1.5 Amp Battery Charger/Maintainer
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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

     

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    (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

    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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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    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

    About Me Auto Enthusiast, Competitive Driver, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

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    Verified Buyer
    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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      (10 of 16 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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        (10 of 18 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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        (10 of 20 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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        Helpful Reviewer

        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

            About Me Casual Driver

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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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            (12 of 23 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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                (8 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                pictures dont say a thousand word

                By 

                from hampton mn

                About Me Casual Driver

                Verified Buyer
                Helpful Reviewer

                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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                  (10 of 18 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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                    35 Questions | 39 Answers
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                    • 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

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        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

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        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

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        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

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        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
                    • Q:

                      Am I able to use this on a regular car battery. Will it be sufficient?
                      Asked on 12/4/2014 by Red from Tampa, Fl

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        Hi Red, it's a good question! Yes, you should use this charger on a regular car. This is ideal for charging smaller batteries and maintaining stored batteries, such as for motorcycles, lawn tractors, classic cars, RVs, and boats.

                        Answered on 12/5/2014 by Solomon
                    • Q:

                      would i be able to use this charger/maintainer on my Yamaha XC125 scooter
                      Asked on 11/23/2014 by tanya from Blackwood,NJ

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        Yes Tanya, you can use this part in your scooter as it is designed for AGM, Lithium, 6V, or 12V batteries. However, this part is universal and not vehicle specific.

                        Answered on 11/26/2014 by Steve from AAP
                    • Q:

                      I have used this charger on my ATV, motorcycle, and Ford Ranger. On each vehicle the green (charged) light on the charger will come on after only a few minutes of being connected. All batteries are at least three years old. Does this mean there is a problem with the charger or are my batteries not needing to be charged?
                      Asked on 11/22/2014 by Shanus from WV

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        Hi Shanus, glad to assist you! The YELLOW LED indicates charging, the GREEN LED indicates battery is fully charged and the RED LED indicates check battery. However, I would suggest that you take your vehicle and get it thoroughly checked by a certified mechanic before buying any parts that may/may not solve the problem.

                        Answered on 11/26/2014 by Steve from AAP
                    • Q:

                      the auto craft 1.5 battery maintainer when conected the green light comes on for a few seconds then the yellow light does the same is this normal.
                      Asked on 11/13/2014 by mark from tulsa, ok

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        I'm happy to help, Mark! According to the instructions for this Autocraft 1.5 Amp 6/12-Volt SpeedCharge Maintainer (Part No. SEM-1562A), the green light should indicate a charged battery, the yellow light indicates that it is charging and the red light indicates that the charger is connected. Additional details can be found in the owner's manual located here: http://www.batterychargers.com/Documents/0099001192WB-00.pdf

                        Answered on 11/25/2014 by Heath, ASE Parts Specialist from AAP
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