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I have a homelite 720 generator but cant fingd the instruction manual and i need to know if the charger leads only charge a battery or can be used as jump leads i know this might sound stupid but i wo

Leads supplied for charging battery can they be used to jump start a car and /or charge a battery

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I can't find any reference to a Homelite model 720 generator but most battery charging systems do not supply enough amps to run a car starter. Battery chargers usually work in the two (trickle) to ten amp range. Car starters need way more amps to have enough power to turn an engine over, depending on the size and number of cylinders in the motor. Some chargers have a switch with a 60 amp 'start' position to help the battery turn the motor over, but without that there is little chance the charger side of your generator will supply enough amps to help your battery.

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Testimonial: "thanks thats great so i guess i can use the 3 pin plug for say a light and charge a battery as well with the charger . i couldnt find any info about it at all again thankyou "

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