Q: What happens if you touch the clamps together?
A: Nothing, it is perfectly safe and there will be no sparks. Boost has built in sensors that prevent power from being delivered, unless a battery is detected.
Q: What happens if you connect to a battery backwards? (Reverse Polarity)
A: The error LED will illuminate, but it is perfectly safe and there will be no sparks. Boost will not deliver power unless the battery is connected to the battery correctly.
Q: Do you have to disconnect any cables to use this product?
A: No. Connect directly to the positive post first, then the negative.
Q: How long does it hold a charge?
A: It can hold 70% of its rated capacity for up to one year. For optimal performance, we recommend charging the device at least every 6-12 months, after initial charge.
Q: How is it recharged?
A: It is USB rechargeable. Any qualified USB AC Adapter, Car Charger, Laptop or any other USB powered port can recharge the device.
Q: Can it recharge my branded smartphone?
A: Yes. It can recharge all generations of smartphones on the market, as well as, HD action cameras, tablets, music players, wireless speakers and more.
Q: Does it have any limitations on car engine size for jump starting?
A: This vast majority of vehicles on the road are below this size, and will work with Boost.
- GB20 – Lite Passenger vehicles / Motorcycles -The GB20 there are ample for use with smaller vehicles. Carrying up to 4000 cc
- GB40 – up to 3 lt engines / Diesel / 4×4’s – GB40 can be used in diesel engines up to 3000 cc and gasoline. It has a capacity of up to 6000 cc, nearly double the GB20 version is also available, even in cold weather.
- GB70 – Designed for use with gas engines up to 8 liters and diesel engines up to 6 liters and doubles as a portable power source for recharging smartphones or powering 12 volt devices like a tire inflator, power inverter and more.
Q: Can it jump start a motorcycle? What about a lawn mower, et. al.?
A: Yes. It can jump start any vehicle, like a car, boat, motorcycle, ATV, lawn mower, RV, tractor, truck and more.