|Item Weight||11 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||14 x 11 x 13.5 inches|
|Item model number||PSX|
|Batteries||1 12V batteries required. (included)|
|Manufacturer Part Number||PSX|
PowerStation PSX Multi-Purpose Rugged Vehicle Utility Jump Starter and Air Compressor
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Since then it started number of cars, used as compressor at least once a month for two cars and even powered backup sump pump during Irene while providing some light.
Important part here KEEP IT CHARGED. This is lead-acid battery and will degrade if stored undercharged. If you are at 12 V it will die in weeks, if you under 11.5 and don't charge right away you battery is gone. Lead inside sulfates and can only be recovered using desulfation process by expensive external charger.
So advice is to plug it after each use.
The only complaint - they should have made clear what type of Lead-Acid battery is inside - gel or AGM. That would make it easier to do maintenance once in a while and keep it alive even longer.
The user manual has very clear safety instructions, gives instruction on charging the PXS before using it the first time, standard recharging of the PXS (once a month), tells you how to jumpstart a vehicle, how to use the integrated work light, how to use the compressor, and how to operate the 12V DC outlet. In the instruction manual you will also find a toll free number to call if you have any problems with the unit or need replacement parts. There are diagrams to consult so you can become familiar with the unit. The following features are listed in the instructions:
* High current EHP battery provides 1,000 Amps peak power, 400 Amps starting power.
* Starts cars, trucks, recreational vehicles, and boats without the need of host vehicle or an AC power source.
* 12V DC power outlet provides power for appliances designed to plug into a vehicle or boat 12V power socket.
* Solid-state, integrated charger allows for re-charging of the PSX battery from any 120V AC power source.
* Sealed, maintenance-free heavy duty battery is safe to use, transport and store.
* 37 inch (94cm) heavy-duty industrial welding cables and 400 amp clamps for maximum starting power.
* Battery volt meter for quick assessment of PSX internal battery state of charge.Read more ›
Anyway, the Powerstation PSX is now a dead weight in garage. After only 1 year of use it now a POS. I'm now shopping for a more reliable jump starter - probably the JNC660.
Bottom line, I would not recommend getting this.
Not recommended at all.....
To maintain the battery, you need to charge it every two months at a minimum. You also need to charge it ASAP after using it for anything that causes a decent drain. I've found in the winter it will keep its charge for months at a time. In the summer, every 30 days is a safer bet.
IF YOU DO NOT CHARGE IT OFTEN, you will eventually kill the battery. The instructions included are clear on this.
For people that keep the battery maintained, 4 years is the expected lifespan, so charge it.
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