November 20, 2017

Car Spotter / Blogger / Reviewer

Today The Car Spotter will be reviewing a piece of equipment used for restarting any car that has a flat battery, the Snap-on Portable Power 1700.

Unfortunately, through lack of driving and start-ups over winter my grandma’s car, an automatic Vauxhall Corsa, lost all charge in the battery.

It is more complicated to restart an automatic than a manual as you cannot jump start the car.

Fortunately, a good friend mechanic who owns a garage had just the tool for the job.

The Snap-on portable 12 volt power device is made for just such occasions and does exactly what it says in the title.

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The Snap-on portable power battery pack delivers 1700 peak amps (hence the name) and is a small, compact device with an robust handle for easy transportation. The high quality 4-gauge copper cables and clamps ensured a great connection between the portable power device and the car battery.

The method was extremely easy to use the Snap-on Portable Power 1700:

  1. Connect the positive clamp to the positive car battery terminal
  2. Connect the negative clamp to the negative car battery terminal
  3. Switch the device on and watch the LED lights go from LOW to MED and HIGH
  4. Switch off the device and remove both cables, the car battery will be fully charged and the car should start up.

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The PVC insulation provides flexibility and long life and the unit itself is very sturdy. It also has a 2-way socket adapter (cigarette lighter adapter) for trickle charge options and running and directly powering 12 volt accessories.

I was very fortunate to have a mechanic friend who let me borrow this brilliant and east to use piece of kit, it isn’t really something the average person would need in their home garage but a brilliant piece of kit nonetheless. Perhaps a little on the industrial side for the usual car owner. Really easy to use and get the job done swiftly.

I had to return the Snap-on portable power 1700 the next morning because my friend had to go and collect a car that had no power. Definitely a useful tool for him in his everyday work too.

I hope you enjoyed the article about the Snap-on portable power 1700. Keep checking back for more product reviews, supercar information and celebrity car news in addition to other blogs regarding the automobile world.

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