Owner’s Manual & Safety Instructions
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Table of Contents
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Safety
WARNING SYMBOLS AND DEFINITIONS
Specifications
This is the safety alert symbol. It is used to alert you to potential personal injury hazards.
Obey all safety messages that follow this symbol to avoid possible injury or death.
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
will result in death or serious injury.
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
could result in death or serious injury.
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
could result in minor or moderate injury.
Addresses practices not related to personal injury.
Operation
Canadian Standards Association
Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.
Maintenance
VAC
A
CCA
RC
Ah
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Volts Alternating Current
Amperes
Cold Cranking Amps
WARNING marking
concerning Risk of Eye Injury.
Wear ANSI‑approved
splash‑resistant safety goggles.
Read the manual before
set-up and/or use.
WARNING marking
concerning Risk of Fire.
Follow connection procedure.
Reserve Capacity
Ampere-hours
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
7. Do not operate charger if it has received a sharp
blow, been dropped, or otherwise damaged in
any way; take it to a qualified serviceman.
2. Do not expose charger to rain or snow.
8. Do not disassemble charger; take it to a
qualified serviceman when service or repair
is required. Incorrect reassembly may
result in a risk of electric shock or fire.
3. Use of an attachment not recommended or sold
by the battery charger manufacturer may result in
a risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons.
9. To reduce risk of electric shock, unplug charger
from outlet before attempting any maintenance or
cleaning. Turning off controls will not reduce this risk.
5. An extension cord should not be used unless
absolutely necessary. Use of improper extension
cord could result in a risk of fire and electric shock.
If an extension cord must be used, make sure:
a. That pins on plug of extension cord
are the same number, size, and shape
as those of plug on charger;
b. That extension cord is properly wired
and in good electrical condition; and
a. WORKING IN VICINITY OF A LEAD-ACID
BATTERY IS DANGEROUS. BATTERIES
GENERATE EXPLOSIVE GASES DURING
NORMAL BATTERY OPERATION. FOR THIS
REASON, IT IS OF UTMOST IMPORTANCE
THAT YOU FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS
EACH TIME YOU USE THE CHARGER.
b. To reduce risk of battery explosion, follow
these instructions and those published by
battery manufacturer and manufacturer of
any equipment you intend to use in vicinity
of battery. Review cautionary marking
on these products and on engine.
c. That wire size is large enough for AC ampere
rating of charger as specified in Table A.
Table A: Recommended minimum AWG size
for extension cords for battery chargers
But less
than
25
50
0
2
18
18
18
16
2
3
18
18
16
14
3
4
18
18
16
14
4
5
18
18
14
12
5
6
18
16
14
12
6
8
18
16
12
10
8
10
18
14
12
10
10
12
16
14
10
8
12
14
16
12
10
8
14
16
16
12
10
8
16
18
14
12
8
8
18
20
14
12
8
6
100 150
* If the input rating of a charger is given in watts rather than in
amperes, the corresponding ampere rating is to be determined by
dividing the wattage rating by the voltage rating – for example:
1250 watts/125 volts = 10 amperes
6. Do not operate charger with damaged cord or plug
– replace the cord or plug immediately.
a. Consider having someone close
enough by to come to your aid when
you work near a lead-acid battery.
b. Have plenty of fresh water and soap nearby in
case battery acid contacts skin, clothing, or eyes.
c. Wear complete eye protection and
clothing protection. Avoid touching
eyes while working near battery.
d. If battery acid contacts skin or clothing,
wash immediately with soap and water.
If acid enters eye, immediately flood eye with
running cold water for at least 10 minutes
and get medical attention immediately.
e. NEVER smoke or allow a spark or flame
in vicinity of battery or engine.
f. Be extra cautious to reduce risk of dropping
a metal tool onto battery. It might spark
or short-circuit battery or other electrical
part that may cause explosion.
g. Remove personal metal items such as rings,
bracelets, necklaces, and watches when working
with a lead-acid battery. A lead-acid battery can
produce a short-circuit current high enough to weld
a ring or the like to metal, causing a severe burn.
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Maintenance
Length of cord, feet
Operation
11. PERSONAL PRECAUTIONS
AWG size of cord
Equal to or
greater than
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10. WARNING – RISK OF EXPLOSIVE GASES.
Specifications
4. To reduce risk of damage to electric
plug and cord, pull by plug rather than
cord when disconnecting charger.
AC input rating, amperes*
Safety
1. SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS –
This manual contains important safety and
operating instructions for this battery charger.
Safety
h. Use charger for charging a LEAD-ACID battery
only. It is not intended to supply power to a
low voltage electrical system other than in a
starter-motor application. Do not use battery
charger for charging dry-cell batteries that
are commonly used with home appliances.
These batteries may burst and cause injury
to persons and damage to property.
i. NEVER charge a frozen battery.
12. PREPARING TO CHARGE
a. If necessary to remove battery from vehicle
to charge, always remove grounded terminal
from battery first. Make sure all accessories in
the vehicle are off, so as not to cause an arc.
b. Be sure area around battery is well
ventilated while battery is being charged.
Specifications
c. Clean battery terminals. Be careful to keep
corrosion from coming in contact with eyes.
d. Add distilled water in each cell until battery
acid reaches level specified by battery
manufacturer. Do not overfill. For a battery
without removable cell caps, such as valve
regulated lead acid batteries, carefully follow
manufacturer’s recharging instructions.
e. Study all battery manufacturer’s
specific precautions while charging and
recommended rates of charge.
f. Charge battery initially at lowest rate.
13. CHARGER LOCATION
Operation
a. Locate charger as far away from
battery as DC cables permit.
b. Never place charger directly above
battery being charged; gases from battery
will corrode and damage charger.
c. Never allow battery acid to drip on charger when
reading electrolyte specific gravity or filling battery.
d. Do not operate charger in a closed-in
area or restrict ventilation in any way.
e. Do not set a battery on top of charger.
14. DC CONNECTION PRECAUTIONS
a. Connect and disconnect DC output clips only
after removing AC cord from electric outlet.
Never allow clips to touch each other.
Maintenance
b. Attach clips to battery and chassis as indicated
in 15(e), 15(f), and 16(b) through 16(d).
15. FOLLOW THESE STEPS WHEN BATTERY
IS INSTALLED IN VEHICLE. A SPARK NEAR
BATTERY MAY CAUSE BATTERY EXPLOSION.
TO REDUCE RISK OF A SPARK NEAR BATTERY:
a. Position AC and DC cables to reduce risk of
damage by hood, door, or moving engine part.
b. Stay clear of fan blades, belts, pulleys, and
other parts that can cause injury to persons.
c. Check polarity of battery posts. POSITIVE
(POS, P, +) battery post usually has larger
diameter than NEGATIVE (NEG, N,–) post.
d. Determine which post of battery is grounded
(connected) to the chassis. If negative post is
grounded to chassis (as in most vehicles), see (e).
If positive post is grounded to the chassis, see (f).
e. For negative-grounded vehicle, connect
POSITIVE (RED) clip from battery charger to
POSITIVE (POS, P, +) ungrounded post of
battery. Connect NEGATIVE (BLACK) clip to
vehicle chassis or engine block away from battery.
Do not connect clip to carburetor, fuel lines, or
sheet-metal body parts. Connect to a heavy
gauge metal part of the frame or engine block.
f. For positive-grounded vehicle, connect
NEGATIVE (BLACK) clip from battery charger
to NEGATIVE (NEG, N, –) ungrounded post of
battery. Connect POSITIVE (RED) clip to vehicle
chassis or engine block away from battery.
Do not connect clip to carburetor, fuel lines, or
sheet-metal body parts. Connect to a heavy
gauge metal part of the frame or engine block.
g. When disconnecting charger, disconnect AC cord,
remove clip from vehicle chassis, and
then remove clip from battery terminal.
h. See operating instructions for
length of charge information.
16. FOLLOW THESE STEPS WHEN BATTERY
IS OUTSIDE VEHICLE. A SPARK NEAR THE
BATTERY MAY CAUSE BATTERY EXPLOSION.
TO REDUCE RISK OF A SPARK NEAR BATTERY:
a. Check polarity of battery posts. POSITIVE
(POS, P, +) battery post usually has a larger
diameter than NEGATIVE (NEG, N, –) post.
b. Attach at least a 24-inch-long 6-gauge
(AWG) insulated battery cable to
NEGATIVE (NEG, N, –) battery post.
c. Connect POSITIVE (RED) charger clip to
POSITIVE (POS, P, +) post of battery.
d. Position yourself and free end of cable
as far away from battery as possible
– then connect NEGATIVE (BLACK)
charger clip to free end of cable.
e. Do not face battery when making final connection.
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Wear ANSI-approved splash-resistant
safety goggles and heavy-duty rubber
work gloves whenever connecting,
disconnecting, or working near battery.
Battery acid can cause
permanent blindness.
18. Maintain labels and nameplates on the charger.
These carry important safety information.
If unreadable or missing, contact
Harbor Freight Tools for a replacement.
19. This product is not a toy.
Keep it out of reach of children.
20. Unplug the Battery Charger from its
electrical outlet before connecting its cables
to a battery, or performing any inspection,
maintenance, or cleaning procedures.
21. Although this Charger has an automatic cut off;
do NOT depend solely on automatic cut off.
Leaving Charger unattended can result
in fire and property damage.
22. Use this Charger with flooded lead‑acid or
AGM batteries only.
When charging a maintenance‑free battery,
always monitor the progress of
the charge by viewing the Charge Meter.
Do not overcharge a maintenance‑free battery.
DO NOT USE WITH GEL BATTERIES.
26. Do not use charger while you are tired or under
the influence of drugs, alcohol or medication.
A moment of inattention while operating charger
may result in serious personal injury.
Safety
17.
25. Have your charger serviced by a qualified repair
person using only identical replacement parts.
This will ensure that the safety of
the charger is maintained.
27. Before moving charger, disconnect power supply
and battery, then allow charger to cool.
28. People with pacemakers should consult their
physician(s) before use. Electromagnetic fields in
close proximity to heart pacemaker could cause
pacemaker interference or pacemaker failure.
In addition, people with pacemakers should:
• Avoid operating alone.
• Properly maintain and inspect
to avoid electrical shock.
• Properly ground power cord. Ground Fault Circuit
Interrupter (GFCI) should also be implemented
– it prevents sustained electrical shock.
29. WARNING: The cord of this product contains
lead and/or di (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP),
chemicals known to the State of California
to cause cancer, and birth defects or other
reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.
(California Health & Safety Code § 25249.5, et seq.)
30. The warnings, precautions, and instructions
discussed in this instruction manual cannot
cover all possible conditions and situations
that may occur. It must be understood by the
operator that common sense and caution are
factors which cannot be built into this product,
but must be supplied by the operator.
23. Do not attempt to charge non‑rechargeable
or defective batteries.
Specifications
g. A marine (boat) battery must be removed and
charged on shore. To charge it on board requires
equipment specially designed for marine use.
24. Do not charge more than one battery at one time.
Operation
f. When disconnecting charger,
always do so in reverse sequence of connecting
procedure and break first connection while
as far away from battery as practical.
Grounding and AC Power Cord Connection Instructions
Charger should be grounded to reduce risk of electric
shock. Charger is equipped with an electric cord
having an equipment-grounding conductor and a
grounding plug. The plug must be plugged into an
outlet that is properly installed and grounded in
accordance with all local codes and ordinances.
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DANGER – Never alter AC cord or plug provided
– if it will not fit outlet, have proper outlet installed
by a qualified electrician. Improper connection
can result in a risk of an electric shock.
CAUTION – Risk of Fire or Electric Shock.
Connect battery charger directly to grounding
receptacle (three-prong). An adapter should
not be used with battery charger.
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Maintenance
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS.
Specifications
Safety
Input
120VAC, 60Hz, 2A
Output
12 VDC
-
12 VDC
-
12 VDC Engine Start -
10*A
2*A
50 A
3125044
*Amperage is only present when the unit is connected to a battery or in START mode.
Operation Instructions
Read the ENTIRE IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION section at the beginning of this
manual including all text under subheadings therein before set up or use of this product.
TO PREVENT SERIOUS INJURY:
Specifications
DO NOT PLUG IN CHARGER UNTIL DIRECTED TO DO SO.
Controls
Charge Meter (10 amp charge mode only):
100
75
50
25
0
CHARGE LEVEL %
Figure B: DISCHARGED BATTERY
Operation
Initial charge current to the battery is at maximum.
Charge
Meter
Wrong
Connection
Charge
Status
Setting
switch
Type
switch
Figure A: Controls
Wrong Connection:
This indicates that the cables are connected improperly.
Immediately disconnect the cables and connect
them properly to prevent damage to the battery.
Maintenance
Charge Status:
This will light up red when the power is connected.
This will light up green when the battery is fully charged.
This is disabled in start mode.
Setting switch:
Use this to switch between charging and start modes
and change the output amperage.
Battery Type switch:
Use this to set the battery type:
•Set to Regular for flooded and maintenance-free batteries.
•Set to AGM for Absorbed Glass Mat batteries.
WARNING! TO PREVENT EXPLOSION:
DO NOT USE WITH GEL BATTERIES.
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100
75
50
25
0
CHARGE LEVEL %
Figure C: BATTERY ALMOST FULLY CHARGED
Charge current to the battery is reduced.
100
75
50
25
0
CHARGE LEVEL %
Figure D: FULLY CHARGED BATTERY
Charge current to the battery is minimal
and the green LED is on.
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Note: The Charge Meter shows the amount of current being drawn from the charger. It does not show what the
charger is capable of delivering. When the battery is fully charged and registering 100% on the Charge Meter,
a small charge will continue to move from the charger to the battery. If the charger is not disconnected from the
battery, eventually heat build up will cause the battery acid to boil and overcharge the battery causing damage to
the battery. Monitor battery charging progress constantly and if battery gets warm, stop charging it immediately.
Preparing to Charge
Safety
Sometimes conditions such as a cold battery, a sulfated battery, or a deeply discharged lead calcium
battery may cause Charge Meter to read near a full charge when charging process is only beginning.
1. If necessary to remove battery from vehicle to
charge, always remove grounded terminal from
battery first. Make sure all accessories in the
vehicle are off, so as not to cause an arc.
2. Make sure area around battery is well
ventilated while battery is being charged.
3. Clean battery terminals. Be careful to keep
corrosion from coming in contact with eyes.
4. Add distilled water in each cell until battery acid
reaches level specified by battery manufacturer.
Do not overfill. For a battery without
removable cell caps, such as valve
regulated lead acid batteries, carefully follow
manufacturer’s recharging instructions.
5. Study all battery manufacturer’s specific precautions
while charging and recommended rates of charge.
6. Charge battery initially at lowest rate.
7. A marine (boat) battery must be removed and
charged on shore. To charge it on board requires
equipment specially designed for marine use.
SHORTED BATTERIES - will read on Charge
Meter as a high end peg at beginning of
charging process. If after 5-10 minutes, needle
does not move off high end, the battery probably has
a short circuit. Unplug charger and discontinue use.
Have battery checked by a qualified technician.
COLD BATTERIES - begin charging at a low rate,
increase as battery reaches a normal temperature,
then rate will decrease normally.
DO NOT CHARGE A FROZEN BATTERY.
BATTERIES WITH HYDROMETER EYE: Do not depend
on hydrometer eye to determine battery charge level.
Operation
TO PREVENT SERIOUS INJURY:
Wear ANSI-approved splash-resistant safety goggles and heavy-duty rubber work gloves
whenever connecting, disconnecting, or working near battery.
Battery acid can cause permanent blindness.
Specifications
Use this charger only on flooded lead-acid batteries.
Other batteries may be damaged or may overheat, leak, or catch fire.
Charger Location
3. Never allow battery acid to drip on charger when
reading electrolyte specific gravity or filling battery.
2. Never place charger directly above battery
being charged; gases from battery will
corrode and damage charger.
4. Do not operate charger in a closed-in area
or restrict ventilation in any way.
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Maintenance
1. Locate charger as far away from
battery as DC cables permit.
5. Do not set a battery on top of charger.
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Charging Battery Installed in Vehicle
Safety
A SPARK NEAR BATTERY MAY CAUSE BATTERY EXPLOSION.
TO REDUCE RISK OF A SPARK NEAR BATTERY FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS EXACTLY.
TO PREVENT SERIOUS INJURY:
Wear ANSI-approved splash-resistant safety goggles and heavy-duty rubber work gloves
whenever connecting, disconnecting, or working near battery.
Battery acid can cause permanent blindness.
1. Position AC and DC cables to reduce risk of
damage by hood, door, or moving engine part.
2. Stay clear of fan blades, belts, pulleys, and
other parts that can cause injury to persons.
Specifications
3. Check polarity of battery posts. POSITIVE
(POS, P, +) battery post usually has larger
diameter than NEGATIVE (NEG, N,–) post.
4. Determine which post of battery is grounded
(connected) to the chassis. If negative post is
grounded to chassis (as in most vehicles), see 5.
If positive post is grounded to the chassis, see 6.
5. For negative-grounded vehicle, connect
POSITIVE (RED) clip from battery charger to
POSITIVE (POS, P, +) ungrounded post of battery.
Connect NEGATIVE (BLACK) clip to vehicle
chassis or engine block away from battery.
Do not connect clip to carburetor, fuel lines, or
sheet-metal body parts. Connect to a heavy
gauge metal part of the frame or engine block.
Operation
NOTICE: If the Reverse Connection indicator lights,
the cables are connected improperly.
Immediately disconnect the cables and connect
them properly to prevent damage to the battery.
6. For positive-grounded vehicle, connect
NEGATIVE (BLACK) clip from battery charger
to NEGATIVE (NEG, N, –) ungrounded post of
battery. Connect POSITIVE (RED) clip to vehicle
chassis or engine block away from battery.
Do not connect clip to carburetor, fuel lines, or
sheet-metal body parts. Connect to a heavy
gauge metal part of the frame or engine block.
Note: If the charger cycles between maximum charge
level and a lower charge level when first connected,
then the battery may be fully charged or nearly fully
charged. Further charging may not be needed.
If charging is attempted, charge at a lower rate and
carefully monitor charge level to avoid battery damage.
7. Set Battery Type switch according to battery type:
• Set to Regular for flooded and
maintenance-free batteries.
• Set to AGM for Absorbed Glass Mat batteries.
WARNING! TO PREVENT EXPLOSION:
DO NOT USE WITH GEL BATTERIES.
8. Set Setting switch to desired charge amperage.
9. After switches are set, plug in charger.
10. Monitor the charging process.
The Charge Complete indicator will light up
and blink when the battery is fully charged.
11. When disconnecting charger, disconnect AC cord,
remove clip from vehicle chassis, and then
remove clip from battery terminal.
12. After use clean, then store the charger
indoors out of children’s reach.
Maintenance
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Charging Battery Outside Vehicle
Safety
A SPARK NEAR BATTERY MAY CAUSE BATTERY EXPLOSION.
TO REDUCE RISK OF A SPARK NEAR BATTERY FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS EXACTLY.
TO PREVENT SERIOUS INJURY:
Wear ANSI-approved splash-resistant safety goggles and heavy-duty rubber work gloves
whenever connecting, disconnecting, or working near battery.
Battery acid can cause permanent blindness.
2. Attach at least a 24-inch-long 6-gauge
(AWG) insulated battery cable to
NEGATIVE (NEG, N, –) battery post.
3. Connect POSITIVE (RED) charger clip to
POSITIVE (POS, P, +) post of battery.
4. Position yourself and free end of cable as far away
from battery as possible – then connect NEGATIVE
(BLACK) charger clip to free end of cable.
5. Do not face battery when making final connection.
• Set to Regular for flooded and
maintenance-free batteries.
• Set to AGM for Absorbed Glass Mat batteries.
WARNING! TO PREVENT EXPLOSION:
DO NOT USE WITH GEL BATTERIES.
7. Set Setting switch to desired charge amperage.
8. After switches are set, plug in charger.
9. Monitor the charging process.
The Charge Complete indicator will light up
and blink when the battery is fully charged.
10. When disconnecting charger, always do
so in reverse sequence of connecting
procedure and break first connection while
as far away from battery as practical.
11. After use clean, then store the charger
indoors out of children’s reach.
Maintenance
Operation
NOTICE: If the Reverse Connection indicator lights,
the cables are connected improperly.
Immediately disconnect the cables and connect
them properly to prevent damage to the battery.
6. Set Battery Type switch according to battery type:
Specifications
1. Check polarity of battery posts. POSITIVE
(POS, P, +) battery post usually has a larger
diameter than NEGATIVE (NEG, N, –) post.
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12V Engine Starting
Safety
Some vehicles with onboard computers may be damaged from the high-current starting output.
Thoroughly read the vehicle service manual before using this procedure.
Note: During extremely cold weather or when battery
is severely exhausted, charge the battery for about
five minutes before attempting to turn on engine.
1. Unplug the Charger AC power
cord from the AC outlet.
Specifications
2. For negative-grounded vehicle, connect
POSITIVE (RED) clip from battery charger to
POSITIVE (POS, P, +) ungrounded post of battery.
Connect NEGATIVE (BLACK) clip to vehicle
chassis or engine block away from battery.
Do not connect clip to carburetor, fuel lines, or
sheet‑metal body parts. Connect to a heavy gauge
metal part of the frame or engine block.
NOTICE: If the Reverse Connection indicator lights,
the cables are connected improperly.
Immediately disconnect the cables and connect
them properly to prevent damage to the battery.
3. Position AC and DC cables to reduce risk of
damage by hood, door, or moving engine part.
4. Set Battery Type switch according to battery type:
• Set to Regular for flooded and
maintenance-free batteries.
• Set to AGM for Absorbed Glass Mat batteries.
WARNING! TO PREVENT EXPLOSION:
DO NOT USE WITH GEL BATTERIES.
5. Set Setting switch to 50A Emergency Engine Start.
6. After switches are set, plug in charger.
7. WARNING! TO PREVENT SERIOUS INJURY, FIRE,
AND DAMAGE TO CHARGER AND BATTERY,
follow 5 second maximum with 4 minute
minimum rest duty cycle for the Start mode.
8. To start the engine, turn ignition key.
ONLY KEEP CHARGER IN START MODE
UP TO 5 secondS AT A TIME.
9. If engine fails to start, charge battery for an
additional five minutes before attempting to start.
10. After the engine starts, unplug the power cord from
outlet before disconnecting the DC cable clamps.
Operation
Maintenance
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Maintenance Instructions
Safety
Procedures not specifically explained in this manual must
be performed only by a qualified technician.
TO PREVENT SERIOUS INJURY: Unplug the charger, disconnect any battery, and allow charger
to cool completely before performing any inspection, maintenance, or cleaning procedures.
TO PREVENT SERIOUS INJURY FROM CHARGER FAILURE:
Do not use damaged equipment. If abnormal noise or vibration occurs,
have the problem corrected before further use.
3.
• cracked or broken parts,
• damaged electrical wiring or cable insulation, and
• any other condition that may
affect its safe operation.
WARNING! If the supply cord of this
charger is damaged, it must be replaced
only by a qualified service technician.
DO NOT OPEN CHARGER HOUSING,
NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.
Troubleshooting
Problem
Possible Causes
Likely Solutions
Charger will not start.
1. Cord not connected.
2. No power at outlet.
1. Check that cord is plugged in.
2. Check power at outlet.
If outlet is unpowered, turn off charger and
check circuit breaker.
If breaker is tripped,
make sure circuit is right capacity for
charger and circuit has no other loads.
3. Clamps are not securely
3. Unplug charger and check that the clamps are
connected to battery terminals.
securely connected to the battery terminals.
Red Reverse Connection
LED turns on.
Clamps are attached to
wrong battery terminals.
Unplug charger if it is plugged in
and reverse the connections.
Charge Meter stays at
high end of dial for more
than 5-10 minutes.
Battery has a short circuit.
Unplug the charger and discontinue use.
Have the battery checked by a qualified technician.
Charger will not
start vehicle.
Setting switch is set to Charge.
Change the Setting switch to Start.
Specifications
• loose hardware,
2. AFTER USE, wipe external surfaces
of the charger with clean cloth.
Operation
1. BEFORE EACH USE, inspect the general
condition of the charger. Check for:
Maintenance
Follow all safety precautions whenever diagnosing or servicing the charger.
Disconnect power supply before service.
Record Product’s Serial Number Here:
Note: If product has no serial number, record month and year of purchase instead.
Note: Internal parts are not user-serviceable. Replacement parts are not available.
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Limited 90 Day Warranty
Harbor Freight Tools Co. makes every effort to assure that its products meet high quality and durability standards,
and warrants to the original purchaser that this product is free from defects in materials and workmanship for the
period of 90 days from the date of purchase. This warranty does not apply to damage due directly or indirectly,
to misuse, abuse, negligence or accidents, repairs or alterations outside our facilities, criminal activity, improper
installation, normal wear and tear, or to lack of maintenance. We shall in no event be liable for death, injuries
to persons or property, or for incidental, contingent, special or consequential damages arising from the use of
our product. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the
above limitation of exclusion may not apply to you. THIS WARRANTY IS EXPRESSLY IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER
WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS.
To take advantage of this warranty, the product or part must be returned to us with transportation charges
prepaid. Proof of purchase date and an explanation of the complaint must accompany the merchandise.
If our inspection verifies the defect, we will either repair or replace the product at our election or we may
elect to refund the purchase price if we cannot readily and quickly provide you with a replacement. We will
return repaired products at our expense, but if we determine there is no defect, or that the defect resulted
from causes not within the scope of our warranty, then you must bear the cost of returning the product.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
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