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Looking for an instruction guide for a ''Challenge'' jump starter for Cars. The red switch on the model has three positions OFF/CHARGE/ON. I need to know which switch is to recharge the car battery and not charge the actual jump unit. Also, how will i know when the battery is charged?

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The 'ON' position is for charging OR jumping the car battery. Normally, you just hook the unit to the car battery to jump start it, then remove it and the car alternator will charge the car battery.

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