Can the power station be used to start a car with a dead battery? Can jumper cables be attached to the power stations?

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Can the power station be used to start a car with a dead battery? Can jumper cables be attached to the power stations?
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John Schwartz

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I don't see a 12V outlet that would support a draw like that.  So I would say no.  only USB Ports and they are not designed for something like that.
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There doesn't appear to be jumper type terminals on the power station. And this line from the manual basically says the power station won't deliver enough starting amps to start a car.

"The power station is not intended for any use other than charging USB electronics (up to 2.1 Amp for each USB port) or AC devices (up to continuous 2000W for 3 AC ports combined). Any other use may result in system shut down or even damage."



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If you had a car battery charger that plugged into 120 volt outlet, you could use the power station to  charge up a car battery...but it does not directly support jump starting a car battery.