Intelligent protection clamps are seen in batteries and they serve as a safety mechanism. These clamps are in place to prevent short-circuits, reverse charging and reverse polarity. Short circuits are common in batteries and having these clamps ensures that you do not end up damaging your battery. Once your vehicle starts, the clamps prevent reverse charging to the charger itself due to faulty wiring. You are also protected when the clamps are incorrectly placed between the negative and positive terminals.
In case you are new to using protection clams, you will notice that after successfully connecting the clamps to the jump pack and the car battery, a light will glow to indicate that you have successfully activated the protection clamp. If reverse polarity or short circuits are detected, you will notice blinking lights to indicate something is wrong.
In case you see blinking lights you should immediately disconnect the jump starter cables and clamps and retry. If you are unable to start your car you should consult a mechanic immediately. Cables usually have safety mechanisms when overheating to prevent any kind of damage to your car. You can simply wait out a few minutes before retrying once you figure out what the problem with your car is.
If you are opting for a trial and error approach to fixing your car, you should take small breaks. Some power is stored inside your car even if you are unsuccessful at starting it and you should let the stored power drain out. You should always separate the jump starter and the cable before proceeding.
Most of the time the issues are caused by burnt sparks that need replacing. However, if there are more serious issues at play you may need to check the wiring of your car or the battery’s health itself which might be the cause for a dead car.