Dead equipment, now what?
You’ve got a job to do, but when you hit the engine start button . . . . nothing . . . #$&*% !
The mission takes priority so you jump start the equipment and get the job done, right? Did you know that in most cases, jump starting the engine will never get the batteries back to a full charge?
If you really need that piece of equipment right now to accomplish the mission, go ahead and jump start. But soon afterwards, the batteries should be fully charged with a battery charger.
However, if you have a choice, don’t jump start; use a battery charger first. For tactical equipment with the 24-volt slave receptacle there’s a great charger in the supply system that you can plug right into the vehicle to easily charge those dead batteries. Contact us for info.
COST SAVING ALTERNATIVE TO 6T-AGM, M969A3:
The M969A3, 5000 gallon tanker is another example of where you can save money by using Optima batteries. Two Optima Red Top batteries with adapter plates cost less than one 6TAGM battery and saves you over $341 per tanker. The pics below show an M969A3, 5000 gallon tanker with the 2 different battery types installed
- Newsletter 1: Optima 6T adapter
- Newsletter 2: Receiving batteries from DLA. TQG batteries.
- Newsletter 3: Dead batteries & Jump Starting, M969A3
- Newsletter 4: Testing batteries with threaded stud posts. Battery upgrade for DRASH ECU
- Newsletter 5: Discount for military & gov personnel. VRRFL, Variable Reach Rough Terrain Fork Lift
- Newsletter 6: Repetitive Reserve Capacity. Optima upgrade for Portable Light Sets.