Goodbye to heavy jump-starter trolleys - December 2016

Projecta has released an all-new, heavy-duty 1500A, 12V jump starter that's designed for frequent trade use in busy workshops.


The 1500A Intelli-Start combines revolutionary ‘Rapid Recharge Technology’ (RRT) with a Lithium Ferro-Phosphate (LiFePO₄) battery - the type that doesn't catch fire!

Projecta claims the new jump starter can perform full-day workshop operation without requiring a recharge, while offering faster recharging, high power output and up to eight times the life of an equivalent lead-acid jump starter.

RRT allows this jump starter to accept charge directly from a vehicle alternator, provided the alternator is fully functioning, with the RRT automatically engaging when sufficient current is present.

Thanks to the fast recovery of the lithium battery, the jump starter needs to be connected to the vehicle battery for only a matter of seconds to recoup the charge it used during the jump starting process.

In the case of an alternator current of 40 amperes, 20 seconds of ‘Rapid Recharge’ can recover 80 percent of the energy lost during a 200-amp, five-second jump start. Forty seconds of Rapid Recharge is said to recover 100 percent.

Once the battery in the jump starter has been fully charged, the RRT automatically switches off to prevent overheating.

With 550A of clamp power, the 1500A model is suitable for starting diesel engines up to six litres and petrol engines up to eight litres.

Despite its impressive cranking power, the 1500A is much more compact and 75 percent lighter than conventional lead-acid jump starters.

The Projecta 1500A Intelli-Start comes with a docking station and AC charger that allows the unit to be charged during storage. Projecta recommends recharging via mains power at the end of the working day as it will increase the battery life by 10 to 20 percent.


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