Have You Ever Been Stranded With A Dead Battery??


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Back before headlights turned themselves on and back off, there was a time when it was quite the common sight to find cars with their headlights left on in parking lots, and somebody needing a jump start.  But that's not the only thing that can kill your battery.  If you live in cold climates like Minnesota or Wisconsin, or Buffalo New York, locals know that on a below zero day, batteries get weak, and cars are slower to start.  I know this all too well.  It's just too easy to get stranded, and we don't want our loved ones out in danger without backup.  If you live off the grid, and way out in the wilderness, you rely on being prepared for anything so you don't get stranded.  Remember back in February when.....

Winter is tough on batteries, for two main reasons. The engines are far harder to turn over because all the oil inside them has turned to molasses. This demands much more current from a battery, and to add insult to injury, that battery cannot produce its normal amount of energy because of the cold. The chemical reactions that generate electricity are slower at a lower temperatures. 

That said, while more cars won't start on cold winter mornings, more batteries actually fail during the summer months, when intense heat cooks out the electrolyte, boiling the battery dry.

In either case, most cars are equipped with batteries that are "just enough" energy to get started.  If it has been weakened, low on fluid, slightly aged, and just isn't working at 100%, a good solution can be to simply have more cranking amps on hand when necessary. ~Popular Mechanics

So recently a friend of mine approached me with this great product, and it's a really good idea!  He doesn't want to see another winter where people keep getting stranded, and there is a good solution:

He calls it the safety boost Emergency Battery System. I was worried about installation when I first saw it, but it's just too simple.  You just hook it up to your battery, and the remote control does the rest.  It's designed to start an engine in the event of a primary battery failure. The battery is built on lead-acid technology, and designed to automatically disengage when not in use, and the circuitry prevents discharge, but allows a trickle charge in order to keep it topped off.  It comes with a couple of size options.  The slim battery is really cool, because it doesn't take up much space, and you just connect the wires to your battery, and you're good to go!  Watch my friend Ben in this demonstration:

 

And law enforcement are adapting their vehicles too for the dependability:

Here's another reason Ben likes it so much.... he runs a fishing charter in South Florida called Chew On This, and knows how easy it is to be stranded at sea.  It's bad enough to be stuck at sea with a dead battery, and even worse when you're stranded with paying customers!  With a retail of $299.00, they're blowing them out for Christmas at $149.99.  Click here to get yours!

Here's what the kit looks like, showing both the slim battery, and the wide format battery options:

via SafetyBoost

 

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