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DieHard 71222 Automatic Battery Charger & Engine Starter, 2 Amp

Item# SPM12145835719 | Model# 71222 | Added on July 26, 2010 | Seller: lifeandhome.com - Life and Home
DieHard 71222 Automatic Battery Charger & Engine Starter, 2 Amp
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Description Specifications
2 amp trickle, 10 amp fast charge and 50 amp engine start. Full automatic operation. Hand held charger. Easy to read color coded impact resistant meter. Heavy gauge steel case with baked ena

  • The fast and powerful Diehard Battery Charger charges up all types of vehicles and farm equipment with 12 volt batteries
  • 2 amp trickle, 10 amp fast charge, 50 amp engine start
  • Housed in a rust-proof, shock-resistant black polypropylene case for extended life and safety
  • 2 LEDs show power on and full charge status
  • Solid-state circuitry with silicon diodes for optimum performance
  • Copper wound transformers for long life
  • Spark-proof protection in automatic mode for added safety
  • Reverse hook-up protection, UL listed
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Owner's Manual (1)
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Praise
By mckee4697
April 26th, 2014
Good for the money on sale

works as described could use better instructions on how to charge different type batteries

486 found this review helpful
Criticism
By RW_80537
July 15th, 2014
Do Not Buy

Purchased this charger about a year ago, have used a few times. Last week I charged a battery overnight and simply unplugged the power cord and walked out of my garage for a few minutes. I came back in to a cloud of smoke coming from this charger and the positive and negative cables melted all the way into the unit. Serious fire hazard, this unit should be recalled. Worst unit I have ever owned and would not recommend buying one period.

16 found this review helpful
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Catmom74

Battery Charger

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Needed a different product.

April 21st via kmart.com
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Garry Kimball
| Earned 16 community points in Best Deals 10-26
September 18th, 2015
mrbillone

Waste of money

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Unfortunately I didn't start using this item until after the warranty had expired. After the first use I noticed one of the cable clamps loose. Sure enough after removing the sleeve I found the wire connected by two strands. I've also found the 50amp start mode to be worthless. Guessing the gauge of the cable wire along with the poor connections and small clamps to be the issue. Too bad, I'm sure if a heavier gauge of wire and heavier clamps were used this would've been a solid unit.

September 8th, 2015 via sears.com
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weekendcutter

Very nice charger

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Worked great

April 23rd, 2015 via sears.com
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sears_kmart

limited usage

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OK as a charger-as a starter not so much. I just now replaced the puny clamps that had started to rust. I find a portable stand alone jump starter more reliable.

March 11th, 2015 via sears.com
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budmanron

great little charger

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quickly charged my car battery. built pretty well too.

January 22nd, 2015 via sears.com
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jlomme

Great back up

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I use this charger regularly from May to October during our salt water boating season. We carry four extra, large batteries on our 30 year old boat. We use the backup batteries together with an inverter to run our computers, phone chargers, and my CPAP machine while we spend 3 or 4 days anchored up somewhere. This process leaves the boat batteries to run the boat appliances. Once we return to our boat slip we use the DieHard charger to recharge all.

January 21st, 2015 via sears.com
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hawaii68

nice charger

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bought to replace older model this newer one takes longer for starting mode to reset but its ok

January 14th, 2015 via sears.com
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bruceintheshop

Great Charger

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This charger works quite well and quickly. Has been completely dependable.

December 16th, 2014 via sears.com
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vlasak

Unreliable design

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I am a highly experienced engineer, and I purchased one of these chargers. I only used it for about 8 times over a 2-year period. The last time it failed completely. When I dis-assembled it, I saw the five small transistors that produce the load current. One fails, and they all fail. I have no idea why it failed, as I was only trying to charge a small mower battery. There are no parts available, and I was denied Sears servicing of the item. There is no schematic or parts lists available.

I have had excellent lifetimes on my other past Sears products, but this one is terrible in every way except its looks.

If you do have one, treat it very carefully in every way is my only suggestion.

October 27th, 2014 via sears.com
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Salvador Wuotto
| Earned 7 community points in Battery Chargers
October 5th, 2014
honeydrop

Battery Charger

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I bought this charger for my husband and he seem to be quite please with it. He stated it serves its purpose.

August 28th, 2014 via sears.com
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aljudi

Very practical and helpful

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I bought this battery charger for my husband car. he rarely used this car so whenever he needs it, it wont run cause its battery dies. this battery charger is very helpful and practical . its size is perfect.I think this kind of battery charger should be available in everyone's home as it is as important as an extinguisher.

August 4th, 2014 via kmart.com
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TreeFrogKohans

Perfect for everyone

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I own this product ,this is my second one (first one still working great)
Needed one second garage..best charger I ever bought

August 4th, 2014 via sears.com
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RW_80537

Do Not Buy

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Purchased this charger about a year ago, have used a few times. Last week I charged a battery overnight and simply unplugged the power cord and walked out of my garage for a few minutes. I came back in to a cloud of smoke coming from this charger and the positive and negative cables melted all the way into the unit. Serious fire hazard, this unit should be recalled. Worst unit I have ever owned and would not recommend buying one period.

July 15th, 2014 via sears.com
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prhersh

First one didn't work

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Brutal winter and the first one we bought didn't work.
Took it back and it was replaced quickly and the second one worked.
I guess I would recommend you check it before you leave the store.

July 8th, 2014 via sears.com
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forkfix

Does a good job

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Has worked perfect for a few months. Great to keep a battery maintained, its automatic. Unit has some weight to it, made at the same country Schumacher chargers are made. Charge dead batteries slow for best results.

June 1st, 2014 via sears.com
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leokrystleb

fantastic

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May 31st, 2014 via sears.com
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Busyman1

Diehard 2/10/50 Amp Battery Charger

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Solid built should last for years to come. Price was about 50% of what another high quality brand. I bought four of these one for me, one for my son and two to sell to pay for all four. I had a 2/10/50 Amp that I had for about 20 years that I sold also.
I like the 50 Amp start so you can start the car fast. I also like the automatic 10 amp changes to 2 amps once the batter is fully charges. Also like that it will fully charge a 12 volt car battery in 4 to 5 hours. These chargers are not needed all the time but when you need one they are great to have. I have let my neighbors use this charger and that make me a hero.
Overall I like these charger very much.

May 28th, 2014 via sears.com
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mhch

Great charger!

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Had other chargers this one beats them all.

May 20th, 2014 via kmart.com
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FRANCINE SACCO
DieHard 71222 Automatic Battery Charger & Engine Starter, 2 Amp
May 27th, 2013
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May 29th, 2013