or damage to your vehicle, do not connect the red and black clamps together. Remove battery within 30 seconds of starting your car. Keep out of reach of children. The non- professional do not dismantle products. Don't use the product at a high temperature or place it for a long time under a high temperature environment . Prohibit the use of non-original charger to charge the product. Use the original battery clamp with smart-protection to jump start the car. The maximum number of jump start a car is 4 times in two minutes. If products can't charged properly or the emergencies happen when you using products to start the car, please discontinue use immediately and find us to help you. GP2000 GP200 GP180 GP1500 GP37-Plus GP2000 GP200 GP180 GP1500 GP80 Peak Current 800A 2000A 1500A 1000A 1500A 500A Battery Capacity 66.6Wh 73Wh 76.9Wh 66.6Wh 55.5Wh 37Wh Input 15V/1A Type-C 15W(5V/3A) 15V/1A 15V/1A Type-C 15W(5V / 3A) Quick Charge 5V/2A,9V/2A Output Quick Charge(5V/2.4A,9V/2A) 5V/2.1A 12V/10A Type-C 15W(5V/3A) Quick Charge 5V/2.4A,9V/2A,12V/1.5A 5V/2.1A 15V/10A Quick Charge(5V/2.4A,9V/2A); 5V/2.1A; 12V/10A; Quick Charge(5V/2.4A,9V/2A); 5V/2.1A; 12V/10A; Type-C 15W (5V / 3A); Quick Charge (5V / 3A; 9V / 2A; 12V / 1.5A); 5V / 2.4A; 15V / 10A Dual Quick Charge 5V/2.4A,9V/2A Discharge Temperature -20℃ ~ 40℃ -20℃ ~ 40℃ -20℃ ~ 40℃ -20℃ ~ 40℃ -20℃ ~ 40℃ -20℃ ~ 40℃ Charge Temperature 0℃ ~ 45℃ 0℃ ~ 45℃ 0℃ ~ 45℃ 0℃ ~ 45℃ 0℃ ~ 45℃ 0℃ ~ 45℃ LED Light ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓
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An Overview On Car Battery Chargers
A car battery charger is one of those things you might not think about buying until you need it, but then you will wish you had the foresight to purchase one in advance. Choosing the right vehicle battery jumper or charger device depends on several factors unique to your situation.
The primary consideration to determine is what type of car battery charger will best suit your needs.
Vicki Liston is the writer, producer and narrator of “On The Fly…DIY,” an award-winning home improvement and DIY show of unique project tutorials for the casual DIY’er.
“There are two basic types of car battery chargers: trickle and smart (also called multi-step) chargers,” shares Liston. “I don’t consider the float chargers to be actual ‘chargers,’ as they won’t resurrect a dead battery and are only used to maintain the charge.”
Learning the pros, cons and capabilities of a car battery charger type is helpful in the decision-making process.
“Trickle chargers are the most inexpensive,” Liston says, “but they are also the slowest.”
While this might seem like a downfall, it can be an advantage in certain situations.
“If you aren’t in a major rush to recharge, a trickle unit will serve you well,” explains Liston. “It’s actually better for the battery to charge slower than faster as a fast charge can generate a lot of heat and damage the battery.”
If safety is top of mind, a smart charger might be a better choice.
“Smart or multi-step chargers employ the use of a microprocessor to assess the battery and make automatic decisions about how to charge. The standard versions have the automatic stop feature to avoid overcharging, damage, and explosions,” Liston points out. “They can also detect if you’ve accidentally connected the cables to the wrong terminals, called ‘reverse polarity protection.’ A trickle charger will ruin a battery if connected incorrectly while a smart charger just won’t begin to charge at all. Understandably, these are the more expensive option, but they are also the safest.”
Be sure to check the amp rating on a potential car battery charger, as this will let you know how quickly it will charge your battery.
“Trickle chargers are rated at below one amp so it may take a few days to fully charge a battery,” Liston says. “Again, slower is better for the battery, but you might not have the luxury of waiting around that long and need it up and running in a hurry.
“Higher rated chargers can run around 20 amps and the emergency ‘get this thing started NOW’ type chargers can crank out 40 amps to get you on the road in a hot minute,” continues Liston. “Some smart chargers allow you to choose a recharge setting based on your circumstances. You can set it lower when you have the time to wait and it won’t expend unnecessary, damaging heat. Set it higher only when the occasion calls for speed. You’ll have the best of both worlds in one charger.”
DWYM Fun Fact
The materials used to make vehicle batteries are recycled more than any other material used in consumer products in the world. A whopping 99% of battery lead is recycled, compared with 55% of aluminum cans, 45% of newspaper and 26% of tires and glass bottles.
Used lead grids, components and ingots as well as used plastic cases and pellets from an old car battery can be recycled into lead grids, cases and components for new automotive batteries.
Unfortunately, people do not always recycle responsibly. An estimated 1.8 million used batteries end up in landfills and other dangerous places. An improperly dumped lead-acid battery can leak lead, acid and mercury into the ground, lakes and streams.
The good news is that recycling used vehicle batteries is hassle-free. Most automotive parts retailers or dealership service departments will handle it for you. Just drop it off at a participating retailer. You might even receive a credit toward your need battery or even a general store credit when you do, making it a win-win for everyone.
The cycle for recycling automotive batteries is indefinite. The components of each vehicle’s battery are largely comprised of recycled lead and plastic, which can, in turn, be recycled over and over again.
The Car Battery Charger Buying Guide
- If you decide on a trickle car battery charger, Liston highly recommends an advanced model to ensure the safest operation possible. “The lower end models should not be ‘attached and forgotten’ as they will not stop charging when the battery has reached maximum capacity,” advises Liston. “Because of this, they run the risk of overcharging and even causing an explosion. The higher-end models, usually referred to as advanced trickle chargers, can detect when a battery is fully charged and either stop or automatically switch over to ‘float’ mode to maintain the charge. “
- Since you should always put safety first, the right clamps are essential. “Whether you go with a trickle or a smart charger, I highly recommend looking for a model with spark-proof clamps,” Liston notes. “Sparks can not only damage both the charger and the battery but they can cause fires so this safety feature should be a must.”
- “If you are only looking to keep a car battery charged, opt for a 12-volt only model,” suggests Liston. “However, if you’ve got other types of battery-operated vehicles, such as an ATV, boat, jet ski, riding lawn mower, or golf cart, you might want to consider a 6/12 or a 12/24 volt charger. This will allow you to use your charger in multiple applications instead of having a different charger for each volt size. 6/12/24 chargers are commercially available however they are extremely expensive and it’s cheaper to own both a 6/12 and a 12/24 than one 6/12/24 version.”