Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Car Batteries

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    MX
    Posts
    146

    Car Batteries

    Is there a safe way of giving myself a jump start by connecting my car directly to my house electricity?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    San Antonio, Texas
    Posts
    765
    Only if you have a battery charger that is capable. It will have a button for this function.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Sacramento, CA
    Posts
    1,367
    If your battery is already dead and you have no transportation, I'd bet no. If you had the device that allowed you to do this, I figure you'd know already. They're not the cheapest little boxes, to be sure.

    The trouble is that you have to kick the 120v AC down to 12v DC and pull a BUNCH of amps (at 12v, so it could be 1/10th the amps on your 120v AC - in a perfect world with no losses).
    Jason Beam
    Sacramento, CA

  4. #4
    HI Allen.

    The only way to start a car with a dead battery is to get a jump start from another automobile, or use a battery charger that has an option to start a car.

    No way, no time, no where, do you want to hook up a 120V system directly to your automobile. It will fry every electrical component in your car, any may be even YOU.

    The cheapest solution, IMO, is to take the dead battery to an auto parts store and they can test it, and most likely sell you a new one. My experience with 12V batteries is that they work or they don't. This summer I drove to the Post Office. I came out of the PO and tried to start the car, and it wouldn't even click the starter solenoid.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Indianapolis area
    Posts
    1,697
    Ken gave excellent advice.
    ________

    Ron

    "Individual commitment to a group effort--that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work."
    Vince Lombardi

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    MX
    Posts
    146
    Thanks guys, I figured as much, but I just wanted to make sure.

    I guess I'll just go buy a new battery.

Similar Threads

  1. about auto batteries
    By Frank Fusco in forum Off Topic Discussion
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 10-08-2014, 06:40 PM
  2. rebuilding ni-cad batteries
    By larry merlau in forum General Woodworking Q&A
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 11-13-2011, 01:42 AM
  3. Panasonic Drill batteries ???
    By Rob Keeble in forum New Tools
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 06-24-2011, 01:17 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •