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Black & Decker VEC010BD Start It 300 Amp Jump Starter

2.6 out of 5 stars 94 customer reviews
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  • 300 instant amps for jump starting your vehicle in emergencies
  • Power safety switch and reverse hook-up warning system for added safety
  • LED battery status indicators
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Technical Details

Brand BLACK+DECKER
Item Weight 10 pounds
Product Dimensions 10 x 6 x 11 inches
Item model number VEC010BD
Batteries 1 12V batteries required. (included)
Discontinued by manufacturer Yes
Manufacturer Part Number VEC010BD

Additional Information

ASIN B000E1HAIK
Customer Reviews
2.6 out of 5 stars 94 customer reviews

2.6 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #507,636 in Automotive (See top 100)
#563 in Automotive > Tools & Equipment > Jump Starters, Battery Chargers & Portable Power > Jump Starters
#3,316 in Automotive > Replacement Parts > Batteries & Accessories
Shipping Weight 10.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.
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Date First Available September 14, 2004

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Product Description

Product Description

The Black & Decker Start It jump starter provides instant amps for starting your vehicle.

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The Black & Decker Jump-Starter has 300 instant amps to start your car in the unlikely event that your battery goes dead. There is always a chance that you will not be able to find someone to jump-start your car, even if you have a set of jumper cables. The Jump-Starter will alleviate this worry by giving you the power you need to do it on your own.



Black & Decker's Jump-Starter is a powerful and compact tool to restart your vehicle. View larger.
Portable and Powerful
The Jump-Starter is portable, cordless, and rechargeable. It features 300 amp instant starting power that is adequate for nearly any vehicle. It is so versatile, it will power coolers, air compressors, inverters, spotlights, and almost anything else with a car charger attachment.

Safe and Easy to Use
The Jump-Starter also features a keyless on/off power safety switch and reverse hook-up warning alarm in case the cables are attached to the wrong terminals. An LED battery status indicator lets you know the state of your battery and when it's charged up

Rechargeable
The Jump-Starter recharges easily from any household AC outlet, so that it will be ready the next time you need it.

No More Jumper Cables
With Black & Decker's Jump-Starter, there is no more worrying about having to track down a friendly vehicle. Whether you're in the rain, on an empty street on a dark night, or alone in an unfamiliar place, you'll be happy that the Jump-Starter is charged and ready to assist you get back on the road.

Warranty
Black & Decker offers a full 2-year warranty.


What's in the box
Start It Jump-Starter, 120 volt AC charger, and heavy-duty cables and clamps.


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

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This is a nice unit for starting cars, as noted below. But it may be too small for some other 12-volt applications. The lighter-socket outlet will shut off if you exceed 5 amps of continuous draw. At 12 volts, that would be 60 watts, and as luck would have it, my laptop PC requires 90 watts (7.5 amps) when plugged directly into a 12 volt source.

Also, in terms of total amp/hours, it would not be able to power something like a CPAP machine for a full night's use, which some people might like to do on a camping trip or the like. The description touts the unit's non-automotive power uses, but they are really somewhat modest. Charging a cell phone is not much of a challenge!

It works fine for starting cars, though. This appears to be identical to the Vector VEC010S, which is the unit I have. ("BD" at the end of this product ID is obviously just for Black and Decker's labeling on the front).

My car battery went dead in mid-winter, and I thought it was shot. A neighbor had this same unit, and in the spring I borrowed it twice to start the car, which went fine, even though his unit wasn't even fully charged when I borrowed it.

Finally I bought my own, charged it overnight as per the instructions, three hours past the blinking green. When I went to jump the car, for some reason it would not start right up as it had the other times. On the first attempt, the car turned over and over, but wouldn't kick in, and the effort drew down the jump starter's cranking power to zilch. Everything stopped.

The car had not cranked long enough to become flooded, so that was not the problem. I suspected that I might not have set the clamps correctly to get a "clean" grip, and that this reduced the power available for cranking.
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Unit appears to be solidly constructed. Maybe I lucked out and got an upgraded version, but there have been a couple of reviewers that said the the plastic clamps snapped. The unit I have (manufactured 11/06) has ALL METAL clamps, very much nicer than many regular standard jumper cables.

This unit will hold a charge but needs to be maintained (recharged) at least every 60 days or so.

NEVER charge via the cigarette lighter adapter in your vehicle longer than 3-4 hours. It may be left on AC charge indefinately. It is better to keep it fully charged, discharging this unit will result in shorted cells.

All in all, a very small price to pay for peace of mind, at home and on the road. With a power inverter (less than $20.00) you can have silent power source for lights, cell phones, small tv's, laptops, flourescent lights, etc.
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Several people here have mentioned that the clips are made of cheap plastic. I'm happy to report that mine received march 2 2007 has all-metal clips that seem to be quite sturdy! They have definately updated the design.
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I have a Honda, which I love, but since I do not drive her on a daily basis now, the battery is tempermental. I bought this product and have had to use it several times. I've found it easy to use and, even when the car battery has been completely dead, this jumpstarter has had more than enough power to get her started. I comparison shopped and the price of this Black & Decker was the best bargain, too. Recommend it highly.
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T. Dorau -- when properly stored, what you complain about will never happen. A battery should -never- be stored in sub-zero or near-freezing temperatures. Don't leave it in the garage!

This unit offers "quick" recharging (4 to 5 hours) from a 12V source or gradual recharging (12 to 24 hours) from an AC source.

The AC source may be left connected indefinitely (true "float" charging) which is a plus for a standby power source. The inclusion of the LED light source is very thoughtful on the part of the designer(s).

In addition to jump starting a car, this is a good choice for small household items (TV, Radio, Weather Alert Radio) or emergency communications equipment (CB, Ham Radio).

This product also appears in some stores under the "Husky" and "Vector" brand-names.
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I purchased this about 8 months ago and it worked once and would not hold a charge after that one use. I contacted the company and after several phone calls and phone tag I was told that without a receipt that the warrenty did not apply to the unit. Suggest looking at another brand and keep the receipt.
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I think this is actually a Vector jump starter, but either way it works very well. I have a riding lawnmower that for some reason will never crank on it's own, but if I run a dropcord and hook up a battery charger to it, it starts. Which is a pain.

Now I just leave this jump starter in my storage shed with the mower and hook it up each time to start the mower. I've started the mower probably 6 times so far without needing to recharge the jump starter. I'll take it inside and plug it in to recharge it every month or so.

Also has a work light for night time, decently bright.

If you have weak hands you might have trouble squeezing the clamps, they're very solid and the springs are strong.

Note that the Off/On switch is difficult to turn On, this is probably a safety feature to make sure you *really* want to turn on the juice to the clamps. Just turn it hard and it will click On.

I've been very pleased with my last 3 or 4 Black and Decker products, good prices and good quality.
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