This article discusses how to use a Noco jump starter in full detail, but before going into the nitty-gritty of the article, let’s quickly give you a brief review of the jump starter. The Noco jump starter is popular because of its superior features. The best feature of the jump starter is its safety feature. It has a mechanism that confirms the correct connection to battery terminals before supplying power.
So, if you connect the clamps wrongly, nothing will happen. It will only flash a red light that indicates that there’s a wrong connection. In addition, it has a USB port through which you can charge your smartphone. Based on our estimate, when the jump starter is fully charged, it will charge a smartphone four times before getting weak.
It also has a very bright three-mode flashlight. In case you need to quickly fix something in your vehicle at night, you might need the flashlight. The device comes pre-charged, but you need to charge it until it is full before using it for the very first time. When you see the red light blinking without being used, it is an indication that the atmospheric temperature isn’t conducive for the jump starter, and it might lose its charge.
Just take it to a better place and allow it to cool down before restarting it. Charging the device takes only about three hours, and when it is fully charged, it can hold a charge for up to a year, while many other jump starters can hold their charges for only six months.
If you connect it to your battery terminals and it does not show any green light, it means the car battery is very low. You need to press the manual override button on the jump starter. This feature disables other safety mechanisms of the jump starter, so you should use it as a last resort.
If it does not jump start your car at the first attempt, try several more times. If after several times, it still does not jumpstart your car, there may be another non-battery issue.
How To Use A Noco jump starter?
Here are the steps to follow,
Step 1 – Open The Hood Of Your Car
Open the hood of your car and head for the two battery terminals. With other jump starters, you must identify the positive battery terminal before plugging the red clamp to it. Noco jump starter is very safe. If you erroneously connect the red clamp to the negative battery terminal instead of the positive one, a red light will come up. This indicates that you have connected it wrongly. Just swap the clamp and you’re good.
After connecting the red clamp to the positive battery terminal, connect the black clamp to the negative terminal.
Step 2 – Power The Device On
After successfully connecting both clamps to the appropriate battery terminals, you can then power the jump starter on and watch the indicator. A green light will come up. It takes about 20 seconds. When it does, it means you’re good to go.
Step 3 – Go And Start Your Car
Now you can go into your car to start it. Don’t worry if it doesn’t start at once. We tried the jump starter on five vehicles, and four started at the first attempt, while only one started at the third attempt. However, don’t crank your engine longer than 5 seconds.
According to the manufacturer, the device can start up to 40 cars before its battery gets weak.
Step 4 – Disconnect The Clamps
After starting your car, you can power off the device, disconnect the black clamp, and disconnect the red one too. You can remove the jump starter and close your hood. You may drop it in the trunk of your car. Make sure you keep it at a conducive temperature. If the temperature is either too high or too low, the red light will come up.
Here’s a problem. Even if the red light comes up, you won’t see it if you don’t keep an eye on your jump starter. So, wherever you keep it, always check the device often.
Step 5 – Make Sure You Charge It
As mentioned earlier, you can use the device more than 30 times before its battery gets weak. And it can retain a charge for up to a year. Nevertheless, you need to charge it after every use. It takes only three hours to charge fully.
That’s all, folks!
Are Noco Battery Jump Starters Good?
Yes, of course, Noco jump starters are good, and here’s why. First off, they are very durable. If you take good care of them, they could last for a decade. Secondly, they are easy to use. One great feature of Noco jumpers is their safety mechanism. If you connect the clamps to the wrong battery terminals, you’ll be notified, and no current will be supplied until you correct the mistake.
Even if your car battery has zero charges, Noco jumpers will start your car. You only need to press the manual override button. Also, Noco jumpers can jumpstart up to 40 vehicles before getting weak. Also, we’d like to remind you that Noco jumpers can hold a charge for up to a year. Only very few brands can do that.
Generally, when you leave a jump starter in a place where the temperature is too high, they’ll all lose their charge. Noco isn’t an exception, but Noco is different. Noco jumpers will alert you with a red light before it loses its charge.
In addition to its jumpstarting ability, it has other features like a USB port to charge your phone and a bright LED light that can be used as a flashlight. Based on all the features, we concluded that Noco jump starters are great products, and they are highly recommended.
How To Charge A Noco Jump Starter?
Charging this jump starter is very easy. It comes with a charger. You only need to plug the charger into your outlet and connect your jump starter to it. Then, switch on the outlet, and charging will begin. The jump starter will show a flashing green light to indicate that it is already charging. When the battery is full, the green light will no longer flash.
The battery of your jump starter takes about three hours to charge fully. When you charge it fully and you store it properly, it will take up to a year before it begins to lose its charge.
How Do You Know When A Noco Boost Is Charged?
As explained above, the charger has an indicator. When it begins to charge, a green light will come up. The green light will be blinking. That shows you that the device is charging. When the green light goes off and a red light comes on, it means there’s a problem with the device, and it’s no longer charging.
This usually happens when the battery of the jump starter can no longer get charged. And when it is fully charged, the green light will still be on, but it will no longer blink. It will stay still. Then, you can turn off the outlet, unplug the charger, disconnect the jumper and store it in a conducive area.
How Long Does A Noco Boost Take To Charge?
When you receive your Noco jump starter, it will be pre-charged. When we received ours, it was 65% charged. Yours may be more than that, and it could be less than that. You have to charge it to 100% before you start using it.
The number of hours it requires to charge depends on its current battery level. If its level is high, it will charge up in little time, but if its battery is very low, it will take a longer time to charge. If you charge it after every jumpstarting session, it will charge in less than an hour.
It will take about 3 to 4 hours to charge a Noco jump starter from zero to 100%.
Can A Noco Boost Jumper Jumpstart A Dead Battery?
It depends on what you mean by a dead battery. If it is a dead battery that can no longer get charged, no jump starter can boost a dead battery. But if you mean a battery that has lost all its charge, yes, Noco Boost can jumpstart it.
You only need to press the manual override button. Kindly note that this feature disables all the safety mechanisms of the jump starter. Hence, don’t use it too often. In fact, you should only use it as a last resort.
This jump starter is a very good product, but it may not last if you don’t take good care of it. Ensure you charge it to 100% before using it for the first time, even if it comes pre-charged. Also, don’t crank your engine longer than 5 seconds when jumpstarting it. If it does not start, stop it after 5 seconds and wait for 20 seconds before you make another attempt. It should start after several attempts. Most importantly, don’t store it where the temperature is too high or too low. Finally, we highly recommend the product.