Portable Battery Charger
Here’s a great little tip…
While at the last SEMA Show, we noticed many vendors now offering portable batteries capable of starting a car. These items are slightly bigger than a paperback book and most not only jump a car battery but also re-charge a variety of portable electronics like phones or laptops through a USB port. These units are powerful enough to jump start a V8 car engine (400 amps) and will generally hold a charge for up to six months.
Just think how these units could come in handy with not only your classics but daily drivers. No longer would you need to have long jumper cables, find someone willing to move their car over to your spot or wait for a tow truck. If somebody asks you for help, just bring the battery pack to their car and fire it up!
Eckler’s carries a great unit, part 50-358391-1
The jumper cables will prevent reverse-polarity and overcharging. It has a built-in LED light to illuminate the scene too.
These units will take up less space than a set of jumper cables and are more versatile.