If the battery was completely dead, you'll have to charge it at a slow rate for at least an hour before trying to start the engine. It will have to be on the charger for about 15 minutes before it will even BEGIN to take a charge. You can't get enough current through jumper cables to crank the engine. All they're good for is assisting a weak battery, but not a totally dead one.
Saturday, November 16th, 2013 AT 4:06 PM