MrD3a7h wrote:I've used these, and there is a trick to using them right.
The first thing you need to do is unwind and untangle them completely. Otherwise the electricity gets stuck in all the bends. This may seem to be a common sense kind of thing, but you would be surprised at the number of people I see trying to use wires that are tangled. Avoid cable ties at all costs. Those are the most lucrative snake oil products that have been produced in the past century. Yes, they make the wires more organized, but they create all kinds of bends and twists in the wire.
Another thing that you need to do (if at all possible) is to put the charging car (producing electricity) at a higher elevation than the dead car. This allows gravity to help move the electricity to the dead car.
If you are in a big hurry, try rubbing the length of the wire with fuzzy mittens or socks on your hands. Even though static electricity is not very strong, rubbing vigorously can shave as much as 10% off the charging time.
If you follow these tips, using this product should be safe, quick, and above all, fun!
A very lucid and concise analogy of the situation, which shows a very strong and clear thinker. To the above, I will add this...
(1) I agree that the charging car should be at a higher level to get the benefit of gravity, but you completely overlooked an important issue. The charging car must also face the back of the car which is being charged. The reason for this is that like poles repell and unlike poles attract. If both cars are facing each other, nothing happens.
(2) When you buy this equipment from Woot, make absolutely sure to remove any indication of the low price you paid. If you don't do this, the equipment will feel cheap and maybe unwanted which would result in very poor performance for you.