How Are Surge Protected Jumper Leads Constructed?

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dazza111

Joined Jul 6, 2011
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HI
I was looking for a source of cheap and easy to get thick cable to connect up some car batteries in parallel and I thought I would explore jumper cables as a possibility. I have found that they are selling Surge Protected Jumper cables now and I am wondering if there is a device embedded somewhere in the cables or the aligator clips that does the job. And would I need to remove the surge protection for my purposes.
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dl324

Joined Mar 30, 2015
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Welcome to AAC!
I have found that they are selling Surge Protected Jumper cables now and I am wondering if there is a device embedded somewhere in the cables or the aligator clips that does the job.
That's one way. I have jumper cables that separate in the middle so that you can put one pair on the battery and it will indicate whether polarity is correct.

The new Lithium jump starters often have electronics in the leads to deal with surge and reversed connection.

You could search for information on the cables.
And would I need to remove the surge protection for my purposes.
It depends on your application.
 
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