Jumper cables should be among every car's emergency equipment. This article provides some guidelines on how to select jumper cables and how to use them safely. Length and "gauge" (the internal diameter, or thickness) of the wires are important, as well as choosing cables according to the size of the engine they may have to get started. Also important are insulation, cable clamp design, and jumper cable rating according to the SAE rating system. A seven-step method for using jumper cables correctly is presented.

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    AAA Potomac

    12600 Fair Lakes Circle
    Fairfax, VA  United States  22033-4900
  • Authors:
    • Kelleher, A
  • Publication Date: 1990-11

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 14-16
  • Serial:
    • AAA World
    • Volume: 10
    • Issue Number: 6
    • Publisher: AAA Potomac
    • ISSN: 0279-0270

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00610236
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-040 941
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1991 12:00AM