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Praise16 found this helpful
Aug 17 , 2012
Great functions for the price. 50amp Start with auto shut off.
I have had a couple chargers over the past 10 years. This one seems well built. It has a 50 amp start function for $40. It appears to be a great value after looking at a few other stores and online.
Criticism14 found this helpful
Jun 11 , 2012
Don,t waste your money.
I got this battery charger for a birthday gift. The battery charger I had before for over twenty years was a Centuary. It cost around $100.00.I have used it this charger three times to charge up my diesel truck. Well the cabels touched Pos.& Neg. instint death to the charger. There is no circuit breaker on it if this happens. Spend a few dollars more get a centuary or shumaker.
I was able to get a decent deal on this charger with a coupon. It seems like a solid and advanced unit the first time I used it. Too bad it is made in Mexico. I am disappointed in the quality of the positive and negative clips. They seem too cheap, thin, and easy to come apart from the wires. They feel more like aluminum than copper. In the even that both clips come apart from their respective wires at the same time, the wires should be identified as to which wire is the positive and which wire is the negative if installing them back on to the wires.
Died right out of warranty. Took a look inside, there's two wires that popped out. Can't find a schematic anywhere that shows where to connect them (found a schematic for a 200.71222, but that's different from this one (28.71222)
I'm old and only drive about 3 to 10 miles a week, mostly to the store and back (I'm not little and not an old lady). That means that my battery is often too low to start the car. I had a Sears charger that was 60 years old that would get me going after 6 hours but that lead to a bunch of canceled doctor & dentist appointments along with my not being able to get to the store when I wanted. I saw this, got it and used it for the first time today. Hooked it up started the car, unhooked it, went to the store (left the car locked and running), came home and put it on trickle. Hardly but a dent in my day. Now whether it lasts for 60 years, that I don't know.
I bought one of these a while back and have only used it a dozen times if that. The clips at the end of the copper wires have both broken off. Now I don't even know what one was positive and what one was negative to attemp to put them back on. I had a much earlier model from over 20 years ago that I have used a gazillion times and it is still working to this day. I "ASSUMED" this one would be as good. NOT. I got this because it had a 50amp boost and my old one didn't.
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