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Tech Tip: Battery Jump Point

I received several questions and comments on Facebook about an image from Vehicle Extrication from Inside of the Auto Industry about 12 volt jump point terminals.

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Battery Jump Point

Battery Jump Point

I received several questions and comments on Facebook about an image from Vehicle Extrication from Inside of the Auto Industry about 12 volt jump point terminals.  One question was can the 12 volt battery be secured by cutting the wire to the jump point.  A good question.  The jump point pictured below is a terminal to attach jumper cables to.  Jump point terminals are typically a single wire that connects the terminal to the 12 volt battery. When the hood is opened by a rescuer who is searching for the 12 volt battery to secure it by double cutting a wire and no battery is located but a jump point terminal is found the battery is not easily accessible.  This doesn’t always mean the battery is located outside of the engine compartment but it is hidden or covered.

Battery Jump Point

More examples of battery locations.

Moditech (Crash Recovery System)

The screenshot below shows the location of the 12 volt battery in the 2016 Mercedes Benz C-Class. Luxury vehicles, will often have plastic covers over the 12 volt battery and other components in the engine compartment.

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Mike Smith, Absolute Rescue's Editor in Chief, is a veteran of the fire/rescue service in Michigan, who also works in the automotive industry as a designer. Have an idea of suggestion for the site? Contact Mike here

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