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AutoCraft 1.5 Amp Battery Charger/Maintainer

Part No. AC-15CR/SEM-156 Warranty Details  
The Autocraft Battery Charger/Tester product line offers a variety of manual and automatic units designed to meet your battery charging and testing needs for AGM, Lithium, 6V and 12V batteries. The Autocraft brand offers a complete line of national brand quality products that are appealing alternatives to other higher priced brands, without sacrificing quality, durability or performance .

Product Features:
  • Designed for AGM, Lithium, 6V, or 12V batteries
  • Automatic, Microprocessor controller charger with float-mode monitoring
  • Maintains battery charge in winter months
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Autocraft1.5 Amp 6/12-Volt SpeedCharge Maintainer
 
4.6

(based on 43 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (28)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Can withstand use (16)
  • Versatile (14)
  • Improves comfort (4)
  • Improves performance (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Car (23)
  • Garage (23)
  • Truck (11)
  • RV (7)
  • Motorcycle (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Auto enthusiast (6), Casual driver (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Auto enthusiast (15), Casual driver (14), Mechanic (8), Truck enthusiast (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Worth to the penny.

I had used a USA charger for a long time then it died on me. Bought Black&Decker 2A, it died after a year with occasional use. Bought another from Harbor Freight...Read complete review

I had used a USA charger for a long time then it died on me. Bought Black&Decker 2A, it died after a year with occasional use. Bought another from Harbor Freight and it died on me after several month. This one is the one I consider coming close to the USA charger. It's weight tells you it has a better coil inside.
Note: I have 2 cars, 2 motorcycles and 1 scooter.

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pictures dont say a thousand word

just not what I expected

just not what I expected

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(9 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I will buy another if I need more.

By 

from Erie PA

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Level 3

Pros

  • Can Withstand Use
  • Good Price
  • Great product
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Car
    • Garage
    • RV
    • Tractor
    • Truck

    Comments about Autocraft 1.5 Amp 6/12-Volt SpeedCharge Maintainer:

    All good thoughts. Doing just what I wanted. Keeping my batteries alive while sitting idle.

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    (12 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Does exactly what I bought it for

    By 

    from Hopedale, MA

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    Level 3

    Pros

    • Auto Switch From 6 To 12v
    • Can Withstand Use
    • Improves Comfort
    • Multiple Accessries

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garage

      Comments about Autocraft 1.5 Amp 6/12-Volt SpeedCharge Maintainer:

      I bought this charger/maintainer to charge my riding mower battery and the SLA batteries used in our Power Wheels. The 1.5 amp rating is perfect for charging these batteries. I have both 6V and 12V ride ons so the auto switching is very convenient. I also crimped on the charging ends for the different battery types to the accessories included to match the 2 different battery types. Works great!

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      (11 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Does the trick!

      By 

      from Tampa, FL

      About Me Auto Enthusiast

      Pros

      • Inexpensive
      • Works as advertised

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Car

      Comments about Autocraft 1.5 Amp 6/12-Volt SpeedCharge Maintainer:

      Car wouldn't start. Hooked this charger up to the battery and let it charge overnight. The next day, my car started right up! It gets the job done!

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      (12 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best tribit restorer ever

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      from heartland

      About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic

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      Pros

      • Can Withstand Use
      • Improves Comfort
      • Improves Performance
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Autocraft 1.5 Amp 6/12-Volt SpeedCharge Maintainer:

        it good

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        (13 of 25 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Does what it's advertised to do

        By 

        from Alexander City, AL

        About Me Casual Driver

        Verified Buyer
        Level 2

        Pros

        • Can Withstand Use
        • Easy to operate
        • Improves Performance

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Car
          • Garage
          • Truck

          Comments about Autocraft 1.5 Amp 6/12-Volt SpeedCharge Maintainer:

          Connect to the battery, plug into the outlet and dial in the correct settings and you're done! Very useful and quick charging too! I would most definitely recommend this product.

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          (12 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Kept me from buying a $200 battery!

          By 

          from Catonsville, Md

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          Level 3

          Pros

          • Can Withstand Use
          • Easy install
          • Good On 2 Battery Systems
          • Keeps Battery Charged
          • Worked Well On My Diesel

          Cons

          • Side Terminal Connections
          • Wire Could Be Longer

          Best Uses

          • Car
          • Garage
          • Good For Lengthy Storage
          • RV
          • Truck

          Comments about Autocraft 1.5 Amp 6/12-Volt SpeedCharge Maintainer:

          My battery was almost dead...after about 1 week of charging, it started my 2 battery diesel truck right up! Truck does not get started daily, so this little unit keeps the battery charged, even in the cold. Easy enough to install. If 2 battery system will have to extend 1 of the wires with #16 AWG. Not a big deal! Simple operation - GREEN its on and RED the battery is charged. Simple plug in to an extension and this unit does the rest. No more hot-shots and ruining batteries in my other vehicles.

          I HIGHY recommend this for short or long term storage of batteries.

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          (14 of 27 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Satisfied

          By 

          from Reading, PA

          Verified Buyer
          Level 2

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Car

              Comments about Autocraft 1.5 Amp 6/12-Volt SpeedCharge Maintainer:

              Worked great for my use...kept battery charged during storage....didn't fully charge a real weak battery, but I mainly wanted it to keep my battery fresh during winter storage and that's what it did. So I'm happy.

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              (10 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              pictures dont say a thousand word

              By 

              from hampton mn

              About Me Casual Driver

              Verified Buyer
              Level 2

              Pros

              • Versatile

              Cons

              • Flimsy

              Best Uses

              • Garage

              Comments about Autocraft 1.5 Amp 6/12-Volt SpeedCharge Maintainer:

              just not what I expected

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              (14 of 27 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Works Great

              By 

              from Macomb, MI

              About Me Casual Driver

              Pros

              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Car

                Comments about Autocraft 1.5 Amp 6/12-Volt SpeedCharge Maintainer:

                As the instructions stated this unit is to maintain car batteries. In sub 0 degree conditions my 5 year old battery would not turn the engine over.After a three mile round trip walk I hooked it up anyway.Within 3 hours "charged" light was indicated.BAM started like it was middle of summer.Very happy.

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                (12 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I will buy as many as I need

                By 

                from Blanchester, OH

                About Me Auto Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer
                Helpful Reviewer

                Pros

                • Can Withstand Use

                Cons

                • No cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Autocraft 1.5 Amp 6/12-Volt SpeedCharge Maintainer:

                  I have several of these at home in use. I love the quick connect on it. I keep one on my bike over the winter and it nice to not have to take the seat on and off when using the charger.

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                  • Q:

                    Can this charger / maintainer be used to maintain the charge on a deep cycle or marine 12 volt battery?
                    Asked on 7/21/2015 by Cowfarmer

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      No, Cowfarmer! I do not recommend this 1.5 Amp Battery Charger/Maintainer - Part No. AC-15CR/SEM-156 to charge a marine deep cycle battery. This charger maintains 12 volt batteries, keeping them at full charge. If you use the battery charger to charge a large battery, such as a marine deep cycle battery, that was not fully charged, you may lose some of the battery's capacity. This would cause the larger battery to be unable to hold a charge and become useless. Therefore, we do not recommend charging a large battery with this unit.

                      Answered on 7/22/2015 by Solomon
                  • Q:

                    I want to use this on my completely dead 6V golf cart batteries. The other charger I bought wouldn't charge unless there was at least 3V detected in the battery - how will this charger react ?
                    Asked on 7/9/2015 by Rick from MD

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      Hi Rick, I'm glad to assist you! Use this charger (Part number. AC-15CR/SEM-156) for charging LEAD-ACID batteries only. It is not intended to 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. For more information, please click the below link to the owner's manual for this charger: http://www.batterychargers.com/Documents/0099001192WB-00.pdf

                      Answered on 7/10/2015 by Steve from AAP
                  • Q:

                    Yellow charging light is blinking and making a buzzing noise, is this normal? I have plugged and unplugged the unit several times, I am trying to charge my 1 year old 12v motorcycle battery.
                    Asked on 6/17/2015 by sethrs from sidney, ohio

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      Happy to help you with your question Sethrs! When the battery charger is blinking yellow it means it is in "Abort" mode. This can be cleared my disconnecting and reconnecting the power plug but if it is not clearing try hooking up another battery then you may suspect the battery. If the Yellow light is sill on with another battery it may be an issue with the charger itself. This Charger has a 2 year if defective warranty so that may be something the store can handle for you.

                      Answered on 6/20/2015 by Panda from AAP
                  • Q:

                    It says "if the yellow keeps blinking, reset" how do you reset this unit?
                    Asked on 5/14/2015 by Bill from West Chester, PA

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      Hi Bil, glad to assist you! If charging can not be completed normally, charging will abort. When charging aborts, the charger's output is shut off, and the CHARGING (yellow) LED will blink. To reset after an aborted charge, unplug the charger from the AC outlet, wait a few moments, and plug it back in. For more information, please click the below link to the owner's manual for this charger: http://www.batterychargers.com/Documents/0099001192WB-00.pdf

                      Answered on 5/14/2015 by Steve from AAP
                  • Q:

                    Will this charger, charge an acid based battery for an atv????
                    Asked on 4/2/2015 by Skitz from Corinth NY

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      Hi Skitz, I'm glad to assist you! Use this #AC-15CR/SEM-156 charger for charging LEAD-ACID batteries only. It is not intended to 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. For more information, please click the below link to the owner's manual for this charger:

                      http://www.batterychargers.com/Documents/0099001192WB-00.pdf

                      Answered on 4/2/2015 by Solomon
                  • Q:

                    I want to keep the battery charged in my 2007 Harley Davidson Sportster during the winter months. It already has the pig-tail connection to the battery that was installed by the dealer. Can I safely leave the 1.5 charger/maintainer connected for several months? Will it overcharge the battery?
                    Asked on 2/27/2015 by DM from Elkin, NC

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      I'm happy to help, DM! This Autocraft 1.5 Amp 6/12-Volt SpeedCharge Maintainer's (Part No. SEM-1562A) maintain mode technology allows you to safely charge and maintain a healthy battery for extended periods of time. However, problems with your battery, electrical problems in your vehicle, improper connections or other unanticipated conditions could cause excessive current draws, as such, occasionally monitoring your battery and the charging process is recommended.

                      Answered on 2/28/2015 by Steve from AAP
                  • Q:

                    How long does the charger take to charge
                    How long does it hold a charge
                    Will this charger jump off my battary when it is to cold to crank on its own?
                    Asked on 2/24/2015 by Norma from Cincinnati OH

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      Hi Norma, Happy to answer your question! The amount of time to charge a battery varies on ambient temperature, capacity of battery and current state of charge of the battery. The charger/maintainer does not hold a charge, unless it’s plugged up to a battery and plugged into a wall. It could jump a battery but it will take more time since jumping is not this items intended purpose.

                      Answered on 2/24/2015 by Panda from AAP
                  • Q:

                    Can I use this charger on a gel battery
                    Asked on 2/21/2015 by Bigpapa from Mech va

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      Happy to help you with your question Bigpapa. This charger will work for AGM (gel), Lithium, 6V, or 12V batteries. This charger/maintainer is more for deep cycle batteries. You can use it on a automotive battery but it will charge it very slowly.

                      Answered on 2/21/2015 by Panda from AAP
                  • Q:

                    can you use this to charge a dead battery
                    Asked on 2/21/2015 by allen from indpls,in

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      Happy to help you Allen! The charger/maintainer if used on a Deep Cycle battery will charge that battery up no problem even if it is completely dead.

                      Answered on 2/21/2015 by Panda from AAP
                  • Q:

                    I would like to leave my truck set for 160 to 180 days inside. How long can I leave a battery maintainer on or would a tender be better
                    Asked on 12/25/2014 by Rex

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      I'm happy to help, Rex! This Autocraft 1.5 Amp 6/12-Volt SpeedCharge Maintainer's (Part No. SEM-1562A) maintain mode technology allows you to safely charge and maintain a healthy battery for extended periods of time. However, problems with your battery, electrical problems in your vehicle, improper connections or other unanticipated conditions could cause excessive current draws, as such, occasionally monitoring your battery and the charging process is recommended.

                      Deltran also recommends that the Battery Tender be checked on as well and functions similarly. Both maintainers will be able to maintain your battery in your truck for that time frame.

                      Answered on 1/1/2015 by Heath, ASE Parts Specialist from AAP
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