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DieHard  Gold Wheeled Battery Charger with Timer Control & Engine Starter

  Item#  02871240000 | Model#  71240
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Reg Price: $169.99
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Specifications & Dimensions

Dimensions and Capacity:
Cable Length (ft): 6
Cord Length (ft.): 7
Item Weight (lbs.): 27.3
Number of Charging Banks: 1
Overall Dimensions: 13"W X 19.75"H X 13.4"D
Product Overview:
Alternator Check: No
Auto Resetting Circuit Breaker: Yes
Automatic Shut Off: No
Battery Ammeter: Yes
Charger Function: Fast
Charger Type: Wheeled
General Warranty: 3 year replacement
Indicator Light: No
LED Display: No
Rechargeable: No
Reverse Polarity Protection: Yes
Voltmeter: No
Color:
Color/Finish: Black and Gold
Power:
Amps: 2, 15, 50, 250
Battery Charger Input Voltage (V): 6, 12
Output Voltage: 6, 12
Certifications:
ETL Listed: No
UL Listed: Yes

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Charge In A Hurry With The 6V/12V Diehard Engine Starter

For portable emergency charging, rely on the Diehard Battery Charger with Wheels. The manually operated Gold battery charger can start any 12V or 6V lead-acid battery, making it suitable for charging all types of vehicles ranging from cars, trucks, motorcycles, RVs, boats to farm equipment. Choose the 250 amp option for a jump start, or between 50, 15 and 2 amp for charging.

The Diehard Engine Starter comes with a dial for timer-controlled shutoff so you don't have to watch over the charging process. It comes in a sturdy powder-coated steel case, features a color-coded analog ampmeter gauge, an ergonomic aluminum carrying handle and wheels for easy maneuverability. Also included are a 6 ft. 8AWG output cable and clamps.

  • The Diehard Battery Charger with Wheels is a great choice for those looking for a manually operated battery charger with engine starter and timer control
  • Able to start 12V and 6V vehicles and farm equipment
  • 250, 50, 15 and 2 amp for versatile usage
  • Timer Control Dial for automatic shut-off, UL listed
  • Features include powder-coated steel case, color-coded analog ammeter gauge and ergonomic carrying handle
  • Wheeled for greater portability and ease of use
  • Comes with 6 ft. Power cord and 6 ft. 8AWG output cable
  • Some assembly may be required

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Added on February 16, 2009

 

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20 Reviewers (87.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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defkon99
Dec 25 , 2008
Great Charger!
I purchased this charger to replace an older Die Hard charger that lasted me over 10 Years. Its a great durable charger and with its options under 200 bucks is well worth it. This charger gets the job done.
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Koolaidman
Sep 4 , 2010
Works ok but feels like a coke can.

It charges great and I agree with what everyone is saying so far. However, The fit and finish is horrible. The holes on the stand don't align at all. The body feels flimsy. You can bend the body panels like an aluminum can.  In addition, the paint had some scratches on it; right out of the box!  I think it's worth $80 not $100. To be fair, it does have a 3 year warranty which might come in handy if this thing doesn't hold up. So is it worth it? Yes and No. Yes, it charges great.  NO, for the fit and finish.

Good Luck!

 

DavidJoseph

Niantic, IL

Mar 25 , 2014
via sears.com
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Pros and Cons

Since it is manual operation with no percent of battery charge reading, I purchased this item for the 250 amp boost, but to my dismay and in fine print on the bottom front, it says "3 seconds maximum and then wait 240 seconds before trying again." And the 50 amp says "3 minutes maximum and 1 minute off." My guess is that like most other 'economical chargers,' a thermal switch shuts it off from overheating and you will wait until it decides to turn itself back on. Depending on outside temperature, you might get a couple more than 3 seconds of boost.... but you better be fast. Pros: 1.) It is kind of pretty (black and gold) 2.) Has nice clamps 3.) Decent 15 amp maximum continuous charger in a bulky cabinet 4.) 3 year warranty that says to take to any Sears store 5.) Great exercise when alone and trying to use 250 amp boost at 3 second maximum usage. Cons: 1.) 50 amp charging is maximum 3 minutes on, 1 minute off 2.) 250 amp charging is maximum 3 seconds on, 240 seconds (4 minutes) off 3.) No battery charge indicator... are you overcharging 4.) Although no package damage, came with two dents and missing cabinet screws (factory issue) 5.) Clamp wire length is short for most taller pickups. Folks, I cannot and dare anyone else to switch to 250 amps, then get into vehicle and try to start in the maximum 3 seconds as listed in fine print on the front bottom of charger... but no place in item description before purchasing. For my money, the 2-10-50 amp 'automatic' charger on sale at 50% off (just bought two) with the additional 1100 amp portable booster with light, 12v or 110v and air compressor on sale is a better deal all the way around.


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KT5

Medford, OR

Feb 5 , 2014
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Great charger

He totally likes this charger. Used it the second day he got it, and it worked fast and superb. Checked out pricing, of other chargers and their functions, then chose this one.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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PRMechanic

Rockford, IL

Jan 22 , 2014
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poor performance

The unit does not respond when connected to terminals. Move clamps around and the needle does not move then put boost on the engine does not turn over even after being connected for 5 minutes. my old charger is better. Poor performance and Sears does not even blink about it.


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Jan 20 , 2014
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Great charger

Great battery charger. Has all the cycles that your average shop needs. Both 6 and 12 volts. Several amp settings and the boost/start feature works great!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Ronald5

Gary, IN

Dec 21 , 2013
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Battery Charger

It is an excellent product.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Superbee2

Dundas, MN

Oct 2 , 2013
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Great Charger

I've read most of the reviews. I work construction use this on everything from Bobcat to my F350 to garden tractors. Have not found one any better for the price. The leads could be longer but they seem to be the standard for length for chargers across the board. Case is heavy enough to make it solid what else does it need to be? Not using it to stand on. Easy to put together , my 9 year old did it. Charges quickly and the boast works great. Live in Cold Minnesota, batteries take a beating.


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customtransokc

Oklahoma City, OK

Jun 28 , 2013
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gold wheeled battery charger

great

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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rpm371

Chico, TX

Dec 14 , 2012
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Nice Charger

I was happy with this charger when it arrived. The leads could be heavier gauge. Not sure how they will handle 250 amps.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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JoeTX

Porter, TX

Nov 18 , 2012
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Good bargain on Sale

Bought on sale. Works well... Metal case is a little thin, but it is not a chair. Everything lined up and was very easy to assemble. It replaces my old Sears charger that wore out after only 30 years. It is a good deal when on sale. Does more than most do it yourselfers neet

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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shab

Hoffman Estates, IL

Oct 31 , 2012
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battery

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