Market leaders in battery maintenance and battery power products, Projecta, has launched what the company believes is the most reliable and safe, consumer market emergency lithium jumpstarters in Australasia.
The all-new second generation 12V IS910E and IS1210E ‘Intelli-Start’ Lithium Emergency Jumpstarters replace earlier IS900 and IS1200 models, which failed to meet Projecta’s stringent safety performance standards and were recalled due to a very small percentage of product failures.
The new IS910E and IS1210E units have greatly benefited from their predecessors’ in-field feedback and introduce a host of improvements following research and testing by in-house engineers as well as independent external consultants.
The resulting recommendations have seen the introduction of a further two-stage safety protection system that checks the health of both the Mosfet transistor switch and the unit’s Smart Module (protecting against overcharge and voltage surges). If either fails, the jumpstarter will cut out, eliminating any safety risks.
Additional engineering to the IS910E and IS1210E units sees the inclusion of other advanced protections against surge, over voltage, battery and switch over temperature, reverse polarity, short circuit, over current, under voltage, plus battery cell balancing for optimum performance and safety.
Some potentially dangerous situations such as if the user tries to charge a battery that is hotter than 60°C, will also trigger an audible alarm to alert the user.
Safety benefits aside, the new Projecta Jumpstarters are also great performers.
Designed with the consumer market in mind, and suitable for batteries used by a majority of passenger cars, four wheel drives, motorcycles and outboard motors, the IS910E and IS1210E models are ultra-compact and lightweight (more than 90 per cent lighter than equivalent lead acid jumpstarters), meaning that they can conveniently be stored on board the vehicle, ready for use in an emergency.
The IS910E boasts 900A peak amps and 240A clamp power, providing enough power to start most petrol engines up to 6.0 litres. The larger IS1210E with its 1200A peak amps and 330A clamp power takes this performance to a higher level, easily starting most petrol-powered vehicles of up to 7.0 litres’ displacement as well as most diesel engines with up to 3.2 litres of capacity.
Cranking power comes courtesy of Lithium Cobalt (LiCo) batteries with capacities of 6,600 mAh (24.4 wHr) and 13,500 mAh (50.0 wHr) respectively, providing maximum power and efficiency.
Operating Intelli-Start jumpstarters is easy. Premium, spark-free clamps ensure a strong connection while a host of indicator lights provide the users with information including whether the unit is on/off, clamp connectivity, battery status and jump start status.
As well as being jumpstarters, the IS910E and IS1210E models also have the flexibility to be used as power banks, allowing the owner to charge mobile phones, tablets and other portable devices such as sat nav via the units’ 2.1 Amp USB Accessory Ports (charging plug adaptor included).
Both models also feature an in-built 2x 0.5 W L.E.D flood light with SOS function that can be used in emergency situations.
Projecta’s new and improved 12V IS910E and IS1210E ‘Intelli-Start’ Lithium Jumpstarters are presented in a durable, padded carry case providing both protection for the equipment and convenience for the owner. These emergency jumpstarters can be purchased at all leading automotive and four-wheel drive outlets throughout Australia at prices of approximately $249.00 and $349.00 incl. GST respectively..