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Black & Decker VEC1086BBD Smart Battery 6/4/2 Amp Battery Charger


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  • Spark resistant reverse hook-up protection for added safety
  • Reverse hook-up warning alarm to prevent damage to vehicle or electronics
  • Features easy connectivity for battery clips and ring terminals or vehicle DC plug
  • One year warranty
  • Not for sale in California
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Technical Details
BrandBlack & Decker
Item Weight1 pounds
Product Dimensions7 x 6 x 7 inches
Item model numberVEC1086BBD
Discontinued by manufacturerYes
Manufacturer Part NumberVEC1086BBD
Voltage12 volts
  
Additional Information
ASINB000EJWYOW
Best Sellers Rank #414,880 in Automotive (See top 100)
Shipping Weight2.8 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableOctober 2, 2001
  
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Product Description

Product Description

The Black & Decker automatic Smart Battery charger is spark-resistant and features a reverse hook-up, overcharge protection, and solid state circuitry. It features three-stage, automatic, high-frequency charging technology for quick and easy charging.

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When your car battery goes dead, a jump-start is only a quick fix for a problem that might reoccur. The best solution is to recharge the battery, using a product like the Black & Decker Smart Battery Charger.

Fully Automatic Charging
The Smart Battery Charger is fully automatic and electronic, with a Digital Smart microprocessor control and an LED indicator for selecting your charging rate. The three stage automatic rapid charging operates at 6 amps, 4 amps, or 2 amps to build the battery's charge back up to its correct output.


The Smart Battery Charger features 3-stage technology to recharge nearly any vehicle battery. View larger.


The Smart Battery Charger has a reverse hook-up warning alarm.
Works with Any Vehicle
The Smart Battery Charger is ideal for any 12-volt, lead-acid battery types, including those that power cars, boats, lawn mowers, RVs, ATVs, and more.

State-of-the-Art Technology
It uses a 3-stage automatic high-frequency charging technology to build the battery back up to its normal output level, making it more efficient at charging than conventional model chargers.

Built-in Safety Precautions
The Smart Battery Charger also has a spark-resistant reverse hook-up and overcharge protection circuit built into it to insure that the clamps are not accidentally affixed to the wrong terminals, which would damage the battery. The automatic float mode monitoring tells the unit when the battery is ready to avoid overcharging.

Warranty
Black & Decker offers a full two year warranty on the Smart Battery Charger.


What's in the box
The Black & Decker Smart Battery Charger unit and heavy-duty cables and clamps.


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

It's portable and lightweight, stores easy.
M. Nelson
If you DO attempt to charge a bad battery, it - too, will fry the charger.
Chelle
I had to resort to a booster to start the mower.
Marine

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

39 of 43 people found the following review helpful By Tim on June 25, 2007
I purchased this charger to charge the battery on my lawn tractor, that's all (although this will work for all of my vehicles too)! I didn't want a portable unit to jumpstart a vehicle or charge other accessories (this is just a vehicle batter charger like the box says). This charger is very simple to use with a one-touch button interface to get things going. I don't know anything about charging batteries or jumping vehicles but I was able to set this up and start charging in about 1 minute.

The included instructions are easy to follow and the charger is ready to go right out of the box. Connect the terminals per the instructions for what you are charging; plug the charger into a standard wall outlet (check for fault light indicating an incorrect connection) then press the one and only button to toggle to the desired amp level (explained in the instructions).

The amp levels are easy to see so selecting the correct one is easy to do. This charger is also fully automatic and will properly charge the battery on it's own at it's own pace for best performance and battery safety. The charger will tell you when it's done charging or if anything is wrong (if that's the case it will display the fault light or will just shut down).

I really like the foolproof design and features (the cables store in the back of the charger) of this simple easy to use charger. I'm not a very handy guy and electricity does make me a little nervous, but using this charger has been a great experience and a joy to use. Whether pro or beginner if you need a battery charger but are a little intimidated by the experience try this one you'll love it!
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By someguy on August 24, 2008
I charged a dead car battery using the VEC1086BBD. When used correctly this unit revived a battery that had been dead for a year after a 1.5 hour charge.

READ THIS IS YOU'VE HAD PROBLEMS CHARGING A CAR BATTERY W/ VEC1086BBD:
(and the instructions didn't help)

-Once you have attached the leads to the battery with the proper polarity and plugged the charger into an AC source, the charger will make a humming noise, but it is NOT charging yet.

-Activate the unit by depressing the button (there's only one button) and repeat to cycle through the 6/4/2 amp settings. If it goes into fault
Press the button again repeatedly if needed until it gets out of fault mode. Press firmly and deliberately!

Additional button presses will cycle to your desired current setting (6A or 4A).

The GREEN LED must be lit or the device is not charging! This may all sound obvious but it was a REAL PAIN and a GIANT waste of time to figure this out.

Warning: **If you rapidly and repeatedly press this button you may cause the circuit breaker in your house to shut off power in your home. Not a big deal though. Just go reset the house breakers.

One more thing I noticed:
After you set to 6A/4A/2A, observe the unit for about 30 seconds until it has stabilized. Check on it periodically thereafter. This is because the unit drifts sometimes into fault mode--by itself.

Hope this helps.
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful By D. A. Down on December 2, 2007
This unit works very well for topping off a battery that is low or maintaining the charge on a battery in storage. However, if the battery is fully discharged, the units automated protection feature will give a fault status and refuse to charge it until you use some other method to force a partial charge on the battery.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By E. Tamashunas on September 20, 2009
This is the first of two B&D battery chargers that I have had that ceased working within two uses. While it seems decent enough at first, the single push button control doesn't provide much info when you can't get off the "fault" light. I have followed all of the instructions, tested the power sources, and even attempted to charge different batteries. It's just not working anymore and I couldn't have babied it more than I did.

If you are looking for a product that will do what it says (and presumably that's why you bought it) every time you use it then this isn't for you. Sure, it's cute and friendly looking, but when you need a battery charged, you want it charged. This unit didn't do it for me. With the money I've invested going into my third charger/starter I could have bought a commercial unit instead that would have delivered on its promise. (sigh)
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By G. Johnson on November 11, 2007
When I first opened the box it looked like a toy, being very small. But I used it to recharge my 2 deep cycle batteries for my RV and it gets the job done just fine. There is some fan noise but that doesn't bother me. I would recommend this product and by the way the warranty was even longer than was stated on the Amazon page.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Brian on May 12, 2007
I stored one of my vehicles over the winter and needed a battery charger to juice the life back into it. At first I was looking at a jump starter but what I really need was a simple battery charger. This little guy did its job with no problems. If I did have one gripe about this, it was that it took about 12 hours for it to charge. The higher output/amp chargers can charge faster but I wasn't in a rush to get my car going. All I needed was to charge it overnight and its done. Theres no need to buy a replacement battery again! Unless its really old..
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