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Portable jump starters
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steve19438    Posted 08-23-2004 at 09:58:01       [Reply]  [Send Email]
anyone know of any outfit that makes a SIX volt jump starter?????

Jump start info....    Posted 08-23-2004 at 11:47:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
On any 6 volt system make sure all lights and accessories are turned OFF!! Hook up 12 volt jump starter and go for it! Max jump start time should be NO MORE than 30 seconds TOPS!!!

Clod    Posted 08-23-2004 at 10:50:40       [Reply]  [No Email]

Clod    Posted 08-23-2004 at 11:01:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
Run a 12 volt battery halway down then jump the six. By the way.The six volt starter will work on 12 volts.

Bob/Ont    Posted 08-23-2004 at 11:14:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
No need to run it down Clod. Starters love Extra Volts, it's Low Voltage that burns them out. Nothing with a 6 volt system is that sensitive for 12 Volts to hurt it, just leave everything else shut off untill it's running.
Later Bob

steve19438    Posted 08-23-2004 at 11:13:10       [Reply]  [Send Email]
are you serial??????????

Bob/Ont    Posted 08-23-2004 at 12:51:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
Steve, think of it this way. A starter or any electric motor is basically a SHORT CIRCUIT and if they are fed too low a voltage or are hooked to too heavy a load they will burn out fast. When you hit the switch there is an INRUSH of current many times higher than the running current. As the motor starts turning it gains speed and generates a voltage within it's self called Reverse Electro Motive Force. This voltage resists the battery voltage and the current drops off to the normal level of cranking. This all happens in a half second. If the load is too heavy or the voltage is too low the motor will take longer to get up to speed, consume high amperage for longer and overheat.
Later Bob

bill b va    Posted 08-23-2004 at 13:09:09       [Reply]  [No Email]

down here it's counter electromotive force .(cemf )

Bob/Ont    Posted 08-23-2004 at 15:53:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey Bill, we Canagans are a tad backwards so we prefer Reverse to counter, besides we are a bit challenged when it comes to counting too Eh.
Later Bob

Ron/PA    Posted 08-23-2004 at 12:15:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
Steve I always jump a 6 volt, with a 12 volt. Just don't go through the battery. 1 lead on the starter post, and the other to ground. Starters don't know 6 from 12 volt.
Be carefull because this will override any neutral safety switches you have and it's easy to get yerself run over.

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