|Item Weight||11.5 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||3.3 x 10.8 x 7.5 inches|
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|Item model number||SSC-1000A|
|Manufacturer Part Number||SSC1000A|
|OEM Part Number||SSC-1000A|
|Vehicle Service Type||motorcycle, snowmobiles, suvs|
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Schumacher SSC-1000A SpeedCharge 2/6/10 Amp Battery Charger and Maintainer with 50-Amp Battery Clips
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- Electronic push button select between display mode, charge rate, or battery
- Digital meter helps to display battery charge status and test results
- System test helps to diagnose problems with battery and charging system
- 10-amp fast charge monitors battery condition and adjusts charge rate
- 2-amp slow charge helps charge small batteries or maintains large one for motorcycles, snowmobiles, and lawn tractor batteries. Item SSC-1000A is not available for sale in California or Oregon due to CEC restrictions. The CEC compliant equivalent item is SSC-1500A-CA.
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- Not compatible with the WM-12 or EC-25 quick connect cables
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|Item Dimensions||3.34 x 10.75 x 7.5 in||4 x 11 x 8 in||15.25 x 11.75 x 10.5 in||10.5 x 7.8 x 3.6 in||8.66 x 5.31 x 5.59 in||5 x 11 x 10 in|
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This automatic speed battery charger has a 10-amp fast charge self-adjustment feature which monitors battery condition and adjusts charge rate to prevent battery damage to your car, truck marine and farm equipment, gel cell, and deep-cycle batteries. The 2-amp slow charge helps in charging small batteries and maintaining large ones for motorcycles, snowmobiles, and lawn tractor batteries. It has an easy to read digital meter which displays battery charge status and test results. It weighs 6-lbs and has a retractable handle for easier portability. It is also provided with self-stored cables, system testing capabilities, and electronic push button controls. This item requires special handling for deliveries outside the contiguous US.
The Schumacher SSC-1000A Ship 'N' Shore SpeedCharge Charger is a versitile, fast and efficient 12-volt battery charger/maintainer suitable for use with a variety of lead-acid battery types used in everything from tractors, motorcycles, jetskiis and snowmobiles, to those found in cars, trucks and SUVs. It features fully automatic microprocessor control; automatic multi-stage charging allowing for ease of use; three charge rates: 2-amp, 6-amp and 10-amp; and the ability to choose the type of battery being charged. Addtiional features include a built-in voltage tester, a desulphation mode, a retractable handle and clamp/cable stowage compartment.
Fast, Automatic 12-Volt Battery Charging
By combining conventional battery charging technology with state-of-the-art circuitry, the Schumacher SSC-1000A Ship 'N' Shore SpeedCharge Charger offers greater versatility, speed of charging and convenience than ever before seen in a battery charger. The charger features an easy-to-use and monitor digital readout on which three output current rates are selectable: 2-amps, 6-amps and 10-amps. The readout also allows for the selection of battery type being charged: standard, AGM or gell cell; and provides data on based on quarter percentages of a full charge that is stored and voltage present at the poles of a charging battery. All these features and data are hightened by the prescence of a powerful microprocessor at the heart of the unit.
The microprocessor of the Schumacher SSC-1000A Ship 'N' Shore SpeedCharge Charger monitors the attached battery's voltage level from the moment it is connected, using this ever-changing data to improve the charging system's multi-stage charging cycle. Multi-stage charging allows a battery charger to automatically cycle, between a variety of charging phases including desulphation, bulk charging, absorbtion, monitoring, float mode and a minimal drip charge maintain mode when a connected battery again falls below a certain set level. The microprocessor collected data is especially important in this cycle in that with it the SSC-1000A can more accurately measure the charging needs of a connected battery, resulting in quicker charge times and a lessened chance of damage due to overcharging.
2-Amp, 6-Amp and 10-Amp Charging Rates
An additional key to the speed with which the Schumacher SSC-1000A Ship 'N' Shore SpeedCharge Charger works is its three available charging rates: 2-amp, 6-amp and 10-amp. By allowing users to choose the best rate for the right battery type and charging needed, the SSC-1000A is able to better supply exactly the right level of charge, at the right time in the charging cycle to get quick results and maintain connected batteries at their proper levels. Details on the three available charging rates include:
- 10-amp Fast Charge – Charger monitors battery condition and adjusts charge rate to prevent battery damage; for car, truck, marine, RV, farm equipment, AGM, gel cell and deep-cycle batteries.
- 6-amp Medium Charge – A self-adjusting charge rate for everyday charging needs and keeping your battery in peak condition.
- 2-amp Slow Charge – A gentle trickle charge for charging and maintaining small batteries; charges motorcycle, ATV, snowmobile and lawn tractor batteries.
- Charger Type - Fully automatic microprocessor controlled
- Output Voltage - 12 VDC
- Input Voltage - 120 VAC
- Output Current Cont: 2A/6A/10A
- Output Wattage - 167 Watts
- Intput Current Cont: 0.0A/2.0A/3.0A
- Dimensions - 7.59" H x 3.54" W x 9.68" D
- Product Weight - 2.98 lbs.
- RoHS Compliant - Yes
- Retrachtable Carrying Handle - Yes
- Non-skid Features - Yes (4 small rubberized feet)
- Stowage Compartment for Battery Clamps and AC Cord - Yes
What's in the Box
- Schumacher SC-1000A SpeedCharge Battery Charger/Maintainer with included 50-amp battery clips
- Users manual and warranty information (English and Spanish)
Five-Year Limited Warranty
Schumacher Electric Corporation (the "Manufacturer") warrants this battery charger / maintainer for five (5) years from the date of purchase at retail against defective material or workmanship that may occur under normal use and care. If your unit is not free from defective material or workmanship, Manufacturer's obligation under this warranty is solely to repair or replace your product with a new or reconditioned unit at the option of the Manufacturer. It is the obligation of the purchaser to forward the unit, along with mailing charges prepaid to the Manufacturer or its authorized representatives in order for repair or replacement to occur.
About Schumacher Electric Corporation
Since 1947, Schumacher Electric Corporation has been leading change and driving performance to exceed its customers' expectations. Engineered patent pending technologies and award winning marketing allows Schumacher to be the brand of choice when it comes to portable power and battery charger/jump starter/maintainer/tester needs. Passion and commitment is the Schumacher way which shows as they are official supplier for chargers, jump starters and inverters for NASCAR.
From the manufacturer
Schumacher SSC-1000A SpeedCharge 2/6/10 Amp Battery Charger and Maintainer
By combining conventional battery charging technology with state-of-the-art circuitry, the Schumacher SSC-1000A Ship 'N' Shore SpeedCharge Charger offers greater versatility, speed of charging and convenience than ever before seen in a battery charger. Choose from three rates for charging and maintaining. It’s easy to use, with a digital display and push-button controls. The retractable handle adds easy portability.
- Microprocessor controlled
- 2/6/10 Amp output
- Fully automatic
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This is safety feature so it will not turn on if nothing is hooked up it.
To charge a dead battery - you have to give it a little pre charge to get it to about 1 volt so the charger knows something is actually hooked up to to it.
To do this:
1. unplug charger from wall
2. hook battery to charger
3. press and hold "display" and "type" button at the same time
4. while holding those buttons - plug the charger into wall.
* this will bypass safety features and charge the battery even if it is dead (assuming the battery can be charged at all)
- do not run in this mode for more then 5 minutes or you can damage unit and battery.
- this will get the battery enough of a charge so that the charger can detect a battery is hooked up to it (1 volt) .
5. unplug charger from wall.
6. wait 30 seconds and plug in charger into the wall. This will put it back into 'regular' mode and start charging your batter properly
Most smart chargers will ease the battery up to somewhere around 14.4-14.5v during the last stage of charging, then drop back down to around 13.5v for float charge. This one, left on the standard charge setting, will ramp up to 15.5-16v and can hold there for quite a long time (I don't think I've actually let it run that way for more than about 20 minutes) for some batteries which has the potential to damage the lifespan and performance of the battery or worse (go boom in extreme circumstances) if left unchecked. Now, this can be useful under controlled situations. Every once in a while there's benefit to using an Equalization charge on a battery, which is generally done around 15v but can also be done in the 15.5-16v range depending on who you ask. Charges in the 15-16v range also have a good chance of knocking off some of the sulfation in a battery, at the cost of some plate shedding and loss of electrolyte. I have also heard of (but would personally advise against) desulfation in the 36v range with extremely low amperage. This stuff is ok and sometimes necessary in moderation, but I'd avoid using this setting all the time. I don't think it'd take very many cycles to render a battery useless on this setting, assuming nothing worse happens. Also keep in mind that the gas coming out of your cells during this process smells bad and is flammable, so act accordingly. I charge a lot of batteries indoors to avoid temperature related issues, but I don't feel extremely comfortable pumping 15v+ to a battery in the same room as me without protective gear.
The Gel Cell setting on this charger seems to be a lot more reasonable (but not perfect) for everyday use, and seems to drop into float more quickly. It'd probably still be damaging to an actual gel cell so I wouldn't use it on one, but for a standard flooded battery or even most AGMs it's probably not going to hurt anything. I always use the gel cell setting unless I'm trying to equalize the battery or remove some sulfation, and I'd recommend the same to anyone else.
Another thing this charger does that's the subject of some controversy, is the high-voltage desulfation mode when it detects that a battery is badly sulfated. I believe it uses a load test to determine this, but I'm not sure. The battery I tested this on was "holding" around 7v but the charger displayed 2.5v when plugged in and not charging. I was able to partially recover this battery which was originally resting at about 1.5v for an unknown amount of time (still working on it out of pure curiosity). When this happens the charging light will blink and the voltage display will go up to 16.8v(!) and hold. That's misleading, because when I put a meter on it the charger was putting out around 18.5v. While this sounds more dangerous than the standard charge setting, the key difference is that in this scenario the battery isn't already fully charged, and from what I understand you can relatively safely use higher voltages on a discharged battery. Personally though, I still keep a wall between myself and the battery while this is going on! It's not worth losing your eyesight to attempt recovering a "bad" battery. If a cell shorts itself or the battery overheats during this process, you could be in trouble.
All in all this isn't a bad charger, but I think for the average user who just wants to charge up a known good battery, it can be excessive and dangerous. I'd probably recommend something more like the Battery Buddy Pro (2a/4a charger and maintaner) or something in the NOCO Genius line for everyday use and something like the Battery Minder series for continuous float and pulse tech desulfation (slower, but safer for you and your battery than high voltage desulfation). I wish it defaulted to a more gentle charge profile and all these "extra features" were accessible by a toggle switch or mode setting, and most of all I wish this behavior was better documented in the manual. The biggest responses I see to the charge profile of this unit are on both extremes. "It's great and does its job" or "this is dangerous and should not be used." I think the truth is somewhere in the middle.
Update: After giving the charger more time with the old battery I was experimenting with, I was surprisingly able to bring it back to a somewhat normal charge. Once the battery got above 10.5v it seemed to move more quickly in the right direction, and the charger went from desulfate mode to charge mode eventually (this is all after several days off and on desulfating). It seemed to take a full charge and went to float, so I hooked it to my inverter and powered my laptop for about an hour before the low voltage cutoff kicked in around 9.5v. For reference the battery is an old 7.2AH VRLA model from a UPS. It's still not a "good" battery, the discharge curve seemed out of whack but it was able to do what I asked of it. When I unplugged the inverter the battery jumped back up to ~11.5v so to me that means it's still weak, but I was very surprised it took a charge at all. The BatteryMinder couldn't charge it and the Battery Buddy Pro wouldn't even try, but now after the desulfation cycle and discharge the BBP is able to charge it, I assume the BM will too but I haven't tried it again yet. So, this charger really does have a few tricks up its sleeve. But be very careful if you're going to try something like this. I think it has more potential as a desulfator than as an everyday charger.
Also, I didn't mention this before but other people have -- The fan in this thing is garbage. It's noisy, and if you bump the unit it'll make an awful sound until you unplug it. I think I'll end up doing what another reviewer did and replace it with a computer fan.
Once a month i charge the battery up and have had no problems.
I have also used this to top off the charge on my vehicle batteries as i live in the part of the country that gets well in the double digit negative temps.
This is very easy to use.
It had all the functions i needed at a price most others couldn't even come close to.
Only downside is trying to read the words on the front when the lights are on and its dark outside but thats a pretty petty thing and im half blind anyways.
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