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DieHard Microprocessor-Controlled Battery Charger
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Perfect to go between the exercise machine and bicycle rack in the garage. LOL

Sounds like a good deal but I don't know all the features and how much they would cost. Looking through I don't see anything fancy about this machine. NO CCA or CA test, no start feature (put out a butt load of AMP to start the car while the dead battery still plug in). A simple $20 volt meter can do most of this. Only think you can't do is the Amp, but the voltage will give you a good idea what's going on.

A regular person would only need a battery tender which cost around $30. And if you want to test your battery, take to a battery store or an autoshop, they'll do the test for you and I think most offer it for free. Just don't waste their time if your battery is more than 5 years old and the car constantly unable to start.

What is inside? Sandy Beach CPU?

WorkerAnt said:    no start feature (put out a butt load of AMP to start the car while the dead battery still plug in).

"60 Amp Rapid and 20 Amp Fast charge. 2 Amp Slow/Maintenance charge. Timer-controlled with automatic shutoff. Need a jump start? The powerful Engine Starts at 275 Amp for 12V and 125 Amp for 6 volt.."

You type, you teach. You read, you learn.

I just need a good benchtop charger.

Angryblues said:   WorkerAnt said:    no start feature (put out a butt load of AMP to start the car while the dead battery still plug in).

"60 Amp Rapid and 20 Amp Fast charge. 2 Amp Slow/Maintenance charge. Timer-controlled with automatic shutoff. Need a jump start? The powerful Engine Starts at 275 Amp for 12V and 125 Amp for 6 volt.."

You type, you teach. You read, you learn.


You know the CCA on the battery? it stand for "Cold Cranking Amp". Which mean at zero Celsius the battery need to put out at least that much Amp. 275Amp might start a SMALL engine, but if you hook a dead battery to that it need more. This jump start feature need to put out much more than 500Amp to turn the engine and being drag by the dead battery too. To put out this much Amperage it would need a lot more than just microprocessor.

IMO, you can replace this machine with 3 equipments that will do much more. Booster pack ($50) + Volt Meter (aka DMM) ($20) + battery tender ($30) = $100 with more useful functions.

And for cheapest.....a cell phone to call for help.

Dead. Back to $199.



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