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Cobra CJIC 550 Operating Instructions Manual

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Thank you for purchasing the Cobra CJIC 

550 jump starter/power pack with built-in 

air compressor. Properly used, this Cobra 

product will give you many years of reliable 

service.
Easy-to-use and designed for reliable 

service, the mobile power pack can run 

many AC appliances and 12V DC appliance 

whenever you need power for work or play, 

at home or on the road. 

Important:

 Please be sure to read and save 

the entire manual before using your mobile 

power pack. Any misoperation or misusing 

may damage the equipment or create 

hazardous conditions for the user. Please 

keep this manual for future reference.

What’s Included with Your CJIC 550

 

1.

  Power pack with jump start cables with  

   built-in air compressor 

 

2.

  120V AC charging adapter   

3. 

Owner’s operating instructions 

4. 

Inflation nozzles 

CJIC 550

©2014 Cobra Electronics Corporation 

Version B 

Printed in China
Part No. 480-813-P

Jump Starter/PowerPack 

with Air Compressor 

Operating Instructions

Introduction

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For more information or to 
order any of our products, 
please visit our website:
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Introduction

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Buttons, Switches & 

Indicatiors
1.

  USB power port

2.

  USB power indicator

3.

  USB/LED power switch

4.

  Charging indicator

5.

  Charging jack

6.

  Battery level indicators

7.

  Battery level button

8.

  Battery connection    

 indicator

9.

  Reverse polarity indicator

10.

  120V AC power switch

11.

  120V AC socket / cover

12.

  LED work lights

13.

  12V DC socket / cover

14.

  Jump start power switch

15.

  Positive battery clamp (red)

16.

  Negative battery clamp  

 (black)

17.

  Carry handle

18.

 Fuse

19.

  Air compressor gauge

20.

  Air compressor  

 

on/off switch 

21.

  Air compressor hose   

 compartment

Note:

 See page 6 - 7 for more 

information on features.

Customer Assistance 

Should you encounter any problems with this product, or not understand 

its many features, please refer to this owner’s manual. If you require further 

assistance after reading this manual, Cobra Electronics offers the following 

customer assistance services:

For Assistance in the U.S.A. 

Automated Help Desk English only. 

24 hours a day, 7 days a week 773-889-3087 (phone).

Customer Assistance Operators English and Spanish. 

8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Central Time, Monday through Friday 

(except holidays) 773-889-3087 (phone). 

Questions English and Spanish. 

Faxes can be received at 773-622-2269 (fax). 

Technical Assistance English only. 

www.cobra.com (on-line: Frequently Asked Questions). 

English and Spanish. productinfo@cobra.com (e-mail).

For Assistance Outside the U.S.A. 

Contact Your Local Dealer

©2014 Cobra Electronics Corporation

6500 West Cortland Street

Chicago, Illinois 60707 USA

www.cobra.com

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Warranty and Trademark 

Acknowledgement

For Products Purchased in the U.S.A.

Cobra Electronics Corporation warrants that its Cobra jump starter/power pack, 

and the component parts thereof, will be free of defects in workmanship and 

materials for a period of one year from the date of first consumer purchase. This 

warranty may be enforced by the first consumer purchaser, provided that the 

product is utilized within the U.S.A. 
Cobra will, without charge, repair or replace, at its option, defective jump 

starter/power pack products or component parts upon delivery to the 

Cobra Factory Service department, accompanied by proof of the date of first 

consumer purchase, such as a duplicated copy of a sales receipt. 
You must pay any initial shipping charges required to ship the product for 

warranty service, but the return charges will be at Cobra’s expense, if the product 

is repaired or replaced under warranty. This warranty gives you specific legal 

rights, and you may also have other rights which may vary from state to state.

Exclusions:

 This limited warranty does not apply:

1. To any product damaged by accident.
2. In the event of misuse or abuse of the product or as a result of unauthorized 

alterations or repairs.
3. If the serial number has been altered, defaced, or removed.
4. If the owner of the product resides outside the U.S.A.
All implied warranties, including warranties of merchantability and fitness for a 

particular purpose are limited in duration to the length of this warranty. Cobra 

shall not be liable for any incidental, consequential or other damages; including, 

without limitation, to damages resulting from loss of use or cost of installation. 
Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts 

and/or do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential 

damages, so the above limitations may not apply to you.

For Products Purchased Outside the U.S.A.

Please contact your local dealer for warranty information.

Trademark Acknowledgement

Cobra®, Nothing Comes Close to a Cobra® and the snake design are registered 

trademarks of Cobra Electronics Corporation, USA.
Cobra Electronics Corporation™ is a trademark of Cobra Electronics  

Corporation, USA.

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How to Use Your  

Cobra CJIC 550

Contents
Introduction

 ..........................................................................................A1

  Our thanks to you
  What’s included
  Buttons, Switches & Indicators ................................................. A2
  Customer Assistance .....................................................................A3
 Conventions ........................................................................................2
  Safety Information ............................................................................3
  Controls and Indicators ..................................................................6

Operation

 ................................................................................................ .8

  AC appliances .................................................................................. ...8
  Operating AC appliances ............................................................ ...9
  Some devices you can power up ............................................. ...9
  Low battery shut down ...................................................................9
  Overloads & high temperature protection .............................9
  High surge appliances .....................................................................9
  Problem appliances ......................................................................  10
  12V DC appliances ......................................................................... .10
  Operating DC appliances ............................................................ .10
  USB devices ...................................................................................... .11
  Using the Air Compressor........................................................... 11
  Inflating tires.................................................................................... 12
  Inflating small sports equipment ............................................. 13
  Jump starting a vehicle’s engine ............................................. .14
     Recharging the power pack battery ....................................... .15

Applications & Troubleshooting

 ................................................. .16

Specifications

 .......................................................................................  18

Product service

 ...................................................................................  19

Warranty Information

 ......................................................................  20

Features of This Product

•  400W AC output for operating 

household appliances

•  260 PSI air compressor 
•  12 Volt DC power outlet for  

DC accessories & appliances

•  LED super bright emergency 

 light

•  5V USB port to power up or 

charge cellphones, PDAs or 

consumer electronic devices

•  900 peak Amps of instant  

starting power to start vehicles

•  Rechargeable internal battery
•  LED display indicates the  

battery capacity

•  Reverse polarity connection 

indication & alarm

•  On/off safety switch
•  Heavy duty cables and clamps

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Important:

 Please be sure to read and save the entire manual before using your 

mobile power pack. Any misoperation or misusing may damage the equipment 

or create hazardous conditions for the user. Please keep this manual for future 

reference.

The following conventions are used in this manual:

WARNING 

Warnings identify conditions that could result in personal  

 

 

injury or loss of life.

CAUTION 

Cautions identify conditions or practices that could result  

 

in damage to the unit or to other equipment.

NOTE:

  These notes describe an important action item or an item that you    

 

must pay attention to.

Abbreviations and Acronyms:

A Ampere
AC 

Alternating Current

Ah Amp-hours
DC 

Direct Current

LED 

light-emitting diode

mA milli-Ampere
V Volt
W Watt

Important Safety Instructions

WARNING: Charge unit fully prior to use.

  

Keep unit clear of fire and water. The 400W mobile power pack is not 

intended for use in connection with life support systems or other medical 

equipment or devices.

WARNING: Shock hazard

.  

Keep away from children. The power pack generates the same potentially 

lethal AC power as a normal household wall outlet. Do not insert foreign 

objects into the AC outlet, the DC power pack socket, the jump start cable 

port, or the ventilation hole, do not expose this product to water, rain, snow, 

condensation, or spray. Do not open the power pack expect to replace the 

internal battery. Have a qualified technician perform any service work.

WARNING: Explosion hazard

Do not use this product where there are flammable fumes or gases, such as 

in the bilge of a gasoline-powered boat, or near propane tanks. Do not use 

this product in an enclosure containing automotive-type lead-acid batteries. 

These batteries, unlike the sealed AGM battery in power pack, vent explosive 

hydrogen gas which can be ignited by sparks from electrical connections.

When working on electrical equipment, always ensure someone is nearby to 

help you in an emergency.

WARNING: Heated surface

Ensure at least 2” (5cm) air space is maintained on all sides of the power 

pack. During operation, keep away from materials that may be affected by 

high temperatures such as blankets, pillows and sleeping bags.

WARNING: Fire hazard

Never allow jump start cables’ red and black clamps to touch each other 

or another common metal conductor. This could cause damage to the unit 

and/or create a sparking/explosion hazard. Always disconnect the jump start 

cables from the unit after use and clip the plastic guard over the jump start 

cable port.
Jump start cable clamps must be connected positive to positive (red clip 

to battery “+”) and negative to negative (black clip to battery “-“or engine 

ground). A reverse polarity connection (positive to negative) may cause 

damage to the unit and/or create a sparking/explosion hazard.

 


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WARNING: Fire hazard

The jump start feature is designed for short term operation only- less than 

5 seconds. Operating the jump start feature for more than 5 seconds may 

cause damage to the unit. Allow the power pack to cool down for at least 3 

minutes after each jump start.

WARNING: Risk of explosion, fire or burns

The battery terminals exposed at the jump start cable port have enough 

energy present to cause a spark, creating an explosion hazard, or to cause 

burns if a metal object contacts both terminals. Always clip the plastic guard 

over the port when not in use.

CAUTION: Equipment damage

Do not expose the power pack to temperatures over 104° F(40° C) or under  

14° F(-10° C).

Precautions when working with batteries

WARNING: Explosion and fire hazard

1.  Follow all instructions published by the battery manufacturer and the 

manufacturer of the equipment in which the battery is installed.

2.  Make sure the area around the battery is well-ventilated.
3.  Never smoke or allow a spark or flame in vicinity of the engine or 

batteries.

4.  Be careful not to drop a metal object on the battery or allow a metal tool 

to simultaneously touch the positive and negative cable ends or battery 

terminals. It might spark or short-circuit the battery or other electrical 

parts and cause an explosion.

5.  Remove personal metal items such as rings, bracelets, necklaces, and 

watches when working with batteries. Batteries produce a short-circuit 

current high enough to weld a ring or other similar objects to metal, 

causing a severe burn.

6.  If you need to remove a battery, always remove the negative terminal 

from the battery first. Make sure all accessories are off so you don’t cause 

an arc.

7.  Someone should be within range of your voice, or close enough to come to 

your aid when you work near batteries.

8.  Have plenty of fresh water, soap and a supply of baking soda on hand in 

the area of the batteries in case of contact with battery acid. Baking soda 

neutralizes lead acid battery electrolyte.

9.  The product is supplied with a rechargeable, sealed lead acid battery. This 

battery is self contained and not consumer replaceable.  Batteries must be 

disposed of properly when they no longer hold a charge. Proper charging 

practices will increase the life of the batteries.

 

For information on battery recycling call toll free 800-822-8837.

 


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Controls and Indicators:

1. USB power port 

Provides 5 volts output voltage for consumer  

 

electronics devices. 

2. USB power indicator  Illuminates when USB port is in use.
3. USB/LED power switch  If the switch is flipped left, the USB port can  

 

 

provide power. Flipped right, the white LED lamps   

 

illuminate. Center position, the USB port and LED    

 

lamps are off. 

4. Charging indicator 

2-color LED indicator. When the battery is being    

 

charged, this LED indicator lights red, when the    

 

battery is fully charged, the LED indicator lights    

 green.

5. Charging jack 

Charge the battery in the unit by inserting the  

 

 

connector from the AC charging adapter into this jack.

6. Battery level indicators:

Note:

 It is recommended that you should check the battery voltage every 30 

minutes during charging.
7.   Battery level button  When pressed, indicates the battery charge levels.

8.   Battery connection   Green LED indicates connection to a battery   

 

 

indicator 

is correct.

9.    Reverse polarity   

Red LED indicates jump start connection to battery   

  indicator 

is incorrect.

10.  120V AC power  

When this switch is on, the 120V AC is available at    

  switch 

the 120V AC socket. 

 

 

 

11.  120V AC socket 

Power outlet for AC accessories.

12.   LED lights 

Four white LED lights for emergency use. 

13.  12V DC socket 

Easy-access output port to charge 12V accessories.

Note:

 The unit contains 15A fuse for over current protection.

Note:

 It is recommended that you use the unit to power 12V accessories less   

than 8A.

14.  Jump start power  

Turn this switch after connecting to vehicle to  

 

  switch 

jump start battery.  

 

 

15.  Red battery clamp 

Positive connector for jump starts.

16.  Black battery clamp  Negative connector for jump starts.

Note:

  Be sure that the jump start switch is in 

off

 position prior to connecting 

clamps to vehicle’s battery.  Attach clamps properly to battery (red to positive 

post, and black to negative chassis ground) before turning jump start switch to 

on

.

17.  Portable handle 

For convenient handling of unit.

18.  AC charging adapter:  Input voltage: 120V AC 

Output voltage: 13.5V DC 

Input current: 0.5A

19.  260 PSI air  

Use to inflate tires and small sports equipment.

 compressor

Note:

 It is recommended that you charge the interior battery using the AC 

charging adapter, which offers charge protection. 

Battery Value 

Display Mode

U<12.2V 

Only red LED indicator lights.

12.2V<U<12.4V 

Red and yellow LED light.

12.4V<U<12.6V   

Red, yellow and one green LED light.

U>12.6V 

Red, yellow and two green LED all light.

 


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CAUTION:

 Read all operating instructions before operating the power pack.

The power pack is not intended for use as a UPS (Uninterruptible Power 

Supply). The unit should be operated only in locations that meet the 

following requirements:
Dry 

Don’t allow water or other liquids to drop or splash on the unit.

Cool 

Ambient air temperature should be between -10° and 40° C    

 

(14° and 104° F) – the cooler the better within this range.

Ventilated 

Leave at least 2” (5 cm) clearance around the unit for air flow.   

 

Ensure that the ventilation openings are not  obstructed.

Safe 

Do not operate the unit in the same compartment as batteries  

or in any compartment capable of storing flammable liquids  

 

like gasoline. 

Protect from  Do not operate the unit where it will be exposed to battery  

battery gases  gases. These gases are very corrosive and prolonged exposure  

will damage the power pack

AC appliances

The power pack has one grounded AC power outlet for use with AC 

appliance. You can either plug the appliance directly into the AC outlet or 

you can use an AC power bar to increase the number of outlets available.
However, for continuous operations, the combined loads must be less than 

550W. The less wattage used, the longer the power pack will operate before 

recharging is required.

Operating range:

•  550 watts or less for continuous operation
•  400 watts for 5-minute operation
Some appliance may be difficult or impossible to operate from the power 

pack. They may have high surge requirements or may be incompatible with 

the output waveform of the power pack. See “High Surge Appliances” and 

“Trouble Appliances” (page 10).

NOTE:

 To determine required wattage for a device, look up required Amps a 

device is rated. This Amperage is found on device I.D. tag in back of the unit. 

Multiply Amps X Volts = Watts.

Some devices you can power up:

• 25” Color TV 

(220W)

• 1/4” Drill 

(300W)

• Laptop Computer   (50W)

Operating AC appliances

1.  Check battery status to ensure the battery is fully charged.
2.  Open the AC Outlet cover.
3.  Turn the AC socket switch ON.
4.  Plug the AC appliance into AC outlets.
5.  Turn the AC appliance ON.
6.  Recharge the power pack immediately after use. See “recharging the  

 

 

power pack battery” (page 12).

Low battery shut down

Unit will automatically shutdown when the battery reaches 10.0V DC. You must 

turn off the AC power switch and charge the battery.

Overload and high temperature protection

In the event of an overload (>400W) or overheating, the power pack 

automatically shuts down power to the AC outlets. If, after a while the audible 

warning is ignored and a manual reset is not performed, the unit will do a 

complete shutdown automatically.

High surge appliances 

The wattage rating of AC appliance is the average power used by the 

appliance. Appliances such as televisions, computer monitors and appliances 

with motors consume much more power than their average rating when they 

are first switched on.
Although power pack can supply momentary surge power up to 400W, some 

appliances may exceed the capabilities of the power pack and trigger the 

inverter’s safety overload shutdown circuit.

 


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Problem appliances

The output of the power pack inverter is non-sinusoidal. Some equipment may 

be damaged by the inverter’s modified sine wave output (non-sinusoidal).

Some appliance, including the types listed below, may be damaged if they are 

connected to the inverter.
•  Electronics that modulate RF (radio frequency) signals on the AC line will    

  not work and may be damaged.
•  Speed controllers found in some fans, power tools, kitchen appliance, and  

   

other loads may be damaged.

•  Some chargers for small rechargeable batteries can be damaged. 
•  Metal halide arc (MHI) lights can be damaged.

Note:

 If you are unsure about powering any device with the power pack, 

contact the manufacturer of the device to determine whether it is compatible 

with the modified sine wave output.

12V DC appliances 

The power pack can operate one 12V DC auto, RV, marine, or other portable 

DC appliance that draws 10 amps or less from its DC socket. The combined 

load must not exceed 120 W, The less combined wattage used, the longer the 

power pack will operate before recharging is required.

Operating DC appliances:

1. Check battery status to ensure the battery is fully charged.
2. Open the DC socket.  
3. Plug the DC appliance into the DC socket.
4. Turn the DC appliance ON.
5. Recharge the power pack immediately after use.

USB Devices

The power pack can charge or power one USB-chargeable device through 

its USB port. Compatible devices include most MP3 players, PDAs, digital 

cameras, and camcorders that have internal batteries which can be charged 

via the USB port of a desktop/laptop computer.
USB-chargeable devices usually include a special USB cable (not supplied) 

that attaches one end to the USB port and the other end to the device.

Using the Air Compressor
Warning:  Fire Hazard

The compressor is designed for short-term operation only. Operating the 

compressor over an extended period of time will cause the compressor unit 

to overheat, which could lead to fire. Allow the compressor to cool down for 

10 minutes after each 10 minutes of continuous operations.

Warning:  Fire Hazard

Do not leave the compressor unattended while in operation.  Keep out of 

reach of children.

Warning:  Risk of personal injury or damage of equipment

Do not exceed the recommended pressure of either the compressor or the 

object being inflated.  The compressor is capable of inflating to 260 PSI.   

If the recommended pressure is exceeded, an explosion may result.

Warning:  Risk of personal injury or damage of equipment

If the power pack with air compressor shuts off due to an over-temperature 

condition, turn OFF the compressor switch and allow the compressor to cool 

for 15 minutes before re-starting.  If the power switch is not turned off, the 

compressor will automatically turn itself on when it reaches an acceptable 

operating temperature. If left unattended, it is possible that the unit can 

over-inflate the object being inflated and create an explosion hazard.

Caution:  Equipment damage

The power pack with air compressor cannot be used to inflate large capacity 

inflatables such as float tubes, large air mattresses, transport truck tires, and 

inflatable boats.  These types of products require extended inflating times, 

which may damage the compressor.

 


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Inflating tires
Caution:

If the pressure gauge on the compressor indicates more than twice the 

recommended pressure for the object you are inflating and you have only 

started to inflate the object, the valve connector is incorrectly connected 

to the valve stem.  This may damage the power pack with air compressor.  

Remove and reattach the valve connector to the valve stem.

To inflate your vehicle, motorcycle, or bicycle tires:

1.  Locate valve connector.
2.  Remove from storage and uncoil hose.
3.  Remove valve stem cap from tire to be inflated.
4.  Put the thumb latch in the OPEN position.
5.  Insert the desired adapter into the valve connector.
6.  Place valve connector firmly and completely over valve stem on the tire.
7.  Press the thumb latch toward the house until it locks into the  

 

closed position.

8.  Insert into the valve receptacle on the item to be inflated.
9.  Press the compressor switch to turn the compressor ON.
10.  Inflate to desired pressure.
11.  Press the compressor switch to turn the compressor OFF.
12.  Remove the valve connector from the valve receptacle.
13.  Put the thumb latch in the OPEN position.
14.  Remove the adapter.
15.  Double-check the air pressure with a pressure gauge.
16.  Replace valve stem cap.
17.  Store the valve connector.

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Inflating small sports equipment

You can use the compressor to inflate small sports equipment such as balls 

(soccer balls and footballs.)

Caution:

The unit cannot be used to inflate large capacity inflatables such as float 

tubes, large air mattresses, transport truck tires, and inflatable boats.  These 

types of products require extended inflating times, which may damage the 

compressor.

To inflate small sports equipment:

1.  Choose the appropriate nozzle adapter.
2.  If an adapter is required, insert the nozzle adapter into the valve    

  connector, turning it clockwise to tighten, and close the thumb latch.
3.  Place the valve connector fully on the valve stem or into the valve  

  receptacle on the item to be inflated.
4.  Turn the compressor ON and inflate to appropriate pressure.
5.  Turn the compressor OFF before removing valve connector from the 

   valve stem.
6.  Remove nozzle adapter from the valve connector and store in storage  

  compartment of Accessory Bag.

Caution:

Allow the compressor to cool down for 10 minutes after each 10 minutes of 

continuous operation.  Repeat if necessary.

Note:

  Leave the thumb latch in the open position for storing to relieve 

pressure on the internal mechanism.

 


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To jump start a vehicle 

continued

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7.  Switch off the jump start power switch.

8.  Remove the red positive (+) clamp and then the black negative (-) clamp.

Recharging the power pack battery

CAUTION:

 Do not operate AC or DC appliances while the power pack is  

being charged.

Charging with the AC charging adapter

Using the AC charging adapter is the simplest method for recharging the 

battery. While charging from an AC source, the charging status LED indicator 

will light red. When the battery has reached capacity, the indicator will light 

green. Charging when the battery is fully discharged takes around 23 hours.

NOTE:

 Recharge the power pack as soon as possible after each use. When 

not using the power pack, it should be recharged every 3 months!

To recharge with AC charger:

1.  Turn the rotary switch to the “OFF” position.
2.  Plug AC charging adapter into charging jack on the front of the unit.
3.  Plug AC charging adapter into 120V AC electrical outlet.
4.  Continually charge until the battery is fully charged; for about 23 hours.

CAUTION: 

The 23-hour charging time for the unit assumes that there is 120V 

at the AC wall outlet. If the voltage is less than 120V AC, it may take more 

than 23 hours to fully recharging. Once fully charged, the charging current 

automatically reduces to a floating charge mode, and the unit may be left 

permanently connected to the AC charger. 

Operation

Jump starting a vehicle’s engine

You can use the power pack to jump start a vehicle (or boat engine) that has 

a 12V starting battery using the jump start cables supplied with the unit.

WARNING:

 

Fire Hazard

A reverse polarity connection may cause damage to the unit and/or create 

a sparking/explosion hazard. Never allow cables’ red and black clamps to 

touch each other or another common metal conductor. The connection of 

the cables to the vehicle’s battery terminals must be positive to positive (red 

clamp to battery “+”) and negative to negative (black clamp to battery “-“ or 

vehicle chassis). 

NOTE:

 Carefully follow these instructions for jump starting your vehicle as 

they may be different from the instructions supplied with other jump start 

products or cables.

To jump start a vehicle:

1.  Turn off the vehicle and all accessories.
2.  Place the unit on a flat and stable surface near the battery which need to be 

started. Ensure that the unit’s jump start power switch is “OFF”.

3.  Connect the red positive (+) clamp of the cables to the positive (+) 

terminal of the engine battery.

4.  Connect the black negative (-) clamp of the cables to the engine block, 

cylinder head, or other stationary heavy metal part of the motor. If the red 

“Reverse Polarity” LED illuminates, then reverse polarity has been detected. 

Correct polarity must be established before proceeding. Disconnect the 

jump starting clamps from the vehicle’s battery and repeat steps (3) and (4).

5.  Switch on the jump start power switch. Before starting the engine, make 

sure the jumpstarter pack and the cables are clear of the metal parts and 

other moving things.

6.  Crank the engine for 5 seconds or until it starts, whichever is first.

WARNING: Fire hazard

Do not try to start the engine for more than 5 seconds. The jump start 

feature is designed for short term operation only. Operating the jump 

starting feature for more than 5 seconds may cause damage to the unit. 

Allow the unit to cool down for at least 3 minutes after each start attempt.

 


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Troubleshooting

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Problem

Cause

Solution

The power pack can not jump 

start vehicle 

The battery in the power pack 

is not fully charged 

Charge it for at 23 hours

The engine start capacity 

exceeds the power pack jump 

start capacity.

The power pack’s battery has 

been damaged 

Replace the power pack’s 

battery (consult service 

technician).

The charging status LED 

indicator does not light.

No AC power at the AC wall 

outlet.

Ensure power is available at the 

AC wall outlet.

AC charging adapter is faulty. Replace 120V AC charger

The charging status LED 

indicator still lights red and has 

not charged to steady after 50 

hours of charging.

The AC charger’s output is 

too low.

Replace the AC charger

The AC appliance does not 

operate; audible alarm is not 

sounding.

AC appliance rated more than 

550W, the safety overload has 

tripped.

Use AC appliance with a power 

rating less than 550W.

AC appliance rated less than 

550W, high starting surge has 

tripped the safety overload.

AC appliance may exceed the 

power pack’s surge capability. 

Use an AC appliance with a 

starting surge within the power 

pack surge rating.

Battery has discharged to 10V Recharge the battery.
Inverter has overheated due to 

poor ventilation or excessively 

warm environmental condition.

Allow the power pack to cool 

for 15 minutes or more. Clear 

blocked fan opening or remove 

objects covering the unit, then 

restart the power pack. Move to 

a cooler environment.

Run time for appliance is less 
than expected.

Internal battery is not fully 
charged,

Recharge using the AC charger, 

until the charging status LED 

indicator light is green.

AC appliance power 

consumption is higher than 

expected.

Check AC appliance power or 

wattage rating (or current draw 

for 12V DC appliance).

Applications & 

Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting

Buzzing in audio systems and radios

Some inexpensive stereo systems and AM-FM radios have inadequate internal 

power supply filtering and “buzz” slightly when powered by the power pack. 

Generally, the only solution is an audio product with a higher quality filter.

Television interference

The power pack is shielded to minimize its interference with TV signals. 

However, with weak TV signals interference may be visible in the form of lines 

scrolling across the screen. The following should minimize or eliminate the 

problem:

•  Increase the distance between the inverter and the TV, antenna and cables.
•  Adjust the orientation of the inverter television, antenna and cables.
•  Maximize TV signal strength by using a better antenna and use shielded 

antenna cable where possible.

WARNING: Electric shock hazard

Do not remove the cover of the unit or disassemble. The unit does not contain 

any internal user-serviceable parts and attempting to service the unit yourself 

could result in electrical shock or burn.

AC Appliance 

 Watts Required 

Hours*

Cordless Phone (Stand-by) 

31

Weather Radio 

19

Portable Stereo 

10 

15

Florescent Work Light 

14 

10

Fan 

20 8

Laptop Computer 

25 

6

Incandescent Lamp Work Light 

40 

3

3/8” Drill 

190 

20 minutes

13” Color Television 

60 

2.5 

DC Appliance 

 Watts Required 

Hours*

Cellular Phone 

14 

Portable CD Player 

10 

Portable Cooler 

30 

* All run times are estimates

Applications

 


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Product Service

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For any questions about operating this new Cobra product, or if parts are 

missing…

PLEASE CALL COBRA FIRST

…do not return this product to the store. 

See customer assistance on page A3.
If your product should require factory service, please call Cobra first before 

sending your unit. This will ensure the fastest turn-around time on your repair. 

You may be asked to send your jumpstarter/power pack to the Cobra factory. 
It will be necessary to furnish the following to have the product serviced and 

returned.

1.  For warranty repair include some form of proof-of-purchase, such as a 

mechanical reproduction or carbon copy of a sales receipt. If you send the 

original receipt, it cannot be returned. 

2.  Send the entire product.
3.  Enclose a description of what is happening with the jump starter/power 

pack. Include a typed or clearly printed name and address of where the unit 

is to be returned.

4.  Pack unit securely to prevent damage in transit. If possible, use the original 

packing material.

5.  Ship prepaid and insured by way of a traceable carrier such as United Parcel 

Service (UPS) or Priority Mail to avoid loss in transit to: 

Cobra Factory Service

Cobra Electronics Corporation

6500 West Cortland Street

Chicago, Illinois 60707 USA.

6.  If the jumpstarter/power pack is in warranty, upon receipt of your unit, it 

will either be repaired or exchanged depending on the model. Please allow 

approximately three to four weeks before contacting Cobra for status. If the 

unit is out of warranty, a letter will automatically be sent informing you of 

the repair charge or replacement charge.

If you have any questions, please call 773-889-3087 for assistance.

Specifications

12 DC Power:

 

Internal battery (Capacity/Type) 

14Ah/12V sealed lead-acid battery

DC power socket (maximum continuous load)  8A with automatic reset
DC fuse 

15A

AC Power:

 

Output power 
  • Continuous AC output power 

550W

  • Five minute AC output power 

400W

  • AC output surge capacity 

400W 

Output voltage 

104V-125V

Output frequency 

58Hz-62Hz

Output wave form 

Modified sine wave

No load current draw 

<0.5A

Input voltage range 

10.5V-15.5VDC

Low battery shutdown 

10.0±0.3VDC

Low battery shutdown resume 

12.0±0.3VDC

High battery voltage shutdown 

15.5V±0.3VDC

Over temperature shutdown 

Yes 

Overload shutdown 

Yes

Operating temperature range 

14°F~104°F (-10°C~40°C)

Storage temperature range 

-4°F~158°F (-20°C~70°C)

Internal battery charging controller system:

 

AC charging bulk charging current 

500mA

Peak charging voltage (nominal) 

14.2V±0.2V

Charging restart voltage (nominal) 

12.9V±0.2V

Air compressor:

 

Inflation pressure 

260 PSI

Physical Specifications:

Jumpstarter cables (size/length) 

8.37mm

2

/(460±19.5)mm

Dimensions H*W*D 

14” H x 12.75” W x 6.5” D  

 

(355.6mm x 324mm x 165.1mm)

Weight 

17 lbs., 0.6 oz. (7.8g)