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Smart 25 AMP Battery Charger/ 75 AMP Engine Start

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  • Reconditions the battery. 25 amp battery charger/75 amp engine start
  • Automatically selects ideal charging conditions
  • HFC technology charges up to 2X faster than conventional chargers
  • Digital LCD display
  • Reverse hook-up protection
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Technical Details
BrandSmart
Item Weight5.9 pounds
Product Dimensions11.5 x 9.8 x 6.4 inches
Item model numberBC25EP
Manufacturer Part NumberBC25EP
  
Additional Information
ASINB001MHW60M
Best Sellers Rank #398,072 in Automotive (See top 100)
Shipping Weight7 pounds
Date First AvailableNovember 28, 2008
  
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Jump starts most vehicles in one minute.

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This value packed charger has performed as expected.
Abe
The "car start" to be used as a way to jump start the car does not work.
phillip
It has been rebranded, repackaged and reduced in quality.
Mit Yerf

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Van Smith on September 14, 2009
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I purchased my first Power On Board 25 Amp Fully Automatic Battery Charger from Sam's Club for ten dollars more than the current Amazon price including shipping. The device, alternatively marketed as a Vector or Black & Decker product, requires only a single button push to automatically select the proper charging rate for the attached battery. The peak charge rate is 25A, but the unit can also pump out 75A for up to 1.5 minutes to jumpstart your car.

Lead-acid batteries that have remained in a discharged state for a long time internally build up lead sulfate which can inhibit normal charging. This charger has an operating mode designed to recondition sulfated batteries.

A cooling fan runs while charging, but turns off when charging is complete. The unit then automatically switches to float mode to maintain the battery at full charge. This is very important not only for convenience, but also to prolong battery life. Since the fan turns off after topping off the battery, it works well for building up relatively inexpensive, large capacity, indoor UPSs built around deep cycle batteries (make sure that the battery area is well ventilated and place the battery on an acid resistant drip pan to prevent damaging the floor).

The lightweight, compact, microprocessor controlled charger features a backlit, scrolling LCD display that provides charge rates, status messages and battery diagnostic information. The device is built well, especially considering its low price. The battery clamps have copper contacts and the cabling is heavy gauge. All cables can be stowed inside the charger.

From my experience with the Power On Board 25 Amp Fully Automatic Battery Charger, the device is an outstanding bargain.

EDIT April 4, 2011: The charger has more than doubled in price since the time I wrote this review, so keep that in mind when considering it since there are other good chargers in this much higher price range.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By IT Security on April 27, 2010
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The charger desulfate (reconditioning) feature saved my car battery. I didn't use my vehicle for awhile and the battery was dead, not even power for the glove compartment light. The battery warranty was still good for two more years so I decided to buy a charger that had the battery recondition (desulfate) feature.

Lead sulfate forms on the battery plates if the battery is discharged for some time which makes the battery difficult to recharge. Reconditioning dissolves the sulfate.

It first gave "Internal Shorted Cell Battery" warning which recommends evaluation by a battery repair store. I ignored the message and gave the battery a 20 minute charge as part of the reconditioning procedure then tried the recondition feature again. The reconditioning process took over and twenty four hours later, the battery was fully charged.

Tips: Almost all lead acid batteries evaporate water from the cells, even the low or free maintenance batteries. Mine was low maintenance so I cleaned the top of the battery and the posts, took a flat head screwdriver and popped the two caps off to reveal the reservoirs. I filled them up with distilled water then slapped the caps back on. Unless you know what you are doing, let someone knowledgeable do it because of the battery acid danger.

Other comments not mentioned in product description up above: the instructions weren't very clear because of all the warnings and cautionary statements about safety; the first two pages were warnings. I sat down and took a highlighter to note the necessary instructions. I never tried the 75 amp jump start feature or the alternator diagnostic feature. The battery cables and clamps store neatly in the unit compartment. The fan is a bit noisy but tolerable and who cares if it's in your garage.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Abe on September 25, 2010
I've used this for about a year now for regular battery maintenance of 3 cars. One is my regular car, one is in storage 7 months a year and the other is driven about once a week. This value packed charger has performed as expected. I had a small 12V lead acid battery backup malfunction on my phone system from Verizon and found they are not responsible for replacing it and a new one would have cost me about $50. I thought why not try this charger recondition function. After 24 hrs on this charger reconditioning the battery voltage was restored to normal and when replaced over 6 months ago the battery has been functioning and the annoying beeping from the system has not returned. I then decided to use the reconditioning function on two of my car batteries that were over 6 years old and I'll see if they last longer. I think they are improved and the charge doesn't decrease as quickly when not in daily use. Finally I used it on a long dead battery in my garage and no amount of reconditioning restored it. That battery had so much sulfate you could see it between the cells plates, no surprise too far gone dead for over 5 years RIP.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By R. Muller on February 25, 2011
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I was a little skeptical at first cause of the price but after having used this charger, its well worth the value. My Schumacher that crapped out on me after 2 yrs had half the features for double the price and my battery tender which crapped out after 3, had no features for the same price. This is my second vector battery charger. The first was a vector 1089A still going strong after 3 yrs and I like this one even more.
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