Published 23-02-2021
| Article appears in February 2021 Issue

Durst gives your machinery a Hypastart

22-02-2021
The Durst Hypastart is a jump starter that will work from five volts, but it doesn't have a battery. So how does that work?

There’s nothing more annoying than a flat battery – whether it’s your car or your heavy duty mining equipment.

If you’ve got a vehicle that’s out of juice, typically the engine won’t start without a charge of over 10 volts or so.

The Durst Hypastart is a jump starter that will work from five volts, but it doesn't have a battery. So how does that work?

Fully Australian made, the Hypastart uses a slightly new technology called Super Capacitors, or Super Caps, so gone are lead acid batteries and gone with lithium batteries as well.

And even if a battery is dead flat, you don’t have to wait hours and hours to charge it. In 15 minutes, you’re ready to go and it’s ready to run.

The charge process will take a few minutes, depending on the charge level. The working range for charge is about five minutes, but if it’s dead flat and been sitting there for three months or longer, it can take 15 to 20 minutes to charge.

When it’s ready to go, the indicator will be at 100 percent, then you can switch it on. As soon as the engine starts going, the current will come back into the unit, instantly powering up to about 14.5 volts.

Then you can switch it off and then you’re already at a starting voltage ready to go again. If you need to top it up, you can while the car is running, and bring it right up to 15.5 volts. 

The Hypastart is available in four sizes, with the largest jump starter and has capabilities of well over 2000 amps.

This jump starter is perfect for environments that need extremely safe equipment such as underground mining.

The Hypastart is quick and easy to operate, but most importantly, it’s very safe to use. Typical lead acid battery or even lithium, there’s always a chance of gas, explosion or fire. Charging batteries produces gassing – that’s just the nature of the beast.

Generally, a lithium-ion battery jump starter has a lifespan of 2 to 4 years. However, Hypastart Jump Starter has a longer lifespan up to 20 years.

The built-in super capacitors can withstand more than 100,000 times frequently repeated use in its lifetime and is suitable for 4, 6 & 8 cylinder petrol passenger vehicles and diesel vehicles up to 4.0L.

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