DieHard Platinum Microprocessor-controlled Battery Charger Engine StarterItem# 02871227000 | Model# 71227
Specifications & Dimensions
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|Item Weight (lbs.):||12.5|
|General Warranty:||3 years|
Ratings & Reviews
A Battery Charger Engine Starter That Lets You Power Up the Whole Garage
Never feel stranded with the DieHard Platinum Battery charger. Armed with unique power and safety features, this user-friendly charger assures allows you to power up a variety of batteries. Being microprocessor-controlled means this device provides fast, efficient, powerful charging and fault detection. Armed with 2 amp charge rates, you can juice up your power sports vehicles, small watercraft, snowmobiles, ATVs and lawnmowers-disappointing days at the lake and overgrown front lawns disappear (unless you get lazy, but at least it's not your battery charger's fault!). Switch to a higher amp rate with the easy push-button options and put power to your car, SUV and truck batteries. Your AAA card will surely start collecting dust when you have this charger around.
DieHard knows batteries, and the Battery Charger Engine Starter is engineered with the Custom DieHard Platinum multi-stage charging algorithm-specifically designed to charge DieHard Platinum automotive and marine AGM batteries. Since too much of a good thing can be a bad thing, the charger comes with float-mode monitoring, where a constant flow of energy keeps batteries fully charged without overcharging, so your battery stays useful even when you can't babysit your power station.
- The DieHard Platinum Battery charger does more than just charge-it also comes with a 125 Amp Engine Start to help jump start 12V internal combustion engines.
- This device is safe even for novices, thanks to reverse hook-up protection, which protects battery and charger against harmful effects of backwards or incorrect hookups.
- Use the easy interface screen to accurately detect the condition of SLI engine electrical charging system alternator/generator.
- Feel safe knowing that this product is UL LISTED, recognized for meeting the highest level of safety design standards to protect against electrical, chemical and mechanical malfunctions.
- Choose between the 40/15 amp rates depending on size of equipment.
- Available for Gift Wrap
Added on July 26, 2010
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Most Helpful Reviews
Hi all. Bought this model back Aug 09. Only used it a few times. It seems to have an issue with charging AGM Motorcycle batteries. My Charger/Maintainer states battery is charged. This charger says its at 77%. Charges for an hour or so. Says fully charged. Unplugged. Wait a minute. Plug back in. Back to 77%. Takes another hour??? I have tested it on two AGM Motorcycle batteries. One in the bike, And a New replacement unit. Same results.
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Worked for a year then display is going nuts, lighting up multiple displays, fan would strain. When working it worked well but the reliability is not good. Chinese Engineering. Stored indoors always.
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Grosse Pointe, MI
I came looking for a charger for my Odyssey battery and wanted a more capable unit than the ones Odyssey sells that only work with Odyssey's dry cell chemistry. As others have pointed out Odyssey (Enersys) makes the Die Hard Platinum battery, and the algorithm that this unit uses in the platinum mode supposedly works for charging Odyssey batteries. Half true. In "Die Hard Platinum" mode, this unit defaults (and can't be changed from) a 40A rate. This rate, according to the Die Hard engineer I spoke with, will stay at 40 amps for a minimum of a half an hour! that's a BIG problem if you are using this to charge one of the smaller Odyssey powersports batteries. Odyssey says in no unclear terms that voltage should never exceed 15V when charging. otherwise the battery can be permanently damaged. This one cooked my battery by letting the voltage climb to 16V causing it to fail. The battery had to be replaced. Not too smart.
East Brunswick, NJ
This unit charges my batteries to a full charge in no time. It never takes more than 3 hours for a deep discharge and that is pretty good! It excells at charging the platinum series batteries do to the high rate of charge these batteries need because they are AGM batteries.
Bought this today from Sears. Plugged it in, said the battery was at 30%. Set for Deep Cycle / 12Amp fast charge. Charge climbed from 30% to 65% very rapidly on my deep cycle marine battery. Then it stalled at 65% and the charger cables got very hot where they connect to the battery terminals. I unplugged the charger from the wall. Then reconnected it and it showed 75%. I will be giving it one more shot, and if it produces the same results, I will be returning it to the store today and buying a different brand. Shame on me for not reading the reviews before buying this product.
The two clamps are not made of cooper like the picture shown on the box. They are more like aluminum and would easily come off. It's very poor designed for that kind of price. Also, the fan is really loud.
i bought this a year or so ago and this is my 3rd one, i keep returning them within the warranty period so i wasnt able to get one that would charge like it would the digits would go out or it got hot and started making noisies. havent had good luck with chargers
One cold (around -20f), dark (six hours of daylight) morning my daughters car would turn over. She hadn't plugged in the engine heater. I thought "this will be a good test for the new battery charger I just bought" - a Sears 71227, fancy, microprocessor controlled, does it all pretty much automatically battery charger. The first problem was that the wires/cords are rated for California summers, not Alaska winters. They were all stiff as a board within 50 feet of the heated garage. They didn't want to unwind from the plastic pegs that hold them, and wanted to recoil instead of extending and clamping. Who would design something with cheap leads that very often would be called upon to work when batteries fail most - in the dead cold of winter? It failed this test miserably. If it was Fairbanks (-50f or so) I'm sure they would have shattered. The next one is reading the instructions/directions near the switches in the dark. Oh, and the handle flops just right to get in the way when it's sitting flat on its bottom. Just enough light to hook up the cables but not enough to read all the directions without a flashlight. My old, analog charger was simple - hook up the cables, plug in the cord and flip a switch. This one has three settings that need to be set up first or it's a no-go. Then the lights blink and the impression is that things are working. But 'the work' is not necessarily effective. I needed to get enough charge into it to crank the car over. The headlights were dim, but not dead, so I figured that it would only take a couple of minutes until the 'start' function could take over (125 AMPs, after all) to kick it over. My old charger (100 AMPS) would do that without problems. This one didn't. The start function lights blinked and cycled. I figured it was good to go. The engine grunted and didn't start. I let it cycle once more and didn't get any better results. I got out my jumper cables, connected them and, in less than a minute, had the car running. It took less time to jump it than to try out the new charger - but it was worth the effort to find out that it wasn't as good as the old charger or the cables.