Noco GB40 can not boost a 2011 Kia Sportage with 2.4 engine
Yes I know we fail for letting our battery die this many times but keep in mind this is over a 6 year period and we have replaced the battery once during that time
The last example was at our house so I have more information.
Why it discharged
Key left in the ignition likely in accessory position, When starting car makes very loud rapid-fire clicking sound and does not start. clicking lasts as long as you hold the key to start position. its 10 degrees in the garage.
Connected the GB40 with red to red and black to black and turned on power.
the red, yellow, green lights start to "chase" and the boost light turns on indicating the battery is detected and ready to start.
loud rapid-fire clicking sound when attempting to start.
Noco is also making a clicking sound every 3/4 second. Noco says a clicking sound is normal as it is cycling from charging to not, but doesn't clarify if every 3/4 seconds is normal.
Measure the battery voltage at 10.2V. Noco says a low battery is below 2V and you need manual mode to jump start.
Cant enter manual mode on Noco after holding over ride button. I assume because the battery is detected and therefor not needed.
Wait 30 seconds and even 10 minutes with the Noco connected and attempt again but same loud rapid-fire clicking sound
CAA shows up
He starts with the old school standard jump starting box. Every other time as soon as these are connected the car starts the first try but this time it doesn't.
He then gets jumper cables and connects those to the battery and his truck plus the his booster pack and it starts right away.
Why and whats next?
Why doesn't the GB40 start a 2.4 liter engine? They battery voltage wasn't low enough to allow for manual override. why did it take a battery box plus the CAA truck to start the car?
I am willing to buy something else but I want to be confident that it will work. Do I get a GB150 that can start a 9 liter engine instead of just a 6 liter when Im driving a 2.4 liter?