Importance of Portable Jump Starters in the Winter


Few things are more frustrating than trying to start your car, truck, or SUV and finding that your battery is dead in the middle of winter! If you are far from home or on an unlit roadway, your frustration may quickly turn to worry or fear. Maybe you don’t have jumper cables? Maybe you have cables, but another person with a vehicle is nowhere to be found?

To be prepared for an inevitable dead battery, you should always store a portable jump starter in your vehicle, especially when you don’t remember (or know) when your battery installed, or last checked. Portable jump starters allow you to restart your vehicle and safely get back on the road with no help at all. 

Fix the Problem Yourself

Even if you do not mind asking for help, having a dead battery is a recipe for disaster. Depending on where you are, you may have to wait hours or even days for a jumpstart. Having a dead car battery can also put your life in danger during extreme temperatures. 

With a portable jump starter, you quickly and efficiently fix the problem yourself. You unpack your jump starter, insert the proprietary cables and attach to the battery. Before use, feel free to reference the jump starter’s user manual, or follow the step-by-step instructions provided on the integrated LCD screen if the jump starter is from TYPE S.  

Snowy Weather in the U.S. 

Upwards of 70% of the U.S. receives measurable snow during the spring, winter, or fall. Snow, of course, often comes with a blast of cold air. When it comes to good battery health, frigid temperatures are the enemy. 

Most car batteries use an electrochemical reaction to deliver power to the ends of their terminals. This reaction slows considerably during cold weather. Therefore, when temperatures drop, your car's battery becomes naturally weaker or dies altogether. Always be sure to check your battery voltage before the winter season so you don’t find yourself in an unfortunate situation when the weather turns cold. Auto parts stores like AutoZone provide free battery checks if you don’t happen to have a multimeter. 

Getting Stranded Can Happen to Anyone 

Leaving your vehicle's interior light on, or leaving something plugged into the 12V power socket overnight may cause your battery to die before morning. When driving during the winter months, your car's battery may drain even faster. No one plans on getting stranded, but having a dead battery may put your, or someone elses life in danger during an emergency situation in the winter. This is especially true if you are in a remote area or driving through a blizzard. 

Portable jump starters greatly reduce your risk of getting stranded. As long as you can open the hood of your car, truck, or SUV, and your alternator is in decent shape, you can typically jumpstart your battery immediately.

If you’re in the market for a new portable jump starter, consider the TYPE S 12V 9.0L ProJump 18000. This jumpbox will not only get you back on the road numerous times on a full charge, but its massive lithium-ion battery will also allow you to charge your smartphone, laptop, and other electronic devices using the integrated fast-charge USB-A and USB-C charging ports.

Safety Features

If you do not have much experience jumping a dead battery, you may have some natural fear about using a jump starter. The latest jump starters from TYPE S come with LCD screens that provide step-by-step jumpstarting instructions (in multiple languages). The detailed information on these screens tells you exactly how to connect and disconnect your jump starter from your vehicle battery.

All TYPE S jump starters come with the following safety features:

  • Over-discharge protection
  • Low voltage protection
  • Reverse charging protection
  • Short-circuit protection
  • Overheat protection
  • Timeout protection
  • Temperature control protection
  • Spark-proof clamps

If your car's battery dies after dark, you won’t be left without adequate lighting. TYPE S jump starters are built with an integrated LED flashlight, or lantern with some models. The lights can even signal other drivers when you are in distress using the strobe or emergency S.O.S. Morse Code mode. Having a light source when a dead car battery boosts your safety considerably. If you ever lose or misplace your TYPE S jumper cables, replacements are available.

Ultimately, when you have a portable jump starter from TYPE S, you have peace of mind everywhere you drive anytime of the year.