1 Amp 6/12-Volt Trickle Charger
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Autocraft 1 Amp 6/12-Volt Trickle Charger

Part No. MC-1 Warranty  
This trickle charger is ideal for motorcycle owners. It has a quick-disconnect harness with a ring connector. No need to take the battery out again to charge it.
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Handheld or On Wheels:Handheld
Voltage:12/6
Amperage:1
Type:Traditional
Automatic or Manual:Manual

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Schumacher1-Amp Trickle Charger/Maintainer
 
3.9

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

73%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Can withstand use (8)
  • Versatile (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Car (7)
    • Garage (5)
    • RV (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual driver (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Money Well Spent

    This is the third charger I've purchased.First one for my Harley,four years old.Second one for my wife's Mustang convertible,stored from Halloween to April 1,two years old.Third one one for 87 S10 plow...Read complete review

    This is the third charger I've purchased.First one for my Harley,four years old.Second one for my wife's Mustang convertible,stored from Halloween to April 1,two years old.Third one one for 87 S10 plow truck,first year of use.I also alternate oldest chargerfrom Harley,to two riding lawnmowers,for the winter,upstate N.Y.Schumacher has alwyays been a trusted name to me.Have had their products for many years with no problems,so I just keep buying more when needed.Not saying there isn't as good a product from a different company,I'm not changing from Schumacher,because I think you get a reliable product for a reasonable price.

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    Good Manual Charger

    Don't leave this connected to your battery all the time. It is a manual charger and will boil a battery dry if left on.

    Don't leave this connected to your battery all the time. It is a manual charger and will boil a battery dry if left on.

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    3.0

    ***Not a Maintainer***

    By D-Dub

    from Mid-MI

    About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Low price

    Cons

    • Not a maintainer

    Best Uses

      Comments about Schumacher 1-Amp Trickle Charger/Maintainer:

      Advertised as a maintainer charger, but it is an old school fully MANUAL trickle charger.

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      1.0

      Disapointed

      By RF

      from N Tonawanda, NY

      About Me Casual Driver

      Verified Buyer
      Level 1

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Car

          Comments about Schumacher 1-Amp Trickle Charger/Maintainer:

          This product was not what I tyhought it was and I was a bit disapointed by what i picked up at the store. Not sure how well it is working as it has only been on for a few days.

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          3.0

          NOT A maintainer

          By winter is comming

          from Highland, NY

          About Me Casual Driver, Motorcycle

          Verified Buyer
          Level 1

          Pros

          • Cheap

          Cons

          • Not a maintainer

          Best Uses

          • Garage

          Comments about Schumacher 1-Amp Trickle Charger/Maintainer:

          As a trickle charger this product is fine, however it does NOT have an automatic float... meaning it does not automatically shut off if the battery is fully charged. So if you tried to use this as a maintainer in a boat or motorcycle over the winter you have a great chance of blowing up your battery. Online advertisement is incorrect, box does not state it is a maintainer nor does the directions. The tech specs in the direction book also says it does not have an automatic float, be careful and make shure you only want this product to be a trickle charger you leave on for hours at a time at most.

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          (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          It a trickle charger so be patient.

          By Marc

          from Waco TX

          About Me Casual Driver

          Verified Buyer
          Helpful Reviewer

          Pros

          • Can Withstand Use
          • Usefule
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Skow

          Best Uses

            Comments about Schumacher 1-Amp Trickle Charger/Maintainer:

            Great charger. Just be parient

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            (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Works Great!

            By Ricky

            from Elm Grove, WI

            About Me Casual Driver

            Verified Buyer
            Helpful Reviewer

            Pros

            • Can Withstand Use
            • Must Have

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Car
            • Garage
            • Keep In The Trunk
            • RV
            • Truck

            Comments about Schumacher 1-Amp Trickle Charger/Maintainer:

            If you have a battery problem, cars you dont drive all the time or an older car, this is a great product to have. So easy to use.

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            (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Good product for atv, motorcycles, mower

            By Jimmy Hotsauce

            from Dover, NY

            About Me Casual Driver

            Verified Buyer
            3 or more reviews submitted

            Pros

            • Can Withstand Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Garage
              • RV

              Comments about Schumacher 1-Amp Trickle Charger/Maintainer:

              Very useful for atv's, snowmobiles, motorcycles, mowers, anything that you dont use every day. Keeps the batteries fresh so you can start them right up and take off. So much easier being able to leave the leads attached and the battery installed instead of removing the battery to charge it every time you need to.

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              (3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              SIMPLE I WANT SIMPLE so I bought simple.

              By HondaHolic

              from Western Michigan

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              Level 4

              Comments about Schumacher 1-Amp Trickle Charger/Maintainer:

              I bought this for two reasons. I read the negative review about this not being an tender/automatic charger. To me that is good. I lost a $100.00 marine battery because of a failed automatic charger. I dont know how to tell if an automatic charger is working or not. This is a simple one amp charger. I touch the + and - alagator ends and it sparks...So I know it is on. For [$] and useing a 20% off coupon I can keep one as a spare at the cabin. I searched [@], [@], [@] and this was my pick. One thing, Advance may want to change the script as a battery maintainer that implies automatic. This is not an automatic that I can tell. This charges 1 Amp 24/7. That is what I want.

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              (13 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Wish there was a notification light.

              By Motorcycle Man

              from South Elgin, IL

              Verified Buyer
              Level 2

              Pros

              • Charges the battery
              • Compact
              • Easy to use

              Cons

              • No notification light

              Best Uses

              • Motorcyle

              Comments about Schumacher 1-Amp Trickle Charger/Maintainer:

              Fine product that does it's job.

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              (27 of 40 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Money Well Spent

              By PIT BULL

              from UPSTATE N.Y.

              About Me Competitive Driver, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

              Ask me a question

              Verified Buyer
              Level 3

              Pros

              • Can Withstand Use
              • Simple to use
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Car
                • Garage
                • motorcycle
                • Riding Lawnmower
                • RV
                • Truck

                Comments about Schumacher 1-Amp Trickle Charger/Maintainer:

                This is the third charger I've purchased.First one for my Harley,four years old.Second one for my wife's Mustang convertible,stored from Halloween to April 1,two years old.Third one one for 87 S10 plow truck,first year of use.I also alternate oldest chargerfrom Harley,to two riding lawnmowers,for the winter,upstate N.Y.Schumacher has alwyays been a trusted name to me.Have had their products for many years with no problems,so I just keep buying more when needed.Not saying there isn't as good a product from a different company,I'm not changing from Schumacher,because I think you get a reliable product for a reasonable price.

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                (32 of 55 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                FALSE ADVERTISING

                By Tony

                from Kansas

                About Me Auto Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer
                Helpful Reviewer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Poor Value

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Schumacher 1-Amp Trickle Charger/Maintainer:

                    The ad listing says "charger maintainer" but when you get it home and read instructions it says do not leave on battery as it will overcharge and ruin battery. This is NOT a maintainer.

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                    17 Questions | 18 Answers
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                    • Q:

                      charger makes a beeping noise every 2 seconds when hooked up. Is this normal?
                      Asked on 2/24/2014 by stg from me

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        Hi stg! No, this is not normal. Please replace this unit.

                        Answered on 2/27/2014 by Vincent from AAP
                    • Q:

                      Can This Charger Be Used On A Car Or Truck Battery That Is Dead & Wont Start?
                      Asked on 6/5/2013 by Denny

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        This Schumacher 1 Amp 6/12-Volt Trickle Charger/Maintainer - Part No. MC-1 is ideal for motorcycles, garden tractors, snowmobiles and other small wet cell batteries. For any further assistance please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                        Answered on 6/6/2013 by Morgan from AAP
                    • Q:

                      will this charger work on my riding mower battery if it is dead from sitting all winter? Also do I have to disconnect the battery to use the charger on it?
                      Asked on 4/21/2013 by Mary

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        Yes, this Schumacher 1 Amp 6/12-Volt Trickle Charger/Maintainer - part# MC-1 should work fine for your application. No need to take the battery out again to charge it. For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                        Answered on 4/22/2013 by Vincent from AAP
                    • Q:

                      Can this be used with a werker 12volt generator battery?
                      Asked on 12/26/2012 by Crystal from Lafayette, La

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        The Schumacher 1-Amp Trickle Charger/Maintainer (Part No. MC-1) can be used for charging LEAD-ACID batteries only. It is not intended to 2.5 supply power to a low voltage electrical system other than in a starter-motor application. Do not use this battery charger for charging dry-cell batteries that are commonly used with home appliances. This is a manual battery charger and the charging must be monitored to prevent overcharging of the battery. For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

                        Answered on 12/26/2012 by Steve from AAP
                    • Q:

                      Will this charger work on AGM batteries?
                      Asked on 5/16/2012 by Anonymous

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        This part Schumacher 1-Amp Trickle Charger/Maintainer, Part No. MC-1 manufactured by Schumacher: Use this charger for charging LEAD-ACID batteries only. It is not intended to 2.5 supply power to a low voltage electrical system other than in a starter-motor application. Do not use this battery charger for charging dry-cell batteries that are commonly used with home appliances. These batteries may burst and cause injury to persons and damage to property. Also, this is a manual battery charger. Charging must be monitored to prevent overcharging of the battery.
                        For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

                        Answered on 5/17/2012 by Aaron from AAP
                    • Q:

                      do u have to disconnect and remove battery before charging ??
                      Asked on 3/17/2012 by Anonymous from irwin, pa

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        This Schumacher 1-Amp Trickle Charger/Maintainer with part#  MC-1 is ideal for motorcycle owners. It has a quick-disconnect harness with a ring connector. No need to take the battery out again to charge it. 

                        Answered on 3/18/2012 by Vincent from AAP
                    • Q:

                      How long can I leave charger pluged in before disconnect?
                      Asked on 12/12/2011 by popat from patel

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        The charging time for the Schumacher 1-Amp Trickle Charger/Maintainer is 3 3/4 hrs to 7 1/2 hrs. After use, unplug the charger and use a dry cloth to wipe all battery corrosion and other dirt or oil from the terminals, cords, and the charger case.

                        Answered on 12/12/2011 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
                    • Q:

                      Can you charge AGM batteries with this?
                      Like an ATV battery?
                      Asked on 11/7/2011 by Anonymous

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        The required information has been sent to your mail address.

                        Answered on 11/8/2011 by Aaron from AAP
                    • Q:

                      2 questions:
                      1. Can this device be left on and connected to my unused battery all winter without 'cooking' the battery?

                      2. Can I purchase and extra set of the leads with the rings?
                      Asked on 2/5/2011 by Scott from Youngstown, OH

                      1 answer

                      • A:

                        1. NO. this is not a maintainer as it is advertised. The unit and the box don't say maintainer anywhere on it. It will 'cook' your battery.

                        2. You can buy extra leads online, not here.

                        Answered on 2/12/2011 by Scott from Ytown, OH
                    • Q:

                      Does this charger shut off automatically can it be left on for a period of four months
                      Asked on 12/26/2010 by Henry from N oth Easton, Ma

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        No, this is a manual charger and will not shut off automatically.

                        Answered on 12/29/2010 by Ron the Auto Parts Rebel from AAP
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