New heavy-duty jump starter

Associated Equipment Corporation (AEC) announces the new KS401 KwikStart Industrial Jump Starter, designed, patented and assembled in the U.S.

According to AEC, the heavy-duty portable power unit includes light diagnostics displaying voltage output of the vehicle battery, voltage output of the vehicle alternator and the longest DC cables in the portable power industry.

“This is the first really innovative product in this category in 30 years” says Gary Mackey, vice president of Sales and Marketing at AEC. “The KS401 & KS400 are the only portable power units on the market with built-in light diagnostics. This means that a technician can measure the output of the vehicle battery or the alternator output after the vehicle starts; digital LED’s display the voltages measured and eliminates the need for a separate voltmeter.”

“We are proud that Associated Equipment invested in St. Louis area toolmakers to make the injection molding die sets as well as manufacture the industrial strength housings we use for the KS401 and KS400,” adds Kim Cottle, AEC president and CEO.  “We designed a unique and patented product with features that differentiate it from imported retail units and that use as many components as possible from local and regional suppliers.”

With industry leading extra-long 7 ft. field replaceable cables and the same heavy-duty steel clamps used in Associated battery chargers, AEC says the KS401 can be set on the ground and easily reaches the battery in most vehicles. A unique ergonomic impact-resistant case with rubberized base allows the unit to survive accidental drops in tough environments. The 12V 22Ah sealed AGM Battery delivers 1700 peak amps and 360 CCA of cold crank power for even the harshest conditions, and the KS401 features a digital LED display with internal battery state of charge readings as well as a 12V power port and USB power port, AEC says.

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