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I can’t get the green light to come on when trying to boost my vehicle, what’s wrong?

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The green light on the INTELLIBOOST cables turns solid green to indicate that the jump starter is properly connected to a vehicle and is ready to boost. When the green light is on, it means power is flowing from the jump starter to the vehicle and you can go ahead and start the vehicle. The green light comes on when the INTELLIBOOST senses a draw from the vehicle's electrical system. In most boosting scenarios, this green light will come on when you first connect the jump starter to the vehicle battery. If it does not, don’t worry, just go ahead...

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My vehicle doesn’t have an accessory mode, how do I boost?

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Simply connect the INTELIBOOST cables to the vehicle needing boost and turn the key/press the start button. Accessory mode is not required to jump start. The only advantage with having an accessory mode is that you can turn it to accessory and have the green light on the INTELLIBOOST cables light up. This will tell you that the connection is proper before attempting to start your vehicle. Without seeing this green light, you are still able to start your vehicle, the light will go green as soon as it senses a draw from the starter and power will flow as...

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Can the negative cable be attached to a vehicle grounding bolt rather than to the battery's negative post?

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Yes, the negative (black) clamp does not need to be connected directly to the vehicle battery, a grounding bolt or other solid ground connection will work just as good.

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Is there a way to override the INTELLIBOOST feature if my vehicle is hard to start?

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In rare circumstances, the INTELLIBOOST may not allow power to flow when needed. This could happen for a variety of reasons, including, but not limited to: 1) A defective battery (bad cell, short, sulfated, etc) 2) Poor clamp connection: Either the red positive or black negative cable are not solidly connected to the vehicle, possibly there is corrosion on the battery terminals or other factors causing this. Wiggle the cables to ensure this is not the case and a proper connection is established. 3) A short circuit or other issue causing abnormal draw from the vehicle. If you are confident...

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Can I test my jump starter on a fully charged battery?

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The light on the INTELLIBOOST cables will not turn green if you connect it to a fully charged battery. This is for safety reasons, because if the voltage on the battery that you are connecting it to is higher than the voltage of the jump starter, then power would flow back into the unit. If you want to test your jump starter but don't have access to a vehicle with a dead or low battery, the best option is to disconnect the red "+" positive terminal from the battery and connect the jump starter cables directly to the battery wire,...

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