Forney Battery Chargers & Jump Starters

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Forney Battery Chargers & Jump Starters - Quiz

This quiz will test and increase your knowledge of the new Forney battery charger line.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What type of batteries do Forney Battery Chargers/Jumpstarts work on?

    • A.

      6 volt Lead Acid

    • B.

      6 and 12 volt Lead Acid

    • C.

      12 volt Lead Acid

    • D.

      Any battery that it can be connected to.

    Correct Answer
    B. 6 and 12 volt Lead Acid
    Explanation
    The Forney Battery Chargers/Jumpstarts work on both 6 and 12 volt Lead Acid batteries. This means that the device is compatible with two different voltages of Lead Acid batteries, allowing users to charge or jumpstart their batteries regardless of whether they are 6 or 12 volts. It provides versatility and convenience for users who may have different types of batteries that need charging or jumpstarting.

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  • 2. 

    What is "Automatic Charging"?

    • A.

      Continuous power being run to the battery.

    • B.

      Charging so the charger turns off when the battery is full and turns on when it needs charging again.

    • C.

      A charge that only works on automatic transmission cars.

    • D.

      A charge setting that will immediately start your car.

    Correct Answer
    B. Charging so the charger turns off when the battery is full and turns on when it needs charging again.
    Explanation
    "Automatic Charging" refers to a charging process in which the charger automatically stops charging when the battery reaches its full capacity and resumes charging only when the battery needs to be recharged again. This feature ensures that the battery is not overcharged, which can lead to damage and reduced battery life.

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  • 3. 

    How long can your jump starter go without someone recharging it?

    • A.

      30 days

    • B.

      50 days

    • C.

      60 days

    • D.

      90 days

    Correct Answer
    C. 60 days
    Explanation
    The jump starter can go without someone recharging it for 60 days. This means that the battery of the jump starter is capable of holding a charge for a period of 60 days without needing to be recharged. This is a significant amount of time, as it allows for extended periods of inactivity or storage without the need to worry about the battery losing its charge.

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  • 4. 

    What is it that the wheeled chargers have that the bench chargers do not?

    • A.

      Automatic charging

    • B.

      Reverse hook-up protection

    • C.

      Trickle charge, fast charge and jump start settings.

    • D.

      Timers with hold position for continuous charging.

    Correct Answer
    D. Timers with hold position for continuous charging.
    Explanation
    The wheeled chargers have timers with hold position for continuous charging, which means that they can be set to charge for a specific amount of time and then automatically stop charging. This feature allows for convenient and efficient charging, as it prevents overcharging and extends the lifespan of the battery. Bench chargers, on the other hand, do not have this feature and therefore do not offer the same level of control and convenience in charging.

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  • 5. 

    What is the MAIN purpose of a Forney trickle charger?

    • A.

      Keep a battery charged for a long period of time when out of use.

    • B.

      Fully charge a dead battery in approximately 6 hours.

    • C.

      Reduce strain on the battery while it is being charged.

    • D.

      A cheaper alternative to the other chargers and jump starters.

    Correct Answer
    A. Keep a battery charged for a long period of time when out of use.
    Explanation
    The main purpose of a Forney trickle charger is to keep a battery charged for a long period of time when it is not being used. This type of charger provides a low, constant charge to the battery, preventing it from losing power and becoming completely discharged. By keeping the battery charged, it ensures that it will be ready for use when needed, without the risk of damage or reduced performance due to long periods of inactivity.

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  • 6. 

    What batteries require a slower charging rate?

    • A.

      Antique car batteries (typically a 6 volt).

    • B.

      GEL cell and Deep cycle batteries.

    • C.

      12 volt lead acid batteries.

    • D.

      None of the above.

    Correct Answer
    B. GEL cell and Deep cycle batteries.
    Explanation
    GEL cell and Deep cycle batteries require a slower charging rate because they have different charging characteristics compared to other batteries. These types of batteries have a higher capacity and are designed to handle deep discharges and recharges. Charging them at a slower rate helps to prevent damage to the battery and prolong its lifespan.

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  • 7. 

    What is a 10 amp charger best used for?

    • A.

      An empty battery that needs to be charged quickly.

    • B.

      A battery out of use that needs to stay full.

    • C.

      Keeping a battery full for easy starts in cold weather.

    • D.

      A low battery that needs to be charged at a slow rate.

    Correct Answer
    D. A low battery that needs to be charged at a slow rate.
    Explanation
    A 10 amp charger is best used for a low battery that needs to be charged at a slow rate. This is because a 10 amp charger provides a lower charging current, which is suitable for slowly replenishing a low battery without causing any damage or overheating. Using a higher amp charger on a low battery could potentially overcharge the battery and reduce its overall lifespan.

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  • 8. 

    What is a very common situation that would require a 50 amp boost?

    • A.

      Leaving your headlights on.

    • B.

      Starting an old car that has been out of use.

    • C.

      Charge your vehicle overnight.

    • D.

      Helping start a large vehicle (Tractor or Semi).

    Correct Answer
    A. Leaving your headlights on.
    Explanation
    Leaving your headlights on is a very common situation that would require a 50 amp boost. When headlights are left on for an extended period of time, it can drain the battery of a vehicle. In order to start the vehicle again, a 50 amp boost is needed to provide a surge of power to the battery and jumpstart it. This is a common occurrence and often requires assistance from another vehicle or a jumpstart device.

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  • 9. 

    How fast can the 52724 wheel charger with a 140 amp boost, charge a 25% discharged battery using the 50 amp rapid charge mode?

    • A.

      Less than 1 hour.

    • B.

      1-2 hours.

    • C.

      2-3 hours.

    • D.

      3 hours or up.

    Correct Answer
    A. Less than 1 hour.
    Explanation
    The 52724 wheel charger with a 140 amp boost is a powerful charger. Since it has a 140 amp boost and the battery is only 25% discharged, the charger can charge the battery at a very fast rate. Additionally, the 50 amp rapid charge mode further enhances the charging speed. Therefore, it is reasonable to conclude that the charger can charge the battery in less than 1 hour.

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  • 10. 

    Where will you most commonly encounter a Forney wheeled charger?

    • A.

      Common households for families with multiple cars.

    • B.

      Vacations where the probability of a dead battery is high (camping).

    • C.

      Maintenance or repair shops where cars are being worked on.

    • D.

      Office buildings to help workers who have accidently run their battery down.

    Correct Answer
    C. Maintenance or repair shops where cars are being worked on.
    Explanation
    The Forney wheeled charger is most commonly encountered in maintenance or repair shops where cars are being worked on. This type of charger is designed to provide a quick and efficient way to recharge dead car batteries, making it a valuable tool in a shop setting where multiple cars may need their batteries charged. It may not be as commonly found in common households or vacation settings, as these situations may not require the same level of specialized equipment for battery charging.

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  • 11. 

    The 7 amp hour 12 volt jump start is best used for which of the below?

    • A.

      Older model cars.

    • B.

      Small cars with 4 cylinder engines.

    • C.

      SUV's and trucks with V6 and V8 engines.

    • D.

      All of the above.

    Correct Answer
    B. Small cars with 4 cylinder engines.
    Explanation
    The 7 amp hour 12 volt jump start is best used for small cars with 4 cylinder engines because these cars typically have smaller engines and require less power to jump start. The 7 amp hour capacity provides enough power to start these cars without being excessive for their engine size. It may not be sufficient for larger vehicles like SUVs and trucks with V6 and V8 engines, which require more power to start. Older model cars may vary in engine size, so it is not the best fit for all of them.

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  • 12. 

    What is unique to the 52732 18 amp hour 12 volt jump start system?

    • A.

      The 6 gauge 400 amp clamps for added protection.

    • B.

      It's lightweight design for extreme portability.

    • C.

      LED work light.

    • D.

      Air compressor.

    Correct Answer
    D. Air compressor.
    Explanation
    The unique feature of the 52732 18 amp hour 12 volt jump start system is the air compressor. This sets it apart from other jump start systems as it allows users to inflate tires or other inflatable items on the go. The 6 gauge 400 amp clamps provide added protection, the lightweight design ensures extreme portability, and the LED work light is also a useful feature, but the air compressor is the unique aspect of this particular system.

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  • 13. 

    Why is a trickle charger ideal for someone who constantly drives short distances?

    • A.

      Easy to put on and take off for quick use.

    • B.

      Because you do not need a lot of charge for a short distance.

    • C.

      The alternator does not completely refill the battery on a short drive therfore draining your battery.

    • D.

      All of the above.

    Correct Answer
    C. The alternator does not completely refill the battery on a short drive therfore draining your battery.
    Explanation
    A trickle charger is ideal for someone who constantly drives short distances because the alternator in the car does not have enough time to completely refill the battery during these short drives. This can lead to the battery being drained over time. A trickle charger provides a low, steady charge to the battery, helping to maintain its charge and prevent it from draining. This makes it easy to put on and take off for quick use, and it ensures that the battery has enough charge even after short drives.

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  • 14. 

    What is it that Forney chargers have that ensure a longer life for the charger?

    • A.

      Copper windings in the transformer.

    • B.

      Wheels and rubber stops to reduce impact on the machine.

    • C.

      Back up clamps and wiring if there are any problems with the unit.

    • D.

      Quarter inch steel walls to protect the inner parts from any debris or water.

    Correct Answer
    A. Copper windings in the transformer.
    Explanation
    Copper windings in the transformer ensure a longer life for the charger because copper is an excellent conductor of electricity and has high thermal conductivity. This means that the copper windings can efficiently transfer electrical energy and dissipate heat, reducing the risk of overheating and damage to the charger. Copper also has good mechanical strength, which helps to withstand the stresses and vibrations that the charger may experience during operation. Therefore, the presence of copper windings in the transformer enhances the charger's durability and longevity.

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  • 15. 

    Of all of the units, which is projected to sell the best?

    • A.

      The 52724 wheel charger.

    • B.

      The 52723 bench charger.

    • C.

      The 52731 jump starter.

    • D.

      The 52720 trickle charger.

    Correct Answer
    D. The 52720 trickle charger.
    Explanation
    The 52720 trickle charger is projected to sell the best among all the units.

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  • 16. 

    What does ETL certified stand for?

    • A.

      Efficiency Testing Laboratory

    • B.

      Environmental Testing Laboratory

    • C.

      Electronics Testing Laboratory

    • D.

      Experienced Testing Laboratory

    Correct Answer
    C. Electronics Testing Laboratory
    Explanation
    ETL certified stands for Electronics Testing Laboratory. ETL certification is a mark of compliance with safety standards and regulations. An Electronics Testing Laboratory is responsible for conducting tests and evaluations on electronic products to ensure their safety, performance, and compliance with industry standards. This certification ensures that the electronic products have undergone rigorous testing and meet the necessary requirements for quality and safety.

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  • 17. 

    What is a "Frozen Battery"?

    • A.

      A battery that's acid has turned to water and frozen.

    • B.

      A battery that is incorrectly wired to the car in turn not turning the car on.

    • C.

      A dead battery that will not start the car.

    • D.

      All of the above, "Frozen Battery" is a term used whenever there is a problem with a battery.

    Correct Answer
    A. A battery that's acid has turned to water and frozen.
    Explanation
    A "Frozen Battery" refers to a battery where the acid inside has converted into water and subsequently frozen. This can occur in extremely cold temperatures, causing the battery to lose its ability to function properly.

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  • 18. 

    What is "Starter amp Draw"?

    • A.

      The amount of amps the charger/jump starter puts out.

    • B.

      The maximum amount of amps your battery can put out.

    • C.

      The amount of amps it takes for your starter to turn the engine over.

    • D.

      How long it takes a car to start.

    Correct Answer
    C. The amount of amps it takes for your starter to turn the engine over.
  • 19. 

    What does reverse hook-up protection do?

    • A.

      Immediately turns off the charger to eliminate injury.

    • B.

      Red light flashes reading error but continues to work.

    • C.

      Sends a signal through the car causing the alarm to sound.

    • D.

      Keeps the charger from working due to the clamps being placed incorrectly.

    Correct Answer
    D. Keeps the charger from working due to the clamps being placed incorrectly.
    Explanation
    Reverse hook-up protection is a feature that prevents the charger from functioning when the clamps are incorrectly placed. This is important because connecting the charger to the battery terminals in reverse polarity can cause damage to the charger and the electrical system of the vehicle. By disabling the charger when the clamps are placed incorrectly, it helps to avoid potential hazards and ensures that the charger operates safely and effectively.

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  • 20. 

    What does the Forney's 5-3-1 Warranty entail?

    • A.

      If internal parts fail within 5 years we replace the unit, if a transformer fails within 3 years we replace it, if external parts fail within a year we replace the unit.

    • B.

      If a transformer fails within 5 years we replace the unit, if internal parts fail within 3 years we replace the unit, if any external parts fail within a year we replace the unit.

    • C.

      If internal parts fail within 5 years we replace the unit, if external parts fail within 3 years we replace it, if a transformer goes bad within a year we replace the unit.

    • D.

      If a transformer fails within 5 years we replace the unit, if any external parts fail within 3 years we replace the unit, if any internal parts fail within a year we replace the unit.

    Correct Answer
    B. If a transformer fails within 5 years we replace the unit, if internal parts fail within 3 years we replace the unit, if any external parts fail within a year we replace the unit.
    Explanation
    The Forney's 5-3-1 Warranty entails that if a transformer fails within 5 years, the unit will be replaced. If internal parts fail within 3 years, the unit will be replaced. If any external parts fail within a year, the unit will be replaced. This means that the warranty covers the replacement of the unit for these specific failures within the given timeframes.

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  • 21. 

    How should it be handled if a customer is looking for replacement parts for their unit?

    • A.

      Give them directions as to where Forney's sells a replacement part.

    • B.

      Tell them we do not make replacement parts, they must purchase a unit.

    • C.

      Take the unit back to Forney's to be fixed.

    • D.

      Direct them to customer service where they will see if they are eligible for a new unit because Forney's does not have replacement parts.

    Correct Answer
    D. Direct them to customer service where they will see if they are eligible for a new unit because Forney's does not have replacement parts.
    Explanation
    Directing the customer to customer service is the appropriate response because Forney's does not have replacement parts. Customer service can assess the situation and determine if the customer is eligible for a new unit or provide alternative solutions.

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  • 22. 

    How do I measure the charged state of a battery?

    • A.

      Check the gauge on the charger when you place the clamps onto the battery.

    • B.

      Take the number of hours you have placed on your battery since last full charge and multiply by 0.6.

    • C.

      A volt meter or hydrometer to give you the voltage or specific gravity of the battery, which you will then have to convert into a percentage.

    • D.

      None of the above, the only way to know your charged state of battery is to take it to a mechanic.

    Correct Answer
    C. A volt meter or hydrometer to give you the voltage or specific gravity of the battery, which you will then have to convert into a percentage.
    Explanation
    To measure the charged state of a battery, you can use a volt meter or hydrometer. These tools provide information about the battery's voltage or specific gravity, which can be converted into a percentage to determine the battery's charge level. Using the gauge on the charger or calculating the number of hours since the last full charge are not accurate methods for measuring the charged state of a battery. Taking the battery to a mechanic is also not necessary as it can be measured using the appropriate tools.

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  • 23. 

    What are amp hours?

    • A.

      The amount of amperage available over a 20 hour period.

    • B.

      The number of hours left on your cars battery approximately.

    • C.

      The amount of amperage available over a 40 hour period.

    • D.

      The amount of time your car has spent with its battery on but the engine off.

    Correct Answer
    A. The amount of amperage available over a 20 hour period.
    Explanation
    Amp hours refer to the amount of amperage that can be delivered by a battery over a 20-hour period. It is a measure of the battery's capacity and indicates how long it can sustain a certain level of electrical current before needing to be recharged. This measurement is commonly used in the automotive and electrical industries to determine the performance and endurance of batteries.

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  • 24. 

    Which charge is best for your battery and why?

    • A.

      Slow charge, because with a slow charge the charger won’t have to turn on and off.

    • B.

      Quick charge, because the less time spent charging the better for your battery.

    • C.

      Medium charge, because it moves fast enough that your battery will not have time to overheat.

    • D.

      Slow charge, because the lower the amount of amps entering your battery, the less heat and Hydrogen gas generated for safety and longer battery life.

    Correct Answer
    D. Slow charge, because the lower the amount of amps entering your battery, the less heat and Hydrogen gas generated for safety and longer battery life.
    Explanation
    A slow charge is the best for your battery because it allows for a lower amount of amps to enter the battery, resulting in less heat and Hydrogen gas being generated. This is important for safety and to ensure a longer battery life. Charging at a slower rate also prevents the charger from constantly turning on and off, which can be beneficial for the overall health of the battery.

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  • 25. 

    What is the statement that we will base our sales focus on as well as a reminder to our customers?

    • A.

      Stay Powered Be Prepared

    • B.

      Stay Prepared Be Powered

    • C.

      Be Prepared Stay Powered

    • D.

      Be Powered Stay Prepared

    Correct Answer
    C. Be Prepared Stay Powered
    Explanation
    The statement "Be Prepared Stay Powered" is the one we will base our sales focus on as well as a reminder to our customers. This statement emphasizes the importance of being prepared and staying powered, which suggests that the company's products or services are designed to help customers stay prepared and powered in various situations. It conveys a sense of reliability and readiness, which are likely key selling points for the company.

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