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Is it possible to fix or revive a car jump box starter? Answered

I have 2 dead one's at home and can't find anywhere on the web that describe how they work...

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frollard (author)2009-03-24

Car jump boxes (batteries with attached boost cables) are simply that - a lead acid battery inside of a plastic housing. Take them apart carefully, remove the battery, and take to a battery shop to have it tested. If the battery is 'good' your box is probably bunk. If the battery is bad, get it replaced.

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Absolutely right frollard. If you can't get a battery to match, look for the telephone number and address of your device's manufacturer. Call and ask about replacement batteries. If they can't help you, I suggest mailing the device back to them with a note asking them to recycle it. These gadgets are really wasteful. They don't often use a standard sized battery and they frequently exist just to go dead in the trunk. They don't often make them easy to replace anyway. I've seen a few with batteries that were even epoxied to the body! Best of luck!

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Other option - is they're a standard voltage, 12v (charged to 14v)...fit any replacement car battery that will actually fit in the housing :D

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