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The new kits feature various adapters for trucks, buses, and more, specifically for the company's Start•All Jump•Pack.

Vanair adds adapter kits for jump packs

March 7, 2024
NEW ORLEANS—Vanair unveiled the new jump pack connector kits at TMC 2024.

NEW ORLEANS—Vanair now has adapter kits for its dual-voltage Start•All Jump•Pack 12/24V lithium-ion jump-starter by Goodall. The kits are designed to expand the capabilities of the jump pack, introduced last fall, as Jeff Steer, director of sales at Vanair, explained during a press conference at the American Trucking Associations Technology & Maintenance Council 2024 Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition.

“It's probably the most powerful, safest, most reliable jump pack on the marketplace in its class and its price range,” Steer said. “The kits’ components are easy to install on our Start•All Jump•Pack's existing cables and significantly broaden the scope, scale, and utility of these lightweight and portable jump pack solutions.”

Kits include all the necessary components and instructions to modify any Start•All Jump•Pack quickly and flawlessly, enabling it to work on military, construction, mining, and agricultural equipment; transit buses; and everything from 6-liter gas and 4-liter to 16-liter diesel engines and vocational vehicles.

The Start•All Jump•Pack 12/24V offers up to 10,000/5000 amps, 12/24-volts, and 166,500 joules 5s of starting power, according to Vanair. Rugged and compact, these handheld devices are built to fit in tight spaces, allowing them to get between parked vehicles and go virtually anywhere a jump start is needed. Vanair’s three new adapter kits now make its Start•AllJump•Pack an all-purpose jump-starting tool, particularly for fleets with a mix of both specialized and traditional vehicles.

The NATO, Whitaker, and Anderson adapter kits will be sold separately, and each comes with a corresponding connector and requisite components and cabling. The kits include simple instructions on how to install new male and female Lenco connectors on both the Start•All Jump•Pack’s existing cables and its existing alligator connectors. Once complete, users can easily transition from specialized NATO, Whitaker, or Anderson charging capabilities, back to traditional alligator clamps in seconds, by simply unplugging one set and plugging in the other.

“Vanair’s Start•All Jump•Pack 12/24V helps fleets of all kinds do away with cumbersome AGM and lead acid battery jump starters that weigh hundreds of pounds and only have connectors for one type of vehicle,” Steer said. “Our Start•All Jump•Pack is a compact, lightweight unit, weighing only 18.5 lbs. and now offers a 12V and 24V starting solution for a vast array of vehicles—all in a single unit that can be hand carried anywhere.”

The Start•All Jump•Pack 12/24V also features Goodall Protect•All Safety Technology, making it easy to use on any vehicle and “practically impossible” for even novice technicians to reverse the polarity or apply the wrong voltage when attempting a jump start, the company added. Protect•All Safety Technology includes built-in protection for reverse polarity; low voltage; short circuit; overheat; over-discharge, over-voltage; and open clamps.

The jump pack can be fully charged in about eight hours and has the charging power to jump up to 10 Class 8 trucks, depending on condition, Steer added.

“With the Start•All Jump•Pack 12/24V, jump-starting has never been more convenient,” Steer said, “and with our three new multi-vehicle adapter kits, it’s never been more accessible to fleets of all types.”

The jump pack and connector kits are available exclusively through Vanair distributors.

About the Author

Kevin Jones | Editor

Kevin has served as editor-in-chief of Trailer/Body Builders magazine since 2017—just the third editor in the magazine’s 60 years. He is also editorial director for Endeavor Business Media’s Commercial Vehicle group, which includes FleetOwner, Bulk Transporter, Refrigerated Transporter, American Trucker, and Fleet Maintenance magazines and websites.

Working from Little Rock, Kevin has covered trucking and manufacturing for 15 years. His writing and commentary about the trucking industry and, previously, business and government, has been recognized with numerous state, regional, and national journalism awards.

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