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Duracell Jumper Cables and Starters - Jumper Box - DU24FR Review


Ellen: Hey everybody, I'm Ellen here at etrailer.com, and we're taking a quick look at the Duracell jump starter. This is a really handy thing to have with you, whether you're on the road a lot, or you just want to have it as an emergency supply, something that you keep in your garage all the time. And basically, what it's going to do for you is give you a jump start, so if your battery happens to die while you're out on the road, you don't need another car to get that battery started again. It can work on anything from a motorcycle up to an RV, it works with four, six, and eight cylinder engines to get that back to working.It's pretty nice and compact, relatively light as well, and you can also power some other accessories off of this. So again, it makes it just really handy to have a all-in-one power unit. So we've used something similar to this here in the shop.

We have one that's a little bit bigger, so I'm kind of familiar with how these work in general, they're really reliable. Nice sturdy case, so you don't have to worry about it being a really delicate thing. And again, it just gives you that independence so you don't have to worry about having another person help you to get a jump. So always something handy to keep in the back of your truck, maybe if you have an older truck or you use a lot of power from your vehicle, definitely good for RVers, just so that you always have power for those batteries and all kinds of uses.So let's take a closer look, talk a little bit more about the details. Now, this is rated for a peak of 900 amps, so it should be a pretty good amount of power to again, give you that power that you need to jump start your battery, and also should be a pretty good way to charge any accessories.

Now, it won't be great for long-term or several days out in the woods of charging all of your stuff, you probably want to go a little bit higher than if that's what you're looking for, but as far as what you can do with this, it does have a 12 volt charger here, so that's kind of that cigarette lighter style charger.There's also a USB charger up here. To use those, you do need to turn on the little button here, so that will turn on that USB port, and then there's also an emergency light button. So if you turn that on, we've got our little emergency light, so it helps if you're trying to give yourself a jump in the dark. Turn out my studio lights, so you can see how bright that is. So not going to light up the whole night sky or anything, but it definitely gives you enough light to work by to see what you're doing.

And this is fixed, you can't adjust this light at all. Some of the other ones do have an adjustable light, so that is one thing to consider there.As far as the clamps, pretty typical, just your alligator clamps. They are color-coded to make it easy to connect to your negative and your positive side of the battery, black goes to negative, red goes to positive. It's also printed on there, so there's a little embossed portion that has positive or negative, or plus or minus. Something I like about this is that it does have a dedicated spot for those clamps to go, so they're not going to be just kind of flailing all over the place, they do have a dedicated area to live.

So whenever you want to give your vehicle a jump, just put those clamps on the appropriate posts on your battery, flip the switch to on, let it sit there for a minute and then start your car, and then you should be able to remove this guy and go on your merry way.As far as charging the battery itself in this unit, it does have an included cord, and then you'd just plug it into this little port down here at the bottom. Let's pop that open, see the two prongs. So you just plug that in, plug the cord in and then plug the other end into the wall. And another nice thing about it is that you can just plug it in to the wall and then forget about it, it won't damage it to leave it plugged in. They recommend that you charge it after each use, or at least every three months to keep that battery healthy, but that's pretty much all there is to it. If you want to see all the detailed specs, we do have those all listed out on the product page here at etrailer.com.This does weigh about 12 pounds, and as far as the overall size, just to give you an idea, it's about 13-ish inches by about 10, and then I'd say about 4 1/2" wide, just roughly. So relatively compact can fit somewhere easily inside, especially an RV or a truck, or anything like that. One thing, there's not really a spot for this cord to live in the unit. Some of the other Duracell jump starters do have a little pocket or an area where this can go, so that's one thing you do have to kind of remember to keep this with it, but I'd probably just tuck it in there like that to keep it all together. One last thing, it does have the battery readout of how charged it is up here. It does give you a number or a percentage of how charged it is, so that is a little bit different than some of the other ones that just have a button system.So I hope this has been helpful in deciding if this is the right jump starter for you. Again, we do have a lot of other options available here at etrailer.com for all your power needs, and all kinds of fun accessories as well, and that's always our goal here is to make sure that you get the right part the first time. So again, I hope this helped. I'm Ellen here at etrailer.com. Thanks for watching.


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