Tool and equipment supplier, Sealey, says it is about to take the jump start market by storm with a new 12V Electrostart Batteryless Power Starter, the E/START600.
Sealey says this new model is very different to any standard battery operated Jump Starter currently on the market, whether it be a conventional lead acid battery or the more recent lithium type. The main difference is that the ElectroStart does not have a battery inside. Instead, it runs with ultracapacitors (also known as supercapacitors or supercaps), and patented electronics which maximise a discharged battery’s voltage.
Thanks to its clever technology, the E/START600 requires just 5 volts to jump start a vehicle. Users simply connect it to the vehicle’s discharged battery and the unit will display the battery’s existing voltage. It then draws power from it and energises itself fully within two minutes before pushing full power safely back through the starting system, jump starting the vehicle. The ElectroStart delivers 300A of starting power, enough to start a 3ltr petrol vehicle or a 2ltr diesel vehicle. The unit also incorporates a ‘glow’ feature making it suitable for starting diesel vehicles in cold weather.
If the discharged battery is holding less than 5 volts, the ElectroStart can be pre-charged by connecting it to any healthy 12V battery from another vehicle, or via the supplied USB charging cable or 12V accessory lead.
Not having a battery inside gives the E/START600 many advantages, such as its lightweight (just 1.4kg compared to conventional Jump Packs which weigh 10kg or more), compact size, which means it can fit in a glove box and an impressive life cycle of 10 years plus, without any maintenance. It also offers much greater convenience and flexibility as it does not have to be kept ‘charged up’ in order to be ready to use.
You can see a demonstration video of the E/START600 on the sSealey You Tube Channel. The new starter is available from Sealey stockists nationwide.