Black & Decker VEC1087CBD Smart Battery 10/6/2 Amp Battery Charger

August 29, 2010
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51J1AP367CL. SL160  Black & Decker VEC1087CBD Smart Battery 10/6/2 Amp Battery Charger
Ratings: 3.5 from total of 16 ratings.
Price: $59.99
 

Product Features:

  • Spark-resistant design for added safety
  • Reverse hook-up warning alarm to prevent damage to vehicle or electronics
  • Features easy connectivity for battery clips and ring terminals or vehicle DC plug
  • Two year warranty
  • Spark resistant reverse hook-up protection

Product Description

The Black & Decker automatic Smart Battery charger is spark-resistant and features a reverse hook-up, overcharge protection, and solid state circuitry. It features three-stage, automatic, high-frequency charging technology for quick and easy charging.

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Black & Decker VEC1087CBD Smart Battery 10/6/2 Amp Battery Charger

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5 Responses to “ Black & Decker VEC1087CBD Smart Battery 10/6/2 Amp Battery Charger ”

  1. Donald Gillette on August 28, 2010 at 11:27 am

    Right after I bought this, I took it home, hooked it up to a dying battery in my Nissan Frontier and it had me back and running within 2 hours. I thought it was great.

    Six months later, when my Craftsman Lawn Tractor battery died, I hooked it up to that. In less than 2 minutes, it said I was fully charged, but wasn’t even close. Then I used the 75 amp “quick start” function…watched the display count down from 90 seconds and when it said, “Start Now”, I cranked the thing. Nothing. So I went back to the charge cycle–it said it was charging at 25 amps and in less than a minute, it said fully charged. Baloney. There’s not a spark in that battery.

    Today, I tried to charge the battery in my Nissan Frontier again (I hardly ever drive it). Same thing happened as happened with the lawn tractor battery. The unit tells me the battery is fully charged, it won’t deliver the “quick start” option, and the battery is almost stone cold dead. You turn the key and hear click-click-click-click-click-click.

    Plus, I don’t mind this being made in China. That’s fine with me. But if they’re going to print the manual in China–I just wish they’d have someone who could speak, read, and write English to edit the thing before they put it in the box! Reading the manual is like reading the subtitles to a Chinese movie where everyone’s speaking Mandarin. “Please to connect the cables one red and one black to posts in order of succession.” How about “The red clamp is positive (+) and the black clamp is negative(-). Connect the red clamp to the positive terminal of the battery and the black clamp to the negative terminal. If you don’t understand this, close the hood and call a mechanic.” Wouldn’t that be better?

  2. banfishin on August 28, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    Looked for this exact charger as a friend allowed me to use his, and GREAT!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Thomas J. Hanlon on August 28, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    Have not used it yet, But being Black and Decker i am

    sure that i will have many years with it.

  4. David on August 28, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    Good battery charger that tries to do the least damage to the battery when charging while also trying to post the least risk of fire hazard. Most battery chargers can be annoying, especially these smart chargers but they do what they do mostly to protect the user and the battery. Most batteries have issues with charging because the voltage is too low and or you choose too fast of a charge rate. Charging severely discharged batteries is difficult whether it be a smart or a dumb charger.

    Here is the procedure for charging 12v batteries that are very discharged with a standing voltage of less than 9V. First you attach the battery charger to the dead battery. Then, with some jumper cables, attach a mostly charged battery (around 12v) to the dead battery in parallel using the jumper cables (Positive to Positive, Negative to Negative). The charger should detect a voltage of 12v, then charge at the lowest rate (2 amps) with this configuration for at least 3 hours. After 3 hours, you should be able to disconnect the “good” (charged) battery and be able to continue charging the “bad” (discharged) battery at the lowest charge rate. If you’re desperate to get things up and running ASAP, wait until the battery is charged up to 11.8V then if you want, you can choose a higher charge rate. Don’t choose a fast charge rate when bringing a severely discharged battery up to 11v otherwise you’ll receive error codes.

    Error codes are very common and you pretty much have to play around with it until it begins to charge.

    Battery chargers don’t allow for charging of severely discharged batteries as a precaution because they don’t want people charging 6V batteries accidentally or creating sparks by having it output 10a of electricity when there isn’t anything hooked up. I’ve successfully charged about 15 car batteries with about 8 of them below 3V, some as low as 0V with this method. These chargers work great, it’s just that you have to understand how they work in order to get them to do what you want.

  5. Ryan Swanson on August 29, 2010 at 11:07 am

    I bought this charger from Walmart about a year ago. The only time it has truly worked was when I used it to charge my sit down lawn mower when I got out after the winter and it worked perfectly. But then I used it on my car and it was saying there were faults then i used it on both my motorcycles and same thing. I jump the batteries with a car because the charger says that it can’t charger if the battery has too little juice but it hasn’t made a difference. I was starting to wonder if the charger was breaking the batteries. I’ve replaced my car and one of my motorcycle batteries because I thought they were ruined and i was about to replace the other but i wanted to see if there were reviews online about this charger and some of the other reviews sound similar and that their batteries were still fine and that it was just the charger so now i want to try a different charger or something. Hopefully it didn’t break my batteries but either way you should probably stay away from this charger because although it appears nice at first it ends up causing more trouble

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