To jump start dead batteries and vehicles rapidly back into service, Mississippi Industries for the Blind (MIB) now offers its heavy-duty military-spec booster cables to the public. Developed by MIB for the U.S. military since 1984, MIB’s MIL-SPEC booster cables combine 1-gauge stranded copper welding type cable with solid copper clamps for enhanced electrical conductivity and an efficient jump start. These cables are significantly thicker than standard 6-gauge jumper cables, and each clamp and cable has a 600 amp minimum current rating.
For enhanced electrical conductivity, MIB also constructs each clamp from a solid copper sheet. In addition, the clamp jaws are serrated, and the clamps are assembled with a heavy-duty, high tension spring to ensure a good connection to the battery terminal, according to MIB. The clamps are tested to hold 500 lbs.
The oil and abrasion resistant booster cables maintain flexibility in a wide range of temperatures from -94° to +198°F, and are available in up to 25-ft. lengths for ease of vehicle positioning, according to MIB.
For more information, visit the MIB website.