OWNER’S MANUAL
®
Battery Charger/Maintainer
2 Amp, 12 Volt
4 Amp, 6 Volt
Fully Automatic with
Float-Mode Monitoring
Model No.
200.71219
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.
0099000589/1205
TABLE OF CONTENTS
WARRANTY................................................................................................................. 2
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS .................................................................... 3
PERSONAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS ...................................................................... 4
BEFORE USING YOUR BATTERY CHARGER ......................................................... 5
Plugging It In.......................................................................................................... 5
Using An Extension Cord....................................................................................... 5
50 Amp Battery Clamps......................................................................................... 5
Permanent Ring Connectors.................................................................................. 5
12V Accessory Plug............................................................................................... 5
USING YOUR BATTERY CHARGER.......................................................................... 6
PREPARING YOUR BATTERY TO BE CHARGED ................................................... 6
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS ................................................................................... 7
Charging Battery In The Vehicle............................................................................. 7
Charging Battery Removed From The Vehicle....................................................... 8
BATTERY PERCENT AND CHARGE TIME................................................................ 9
MAINTENANCE AND CARE ...................................................................................... 9
TROUBLESHOOTING................................................................................................ 10
SAVE THIS OWNER’S MANUAL AND READ BEFORE EACH USE.
The 71219 Fully Automatic Battery Charger/Maintainer offers 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.
For information about troubleshooting, call toll-free from anywhere in the U.S.A. 7 am
to 4:30 pm Central Time Monday through Friday. 1-800-SEARS-64 (1-800-732-7764).
WARRANTY
THREE-YEAR FULL warranty
If this Battery Charger 71219 fails due to a defect in materials or workmanship within
3 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., Dept. 817WA, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
Important Safety Instructions
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 EACH
TIME BEFORE USING YOUR CHARGER, YOU READ THIS MANUAL AND
FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS EXACTLY.
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 markings on these products and on engine.
save these Instructions
• WARNING: Battery chargers get hot
during operation and must have proper ventilation. Air needs to flow around
entire charger. Do not set charger on
flammable materials like carpeting,
upholstery, paper, cardboard, etc.
Charger may damage leather, plastic
and rubber.
This manual contains important safety
and operating instructions for battery
charger Model 71219.
• Read all instructions and cautions
printed on the battery charger, battery,
and vehicle or equipment using battery.
• Use charger only on lead-acid type
rechargeable batteries, such as those
used in motorcycles, lawn tractors,
ATVs, RVs, boats, snowmobiles antique and classic cars. This charger is
not intended to supply power to a low
voltage electrical system other than in
a starter-motor application.
Help us help you ——
Remember:
Place charger as far away from the
battery being charged as the charger
cables will permit.
Do not expose charger to rain or snow.
Never charge a frozen battery. If battery
fluid (electrolyte) becomes frozen, bring
battery into a warm area to allow battery
to thaw before you begin charging.
• Never use charger for charging dry
cell batteries that are commonly used
with home appliances like radios, stereos, remote controls, etc. These batteries may burst and cause personal
injury.
Never allow battery acid to drip on
charger when reading specific gravity or
filling battery.
• Do not disassemble charger. Take it
to a qualified service professional if
service or repair is required. Incorrect
assembly may result in fire or electrical shock.
Never set a battery on top of charger.
Never place charger directly above
battery being charged. The gases from
the battery will corrode and damage the
charger.
• To reduce risk of electrical shock,
unplug the charger from the 110V AC
electrical wall outlet before attempting
any maintenance or cleaning.
Never touch the battery clamps together
when the charger is on. You could cause
a spark.
• Always charge battery in a well-ventilated area.
Never operate charger if it has received
a hard blow, been dropped, or otherwise
damaged. Take it to a qualified professional for inspection and repair.
Do not operate the charger if it has a
damaged power cord or plug. Have the
cord replaced.
Connect and disconnect DC clamps
only after removing charger AC power
cord from the wall outlet. Do not permit
clamps to touch each other.
Be sure to position the charger power
cord to prevent it from being stepped on,
tripped over, or damaged.
Never pull out the plug by the cord when
unplugging the charger. Pulling on the
cord may cause damage to the cord or
the plug.
Personal Safety Precautions
• Wear complete eye and clothing
protection when working with leadacid batteries.
working with a lead-acid battery. A
battery can produce a short circuit
current high enough to weld a ring (or
the like) to metal, causing a severe
burn.
• Make sure that someone is within
range of your voice to come to your
aid if needed while you work with or
are near a lead-acid battery.
• Take care not to drop any metal tool
or metal object onto the battery. This
may result in a spark or short circuit
across the battery or another electrical device that may cause an explosion.
• Have plenty of fresh water and
soap nearby for use in case battery
acid contacts your eyes, skin, or clothing. If this happens, wash immediately
with soap and water. Then get medical
attention.
• Always operate the battery charger in
an open, well-ventilated area.
• Avoid touching your eyes while
working with a battery. Wear safety
glasses. Acid particles (corrosion)
may get into your eyes. If this occurs,
flush eyes immediately with running
cold water for at least 15 minutes.
Then immediately get medical attention.
• Never smoke or allow a spark or
flame in the vicinity of the battery or
engine. Batteries generate explosive
gases.
• Neutralize any acid spills thoroughly
with baking soda before attempting to
clean up.
• If necessary to remove battery from
vehicle to charge, always remove
grounded terminal from the battery
first. Make sure all accessories in the
vehicle are off, so as not to cause an
arc.
• Use the charger for charging a leadacid battery only. It is not intended to
supply power to a low-voltage electrical system other than in an automotive 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 or damage to property.
• WARNING: Handling the cord on this
product or cords associated with accessories sold with this product, may
expose you to lead, a chemical known
to the State of California to cause
cancer and birth defects or other
reproductive harm. Wash hands after
handling.
• Remove all personal metal items
from your body such as rings, bracelets, necklaces and watches, while
BEFORE USING YOUR BATTERY CHARGER
It is important to understand the charger’s requirements. This section explains the
charger’s electrical requirements and how to prepare a battery for charging.
PLUGGING IT IN
Your charger requires a 120V AC electrical outlet installed according to all local
codes and ordinances.
Permanent Ring Connectors
The ring connectors permanently
attach to the battery providing easy
access to quickly charge your battery.
This application is appropriate for
motorcycles, lawn tractors, ATVs and
snowmobiles. To permanently attach
to a battery, loosen and remove each
nut from bolts at battery terminal.
Connect the red POSITIVE ring connector ring to the POSITIVE battery
terminal. Connect the black NEGATIVE connector ring to the NEGATIVE
battery terminal. Replace and tighten
the nuts to secure. Take care to keep
both wires and plug away from metal
and the engine hood. Plug the power
cord into a 3-prong grounded 110V
AC electrical wall outlet.
USING AN EXTENSION CORD
The use of an extension cord is not
recommended. If you must use an extension cord, please make sure that you
follow these guidelines:
• Make sure that pins on plug of extension cord are the same number, size,
and shape as those of plug on charger.
• Check that the extension cord is
properly wired and in good electrical
condition.
• Make sure that the wire size is large
enough for its length and for the AC
ampere rating, as specified in the
chart below.
12V Accessory Plug
Charge or maintain your battery without lifting the hood.
MINIMUM RECOMMENDED EXTENSION CORD
Length of Cord, in Feet
25
50
100
150
AWG* Size of Cord
18
18
16
14
1. C o n n e c t t h e e n d of t h e 12 V
accessory plug to the matching end
of the charger power cord. Make
sure connection is tight.
*AWG=American Wire Gauge
2. Insert the 12V accessory plug into
the 12V accessory outlet.
Versatile Quick-Harness
Snap any of the three connectors into
place in seconds:
50 amp Battery Clamps
Connect the end of the charger
power cord and the end of the 50 Amp
Battery clamps together. Follow the
Operating Instructions to connect the
output clamps to the battery. After a
solid electrical connection is made to
the battery, plug the power cord into a
3-prong grounded 110V AC electrical
wall outlet.
3. R o u t e t h e
p owe r c o r d
from charger
through the
vehicle’s open
window.
4. Plug into an
110V AC electrical wall outlet. Make
sure to place charger on a dry, nonflammable surface, like metal or
concrete.
Using Your Battery Charger
The charger does not have an ON/OFF switch. The On and Off commands are controlled by plugging the 71219 into a 110V AC electrical wall outlet only after battery
connections have been made.
Maintain Mode: When the Charged
(green) LED is lit, the charger has
started Maintain Mode. This mode of
operation is also known as Float-Mode
Monitoring. In this mode, the charger
keeps the battery fully charged by delivering a small current, when necessary.
The voltage is maintained at a level
determined by the 6 or 12 volt battery
selected. AMP/VOLT SELECTOR SWITCH
2A, 12V
AMP/VOLT
SELECTOR
4A, 6V
LED Indicators
Charging
Charged/
Maintain
Mode
Check Battery*
Yellow
Green
Red
*Indicates an overload condition caused
by shorting of the battery clamps,
reverse polarity hookup connection to a
battery, or charging a problem battery.
Preparing your battery to be charged
It is important that you read and follow these guidelines while you are preparing to
charge the battery.
• Make sure that you have a 6 or 12 volt
lead-acid battery. Determine voltage of
battery by referring to vehicle owner’s
manual. Charge battery initially at
charger’s lowest rate.
• Clean the battery terminals. Be careful to
keep corrosion from getting in or around
your eyes or on your hands.
• Wear safety glasses. See additional
“Personal Safety Precautions” on.
page 4.
• For batteries with removable vent caps, if
required, add distilled water to each cell
until the battery acid reaches the level
recommended by the manufacturer. This
will help purge excessive gases from the
cells. Be careful not to overfill. If you have
a sealed battery with non-removable
vent caps, no action is necessary.
• Take time to read all of the battery
manufacturer’s specific precautions,
such as removing or not removing vent
caps while charging, and recommended
rates of charge.
• Be sure that the area around the battery
is well ventilated while it is being charged.
Gases emitted from the battery can be
forcefully blown away by using a piece of
cardboard or other nonmetallic material
as a fan.
• If it is necessary to remove the battery
from the vehicle to charge it, always
remove the grounded terminal from the
battery first. Turn off all vehicle accessories to avoid sparks from occurring.
DANGER - Never alter the AC plug provided. If it will not fit the outlet, have a proper
outlet installed by a qualified electrician.
Improper connection can result in the risk
of electrical shock.
WARNING ‑ Connect and disconnect
the battery clamps only when the AC
power cord is disconnected or arcing
may result.
• NOTE: A marine (boat) battery installed
in a boat must be removed and charged
on shore.
operating instructions
IMPORTANT: Follow all safety instructions and precautions when charging your battery. Wear complete eye protection and clothing protection. Charge your battery in a
well-ventilated area.
Charging Battery In The
Vehicle:
twist the clamp back and forth to be
sure a solid electrical connection is
made. Then connect the red (POSITIVE) output clamp to a heavy, unpainted metal part of the chassis or
engine block, away from the battery.
DO NOT connect clamp to positive
battery post, carburetor, fuel line or
sheet metal part.
1. Avoid personal injury by keeping
clear of fan blades, belts, pulleys
and other engine parts.
2. Avoid damaging the charger by
keeping the power cord and output
cords away from the hood, door or
moving engine parts.
6. Select the desired charge rate and
battery type: 2A, 12V or 4A, 6V.
3. Note the polarity of the battery posts
by checking the identification marks
on the battery: POSITIVE (POS, P
or +) and NEGATIVE (NEG, N or -).
The positive post is usually larger
than the negative post.
7. Plug power cord into an 110V AC
electrical wall outlet.
8. The CHARGING (yellow) LED
should light and the charging
process should start. If the CHECK
(red) LED is on, check for correct
cable connections. Also, the red light
could mean the battery is trying to
draw more current than the charger
is rated for.
4. Identify which battery post is grounded or connected to the chassis. THIS
IS NORMALLY THE NEGATIVE
POST.
9. The charger stops charging automatically after the battery is fully
charged. Charge completion is indicated by CHARGED (green) LED
and the charger has automatically
switches to float mode charging and
switched to the Maintain Mode of
operation.
NEGATIVE GROUNDED SYSTEM
5. Connecting to a negative-grounded system: Connect the red (POSITIVE) output clamp to the POSITIVE
post of the battery. Rock and twist
the clamp back and forth to be sure
a solid electrical connection is made.
Then connect the black (NEGATIVE)
output clamp to a heavy, unpainted
metal part of the chassis or engine
block, away from the battery (see figure above). DO NOT connect clamp
to negative battery post, carburetor,
fuel line or sheet metal part.
Connecting to a positive-grounded
system: Connect the black (NEGATIVE) output clamp to the NEGATIVE post of the battery. Rock and
NOTE: As the battery nears the full
charge state, both the yellow and
green LEDs may light. The yellow
LED will fade out as the green LED
gets brighter.
10.To disconnect the charger, unplug
the power cord from the 110V AC
electrical wall outlet before attempting to disconnect the output clamps.
Then, standing away from the battery, remove the output clamp from
the chassis or engine block. Finally,
remove the output clamp from the
battery post.
11.Clean and store the charger in a dry
location.
Charging Battery Removed
From The Vehicle:
POSITIVE
4. Position yourself as far away from
the battery as possible, and then
connect the black (NEGATIVE)
output clamp to the free end of the
cable.
NEGATIVE
BATTERY CHARGER
BATTERY
24", 6 GAUGE
CABLE
5. Select the desired charge rate and
battery type: 2A, 12V or 4A, 6V.
6. Plug the power cord into an AC 110V
electrical wall outlet.
POWER
CORD
7. Press the appropriate control buttons
to select the desired charge rate
and battery type. The CHARGING
(yellow) LED should light and the
charging process should start. If the
CHECK (red) LED is on, check for
correct cable connections.
TO
GROUNDED
POWER
OUTLET
1. Note the polarity of the battery posts
by checking the identification marks
on the battery: POSITIVE (POS, P
or +) and NEGATIVE (NEG, N or -).
The positive post is usually larger
than the negative post.
8. To disconnect the charger, unplug
its power cord before attempting
to disconnect the charger clamps.
Then, standing away from the battery, remove the output clamp from
the NEGATIVE battery post. Finally,
remove the output clamp from the
POSITIVE battery post.
2. Attach at least a 24-inch-long, 6gauge (AWG), insulated battery cable to NEGATIVE (NEG, N or -) battery post. Rock and twist the clamp
back and forth to be sure a solid
electrical connection is made.
9. Clean and store the charger in a dry
location.
3. Connect the red (POSITIVE) output
clamp to the POSITIVE battery post.
Rock and twist the clamp back and
forth to be sure a solid electrical connection is made.
IMPORTANT: Follow all safety instructions and precautions when charging
your battery. Wear complete eye protection and clothing protection. Charge your
battery in a well-ventilated area.
battery percent and charge time
This charger adjusts the charging time in order to charge the battery completely, efficiently and safely.
This battery charger has a rated output of 2 and 4 ampere. This output will vary with
the age and condition of the battery being charged. If battery has only been slightly
discharged, it can be charged in less than a few hours. The same battery will take
longer to charge if it is very weak.
charging times
Battery Condition
2 Amp, 12 Volt Battery
Ampere Hour Battery Capacity
50% Discharged
100% Discharged
Approximate Average Charge Time In Hours
10
12
20
3.2
4.0
6.4
6.2
7.5
12.4
Battery Condition
4 Amp, 6 Volt Battery
Ampere Hour Battery Capacity
50% Discharged
100% Discharged
Approximate Average Charge Time In Hours
10
12
20
1.6
2.0
3.2
3.2
4.0
6.4
MAINTENANCE AND CARE
A minimal amount of care can keep your battery charger working properly for years.
1. Clean the clamps each time you are finished charging. Avoid skin contact with battery acid. See “Personal Safety Precautions”, page 4.
2. Coil the input and output cords neatly when storing the charger. This will help prevent accidental damage to the cords and charger. Avoid skin contact with battery
acid. See “Personal Safety Precautions”, page 4.
3. Occasional cleaning of the case of the charger with a soft cloth will keep the finish
shiny and help prevent corrosion.
4. Store the battery charger in a clean and dry location.
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