OPERATOR’S MANUAL
®
BATTERY CHARGER
60/20/2 Amp
275/125 AMP
ENGINE STARTER
With Battery Tester
and GFCI Outlets
Model No.
28.71234
CAUTION:
Read and follow all Safety
Rules and Operating Instructions
Before Every Use of this Product.
Save these instructions.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
00-99-000881/0808
Table of Contents
SECTION
Page
1. IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
x
2. product features
x
3. before using x
4. connecting cable assembly
x
5. using inverter
x
6. displays x
7. operating tips x
8. specifications
x
9. replacement parts
x
10. troubleshooting
x
IMPORTANT: read and save this safety and instruction manual.
1.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
1.1
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS – The DieHard model 71234 Manual Battery Charger, offers a wide range of features to accommodate
the needs for home or light commercial use. This manual will show you
how to use your charger safely and effectively. Please read and follow
these instructions and precautions carefully as this manual contains important safety and operating instructions.
1.2
Do not expose charger to rain or snow.
1.3
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.
1.4
To reduce risk of damage to electric plug and cord, pull by plug rather than
cord when disconnecting charger.
1.5
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:
• That pins on plug of extension cord are the same number, size, and
shape as those of plug on charger;
• That extension cord is properly wired and in good electrical condition and;
• That wire size is large enough for AC ampere rating of charger as specified in Table 8.3.
1.6
Do not operate charger with damaged cord or plug; take to a qualified
service person. (Call customer service at: 800-SEARS-64.)
1.7
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. (Call
customer service at: 800-SEARS-64.)
1.8
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. (Call customer service at: 800-SEARS-64.)
1.9
To reduce risk of electric shock, unplug charger from outlet before attempting any maintenance or cleaning. Turning off controls will not reduce this
risk.
WARNING – RISK OF EXPLOSIVE GASES.
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.
To reduce risk of battery explosion, follow these
instructions and those published by battery manufac•1•
turer and manufacturer of any equipment you intend to
use in vicinity of battery. Review cautionary marking on
these products and on engine.
2.
PERSONAL PRECAUTIONS
2.1
Consider having someone close enough by to come to your aid when you
work near a lead-acid battery.
2.2
Have plenty of fresh water and soap nearby in case battery acid contacts
skin, clothing, or eyes.
2.3
Wear complete eye protection and clothing protection. Avoid touching
eyes while working near battery.
2.4
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.
2.5
NEVER smoke or allow a spark or flame in vicinity of battery or engine.
2.6
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.
2.7
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.
2.8
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.
2.9
NEVER charge a frozen battery.
2.10 WARNING: Pursuant to California Proposition 65, this product contains
chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
3.
PREPARING TO CHARGE
3.1
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.
3.2
Be sure area around battery is well ventilated while battery is being
charged.
3.3
Clean battery terminals. Be careful to keep corrosion from coming in contact with eyes.
3.4
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 manu•2•
facturer’s recharging instructions.
3.5
Study all battery manufacturer’s specific precautions while charging and
recommended rates of charge.
3.6
Determine voltage of battery by referring to vehicle owner’s manual and
make sure that output voltage selector switch is set at correct voltage. If
charger has adjustable charge rate, charge battery initially at lowest rate.
4.
CHARGER LOCATION
4.1
Locate charger as far away from battery as DC cables permit.
4.2
Never place charger directly above battery being charged; gases from battery will corrode and damage charger.
4.3
Never allow battery acid to drip on charger when reading electrolyte specific gravity or filling battery.
4.4
Do not operate charger in a closed-in area or restrict ventilation in any
way.
4.5
Do not set a battery on top of charger.
5.
DC CONNECTION PRECAUTIONS
5.1
Connect and disconnect DC output clips only after setting any charger
switches to “off” position and removing AC cord from electric outlet. Never
allow clips to touch each other.
5.2
Attach clips to battery and chassis, as indicated in 6.5, 6.6, and 7.2
through 7.4.
6.
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:
6.1
Position AC and DC cords to reduce risk of damage by hood, door, or
moving engine part.
6.2
Stay clear of fan blades, belts, pulleys, and other parts that can cause
injury to persons.
6.3
Check polarity of battery posts. POSITIVE (POS, P, +) battery post usually
has larger diameter than NEGATIVE (NEG, N,–) post.
6.4
Determine which post of battery is grounded (connected) to the chassis.
If negative post is grounded to chassis (as in most vehicles), see (6.5). If
positive post is grounded to the chassis, see (6.6).
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.
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6.6
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.
6.7
When disconnecting charger, turn switches to off, disconnect AC cord,
remove clip from vehicle chassis, and then remove clip from battery terminal.
6.8
See OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS for length of charge information.
7.
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:
7.1
Check polarity of battery posts. POSITIVE (POS, P, +) battery post usually
has a larger diameter than NEGATIVE (NEG, N, –) post.
7.2
Attach at least a 24-inch-long 6-gauge (AWG) insulated battery cable to
NEGATIVE (NEG, N, –) battery post.
7.3
Connect POSITIVE (RED) charger clip to POSITIVE (POS, P, +) post of
battery.
7.4
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.
7.5
Do not face battery when making final connection.
7.6
When disconnecting charger, always do so in reverse sequence of connecting procedure and break first connection while as far away from battery as practical.
7.7
A marine (boat) battery must be removed and charged on shore. To
charge it onboard requires equipment specially designed for marine use.
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8.
8.1
battery charging - ac connections
For all grounded cord-connected battery chargers:
• 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 equipmentgrounding 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.
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.
8.2
For grounded, cord-connected battery chargers with an input rating
less than 15 amperes and intended for use on a nominal 120-volt
circuit:
• This battery charger is for use on a nominal 120-volt circuit, and has a
grounding plug that looks like the plug illustrated in sketch A in Figure
8.4. A temporary adapter, which looks like the adapter illustrated in
sketches B and C, may be used to connect this plug to a two-pole receptacle as shown in sketch B if a properly grounded outlet is not available.
The temporary adapter should be used only until a properly grounded
outlet can be installed by a qualified electrician.
DANGER – Before using adapter as illustrated, be certain that center
screw of outlet plate is grounded. The green-colored rigid ear or lug ex
tending from adapter must be connected to a properly grounded outlet–
make certain it is grounded. If necessary, replace original outlet cover
plate screw with a longer screw that will secure adapter ear or lug to
outlet cover plate and make ground connection to grounded outlet.
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8.3
Recommended minimum AWG size for extension cords for battery
chargers:
AC input rating,
a
amperes
But less
At least
than
0
2
2
3
3
4
4
5
5
6
6
8
8
10
10
12
12
14
14
16
16
18
18
20
25
(7.6)
18
18
18
18
18
18
18
16
16
16
14
14
AWG size of cord
Length of cord, feet (m)
50
100
150
(15.2)
(30.5)
(45.6)
18
18
16
18
16
14
18
16
14
18
14
12
16
14
12
16
12
10
14
12
10
14
10
8
12
10
8
12
10
8
12
8
8
12
8
6
a
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
8.4
Grounding Methods
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9.
parts
The Sears service centers offer the following replacement parts for your
battery charger. If you are having trouble with your battery charger, please
contact a qualified service person to diagnose and/or repair your unit. It
is not recommended that the consumer service the internal components
of the battery charger, as improper handling or repair could lead to shock,
electrocution, damage to the charger, or result in fire. As such, please contact 1-800-SEARS-64 for troubleshooting assistance and 1-800-366-PART
for repair or replacement parts.
This section shows an illustration of your battery charger. Use it to become
familiar with the location of all the parts, and what they look like.
Replacement Parts List DieHard 71240:
Item
Description
Part Number
1
Plastic Top
3799004100
2
Rocker Switch SPST
0499000050
3
Rocker Switch DPDT
0499000053
4
Control Board Assembly
2299001465
5
Handle
3599000262
6
Receptacle, GFCI, 15A
0099000587
7
Circuit Breaker
3999000108
8
Positive (RED) Cable w/clamps
3899001165
9
Negative (BLACK) Cable w/clamps
3899001164
10
Power Cord
90026177
11
Power Board/Heatsink Assembly
2299001467
12
Transformer
93026585
13
Fan Motor
0099000604
14
Hardware Kit
2299001078
15
Wheel
0099000120
16
Handle Grip
0399000018
17
Mounting Foot
1199005112
18
Axle
0099000066
19
Owner’s Manual
0099000539
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10. charger features
11.
Assembly instructions
It is important to fully assemble your charger before use. Follow these
instructions for assembly:
PARTS
TOOLS NEEDED
Two, 10-32, thread cutting screws
Four, 1/4-20, thread cutting screws
Two wheels
One axle
Two axle caps
Two axle brackets
One handle
One handle grip
One mounting foot
3/8” wrench (for mounting foot)
5/16” wrench (for wheels)
Hammer
Phillips screwdriver
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To attach the axle assembly:
11.1 Remove charger from packing materials and place upside down on a flat
surface. Attach mounting foot and secure with the four, 1/4-20 thread cutting screws.
11.2 Hold axle upright on floor or work surface. Then, using a hammer, tap one
of the plastic axle caps onto the top end of the axle. Be sure to tap the
axle cap on straight. Slide both wheels onto the axle with the axle caps
facing each other.
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11.3 Place the charger on its side. Place one end of each bracket into slot, then
place the axle assembly under each bracket. Fasten the other side of the
brackets using the two, 10-32 screws provided.
11.4 To Attach Handle:
Turn the charger right side up onto its foot and wheels. Remove the two
top screws from each side of the charger. Align the handle so the screw
holes are aligned with the screw holes on each side of the wheel charger.
Attach the handle using the same screws. \
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12. using the gfci outlet
This charger includes two – GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) outlets
located on its back. The purpose of a GFCI outlet is to quickly stop the
flow of electricity in the event a ground fault occurs on the device plugged
into the battery charger’s GFCI outlet. Ground fault circuit interrupters
(GFCI) can help prevent electrical shock or electrocution.
The GFCI outlets provide auxiliary power to 120V devices that require
less than 15 amps.
The GFCI must be tested before each use. To test:
12.1 Push the “Reset” button located on the GFCI receptacle, first to assure
normal GFCI operation.
12.2 Plug a night light (with an “ON/OFF” switch) or other product (such as a
lamp) into the GFCI receptacle and turn the product “ON.”
12.3 Push the “Test” button located on the GFCI receptacle. The night light or
other product should go “OFF.”
12.4 Push the “Reset” button, again. The light or other product should go “ON”
again.
Note: If the light or other product remains “ON” when the “Test” button
is pushed, the GFCI is not working properly and should not be used. Call
Customer Service at 1-800-SEARS-64 (1-800-732-7764).
12.5 The power cord must be plugged into a 3-prong grounded 120V AC wall
outlet for the GFCI operation to function. Ground fault circuit interrupters
(GFCI) can help prevent electrical shock or electrocution.
12.6 If you are charging a battery, the GFCI outlet should be limited to 3 amps
of current draw until the charging functions are complete.
12.7 The GFCI outlet should not be used while the charger is in the ENGINE
START mode.
12.8 If using both GFCI outlets at the same time, the amperage cannot exceed
15 amps of both devices combined.
13. operating instructions
SETTING THE CONTROLS
All controls for your charger are located on the front of the unit. Follow
these instructions to obtain the accurate charge level for your battery.
13.1 POWER ON/OFF SWITCH
Make sure your charger is OFF when connecting or disconnecting your
charger from the vehicle and power source. Turn your charger ON only
when it is connected to the vehicle and plugged into a 3-prong grounded
wall outlet.
13.2 BATTERY VOLTAGE SELECT
When charging, testing or starting 12 volt systems, select 12 VOLT. Select
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6 VOLT when charging, testing or starting 6 volt systems.
13.3 TOUCH‑PAD CONTROLS
With your charger connected to the vehicle and power source, the battery
voltage (6 or 12 volt) selected, and the power turned ON, select either AUTOMATIC or MANUAL charge and the rate at which you want to charge
your battery (2, 20, or 60 amp).
• AUTO (Automatic): When first turned ON, the charger will be in the
Manual mode. Touch the AUTO pad and either the 2, 20, or 60 AMP
Charge Rate Selector pad. Charging will start after a short delay. It will
stop when the battery is fully charged. While charging, the METER will
show battery voltage. Touch the VOLTS/AMPS pad to see the amount of
amps being drawn by the battery.
• MANUAL: When first turned on, the charger will be in the Manual mode
‑ there will be no need to select MANUAL. Select a charge rate and time.
The charger will start charging after a short delay. It will stop charging
only when the selected time or maximum time is up. For this reason,
it is IMPORTANT to check the charger frequently to avoid overcharging
the battery. While charging, the METER will show battery voltage. To see
how much of the selected charge time is remaining, touch the TIME pad.
The METER will show the time and, after a short delay, return to showing
voltage. To see the amount of amps being drawn by the battery, touch the
VOLTS/AMPS pad.
• TIME: To select a charging time, you must be in the MANUAL mode and
have selected a charge rate. Touch the TIME pad until the desired time
shows on the meter. The following chart shows the amount of time available for each charge rate and the amount of time, in hours, added for
each touch of the TIME pad.
2 HR
3 HR
PRESS
TWO TIMES
PRESS
THREE TIMES
1 HR
PRESS
ONE TIME
TOUCH "TIME" PAD TO ADD INCREMENTS
Rate
2 Amps
20 Amps
60 Amps
Maximum
Time
Increment
Settings
18 Hours
10 Hours
5 Hours
1 Hour
1 Hour
1/2 Hour
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If you do not set a time, the charger will run for the maximum time. After
selecting the charge rate and proper time, the charger will start charging
after a short delay. To see how much time remains during the charging
process, touch the TIME pad.
• RESET: To stop charging or to change settings once charging has begun,
touch the RESET pad. Then proceed as if you’ve just turned on the
charger.
• VOLT/AMP: When the charger is turned on the METER will display battery voltage. Touch the VOLTS/AMPS pad to display the charge rate in
amps.
• TESTER: To check the battery’s state‑of‑charge during charging, touch
the RESET pad and then the TESTER pad. The METER will show the
voltage of the battery. Wait about 5 minutes before taking a reading. To
continue charging, proceed as if you’ve just turned the charger ON.
• ENGINE START: To use the starter feature to help crank the engine of
your vehicle, touch RESET, MANUAL, and ENGINE START - in that
order. Wait for the display to show RDY. The ENGINE START feature
will deliver 275 amps to help crank a 12‑volt system or 125 amps to help
crank a 6‑volt system. Crank the engine for no more than 5 seconds.
If it does not start, wait three minutes before cranking again. During
extremely cold weather, or if the battery is severely exhausted, charge
the battery for about 5 minutes in the 60 AMP setting before cranking the
engine.
CAUTION: DO NOT try to crank an engine without a battery installed. You
may damage the vehicle’s electrical system.
• METER: The meter displays the following information:
—A—
Charge Rate in amps
—V—
Voltage
MAN
AUTO
RDY
Charger is in Manual mode
Charger is in Automatic mode
Charger is ready for cranking
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(Engine Start)
WAIT
Wait until the charger is ready before cranking again
FULL
Battery is charged (Automatic mode)
OFF
HR
Time has expired (Manual or
Timer mode)
Hour(s)
CHK BATT
There is a problem with the battery or connections
Too high a charging rate; lower rate to continue
OL
14. calculating charge time
14.1 The Chart Method
Use the following table to more accurately determine the time it will take to
bring a battery to full charge. First, identify where your battery fits into the
chart.
• Small batteries — motorcycles, garden tractors, etc. — are usually rated
in Ampere Hours (AH). For example: 6 to 12 AH, or 12 to 32 AH.
• Batteries in cars and smaller trucks are usually rated in Reserve Capacity
(RC), Cold-Cranking Amps (CCA), or both.
• Marine or deep-cycle batteries are usually rated in Reserve Capacity
(RC).
•NR
means that the charger setting is NOT RECOMMENDED.
Find your battery’s rating on the chart below and note the charge time
given for each charger setting. The times given are for batteries with a
50-percent charge rate prior to recharging. Add more time for severely
discharged batteries.
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CHARGE RATE/
CHARGING TIME - HOURS
BATTERY SIZE/RATING
SMALL
BATTERIES
CAR/TRUCKS
2 AMP
20 AMP 60 AMP
6 - 12 AH
2-4
NR
NR
12 - 32 AH
4 - 10
NR
NR
200 - 315 CCA
40 - 60 RC
11 - 14
60 - 90
min.
20 - 30
min.
315 - 550 CCA
60 - 85 RC
14 - 18
90 - 120
min.
30 - 40
min.
550 - 1000 CCA
85 - 190 RC
18 - 35
2 - 3.5
hrs.
45 - 60
min.
80 RC
18
105 min.
NR
140 RC
27
2 hrs.,
45 min.
NR
160 RC
30
3 hrs.
NR
180 RC
33
3.5 hrs.
NR
Motorcycle, garden, tractor, etc.
MARINE/DEEP CYCLE
14.2 The Hydrometer or Electronic Method
To find the time needed to fully charge your battery, determine the battery’s charge level with a hydrometer or electronic Percent-of-Charge
Tester. The following table will help you convert hydrometer readings to
percent of charge values.
SPECIFIC GRAVITY
OF CHARGE
PERCENT OF CHARGE PERCENT
NEEDED
1.265
100%
0%
1.225
75%
25%
1.155
25%
75%
1.120
0%
100%
When you know the percent of charge and the Amp Hour (AH) rating of
your battery, you can calculate the approximate time needed to bring your
battery to a full charge.
To convert Reserve Capacity to Amp Hours, divide Reserve Capacity by
2, and add 16:
Amp Hours = Reserve Capacity + 16
2
NOTE: The Reserve Capacity can be obtained from the battery specification sheet or the owner’s manual.
To calculate time needed for a charge:
• Find the percent of charge needed. (A battery at 50 percent charge that
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will be charged to 100 percent needs another 50 percent (.50)).
• Multiply the Amp Hour rating by the charge needed (.50) and divide by
the charger setting (2 or 10 amps).
• Multiply the result by 1.25 and you’ll have the approximate time needed,
in hours, to bring the battery to full charge.
• Add one additional hour for a deep-cycle battery.
Example:
Amp Hour Rating x charge needed Charger Setting
x
100 (AH Rating) x .50 (charge needed) x
50 (Charger Setting)
1.25 =
1.25 =
hours of
charge
6.25
hours
100 x .50 = 1.25 x 1.25 = 1.5625
50
You will need to charge your 100-Ampere Hour Battery for approximately
1 1/2 hours at the 50-Amp charge rate using the above example.
15. using the engine start feature
Your battery charger can be used to jump‑start your car if the battery is
low. Follow these instructions when using the ENGINE START feature.
15.1 Set the POWER switch to the OFF position. Then follow the instructions
for connecting the charger to the battery and power source in the section
“Charging a battery in the vehicle.”
15.2 Set the BATTERY switch to 6V or 12V to match the battery’s voltage.
15.3 Set the POWER switch to the ON position. The METER display will show
MAN (manual mode).
15.4 Touch RESET, MANUAL and ENGINE START pads in that order. Wait for
the display to show RDY. The charger is now ready to have the engine
cranked.
15.5 Crank the engine for no more than 5 seconds. If it does not start, wait 3
minutes. (The display will show WAIT during this time and RDY when the
time is up.)
15.6 During extremely cold weather, or if the battery is severely exhausted,
charge the battery for about 5 minutes in 60 amp setting before cranking
the engine.
15.7 If the engine still does not start, charge the battery for five more minutes
before cranking it again for five seconds.
15.8 After the engine starts, unplug the charger power cord from the wall outlet.
Then move the POWER switch to the OFF position before disconnecting
from the battery.
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Important:
Do not try to start the engine without a battery in it. You could cause damage to the electrical system.
If the engine does turn over, but never starts up, there is not a problem
with the starting system, there is a problem somewhere else with the
vehicle.
Stop cranking the engine until the other problem has been diagnosed
and corrected.
NOTE: The GFCI outlet should not be used while the Charger is in the
Engine Start Mode.
16. maintenance instructions
16.1 Before performing maintenance, unplug and disconnect battery charger
(see sections 6.7 or 7.6).
16.2 After use, use a dry cloth to wipe all battery corrosion and other dirt or oil
from terminals, cords, and the charger case.
16.3 Through routine maintenance, ensure all user installed parts are secured.
17.
storage instructions
17.1 Store charger unplugged, in an upright condition. Cord will still conduct
electricity until it is unplugged from outlet.
17.2 Store inside, in a dry, cool place (unless you’re using an on-board Marine
Charger ).
17.3 Do not store clips on handle, clipped together, on or around metal, or
clipped to cables.
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18. troubleshooting
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
SOLUTION/REASONS
No reading on the ammeter.
Clamps are not making a
good connection.
Check for poor connections to battery and frame.
Make sure connecting
points are clean.
2-amp charge rate is being used.
Ammeter may show no
activity at the 2-amp
charge rate.
Drawing more than 250
amps for a period of 3
seconds or less.
Crank time varies with the
amount of current drawn.
If cranking draws more
than 250 amps, crank
time may be less than 3
seconds.
Failure to wait for 4
minutes (240 seconds)
between cranks.
Wait 4 minutes before
next crank.
Battery severely discharged.
Continue charging battery
for two more hours. If
problem continues, call
Sears Service Center.
Wrong battery voltage.
Continue charging battery.
Short start cycle when
cranking engine.
METER reading stays
high.
Ammeter reads less than
Extension cord too long or
selected charge rate when wire gauge too small.
charging a discharged
battery.
Weak cell or sulfated plate
in battery.
Charger makes a loud
buzz or hum.
Use shorter or heavier
gauge extension cord.
Sulfated battery will
eventually take a normal
charge if left connected. If
the battery will not take a
charge, have it tested by a
Sears technician.
Battery is only partially
discharged.
Continue charging battery.
Transformer laminations
vibrate (buzz).
Continue charging. Buzz
is not abnormal.
Shorted diode (hum).
Have charger tested by
Sears technician.
If the above solutions do not eliminate the problem
call toll-free from anywhere in the U.S.A.
1-800-SEARS-64
(1-800-732-7764)
7 AM to 4:30 PM Central Time Monday through Friday
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19. warranty
THREE-YEAR FULL WARRANTY
If this Battery Charger fails due to a defect in material or workmanship
within three years from the date of purchase, RETURN IT TO ANY SEARS
STORE or OTHER DIEHARD OUTLET IN THE UNITED STATES FOR
FREE REPLACEMENT.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other
rights which vary from state to state.
Sears, Roebuck and Co.
Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
For information about troubleshooting, call toll-free from anywhere in the
U.S.A. 7 am to 4:30 pm CT Monday through Friday.
1-800-SEARS-64 (1-800-732-7764).
For the repair or replacement parts you need, call 7 am to 7 pm, 7
days a week: 1-800-366-PART (7278)
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