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|
|Auto Resetting Circuit Breaker:||Yes|
|Automatic Shut Off:||No|
|General Warranty:||3 year replacement|
|Reverse Polarity Protection:||Yes|
|Color/Finish:||Black and Gold|
|Amps:||2, 15, 50, 250|
|Battery Charger Input Voltage (V):||6, 12|
|Output Voltage:||6, 12|
Ratings & Reviews
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
Added on February 16, 2009
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Most Helpful Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Oklahoma City, OK
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