Whenever your car battery dies in the middle of the trip, it becomes an emergency situation. However, you can revive your car battery by using jumper cables. Also called as booster cables or jump leads, jumper cables are a pair of insulated wires with alligator clips made from either copper or steel.
The jumper cables are used to connect a dead battery to a boost source – typical another battery – to initiate a boost or a jump start. The external supply of electricity from the other battery recharges the dead battery while helping crank the engine of your car. Once your car has started, its charging system will start to recharge, which means the other battery can now be disconnected.
Nonetheless, just as not all cars are the same, not all jumper cables are the same. The performance, durability and specs of jumper cables differ from each other. You might be getting a pair of jumper cables that doesn’t fit what you need for your car.
You really don’t need to purchase the most expensive jumper cables, just the right ones. Thus, it is always best to do some research before purchasing jumper cables. When purchasing jumper cables, it is unnecessary to take a look at the labels such as the ones saying “heavy duty.” Instead, you have to consider the wire gauge (width), length and clamp of the jumper cables.