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The Michelin man's jump start cable

By SYF77 on 22 Mar 2010

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Do you have that sinking feeling when your car fails to crank up on a Monday morning? I guess virtually every driver will experience that at some point. Digging out a set of jumper cables to boost a battery is a rite of passage. Jump-starting a car can be a slightly tricky process, though.

The positive and negative terminals of the booster and "boostee" need to be connected properly or risk the battery blowing up. Over the past decade, a number of devices have come out to help ease the battery-jumping process, including portable booster batteries and even jumper cables that plug into a 12V outlet inside the car. Those plug-in cables will never be connected with reverse polarity, but they might not be able to carry enough current to actually crank your engine.

Enter the Michelin Smart Jumper Cable. Instead of the usual color-coded clamps for your battery's positive and negative terminals, the cables are all Michelin blue. Halfway down the cable is a box of electronic smarts. Just put one clamp on the positive terminal of the battery and the other on any piece of bare metal and the electronics will detect whether you've made a complete circuit and illuminate an LED on the central box. When the second battery is connected, the electronics automatically determine the polarity and switch it as needed.

A set of these smart jumper cables retails about USD 30 to USD 40 in America. That translate to about SGD 42 to SGD 56, which is quite expensive for a set of jump start cable, but I guess it saves us from more trouble when we least need it. Anyone takers if this device is available in Singapore ?

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SYF77
Written by SYF77
I have been a car fanatic since 1989, when my father was changing our family car then to a Toyota Corolla 1.6 GL fitted with a Twin Cam 16 valve engine that was carburetor-fed, a big deal back in those days. The automobile technology and industry fascinates me and I hope to broadcast these interesting developments to everyone out there through this blog.



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Toapayoh Mar 25 2010 03:16 AM
Wow! looks good. How to get?
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