Schumacher SSC-1000A Ship 'N' Shore SpeedCharge 2/6/10 Amp Battery Charger and Maintainer is very popular 12V battery charger and maintainer for flooded, gel-cell and AGM lead acid batteries. It is fully automatic, microprocessor controlled unit, having three charging rates, built-in battery tester, desulphation mode and many other features that make him suitable for charging marine, car and many other lead acid batteries.
The Schumacher SSC-1000A Ship 'N' Shore SpeedCharge Charger features an easy-to-use and relatively large monitor digital readout.
It allows user to choose three output current rates (2 Amps, 6 Amps, 10 Amps) and the selection of battery type being charged (flooded, AGM, gel-cell). Monitor also displays data regarding charge status and and voltage present at the poles of a charging battery.
The microprocessor monitors the attached battery's voltage level and changes multi-stage charging cycle according to the battery charge state. Multi-stage charging allows a battery charger to automatically cycle between a variety of charging phases including: desulphation, bulk charging, absorption, monitoring, float mode and a drip charge (maintenance mode).
The microprocessor more accurately measure the charging needs of a connected battery, resulting in quicker charge times and a lessened chance of damage due to overcharging - hence it is very important by the user to choose appropriate charging level and the type of the battery.
- 10 Amps Fast Charge – Charger monitors battery condition and adjusts charge rate to prevent battery damage and overcharging. This mode is suitable for most batteries found in the cars, trucks, boats, RVs and similar. Deeply discharged trolling marine batteries of up to 120 - 145 Ah capacity can be charged over the night (note: never discharge your deep cycle batteries below 20-25% of their full charge!).
- 6 Amps Medium Charge – suitable for smaller and medium batteries and for special batteries that are unable to receive larger charging currents. This mode is suitable for charging over night and maintaining most of the marine batteries, especially if they are not fully discharged. For example, this mode can charge the battery with 50-60 Ah over night and check its status. If there is some issue with the battery, desulphation charging mode will try to 'reset' the battery cells.
- 2 Amps Slow Charge – This mode is suitable for small batteries found on motorcycles, ATVs, snowmobiles, lawn tractors, UPSs and similar equipment. After the batteries are charges, a gentle trickle charge will keep the batteries fully charged.
Unit's dimensions are 7.59" H x 3.54" W x 9.68" D (~19.3 x 9 x 24.6 cm). It weighs 2.98 lbs (~1.35 kg).
It also features a retractable carrying handle, 4 small rubberized non-skid feet and a stowage compartment for battery clamps and AC cord.
The Schumacher SSC-1000A Ship 'N' Shore SpeedCharge Charger comes with 5-year warranty. Such units last even more, just treat it with respect and be sure to read the manual before first use. And it is NOT a jump starter!
Note: batteries and chargers can provide huge currents, so be sure to know what are you doing...
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