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Recharging the Vector Start-It compact elite Jump Starter 12 volt

Do I need to charge it with the power switch ''on''
I have been charging it now for 4 hours, while the switch was on ''off''....but the battery status is still at ''low''

Also...I read that even if the ac adapter doesn't seem to work, and I lost the 12 volt dc adapter to plug into the cigarette lighter of my van, I could recharge it by connecting it to the battery of my van while it's running. Is that correct?

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  • seanrunnette Apr 10, 2009

    Exactly the same situation.  I'm going on a 1000 miler to Mexico and will try to recharge enroute.  I remember reading that the car charger, if it works, won't shut off automatically when it reaches full, the way the house charger is supposed to, so I'll keep a eye on it if it seems to be working.


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Yeah from what im to understand... you charge it overnight, and yes another way to use it (and possibly better way) is connecting to the battery directly..... it should work on your van fine i think, its worth a shot, hope this helps :)

Posted on Mar 11, 2009

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    Sheldon Scott Mar 10, 2014

    How to you suggest to leave it connected directly to the battery.


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