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Review of Duracell Jumper Cables and Starters - Jumper Box - DU84FR

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Duracell Jumper Cables and Starters - Jumper Box - DU84FR Review


Ellen: Hey everybody, I'm Ellen here at etrailer.com, and we're taking a quick look at the Duracell portable jumpstarter. This gives you a way to always be able to jumpstart your car, even without anybody else coming to your aid. It's going allow you to jumpstart that battery that's gone dead. Pretty simple, it's just got the two clamps, the red goes to positive, the black goes to negative so that can give you your jump. You just clamp those on there, wait a little bit, and then start up your car, and you should be good to go.Some bonus features to this is that it allows you to use a USB to charge any kind of accessories, if you need to charge up your phone for an emergency or if you want to use the 12 volt socket outlet here you can. And it does also have an emergency light to help you see what you're doing even in the dark.Now there's a couple of different Duracell jumpstarters and some accessories and bells and whistles that go with this.

I would say that this one is probably going to be the most basic, pared-down version of that. The nice thing about it is that it's pretty light, compact, and easy to store away. If you want to just have that jumpstarter and that's really all you care about, this is going to be a great option. It does have that bonus feature of that little charging port, that's nice. But if you want something that maybe has a tire inflator or some other options with it, we do have those here at etrailer.com to make sure that you have everything that you need to maintain your vehicle.Just giving you the rundown of where this sits in that good, better, best kind of thing, I'd say that this is a good option, but there's ways to go from there.

Let's take a little closer look, and I'll show you some of the details here. The thing I like about it is that it does have a dedicated spot for those clamps to live, so they're not just flopping out all over the place. The socket here is also going to be how we charge the unit. They suggest that you charge it every three months or after each use. Again, the light, it's just going to be that click the button at the top, not super-duper bright, but enough so that you can see what you're doing to get those clamps onto the right terminals, even if you're doing it at night.The other button is going to be to turn on the USB port there, and it also gives you the indicator of how much charge we have left in our battery.

You can see that we're all the way over to green. As we go down, it's going to tell us how much battery we have left in that 25% intervals, increments, however you want to say it.The other thing that we'll use that socket for again, is to charge the unit itself. It does have the charger stashed in the bottom, which is nice, although, I will say it's tricky to get this guy back in there. I had a pretty hard time figuring out how it was supposed to go in. Really can only go back in that spot one way.

You want to put this big bulky piece down in there, first, put it like that, and then cram this piece in there after it, otherwise, it just doesn't really want to fit in there. This obviously goes into your AC outlet at home in your wall, so you can charge this up and then you put that round end into that 12 volt charger. I do like that it's stashed in the unit itself, so it's not just an extra cord that's laying around that you have to keep track of or find when you need it.And got a couple of warning labels down here at the bottom, but it's nothing really that you need to worry about. It does have the amperage rating, the output and the USB output. If you ever want to see what that is, it is labeled on there to make it easy to find. The starting current or the peak amps that this is rated for is 750, enough power that you can use this for any kind of engine up to eight cylinders. It does work with 12 volt lead acid batteries and also AGM and sealed or non-spillable batteries as well. Does not work with lithium, just something to keep that in mind, but of course with your vehicles, I don't think that anybody uses a lithium battery to jump or that you'd want to jump off of.All in all, I think that's a pretty nice option. Again, it's going to be more basic, pared-down of the jump boxes that we have here, but should get you out in a pinch. I hope this has been helpful in the setting of if this is the right option for you. Again, we do have all kinds of choices here at trailer.com, but it's always our goal to get you the right one the first time. I'm Ellen here at etrailer.com. Thanks for watching.


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