How to Charge a Car Battery with Jumper Cables

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How to Charge a Car Battery with Jumper Cables

How to charge a battery with jumper cables

If the car won't start because of a dead battery? Jump starting a car is easy but should be done correctly so that accidents such as a battery explosion can be avoided that may result in the damage of your car or worst injured you. If you jump start a car, avoid the use of the frozen battery. Also, check the battery rating of each battery for the correct rating before jump-starting.
Steps on how to jump-start a car battery

Step 1. To jump-start a car you need to have a jumper cable and another car to serve as a booster battery for the car that won't start. Park the car with booster battery near the car needed to jump-start.

Step 2. Engage the parking brake of both cars for safety purposes. Make the gear positioning to a neutral position. If the car has an automatic transmission position the shift lever to park (P) position.

Step 3. Both of the electrical equipment and accessories for both cars must be turned off before jump-starting.

Step 4. Open the hood and connect the jump start cable on each car in the sequence as shown in the illustration which is positive to positive and negative to negative in sequence 1-2-3-4.

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Jump start battery connection

Step 5. Check if the gear is in a neutral position then start the car with a booster battery. Depressed the brake pedal to rev the engine up to 2000 rpm for a few minutes.

Step 6. After a few minutes start the car to be jump start with. When the car won't start turns the ignition "OFF" and wait for 3 to 4 seconds then start the car again.

Step 7. When car starts, remove the jump start cable. Make sure you disconnect the cable in reverse sequence 4-3-2-1 as illustrated above.

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