It’s winter, and the season of flat batteries and dark nights is upon us. Although we haven’t had any seriously cold weather yet, it’s worth remembering that last year, the snow and ice continued until April — there’s plenty of time yet.
Ahead of a possible cold spell, car lighting and accessory company Ring Automotive has just launched its latest range of car power packs, which enable you to jump start flat batteries and power portable devices like smartphones, tablets and even 12V cool boxes when you’re on the move, without the risk of draining your car’s main battery.
There are five units in the range, split between three standard PowerPacks and two high capacity PowerPacks. This choice of units ensures customers select the correct unit for the job required.
The standard 17Ah units provide 650A of jumpstart power for vehicles up to 2.0L engine size. For vehicles with larger engine capacities up to 3.5L, 4x4s, diesel engines, 12v Light Commercial vehicles and professional users doing lots of chargers the high capacity units are the choice for them.
To ensure the units are the safest available, all come with reverse polarity protection and crocodile clips that are fully insulated. Reverse polarity displays if connected incorrectly to the battery, so preventing harmful damage to your battery. Fully insulated clips provide additional protection to the user handling the clips, reducing the chance of a shock.
Two units offer 230v household mains power through in-built inverters, to charge a wide range of mobile devices without the need for multiple adaptors, while two of the standard Power Packs come with the added feature of a built-in air compressor, ideal for inflating car tyres in an emergency or blowing up inflatables away from the car when you’re on holiday.
Recharging base unit
One of the biggest improvements in the new range is that all models except the entry-level unit now come with a recharging base unit, making it easier for drivers to avoid the most common Power Pack pitfall — failure to recharge before use.
For more information, visit the Ring Automotive website.