Learn About Intelliboost
What is INTELLIBOOST?
INTELLIBOOST is what we call the safe boosting technology built into our Portable Jump Starter cables.
What does it do?
2 key things:
1. It does not allow power to be transmitted to the clamps until a proper connection is detected.
2. It ensures power does not flow back into the jump starter once the vehicle starts
Why does this matter?
Many people have a general fear of boosting their vehicle. They are scared of connecting the cables wrong, they are scared of sparks, they are scared of “frying” the vehicle’s sensitive electronics, etc. INTELLIBOOST takes the fear and risk away.
When you first plug the INTELLIBOOST cables into the Rugged Geek jump starter, no power will flow to the clamps. This means you can connect the red and black clamp to each other and all that will happen is the INTELLIBOOST cables will start beeping and the red light will turn on, to tell you something is not connected properly. This is the same thing that would happen if you connect the clamps to the wrong terminals on your vehicle battery, just a simple beeping noise and a red warning light.
Only once the clamps are connected to the proper terminals on a vehicle and the INTELLIBOOST senses a proper draw from the vehicle, will power flow from the jump starter. This keeps the vehicle safe and keeps you safe. As well, once the vehicle starts, the vehicle’s charging system will start sending power back to the vehicle battery. With many jump starters on the market, this means a surge of power going back to the battery in the jump starter. This is not safe. With our INTELLIBOOST technology, as soon as the vehicle starts, the connection to the jump starter is cut off so no power flows back into the jump starter. Thus further protecting you and prolonging the life of the portable jump starter.
Tell me more…
When we were developing our line of jump starters, we tested many different options. It would have been easy (and cheaper) to simply use an inline fuse or diode, to offer some form of “intelligent” jump starting, but this wasn’t safe enough for us. We use our own products that we sell and more importantly we have families who use what we sell also. We see value in Safety. It may cost a little more but the peace of mind it offers is well worth it.