1.5 Amp Battery Charger/Maintainer
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Autocraft 1.5 Amp Battery Charger/Maintainer

Part No. SEM-1562A Warranty  
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 39 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Can withstand use (13)
  • Versatile (12)
  • Improves performance (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Car (20)
    • Garage (20)
    • Truck (9)
    • Motorcycle (6)
    • RV (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Auto enthusiast (6), Casual driver (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual driver (14), Auto enthusiast (11), Mechanic (6), Truck enthusiast (3)

    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

    Reviewed by 39 customers

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    4.0

    Does what it's advertised to do

    By Clueless Auto Repairman

    from Alexander City, AL

    About Me Casual Driver

    Verified Buyer
    Level 1

    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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      5.0

      Kept me from buying a $200 battery!

      By Dave

      from Catonsville, Md

      About Me Casual Driver

      Ask me a question

      Level 2

      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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      4.0

      Satisfied

      By shop C10

      from Reading, PA

      Verified Buyer
      Level 1

      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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          2.0

          pictures dont say a thousand word

          By me

          from hampton mn

          About Me Casual Driver

          Verified Buyer
          Level 1

          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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          5.0

          Works Great

          By Freezer Burn

          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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            5.0

            I will buy as many as I need

            By steve-o

            from Blanchester, OH

            About Me Auto Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            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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              4.0

              Does the job that is designed to do,

              By Jim

              from Apex Nc

              Verified Buyer
              Level 1

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Garage

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

                  Bought it to keep my lawn mower battery charged.

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                  (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Before buying a new Battery READ THIS!!!

                  By Tater

                  from Wesley Chapel, FL

                  Verified Buyer
                  Level 1

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

                  New batteries are expensive...mine wouldn't start and for half the price I tried this and sure enough, worked like a charm. I used it for a riding lawn mower battery. Wish the Advance Auto Parts guy would have told me about this option. I stumbled upon it on my own...he wanted to sell me an expensive battery that had extremely poor ratings. Glad I did my homework!

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                  (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  great charger

                  By tom

                  from pa

                  About Me Casual Driver, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

                  Ask me a question

                  Verified Buyer
                  Level 3

                  Pros

                  • Can Withstand Use
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                  • No Dislikes

                  Best Uses

                  • Car
                  • Lawn Tractor Battery
                  • Truck

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

                  this is a top of the line little charger

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                  (5 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great charger

                  By The Repot Depot

                  from Alabama

                  About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic

                  Pros

                  • Can Withstand Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Car
                    • Garage
                    • RV
                    • Truck

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

                    I have had one of these for years. Used it on cars, trucks, lawn mowers, boats, etc. I had to by another one because a dog chewed up the first one. It works great. It does the job quickly and efficiently. I have other more costly chargers that don't perform as well as this one.

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                    Ask a question, get answers from real customers and in-house experts. Or contact Customer Care by email or call 1-877-238-2623.

                    21 Questions | 25 Answers
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                    • Q:

                      Doesn't the flashing yellow light mean the charger has to be reset, and if so, how do I do that?
                      Asked on 4/4/2014 by Tony from Mandeville, LA

                      1 answer

                    • Q:

                      Can this device be used to get a car with a dead alternator to the shop?
                      Asked on 2/1/2014 by Anonymous

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        Hi Bruce! No, you may not use this unit as a power supply.

                        Answered on 2/4/2014 by Steve from AAP
                    • Q:

                      Is the autocrat and the Schumacher the same charger they both have the same part number
                      Asked on 1/10/2014 by NA from St Louis mo.

                      1 answer

                    • Q:

                      is this an automatic charger that will shut off when it is charged?
                      Asked on 12/5/2013 by bob from boston

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        Hi Bob, good question! this is an exceptional battery charger that works on both 6- and 12-volts batteries with 1.5-amp output current. It features a fully automatic microprocessor controlled charger that keep the batteries at full charge using float-mode monitoring. The LED indicator lights on the charger shows three status settings: charging, charged, and trouble. It includes quick-disconnect harness for permanent attachment of ring connectors. The ring connectors work great for hard-to-reach motorcycle batteries.

                        Answered on 12/5/2013 by Steve from AAP
                    • Q:

                      What does the yellow flashing light indicate? I have checked the connections but the battery does not seem to be charging.
                      Asked on 11/3/2013 by Peter from 32757

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        Hi Peter, my answer to your question on the Autocraft 1.5 Amp 6/12-Volt SpeedCharge Maintainer - Part No. SEM-1562A is that the yellow LED should light and the charging process should start.

                        Answered on 11/5/2013 by Morgan from AAP
                    • Q:

                      I am using 2-6volt golf cart batteries in my rv to produce 12 volts can I connect directly to both batteries to maintain them during storage? thx. j.
                      Asked on 10/11/2013 by Jim

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        Hi Jim, the instruction manual for this Autocraft 1.5 Amp 6/12-Volt SpeedCharge Maintainer - part# SEM-1562A has been sent to the email address provided for your kind reference.

                        Answered on 10/11/2013 by Vincent from AAP
                    • Q:

                      charged for 8 hours and green lite never came on. you performed a test at your store and the battery and alternator checked out. could I have a cell that is defective
                      Asked on 7/3/2013 by ken from knoxville, TN

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        For further assistance regarding the Autocraft 1.5 Amp 6/12-Volt SpeedCharge Maintainer (Part No. SEM-1562A), 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 7/3/2013 by Steve from AAP
                    • Q:

                      Will this Maintainer work with a deep cycle battery
                      Asked on 5/16/2013 by EBclass from Traverse City Mi

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        The Autocraft 1.5 Amp 6/12-Volt Speed Charge Maintainer (Part No. SEM-1562A) is a unique AC powered automatic charging accessory for use with everything from smaller batteries designed for motorcycles, tractors and mowers, to standard car / truck batteries and marine / deep cycle 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 5/16/2013 by Steve from AAP
                    • Q:

                      will this work on a truck with 4 12 volt batteries
                      Asked on 2/19/2013 by JT from Norwood, Ma.

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        This part Autocraft 1.5 Amp 6/12-Volt SpeedCharge Maintainer, Part No. SEM-1562A is a unique automatic battery charger - maintains both 6 and 12 volt batteries keeping them at full charge using float-mode monitoring. Perfect for charging small batteries. Great for maintaining small and large batteries kept in storage – motorcycles, classic cars, RVs, boats • 1.5 amp charger and maintainer • LEDs indicate: Charging, Charged and Trouble • Automatically switches from Full Charge to Float-Mode Monitoring • Quick-Disconnect Harness – Snap either connector into place in seconds – Use the 50 amp clamps or permanently attach the ring connectors…great for hard-to-reach motorcycle batteries • Reverse-hookup protection. To charge more than one battery at a time, (for example: two batteries) at the same time you need to make sure they are wired in parallel. The two batteries should be connected to each other positive to positive and negative to negative. Then attach the charger positive to the positive on one battery and the negative to the negative of the other battery. Do not hook both leads up to one battery. It will obviously take longer to charge two batteries than it will to charge one.
                        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 2/20/2013 by Aaron from AAP
                    • Q:

                      If a battery is truly dead will this recharge it or must the battery have a minimum charge in order for this unit to work?
                      Asked on 6/6/2012 by Anonymous

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        This Schumacher SpeedCharge 1.5-Amp Maintainer - Part No. SEM-1562A is an exceptional battery charger that works on both 6- and 12-volts batteries with 1.5-amp output current. It features a fully automatic microprocessor controlled charger that keep the batteries at full charge using float-mode monitoring. This automotive battery charger is perfect for charging small batteries and great for maintaining small as well as large batteries found on motor cycles, classic cars, RVs, boats and more. The LED indicator lights on the charger shows three status settings: charging, charged, and trouble. This Schumacher automotive battery charger and maintainer is easy to use and keeps your batteries fully charged. LED indicator lights show charging, charged and trouble Quick-disconnect harness snap either connector into place in seconds. Weight: 2.5-lbs. For more information please feel free to call 1-877-238-2623 and one of our representatives will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                        Answered on 6/7/2012 by Steve from AAP
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