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Old 05-29-2018, 03:07 PM
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This is one OLD Jump starter

This jumper i purchased maybe 20 years or so ago.Its worked up until today pulling my sons low ride 87 chev S/b/It did doesn't ever show a complete charge,on the indicator gauge.Question is;Can the batteries be changed in these or are they" throw away" tool. no screws anywhere.no holding clips.Hate to throw it out, been here longer than my dog.~are you going to say just buy another one? any help appreciated bob s
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Some are replaceable

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Old 05-29-2018, 05:28 PM
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Who would know here! need to find out if and if not batterie replaceable/ bob s
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Bob, I have a jump box very similar to yours. I wanted to know If it had replaceable batteries too.

So I took it apart carefully and it wasn't easy, and what I found in the box was a 12 volt Sealed Gel motorcycle battery. I just so happened to have a Sealed lead acid motorcycle battery that fit the dimensions of the original. as this battery was in good shape and the old battery had a bad cell. I put my replacement battery in and it works great. I been using the heck out of it. I have a Interstate battery charger float maintainer and it works great to recharge the box.

Go ahead and take it apart, If it doesn't have a Motorcycle battery it may have a big bank of C type rechargeable batts all soldered together. There are some places online that if you contact them and send them your old battery bundle they will make you a new bundle and it is pretty darn cost effective!

I was going to throw this box away but I love to take things apart to see how they work and I was surprised at what I found..

Update: I had to open the seam on my box but I was able to fit it back together and used a couple of dots of glue.

One quick note of caution. Use only SLA (sealed lead acid) of Sealed Gel battery if you use a MC battery. You don't want to have acid leaking in the box especially when you sometimes stand the box upside down to reach battery terminals on a battery!

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Yeah, they use what is basically a power wheels battery but a SLA motorcycle battery works too. Newer ones have a battery door for easy disposal.
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On things like that, where no fasteners are apparent, they hide them under the label. Run your finger over it with moderate pressure and see if there are indents where screws may be located. Poke a small hole and see what's in there.
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Thanks for all the tips on this subject . gonna look it over today -95 degrees hi humdity terrible outside
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got a new battery -- replaceable-- 10 screws took it apart all good now thanks bob s
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