Projecta expands INTELLI-START jump starter range
Projecta has grown its market-leading INTELLI-START (IS) range with the introduction of two new jump starters, the IS1400 and IS2000, both with patented Rapid Recharge Technology (RRT).
Once the vehicle is started, the INTELL-START Jump Starter can fully replenish the energy that was discharged during the starting process in just 40 seconds. Simply keep the clamps connected to the running vehicle’s battery and the INTELLI-START jump starter is ready for the next emergency.
The technology means INTELLI-START Jump Starters can be used time and time again before needing to be recharged, which makes the product ideal for applications such as roadside assistance or vehicle holding depots and car yards. When recharging is finally needed, it can be done back at the workshop, garage or home using the supplied 5V USB charger. These latest models can also jump start vehicles and machines that use a variety of battery types, including lithium, wet, AGM, gel and calcium.
The IS1400 is suitable for 12V electrical systems and offers 500A clamp power and 1400 peak amps, more than enough to start petrol-powered vehicles up to 7-litre displacement and diesel engines as large as 5.0-litre. These capabilities, along with a compact design, makes the IS1400 an ideal choice to carry in the glovebox, for stowage with 4×4 recovery gear, or to keep on hand at workshops or car yards.
The larger – but still compact – IS2000 model provides further versatility, with its auto sensing clamp connections making it convenient for use on 12V and 24V electrical systems. The IS2000 will jump start 12V petrol vehicles with engines up to 8-litre and up to 6-litre for diesels. It can also jump start 24V vehicles – petrol and diesel – with engines up to 7-litre. This level of performance makes it suitable for passenger vehicles, small trucks, agricultural equipment and mid-sized earthmoving machines. Additionally, the IS2000’s integrated, ergonomic handle allows for easy portability, making it an ideal alternative to cumbersome lead-acid jump starters that are normally moved around on a trolley.
Common to both units are premium spark-free clamps; ‘no solder’, high current connections for added longevity and performance; intuitive LCD display with real time updates; in-built LED work light; EVA storage case; USB charging port and the ability to be used as a power-bank. The IS2000 also features a ‘set and forget’ docking station for hassle-free benchtop charging.
The INTELL-START range is equipped with premium LiFePO4 batteries, the safest lithium technology available. Projecta’s jump starters provide up to 2000 battery cycles, which the company says is around four times more than competitor lithium cobalt-based jump starters. The range delivers a substantially longer operating life and provides a smooth and reliable start. Added durability comes from the range’s rubber moulded impact and drop resistant housing, and IP-rated dust and water ingress protection.
Along with their revolutionary battery technology, the IS1400 and IS2000 use an advanced all-in-one protection system that prevents surges, short circuits and overheating. For novice users a further benefit is that the premium clamps won’t spark if attached incorrectly, won’t damage the vehicle or injure loved ones or employees. The display will also alert the user of an incorrect connection and advise when they’re ready to use, making these jump starters not only the safest on the market, but one of the easiest to use.
Other Projecta INTELL-START models include the IS920, IS1220 and IS1500. Projecta will expand its INTELLI-START Jump Starter range in the months ahead with the launch of several industrial grade models, engineered to suit heavy commercial vehicles and large mining, construction and agricultural equipment.
All INTELLI-START models are Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) compliant, and Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) certified.
The latest additions to the INTELLI-START range are available from leading automotive, camping, trade caravanning and four-wheel driving outlets nationwide.