OPERATOR’S MANUAL
6V/12V Manual
Battery Charger
& Engine Starter
Model No.
28.71240
Read and follow all Safety
Rules and Operating Instructions
before Every Use of this Product.
Save these instructions.
Sears Brands Management Corporation, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
00-99-001014/0510
Table of Contents
Sectionpage
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
2
PERSONAL PRECAUTIONS
3
PREPARING TO CHARGE
3
CHARGER LOCATION
4
DC CONNECTION PRECAUTIONS
4
FOLLOW THESE STEPS WHEN BATTERY IS INSTALLED IN VEHICLE 5
FOLLOW THESE STEPS WHEN BATTERY IS OUTSIDE VEHICLE
6
grounding and ac power cord connections
7
ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS
7
Features/CONTROL PANEL
10
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
11
CALCULATING CHARGE TIME
12
MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS
12
Moving and STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS
13
TROUBLESHOOTING
13
BEFORE RETURNING FOR REPAIRS
15
DieHard THREE-Year Full Warranty
When operated and maintained according to all supplied instructions, if this DieHard
product fails due to a defect in material or workmanship within 3 years from the date
of purchase, return it to any 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 Brands Management Corporation, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
For customer assistance or replacement parts,
call toll-free from 7 am to 5 pm CT
Monday through Friday: 1-800-732-7764
IMPORTANT: READ AND SAVE THIS SAFETY AND INSTRUCTION MANUAL.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS – The 71240 battery charger offers a wide
range of features to accommodate your needs. This manual will show you how
to use your charger safely and effectively. Please read, understand and follow
these instructions and precautions carefully, as this manual contains important
safety and operating instructions. The safety messages used throughout this
manual contain a signal word, a message and an icon.
The signal word indicates the level of the hazard in a situation.
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
will result in death or serious injury to the operator or bystanders.
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
could result in death or serious injury to the operator or bystanders.
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
could result in moderate or minor injury to the operator
or bystanders.
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
could result in damage to the equipment or vehicle or
property damage.
Safety messages in this manual contain two different sentence styles.
• Unnumbered sentences state the hazard.
• Numbered sentences state how to avoid the hazard.
The icon gives a graphical description of the potential hazard.
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.
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1.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS - SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS This manual contains important safety and operating instructions
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK OR FIRE.
1.1
Keep out of reach of children.
1.2
Do not expose the charger to rain or snow.
1.3
Use only recommended attachments. 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 or damage to property.
1.4
To reduce the risk of damage to the electric plug or cord, pull by the plug rather
than the cord when disconnecting the charger.
1.5
An extension cord should not be used unless absolutely necessary. Use of an
improper extension cord could result in a risk of fire and electric shock. If an
extension cord must be used, make sure:
• That the pins on the plug of the extension cord are the same number, size
and shape as those of the plug on the charger.
• That the extension cord is properly wired and in good electrical condition.
• That the wire size is large enough for the AC ampere rating of the charger
as specified in section 8.
1.6
To reduce the risk of electric shock, unplug the charger from the outlet
before attempting any maintenance or cleaning. Simply turning off the
controls will not reduce this risk.
1.7
Do not operate the charger with a damaged cord or plug; have the cord or plug
replaced immediately by a qualified service person. (Call customer service at:
1-800-732-7764.)
1.8
Do not operate the charger if it has received a sharp blow, been dropped or
otherwise damaged in any way; take it to a qualified service person. (Call
customer service at: 1-800-732-7764.)
1.9
Do not disassemble the charger; take it to a qualified service person when
service or repair is required. Incorrect reassembly may result in a risk of fire or
electric shock. (Call customer service at: 1-800-732-7764.)
RISK OF EXPLOSIVE GASES.
1.10 WORKING IN THE 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 ALL INSTRUCTIONS IN THIS MANUAL EACH TIME YOU
USE THE CHARGER.
1.11
To reduce the risk of a battery explosion, follow all instructions in this manual
and those published by the battery manufacturer and the manufacturer of
any equipment you intend to use in the vicinity of the battery. Review the
cautionary markings on these products and on the engine.
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2.
PERSONAL PRECAUTIONS
RISK OF EXPLOSIVE GASES.
2.1
NEVER smoke or allow a spark or flame in the vicinity of a battery or engine.
2.2
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 shortcircuit current high enough to weld a ring or the like to metal, causing a
severe burn.
2.3
Be extra cautious to reduce the risk of dropping a metal tool onto the battery.
It might spark or short-circuit the battery or other electrical part that may cause
an explosion.
2.4
Use this charger for charging LEAD-ACID batteries only. It is not intended to
supply power to a low voltage electrical system other than in a starter-motor
application. Do not use this 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.
2.5
NEVER charge a frozen battery.
2.6
NEVER overcharge a battery.
2.7
Consider having someone close enough by to come to your aid when you work
near a lead-acid battery.
2.8
Have plenty of fresh water and soap nearby in case battery acid contacts your
skin, clothing or eyes.
2.9
Wear complete eye and body protection, including safety goggles and
protective clothing. Avoid touching your eyes while working near the battery.
2.10 If battery acid contacts your skin or clothing, immediately wash the area with
soap and water. If acid enters your eye, immediately flood the eye with cold
running water for at least 10 minutes and get medical attention right away.
2.11
3.
If battery acid is accidentally swallowed, drink milk, the whites of eggs or water.
DO NOT induce vomiting. Seek medical attention immediately.
PREPARING TO CHARGE
RISK OF CONTACT WITH BATTERY ACID.
BATTERY ACID IS A HIGHLY CORROSIVE
SULFURIC ACID.
3.1
If it is necessary to remove the battery from the vehicle to charge it, always
remove the grounded terminal first. Make sure all of the accessories in the
vehicle are off to prevent arcing.
3.2
Be sure the area around the battery is well ventilated while the battery is
being charged.
3.3
Clean the battery terminals before charging the battery. During cleaning, keep
airborne corrosion from coming into contact with your eyes, nose and mouth.
Use baking soda and water to neutralize the battery acid and help eliminate
airborne corrosion. Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth.
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3.4
Add distilled water to each cell until the battery acid reaches the level specified
by the battery manufacturer. Do not overfill. For a battery without removable
cell caps, such as valve regulated lead acid batteries (VRLA), carefully follow
the manufacturer’s recharging instructions.
3.5
Read, understand and follow all instructions for the charger, battery, vehicle
and any equipment used near the battery and charger. Study all of the battery
manufacturer’s specific precautions while charging and recommended rates
of charge.
3.6
Determine the voltage of the battery by referring to the vehicle owner’s manual
and make sure that the output voltage selector switch is set to the correct
voltage. If the charger has an adjustable charge rate, charge the battery in the
lowest rate first.
3.7
Make sure that the charger cable clips make tight connections.
4.
CHARGER LOCATION
RISK OF EXPLOSION AND
CONTACT WITH BATTERY ACID.
4.1
Locate the charger as far away from the battery as the DC cables permit.
4.2
Never place the charger directly above the battery being charged; gases from
the battery will corrode and damage the charger.
4.3
Do not set the battery on top of the charger.
4.4
Never allow battery acid to drip onto the charger when reading the electrolyte
specific gravity or filling the battery.
4.5
Do not operate the charger in a closed-in area or restrict the ventilation in
any way.
5.
DC CONNECTION PRECAUTIONS
5.1
Connect and disconnect the DC output clips only after setting all of the charger
switches to the “off” position (if applicable) and removing the AC plug from the
electrical outlet. Never allow the clips to touch each other.
5.2
Attach the clips to the battery and chassis, as indicated in sections 6 and 7.
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6.
FOLLOW THESE STEPS WHEN BATTERY IS INSTALLED IN VEHICLE
A SPARK NEAR THE BATTERY
MAY CAUSE A BATTERY
EXPLOSION. TO REDUCE THE
RISK OF A SPARK NEAR
THE BATTERY:
NEGATIVE GROUNDED SYSTEM
6.1
Position the AC and DC cables to reduce the risk of damage by the hood, door
and moving or hot engine parts. NOTE: If it is necessary to close the hood
during the charging process, ensure that the hood does not touch the metal
part of the battery clips or cut the insulation of the cables.
6.2
Stay clear of fan blades, belts, pulleys and other parts that can cause injury.
6.3
Check the polarity of the battery posts. The POSITIVE (POS, P, +) battery post
usually has a larger diameter than the NEGATIVE (NEG, N, -) post.
6.4
Determine which post of the battery is grounded (connected) to the chassis
(vehicle frame). If the negative post is grounded to the chassis (as in most
vehicles), see step 6.5. If the positive post is grounded to the chassis,
see step 6.6.
6.5
For a negative-grounded vehicle, connect the POSITIVE (RED) clip from the
battery charger to the POSITIVE (POS, P, +) ungrounded post of the battery.
Connect the NEGATIVE (BLACK) clip to the vehicle frame or engine block at a
distance away from the battery. Do not connect the clip to the carburetor, fuel
lines or sheet-metal body parts. Connect to a heavy gauge metal part of the
vehicle frame or engine block.
6.6
For a positive-grounded vehicle, connect the NEGATIVE (BLACK) clip from the
battery charger to the NEGATIVE (NEG, N, -) ungrounded post of the battery.
Connect the POSITIVE (RED) clip to the vehicle frame or engine block at a
distance away from the battery. Do not connect the clip to the carburetor, fuel
lines or sheet-metal body parts. Connect to a heavy gauge metal part of the
vehicle frame or engine block.
6.7
Connect charger AC supply cord to electrical outlet.
6.8
When disconnecting the charger, turn all switches to off, disconnect the AC
cord, remove the clip from the vehicle chassis and then remove the clip from
the battery terminal.
6.9
See CALCULATING CHARGE TIME for length of charge information.
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7.
FOLLOW THESE STEPS WHEN BATTERY IS OUTSIDE VEHICLE
A SPARK NEAR THE BATTERY
MAY CAUSE A BATTERY
EXPLOSION. TO REDUCE THE
RISK OF A SPARK NEAR THE
BATTERY:
7.1
Check the polarity of the battery posts. The POSITIVE (POS, P, +) battery post
usually has a larger diameter than the NEGATIVE (NEG, N, -) post.
7.2
Attach at least a 24-inch (61 cm) long 6-gauge (AWG) insulated battery cable
to the NEGATIVE (NEG, N, -) battery post.
7.3
Connect the POSITIVE (RED) charger clip to the POSITIVE (POS, P, +) post
of the battery.
7.4
Position yourself and the free end of the cable you previously attached to the
NEGATIVE (NEG, N, -) battery post as far away from the battery as possible –
then connect the NEGATIVE (BLACK) charger clip to the free end of the cable.
7.5
Do not face the battery when making the final connection.
7.6
Connect charger AC supply cord to electrical outlet.
7.7
When disconnecting the charger, always do so in the reverse order of the
connecting procedure and break the first connection while as far away from the
battery as practical.
7.8
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.
grounding and ac power cord connections
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK OR FIRE.
8.1
This battery charger is for use on a nominal 120-volt
circuit and has a grounded plug that looks like the plug
illustrated. The charger must be grounded to reduce
the risk of electric shock. The plug must be plugged
into an outlet that is properly installed and grounded in
accordance with all local codes and ordinances. The
plug pins must fit the receptacle (outlet). Do not use with
an ungrounded system.
8.2
Never alter the AC cord or plug provided – if it does not fit
the outlet, have a proper grounded outlet installed by a qualified electrician. An
improper connection can result in a risk of an electric shock or electrocution.
NOTE: Pursuant to Canadian Regulations, use of an adapter plug is not
allowed in Canada. Use of an adapter plug in the United States is not
recommended and should not be used.
8.3
Recommended minimum AWG size for extension cord:
• 100 feet long or less - use a 10 gauge extension cord.
• Over 100 feet long - use an 8 gauge extension cord.
9.
9.1
ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS
It is important to fully assemble your charger before use. Remove all cord
wraps and uncoil the cables prior to using the battery charger. Follow these
instructions for assembly.
PARTS
TOOLS NEEDED
(2) 10-32, thread cutting screws
3/8” wrench (for mounting foot)
(4) ¼-20, thread cutting screws
5/16” wrench (for mounting wheels)
(4) Phillips head sheet metal screws
hammer
(2) wheels
screwdriver (flat blade)
(1) axle
screwdriver (Phillips)
(2) axle caps
(2) axle brackets
(1) handle
(1) foot
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9.2
Attach the Foot: Remove the charger from the packing materials and place
upside down on a flat surface. Attach the foot and secure it with the four ¼-20
thread cutting screws provided.
9.3
Assemble the Wheels and Axle: Hold the axle upright on the floor or work
surface. Then, using a hammer, tap one of the 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 recessed hubs facing out as shown. Install the second axle cap.
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9.4
Mount the Axle to the Charger: Place one end of each bracket into the slot
on the bottom of the charger. Place the axle assembly under each bracket.
Attach the brackets using the two, 10-32 thread cutting screws provided.
NOTE: Be careful not to drop the brackets inside of the charger case.
9.5
Attach the Handle: If the charger came with a plastic grip, slide that onto the
handle until it is centered at the top. Turn the charger right side up onto its foot
and wheels. Align the handle so the screw holes are aligned with the screw
holes on the upper back corners of the charger. Attach the handle using the
four Phillips head screws provided.
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10.
Features/CONTROL PANEL
1
2
3
1. Charge Rate
Selector Switch
2. Timer
3. Ammeter
Charge Rate Selector Switch
Use the Charge Rate selector switch to select the charge rate or engine
starting setting you require.
• 2A Slow Charge Rate – Intended for charging small batteries such as
those commonly used in garden tractors, snow mobiles and motorcycles.
• 15A Fast and 50A Rapid Charge Rate – Use for charging automotive,
marine and deep-cycle batteries. Not intended for industrial applications.
• 250A Engine Start – Provides 250 amps for cranking an engine with a
weak or run down battery. Always use in combination with a battery.
Timer
• Timer Setting: The timer allows you to set a specified time for charging.
After the timer expires, the charger stops charging your battery. The main
function of the timer is to prevent over charging while allowing a battery time
to obtain a satisfactory charge. To properly set the timer, you must know the
size of the battery in ampere hours or reserve capacity in minutes and the
state of charge. It is important that you determine the appropriate state of
charge of your battery and set the timer accordingly.
○○Hold: This position defeats the timer function, allowing for continuous
operation. Be sure to monitor the charging progress and stop it when
the battery is charged. Not doing so may cause damage to your
battery or may cause other personal property damage or
personal injury.
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Ammeter
The Ammeter indicates the amount of current, measured in amps, that is being
drawn by the battery. As a battery takes on a charge, it draws less current from
the charger. Correspondingly, the meter will show less current being drawn by
the battery. When the current stops decreasing, the battery is charged. The
start area of the meter indicates a high rate of current being drawn from the
charger. When cranking an engine, the meter needle will be at the extreme
right side of the start area. The 2 amp charge rate may indicate some activity
on the meter, although the meter does not have the resolution to display this
low rate.
11.
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
This battery charger must be properly assembled in
accordance with the assembly instructions before it is used.
Charging
1. Ensure that all of the charger components are in place and in good working
condition, for example, the plastic boots on the battery clips.
2. Connect the battery following the precautions listed in sections 6 and 7.
3. Select the appropriate settings for your battery.
4. Connect the A.C. power following the precautions listed in section 8.
5. Turn the charger on.
Using the Engine Start feature
Your battery charger can be used to jumpstart your car if the battery is low.
Follow these instructions on how to use the ENGINE START feature.
Follow all safety instructions and precautions for charging
your battery. Wear complete eye protection and clothing protection. Charge
your battery in a well-ventilated area.
Using the ENGINE START feature WITHOUT a battery
installed in the vehicle could cause damage to the vehicle’s electrical system.
NOTE: If you have charged the battery and it still will not start your car, do not
use the engine start feature, or it could damage the vehicle’s electrical system.
1. Set the charge rate switch and the timer to the OFF position.
2. With the charger unplugged from the A.C. outlet, connect the charger to
the battery following the instructions given in section 6: FOLLOW THESE
STEPS WHEN BATTERY IS INSTALLED IN VEHICLE.
3. Plug the charger A.C. power cord into the A.C. outlet, and then move the
timer switch from OFF to the HOLD position.
4. With the charger plugged in and connected to the battery of the vehicle, set
the charge rate selector switch to the engine start position.
5. Crank the engine until it starts or 3 seconds pass. If the engine does not
start, wait 4 minutes before cranking again. This allows the charger and
battery to cool down.
NOTE: During extremely cold weather, or if the battery is under 2 volts, charge
the battery for 5 minutes before cranking the engine.
6. If the engine fails to start, charge the battery for 5 more minutes before
attempting to crank the engine again.
7. After the engine starts, move the charge rate selector switch and timer to
the OFF position and unplug the A.C. power cord before disconnecting the
battery clips from the vehicle.
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8. Clean and store the charger in a dry location.
NOTE: If the engine does turn over but never starts, 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.
General Charging Notes
Fan: It is normal for the charger’s fan to be on all the time. Keep the area near
the charger clear of obstructions to allow the fan to operate efficiently.
12.
CALCULATING CHARGE TIME
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.
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% charge
prior to recharging. Add more time for severely discharged batteries.
CHARGE RATE/ CHARGING TIME
BATTERY SIZE/RATING
SMALL
BATTERIES
CAR/TRUCK
2 AMP
15 AMP
50 AMP
Motorcycle,
garden,
tractor, etc.
6 - 12 Ah
2 – 3¾ hrs
NR
NR
12 - 32 Ah
3¾ – 10 hrs
NR
NR
200 - 315 CCA
40 - 60 RC
11¼ – 14½ hrs
1½ - 2 hrs
25 - 35 min
315 - 550 CCA
60 - 85 RC
14½ – 18¼ hrs
2 - 2½ hrs
½ – ¾ hr
550 - 1000 CCA
85 - 190 RC
18¼ – 34¾ hrs
2½ - 4½ hrs
¾ – 1½ hrs
80 RC
17½ hrs
2¼ hrs
NR
140 RC
27 hrs
3½ hrs
NR
160 RC
30 hrs
4 hrs
NR
180 RC
33 hrs
4½ hrs
NR
MARINE/DEEP CYCLE
13.
MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS
13.1 After use and before performing maintenance, unplug and disconnect the
battery charger (see sections 6, 7 and 8).
13.2 Use a dry cloth to wipe all battery corrosion and other dirt or oil from the
battery clips, cords, and the charger case.
13.3 Ensure that all of the charger components are in place and in good working
condition, for example, the plastic boots on the battery clips.
13.4 Servicing does not require opening the unit, as there are no userserviceable parts.
13.5 All other servicing should be performed by qualified service personal.
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14.
Moving and STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS
14.1 Store the charger unplugged, in an upright position. The cord will still conduct
electricity until it is unplugged from the outlet.
14.2 Store inside, in a cool, dry place.
14.3 Do not store the clips on the handle, clipped together, on or around metal, or
clipped to cables.
14.4 If the charger is moved around the shop or transported to another location,
take care to avoid/prevent damage to the cords, clips and charger. Failure to
do so could result in personal injury or property damage.
15.
TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
No reading on the ammeter. Charger is not plugged in.
Ammeter reading stays
high.
Ammeter reads less than
selected charge rate when
charging a discharged
battery
REASON/SOLUTION
Plug the charger into an A.C.
outlet.
No power at the receptacle.
Check for open fuse or
circuit breaker supplying
A.C. outlet.
Clips are not making a good
connection to the battery.
Check for poor connection
to battery and frame. Make
sure connection points
are clean. Rock the clips
back and forth for a better
connection.
Connections are reversed.
Unplug the charger and
reverse the clips.
Battery is defective (will not
accept a charge).
Have battery checked.
2 amp charge rate is being
used.
Ammeter may show no
activity at the 2A charge rate.
Battery is severely
discharged.
Continue charging battery for
two more hours. If problem
continues, have the battery
checked.
Wrong battery voltage.
Verify that the voltage
settings or output ratings on
the charger are correct.
Extension cord is too long or Use a shorter or heavier
wire gauge is too small.
gauge extension cord.
Weak cell or sulfated plate
in battery.
A sulfated battery will
eventually take a normal
charge if left connected. If
the battery will not take a
charge, have it checked.
Battery is only partially
discharged.
Continue to charge the
battery.
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PROBLEM
The charger is making an
audible clicking sound.
POSSIBLE CAUSE
REASON/SOLUTION
Circuit breaker is cycling.
The settings may be wrong.
Check the charger settings.
Battery is defective.
Have the battery checked.
Shorted battery cables or
clips.
Circuit breaker cycles when
current draw is too high.
Check for shorted cables
or clips and replace if
necessary.
Severely discharged battery, The battery may not want
but otherwise it is a good
to accept a charge due to
battery.
a run-down state. Allow
charging to continue until
battery has a chance to
recover sufficiently to take
a charge. If more than 20
minutes, stop charging and
have the battery checked.
Charger makes a loud buzz
or hum.
Reverse connections at
battery.
Shut the charger off and
correct the lead connections.
Transformer laminations
vibrate (buzz).
No problem, this is a normal
condition.
Shorted Diode Assembly or
Output Rectifier Assembly
(hum).
Have charger checked by a
qualified technician.
Short or no start cycle when Drawing more than the
cranking engine.
engine start rate.
Crank time varies with the
amount of current drawn. If
cranking draws more than
the engine start rate, crank
time may be less than 3
seconds.
Failure to wait 4 minutes
between cranks.
Wait 4 minutes of rest time
before the next crank.
Clips are not making a good
connection.
Check for poor connection at
battery and frame.
AC cord and/or extension
cord is loose.
Check power cord and
extension cord for loose
fitting plug.
No power at receptacle.
Check for open fuse or
circuit breaker supplying
A.C. outlet.
The charger may be
overheated.
The thermal protector may
have tripped and needs a
little longer to reset. Make
sure the charger vents are
not blocked. Wait and try
again.
Battery may be severely
discharged.
On a severely discharged
battery, charge for 10 to
15 minutes in the manual
charge rate to help assist in
cranking.
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PROBLEM
Charger will not turn on
when properly connected.
POSSIBLE CAUSE
REASON/SOLUTION
A.C. outlet is dead.
Check for open fuse or
circuit breaker supplying
A.C. outlet.
Poor electrical connection.
Check power cord and
extension cord for loose
fitting plug.
The battery is connected
Clips are not making a good
and the charger is on, but is connection.
not charging.
Check for poor connection
at battery and frame. Make
sure connecting points
are clean. Rock the clips
back and forth for a better
connection.
The measured current is
much lower than what was
selected.
No problem, this is a normal
condition.
16.
The charger reached the
maximum voltage and is
reducing the current.
BEFORE RETURNING FOR REPAIRS
16.1 When a charging problem arises, make certain that the battery is capable
of accepting a normal charge. Double check all connections, the A.C. outlet
for a full 120 volts, the charger clips for correct polarity and the quality of
the connections from the cables to the clips and from the clips to the battery
system. The clips must be clean.
16.2 When a battery is very cold, partially charged or sulfated, it will not draw the
full rated amperes from the charger. It is both dangerous and damaging to a
battery to force higher amperage into it than it can effectively use
in recharging.
16.3 When an UNKNOWN OPERATING PROBLEM arises, please read this
complete manual and call the customer service number for information that will
usually eliminate the need for return.
If the above solutions do not eliminate the problem, or for information about troubleshooting
or replacement parts, call toll-free from anywhere in the U.S.A.
1-800-732-7764
7:00 am to 5:00 pm Central Time Monday through Friday
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