Battery Maintenance Hire

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We have available to hire heavy duty battery emergency starter charger (booster pack) units, together with heavy duty jump leads for starting engines of various capacities.

Some useful information on vehicle batteries:

Testing the battery voltage when the vehicle is switched off  should give a reading on a voltmeter of around 12-13 volts. This should rise to just over 14 volts (14.4v to be exact) with the engine running.

If the reading is good but the battery won’t turn the engine over sufficiently fast enough to start the vehicle, it may be that the battery is beginning to fail. Battery output falls considerably with cold temperatures. If only short trips are made it is likely that the  battery is not getting enough of a charge to replace the considerable amount of energy taken to start the engine initially. In these cases an overnight charge on a car battery charger may solve the problem.

If you have accidentally left something turned on (like an interior light) for several hours and your battery is flat, a jump start is probably all you need. You can either perform this in the usual way using jump leads and connection to another car or use a booster pack. A good tip is to leave the vehicle you are using for  jump starting running for several minutes before attempting to start the car. with the flat battery. This will allow a surface (instant) charge to accumulate in the flat battery making the car easier to start and consequently limiting the load on the battery and jump leads.

In order  to keep your battery fully charged in cold weather…

*Each time you start the vehicle, try to run it for a minimum of 10 minutes to replace the energy it took to start.

*Turn off lights, heater fans and  heated rear windows whenever possible. (This helps the battery and fuel economy)

*Check the battery terminals for corrosion and check battery fluids levels. (Not possible with sealed for life batteries).

 

Road Start Emergency Power Pack 12V 3200 Peak Amps

Composite case with integral battery clip storage and carry handle. Twin batteries connected in parallel give high peak and cranking currents. LED battery condition indicators. Fitted with 12V power socket that will accept any 12V device with a cigarette lighter type plug. Supplied with mains charger and double plug adaptor for in-car charging.

Specification:

  • Composite case with integral battery clip storage and carry handle.
  • Twin batteries connected in parallel give high peak and cranking currents.
  • LED battery condition indicators.
  • Fitted with 12V power socket that will accept any 12V device with a cigarette lighter type plug.
  • Supplied with mains charger and double plug adaptor for in-car charging.

Heavy Duty Jump Leads / Booster Cables

We offer heavy duty 6.5mtr long x 900 amp capacity booster cables complete with extra heavy-duty crocodile clamps.

 Specification:
  • Manufactured from top quality PVC sheathed copper welding cable for minimum heating and maximum power transfer.
  • Resistant to grease, oil and most acids.
  • Extra heavy-duty brass clamps fitted with heavy insulating sleeves and strong clamp spring.
  • Suitable for cars, light commercial, HGV, PSV, marine and agricultural applications.
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Hire Pricing: Battery Maintenance

Item4 Hours1 Day2 DaysWeeklyWeekend
Emergency Starter charger unit - heavy duty£16.52£22.00£32.00£40.00£26.40
Jump-Start Leads - heavy duty 4.5m£10.33£13.75£20.00£25.00£16.50
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Note: All prices are subject to change and are listed excluding VAT.