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The Bosch C3 6V/12V Smart Battery Charger and Maintainer is an ultra portable, automotive battery charging and maintaining device. It can be used with a variety of lead-acid batteries (AGM, WET, GEL, open, and VRLA) in vehicles such as cars, light-duty trucks, motorcycles, antique cars, boats, jet skis, ATVs, snow mobiles, lawnmowers and RVs. The intelligent C3 Battery Charger and Maintainer from Bosch provides battery charging that is easy and safe and will restore sulfated, acid stratified, and discharged batteries to their original capacity without under- or overcharging. By using a Bosch Battery Charger and Maintainer you will ensure the longest life of your battery. Additional features include an integrated AC power cord and battery clamps, dust and splash proof construction and a mounting hook for truly portable use.
Vehicles today are often equipped with a wide array of power-robbing accessories such as GPS navigation units, stereo sound systems, video players, daytime running lights, and many other electrical convenience functions. All these items place a high demand on a vehicle's battery which can lead to discharge, sulfation, or acid stratification. The best way to ensure reliable starting of your vehicle is to keep a regular check on the battery charge--especially in vehicles not used year-round, such as motorcycles, convertibles and classic cars. Battery chargers from Bosch are first aid for exhausted batteries and return them to top condition.
The Bosch Battery Charger and Maintainer is a smart charger operated by a MCU processor that provides state-of-the-art charging technology that allows the charger to interact with and respond to the condition of the battery. It modifies its charge action based on the feedback from the battery in order to provide a high quality charge that restores sulfated and discharged batteries to their original capacity without under- or overcharging.
Since it is a smart charger, it will automatically detect the voltage of the battery and select the proper series of charging stages based on the needs of the battery. It can be left connected to the battery and will switch to the maintenance charging mode when the battery voltage falls below 12.8V. The float and maintenance cycles are repeated indefinitely to keep the battery at full charge without overcharging.
Unlike manual and automatic battery chargers that treat all batteries the same no matter what condition they are in and charge with a steady, unregulated current, the Bosch Battery Charger and Maintainer uses SmartAMPS Technology, the optimum charge current depending on the battery’s condition and the current charging stage, to provide a fast, high quality charge that ensures the longest life of your battery.
You do not need to be a specialist to use the Bosch Battery Charger and Maintainer. Simply attach the two insulated charger clamps integrated into the opposite end to the appropriate battery posts of the lead-acid battery being charged or maintained. Then plug in the AC power cord, integrated at one end of the charger, to a standard 110-volt household outlet. Finally use the mode button to select from 4 charging modes to instantly begin charging. Its is as easy as connect, plug in, and turn on. For extra convenience the included charger mounting hook allows you to hang the charger upright in the best spot possible between the battery and the AC power source.
Safety is an important concern around any power source. One-button operation, built-in pulse and maintenance charge function, and a comprehensive safety concept make the Bosch C3 Battery Charger and Maintainer very safe to use. If an abnormal situation occurs, such as when the charger is incorrectly connected or there is an abnormal charging time, the charger switches automatically to standby mode to protect the battery from damage. Additionally the charger is designed to protect against spark, short-circuit, reverse polarity, and overheating, making this the safest charger you can use.
Bosch C3 6V and 12V 4-Mode Smart Battery Charger and Maintainer, charger mounting hook, charger cable with built in fuse, 2 fully insulated charger clamps, harness with mounting rings and instruction manual.
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services in the areas of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods, and building technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 300 subsidiaries and regional companies in over 60 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for growth. Each year, Bosch spends more than 3.5 billion euros for research and development, and applies for some 3,800 patents worldwide. With all its products and services, Bosch enhances the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficia
Just got it for Christmas and is DOA
Light comes on but will not select a mode.
I will contact Bosch to see what they will do. Read more
I bought one and liked it so much that I bought another, then after a few months the first one stopped working. The second one was dead on arrival so I sent it back. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mike in M.I.
Bought two C3 Bosch chargers. Worst mistake ever.
One lasted 3 months the other 1 year. Just like most reviews, the mode button is frozen and will not program the... Read more
Disappointed. Does not function on a 12 volt battery drained below 6 volts. No mention of this made on the package. What did I buy it for!Published 2 months ago by Robert Mueller
I had my first C3 charger fail just before the warranty was set to expire. As other reviewers have noted, you must use the only button on the unit to begin the charging process. Read morePublished 4 months ago by B. Giffel