DieHard | 200.71232 | Owner`s manual | DieHard 200.71232 Owner`s manual

OWNER’S MANUAL
®
BATTERY CHARGER
60/20/2 Amp
Fully Automatic
275/125 AMP
ENGINE STARTER
With Battery Tester
Model No.
200.71232
CAUTION:
Read all Safety Rules and Operating Instructions,
and follow them with each use of this product.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
00-99-000314/0103
Table Of Contents
Warranty .................................................................... 1
Important Safety Instructions ................................. 2
Parts .......................................................................... 3
Before Using Your Battery Charger ........................ 4
Assembling your charger ..................................... 4
Plugging it in ........................................................ 5
Using an extension cord ....................................... 6
Preparing your battery to be charged .................. 6
Using Your Battery Charger ..................................... 7
Setting the controls .............................................. 7
Charging your battery .......................................... 9
Calculating charge times .................................... 12
Using the engine start feature ............................ 13
Maintenance and care ....................................... 13
Troubleshooting ..................................................... 14
Please read this Manual before using your Battery Charger
The DieHard model 71232 Automatic Battery Charger/Engine Starter, 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.
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 repair parts or the location of a Sears Parts and Repair Center call:
1-800-4-MY-HOME® (1-800-469-4663).
Warranty
FULL THREE-YEAR WARRANTY
If, within three years from the date of purchase this battery charger fails due to a defect in material or
workmanship, RETURN IT TO THE NEAREST SEARS STORE IN THE UNITED STATES, and Sears will
repair or replace it, free of charge.
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
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Important Safety Instructions
– SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS –
WARNING
To reduce the risk of explosion, explosive gases, or injury while
using your battery charger, follow the precautions listed below:
• 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.
• To reduce risk of electrical shock, unplug the
charger from the outlet before attempting any
maintenance or cleaning.
• Always charge battery in a well ventilated area.
• 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 cars, trucks,
tractors, airplanes, vans, RV’s, trolling motors, etc.
This charger is not intended to supply power to a
low voltage electrical system other than in an
automotive application.
• Use only attachments recommended or sold by
manufacturer. The use of attachments not recommended by the manufacturer may result in fire,
electric shock, or injury.
Help us help you
• Wear complete eye and clothing protection when
working with lead-acid batteries.
• Be 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.
• 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.
• Avoid touching your eyes while working with a
battery. Acid particles (corrosion) may get into your
eyes. If this occurs, flush eyes immediately with
running cold water for at least 10 minutes. Then
immediately get medical attention.
• Remove all personal metal items from your body,
such as rings, bracelets, necklaces, and watches
while 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.
• Take care not to drop any metal tool or metal object
onto the battery. This may spark or short circuit the
battery or another electrical device that may cause
an explosion.
• Always operate your battery charger in an open,
well ventilated area.
• 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.
• WARNING: Handling the cord on this product or
cords associated with accessories sold with this
product, will 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.
Remember:
• Place charger as far away from 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 thaw before you begin charging.
• Never allow battery acid to drip on charger when
reading specific gravity or filling battery.
• Never set a battery on top of the charger.
• Never place charger directly above battery being
charged. The gases from the battery will corrode
and damage the charger.
• Never use charger for charging dry-cell batteries
that are commonly used with home appliances.
These batteries may burst and cause personal
injury.
• Never touch the battery clamps together when the
charger is energized.
• 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.
• 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.
• Do not operate the charger if it has a damaged
power cord or plug. Have the cord replaced.
Personal Safety Precautions
For your own personal safety, please follow the
following precautions:
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Parts
This section shows an illustration of your battery charger. Use it to become familiar with where all the parts are
located, and what they look like.
Replacement Parts List DieHard 71232
Item
Description
Part Number
1.
Plastic Top
3799001210
2.
Hub Cap
5200000008
3.
Wheel
0099000120
4.
Axle
0099000060
5.
Power Cord
6.
Negative (Blk) Cable w/Clamps
3899000694
7.
Positive (Pos) Cable w/Clamps
3899000696
8.
Circuit Breaker
3999000066
9.
Transformer
90026133
93026470
10.
SCR Assembly
2299000755
11.
Harness (Not Shown)
3899000806
12.
Fan Motor
0099000063
13.
Rocker Switch DPDT
0499000053
14.
Rocker Switch SPST
0499000050
15.
Touch Pad Decal
0899001726
16.
Mounting Foot
1199005112
17.
Handle
3599000262
18.
Owner's Manual
0099000314
19.
Axle Mtg. Brackets
1199004366
20.
Control Board (Under Hood)
2299000937
Wiring Diagram
DieHard 71232
2/20/60
275/125 Amp
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Wheel Charger
Before Using Your Battery Charger
It is important to prepare your charger for use. This section will tell you how to assemble the charger, ground
and connect the power cord, and prepare to charge a battery.
Assembling your charger
It is important to fully assemble your charger before use.
Follow these instructions for easy assembly.
PARTS:
TOOLS NEEDED:
Two 10-32 thread cutting
screws
3/8" wrench
(for mounting foot)
Two 1/4-20 thread cutting
screws
5/16" wrench
(for wheels)
Two wheels
Hammer
One axle
Phillips screwdriver
Two axle caps
Two axle brackets
One handle
One mounting foot
To attach the axle assembly:
1. Remove charger from packing materials and place
upside down on a flat surface. Attach mounting
foot and secure with the two 1/4-20 thread cutting
screws.
2. Hold axle upright on floor or work surface. Then,
using a hammer, tap one of the plastic hubs onto
the top end of the axle. Be sure to tap the hub on
straight. Slide both wheels onto the axle with the
hubs facing inward.
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3. Tap the other axle cap onto the opposite end of
the axle and place the axle assembly onto the
bottom of the charger. Place one end of the
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.
To attach the handle:
Turn the charger right side up onto its foot and wheels.
Remove the two top screws from each side of the
charger and align with the screw holes on the handle.
Attach the handle using the same screws.
Plugging it in
WARNING
Electrical Shock Hazard
Be sure that power cord fits properly into outlet.
If not, have a qualified technician install a proper
outlet. Never alter the AC cord or plug provided.
Improper connection can result in electrical shock.
Your charger should be grounded to reduce the
risk of electrical shock.
Your charger is equipped with an electrical cord that
has an equipment grounding conductor and a grounding plug designed to be used on a 120 volt circuit. The
plug must be plugged into an outlet that has been
properly installed and grounded in accordance with all
local codes and ordinances.
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A TEMPORARY adapter may be used to connect the
charger to a two-pole outlet if a properly grounded
outlet is not available. Use the adapter ONLY until a
properly grounded outlet can be installed by a qualified
electrician.
WARNING: Improper adapter connection can result in electrical shock.
Before using an adapter as illustrated, be certain that
the center screw of the outlet plate is grounded. The
green colored grounding clip of the adapter must be
attached by a metal screw to a properly grounded
outlet. If unsure whether outlet is properly grounded,
contact a professional electrician. If necessary,
replace the original outlet cover screw with a longer
one that will secure the grounding clip to the outlet
cover and make a ground connection to the grounded
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 the pins on the plug of the extension cord
are the same number, size, and shape as those of
the plug on the charger.
• Use only 3-conductor (grounded) extension cord
when necessary.
• Check that the extension cord is properly wired and
in good electrical condition.
• Use the recommended minimum AWG (American
Wire Gauge) to be sure that wire size is large
enough for the rating of the charger.
MINIMUM RECOMMENDED EXTENSION CORD
Length of Cord, in Feet
25
50
100
150
AWG* Size of Cord
16
12
10
8
*AWG=American Wire Gauge
Preparing your battery to be charged
It is important that you read and follow these guidelines while you are preparing to charge your battery.
• Make sure that you have a 12 volt or 6 volt lead-acid
battery. Set the volt/amp selector switch to match
the voltage rating of the battery to be charged.
• Clean the battery terminals. Be careful to keep
corrosion from getting is or around your eyes.
• If you have a battery with removable cell 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 without cell caps, no action is necessary. Continue to the next step listed below.
• Take time to read all battery manufacturer’s specific
precautions, such as removing or not removing
cell caps while charging, and recommended rates
of charge.
• Wear safety glasses. See additional “Personal
Safety Precautions” on page 2.
• Be sure that the area around the battery is well
ventilated while it is being charged. If ventilation is
poor, gas can be manually blown away by using a
piece of cardboard or other non-metallic 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. A spark may be
caused if all accessories in the vehicle are not
completely turned off.
NOTE: A marine battery installed in a boat must be
removed and charged on shore.
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Using Your Battery Charger
For best results from your battery charger, learn to use it properly. This section tells how to set the controls,
charge a battery in or out of the vehicle, use the ENGINE START feature and test the battery.
Setting the controls
All the controls for your charger are located on the
front of the unit. Follow these instructions to obtain the
accurate charge level for your battery.
POWER ON/OFF SWITCH
OFF
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 power source.
ON
POWER
BATTERY VOLTAGE SELECT
When charging, testing or starting 12 volt systems,
select 12 VOLT. Select 6 VOLT when charging,
testing or starting 6 volt systems.
6V
12V
BATTERY
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.
OFF
ON
POWER
12V
6V
• 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.
BATTERY
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• 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.
•
•
•
•
RATE
2 Amps
20 Amps
60 Amps
Maximum
Time
18 Hours
10 Hours
5 Hours
Increment
Settings
1 Hour
1 Hour
1/2 Hour
2 HR
1 HR
PRESS
ONE TIME
PRESS
TWO TIMES
3 HR
PRESS
THREE TIMES
TOUCH "TIME" PAD TO ADD INCREMENTS
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 four 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.
OFF
ON
POWER
12V
6V
BATTERY
CAUTION: DO NOT try to crank an engine
without a battery installed. You may damage the
vehicle’s electrical system.
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• METER: Besides showing amps, volts, and time, the
meter displays information:
—A—
Charge Rate in amps
—V—
Voltage
MAN
Charger is in Manual mode
AUTO
Charger is in Automatic mode
RDY
Charger is ready for cranking
(Engine Start)
WAIT
Wait until the charger is ready before
cranking again
FULL
Battery is charged (Automatic mode)
OFF
HR
CHK BATT
OL
Time has expired (Manual or
Timer mode)
Hour(s)
There is a problem with the battery or
connections
Too high a charging rate; lower rate
to continue
Charging Your Battery
6. Twist or rock clamps back and forth to make a
solid connection. This will help make better
contact and help keep them from slipping off and
causing sparks.
7. Make sure the POWER switch is set to the OFF
position. Next plug the power cord into a grounded
AC outlet.
Charging your battery in the vehicle:
1. Arrange the power cord and charging leads
carefully in order to avoid damage that could be
caused by the hood, door, or moving engine parts.
2. Keep clear of the fan blades, belts, pulleys, and
other parts that can cause injury.
3. Check the polarity of the battery posts using the
identification marks on the battery case: POSITIVE (POS, P, +) and NEGATIVE (NEG, N, -).
4. Identify which battery post is grounded or connected to the chassis. THE NEGATIVE POST IS
NORMALLY THE ONE THAT IS GROUNDED.
5. To charge a negative grounded post system:
Connect the red (POSITIVE) charger clamp to the
ungrounded POSITIVE (POS, P, +) post of the
battery. Next, connect the black (NEGATIVE)
clamp to an unpainted, heavy metal part of the
chassis or engine block, away from the battery. Do
not connect clamp to carburetor, fuel lines, or
sheet metal parts.
To charge a positive grounded post system:
Connect the black (NEGATIVE) charger clamp to
the ungrounded NEGATIVE (NEG, N, -) post of
the battery. Then connect the red (POSITIVE)
clamp to an unpainted, heavy metal part of the
chassis or engine block, away from the battery. Do
not connect clamp to carburetor, fuel lines or
sheet metal parts.
IMPORTANT: Wear safety glasses and face away
from the battery while making connections.
NEGATIVE GROUNDED SYSTEM
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6. Make sure the POWER switch is set to the OFF
position. Next plug the power cord into a grounded
AC outlet.
7. For automatic charging, touch AUTO then a
charge-rate pad. The charger will quit when the
battery is fully charged.
8. For manual charging touch a charge rate pad then
select a charge time, from up to 18 hours. If more
than 135 minutes of charging time is needed, reset
the time when the original time runs out. Refer to
the time chart in the “Setting the Controls” on page
8 of “Using Your Battery Charger.”
9. In the MANUAL mode at the 60-Amp charging
rate, the METER will show a charge rate of 25 to
30 amps or less when the battery is at or near full
charge. At the 20-Amp charging rate, the METER
will show a charge rate of 8 to 10 amps or less
when the battery is at or near full charge. At the 2Amp charging rate, the METER will show a charge
rate of .75 to 1 amp when the battery is at or near
full charge.
10. TO AVOID OVERCHARGING in the Manual
Mode, monitor the METER frequently.
11. When the battery is fully charged, turn the
POWER switch to the OFF position and unplug
the charger power cord.
12. Standing away from the battery, remove the
charger leads. Remove the grounded clamp first,
then the one on the battery.
13. Clean and store the battery charger in a dry
location.
8. For automatic charging, touch AUTO then a
charge-rate pad 2, 20, or 60 Amps. The charging
will stop when the battery is fully charged.
9. For manual charging, touch a charge rate pad
then select a charge time up to 18 hours. If more
than 135 minutes of charging time is needed, reset
the time when the original time runs out. Refer to
the Time Chart in the “Setting the Controls” on
page 8 of “Using your Battery Charger.”
10. In the MANUAL mode, at the 60-Amp charging
rate, the METER will show a charge rate of 25 to
30 amps or less when the battery is at or near full
charge. At the 20-Amp charging rate, the METER
will show a charge rate of 8 to 10 amps or less
when the battery is at or near full charge.
At the 2-Amp charging rate, the METER will
show a charge rate of .75 to 1 amp when the
battery is at or near full charge.
11. TO AVOID OVERCHARGING in the Manual
mode, monitor the METER frequently.
12. When the battery is fully charged, turn the
POWER switch to the OFF position and unplug
the charger power cord.
13. Standing away from the battery, remove the
charger clamps in this order: (1) from the chassis
connection and, (2) from the battery post or
terminal.
14. Clean and store the battery charger in a dry
location.
Charging your battery outside the vehicle:
1. Remove the battery from vehicle, making sure to
disconnect grounded terminal first with all
accessories and lights turned off in the vehicle.
2. Check the polarity of the battery posts as indicated on the battery case: POSITIVE (POS, P, +)
and NEGATIVE (NEG, N, -).
NOTE: On top-post batteries, the positive battery
terminal usually has a larger diameter post than the
negative one.
3. Connect the red (POSITIVE) charger clamp to the
POSITIVE post of the battery. Be sure to rock the
clip back and forth to make a solid connection.
4. Attach a 6-gauge (AWG) or a 4-gauge (SAE)
insulated battery cable of at least 24-inches in
length to the NEGATIVE battery post. This cable
will provide a safer connection because arcing and
sparking will occur away from the battery. (The
battery cable is not provided with the charger, but
may be purchased at most automotive accessory
outlets.)
5. Standing as far away from the battery as possible,
connect the black (NEGATIVE) lead of the charger
to the free end of the cable. Rock the clamp to
make a solid connection. IMPORTANT: Wear
safety glasses and face away from the battery while
making this final connection.
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Calculating charge times
The Chart Method
• Marine, or deep-cycle batteries are usually rated in
Reserve Capacity (RC).
• NR means that the charger setting is NOT RECOMMENDED.
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, 12, 32 AH etc.
• Batteries in cars and smaller trucks are usually rated
in Reserve Capacity (RC), Cold-Cranking Amps
(CCA), or both.
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
prior to recharging. Add more time for severely discharged batteries.
BATTERY SIZE/RATING
SMALL
BATTERIES
Motorcycle, garden
tractor, etc.
CAR/TRUCKS
200 - 315 CCA
315 - 550 CCA
550 - 1000 CCA
6 - 12 AH
12 - 32 AH
40 - 60 RC
60 - 85 RC
85 -190 RC
80 RC
140 RC
160 RC
180 RC
MARINE/DEEP CYCLE
To calculate time needed for a charge:
• Find the percent of charge needed. (A battery at 50
percent charge that 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, 20 or 60
amps).
• Multiply the result by 1.25 and you’ll have the time
needed, in hours, to bring the battery to full charge.
• Add one additional hour for a deep-cycle battery.
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
PERCENT
OF CHARGE
PERCENT OF
CHARGE NEEDED
1.265
100%
0%
1.225
75%
25%
1.155
25%
75%
1.120
0%
100%
CHARGE RATE/CHARGING TIME - HOURS
2 AMP
20 AMP
60 AMP
2-4
NR
NR
4 - 10
NR
NR
3
11 - 14
1 - 1½
/8 - ½
14 - 18
1½ - 2
½ - 5/8
5/ 8 - 1
18 - 35
2 - 3½
18
1¾
NR
27
2¾
NR
30
3
NR
33
3½
NR
Example:
Amp Hour Rating x % of charge needed x 1.25 = hours
Charger Setting
of
charge
100 (AH Rating) x .50 (charge needed) x 1.25 =
20 (Charger Setting)
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.
3.125
hours
100 x .50 = 2.5 x 1.25 = 3.125
20
To convert Reserve Capacity to Amp Hours, divide
Reserve Capacity by 2, and add 16:
You would need to charge your 100-Ampere Hour
Battery for a little more than 3 hours at the 20-Amp
charge rate using the above example.
Amp Hours = Reserve Capacity + 16
2
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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.
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.”
2. Set the BATTERY switch to 6V or 12V to match
the battery’s voltage.
3. Set the POWER switch to the ON position. The
METER display will show MAN (manual mode).
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.
5. Crank the engine for no more than 5 seconds. If
it does not start, wait 4 minutes. (The display will
show WAIT during this time and RDY when the
time is up.)
6. During extremely cold weather, or if the battery is
severely exhausted, charge the battery for about 5
minutes before cranking the engine.
7. If the engine still does not start, charge the battery
for five more minutes before cranking it again for
three seconds.
8. After the engine starts, unplug the charger power
cord from the outlet. Then move the POWER
switch to the OFF position before disconnecting
the battery leads.
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. Wipe off any battery fluid that may have
come in contact with the clamps to prevent
corrosion.
2. Coil the input and output cords neatly when storing
the charger. The cords can be wrapped around
the handle of the charger. This will help prevent
accidental damage to the cords and charger.
3. Occasional cleaning of the case with a soft cloth
will keep the finish shiny and help prevent corrosion.
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Troubleshooting
Performance problems often result from little things that you can fix yourself. Please read through this table for a
possible solution if a problem occurs.
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
SOLUTION/REASONS
No reading on the
ammeter.
Clamps are not making a
good connection.
Check for poor connections at battery and frame. Make
sure connecting points are clean.
No reading on
meter. Charger fan
not working.
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 AC outlet.
Shorted battery clamps.
Circuit breaker cycles when current draw is too high.
Check for shorted cables and replace if needed.
Shorted battery.
Have a Sears Service Center test the battery.
Charger leads reversed.
Correct connections.
Charger set at the START
position.
Correct touch-pad settings.
Drawing more than 275
amps. (12V)
Crank time varies with the amount of current drawn. If
cranking draws more than 275 amps, crank time may be
less than 3 seconds.
Failure to wait for 4
minutes (240 seconds)
between cranks.
Wait until the METER displays RDY.
Extension cord too long.
Use shorter or heavier gauge extension cord.
Weak cell or sulfated
plate in battery.
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 Service Center.
Battery is only partially
discharged.
Continue to charge battery.
Transformer laminations
vibrate (buzz).
Continue charging. Buzz is not abnormal.
Shorted diode (hum).
Have charger tested by a Sears Service Center.
Battery severely
discharged.
Continue charging battery for two more hours. If
problem continues, call Sears Service at 1-800-SEARS-64.
Wrong battery voltage
selected.
Make sure BATTERY Voltage Select switch is in proper
6 or 12 volt position
In MANUAL Mode,
circuit breaker in
charger cycles on and
off with a clicking
sound.
Cranking times less
than 3 seconds when
using ENGINE START
Meter reads less
than selected charge
rate when charging
a discharged battery.
Charger makes a loud
buzz or hum.
METER reading stays
high.
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 CT Monday through Friday
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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 repair parts or the location of a Sears Parts and Repair Center call:
1-800-4-MY-HOME® (1-800-469-4663).
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