That hilarious ad for Mountain Dew’s Amp was shown during the Super Bowl a few years back.
Unless you have super powers (and great dance moves) like the man in the commercial, getting stranded with a dead battery can be the worst, especially for commercial drivers who can be on the roads not traveled as often and late at night. That’s why having a good battery charger in your truck is essential for being prepared for a dead battery disaster.
We will take a look a couple of battery chargers on the market right now.
[permalink id=”http://www.amazon.com/Truck-Industrial-Grade-Starter-Power-Source/dp/B0000AXDR7/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1394728579&sr=8-2&keywords=truck+pac+industrial+grade”]Truck Pac [/permalink] – $330
The Truck Pac Industrial-Grade battery charger is a little pricey, but you are paying for a lot of power. It will start up to 40 vehicles between charges, depending on size and condition.
Customer Review: Best jumper pack out there spend the extra will last for years and you can buy replacement batteries.
[permalink id=”http://www.amazon.com/Schumacher-SE-4022-Wheeled-Battery-Charger/dp/B00030BFQA/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1394732410&sr=8-5&keywords=schumacher+battery+charger”]Schumacher[/permalink] – $140
This manual wheeled battery charger includes a tester and gives professionals a wide range of charging rates and helps in fleet operations. It has the ability to analyze electrical and starting system problems.
Customer Review: Great charger it works great from my motorcycle batteries to my dump truck. I like the slow charge option being able to leave it on without worrying about it.
This multi-faceted unit is perfect for service and fleet environments where there is a mixture of 12 and 24 Volt starting needs, and features a built-in automatic charger for maximum convenience.
Customer Review: The flexibility to go from 12 to 24 volts is so important for my business. Previous to this, I would have to carry two of the 12 volt units from Costco. Sometimes, there was just not enough room in the battery compartments for that many cables.
Do you have any dead battery horror stories when you wished you had a battery charger on you? We’d love to hear about it.