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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.

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truck pack[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.

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Schumacher[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.

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JNC[permalink id=”http://www.amazon.com/Jump-N-Carry-JNC1224-3400-1700-Starter/dp/B000JFHMVG/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1394732955&sr=8-4&keywords=solar+jump+n+carry”]Jump-N-Carry[/permalink] – $400

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.

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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.

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