Schumacher SE-1555A Battery Charger User Manual

1. Before you use your battery charger, be sure to read all
instructions and cautions printed on:
• Battery Charger
• Battery
• Vehicle or device using battery
2. Use battery charger on LEAD ACID type rechargeable
batteries only, such as used in autos, trucks, tractors, airplanes,
vans, RVs, trolling motors, etc. Charger is not intended to
supply power to low-voltage electrical system other than in
an automotive application.
WARNING: Do not use 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.
3. Use only attachments recommended or sold by manufacturer.
Use of non-recommended attachments may result in re,
electric shock, or injury.
4. When disconnecting the battery charger, pull by the plug not
by the cord. Pulling on the cord may cause damage to cord or
5. Locate battery power cord so it cannot be stepped on, tripped
over, or subjected to damage or stress.
6. Do not operate charger with damaged cord or plug. Have cord
replaced immediately.
7. Do not operate charger if it has received a sharp blow, been
dropped, or otherwise damaged in any way. Take it to a
qualied professional for inspection and repair.
8. Do not disassemble charger. Take it to a qualied professional
when service or repair is required. Incorrect reassembly may
result in electric shock or re.
9. To reduce risk of electric shock, unplug charger from outlet
before attempting any maintenance or cleaning.
10. Do not use an extension cord unless absolutely necessary.
Use of an improper extension cord could result in re or electric
shock. If an extension cord must be used, make sure that:
• Pins on plug of extension cord are the same number, size,
and shape as those of the plug on the charger.
• Extension cord is properly wired and in good electrical
• Wire size is large enough for AC ampere rating of charger,
as specied below:
Length of cord (feet): 25 50 100 150
AWG size of cord: 16 14 10 8
(American Wire Gauge)
11. Always charge battery in a well ventilated area.
NEVER operate in a closed-in or restricted area without
adequate ventilation because of risk of explosive gases.
WARNING: Risk of explosive gas.
12. Locate charger as far away from battery as DC charger cables
13. Do not expose charger to rain or snow.
14. NEVER charge a frozen battery. If battery uid (electrolyte) is
frozen, bring into a warm area to thaw before charging.
15. NEVER allow battery acid to drip on charger when reading
specic gravity or lling battery.
16. NEVER set a battery on top of charger.
17. NEVER place charger directly above battery being charged.
Gases from battery will corrode and damage charger.
18. NEVER touch the battery clips together when the charger is
In United States: Send Warranty Product Repairs to: 1025 E. Thompson, Hoopeston, IL 60942-0280
Call Customer Service if you have questions: 1-800-621-5485
Read Rules for Safe Operation and Instructions Carefully
Working in vicinity of a lead-acid battery is dangerous. Batteries generate explosive gases during normal battery
operation. For this reason, it is of utmost importance that each time before using your charger, you read this manual
and follow the instructions exactly.
Owner's Manual
Important Safety Instructions
WARNING: Handling the cord on this product or cords associated with accessories sold with this product, may expose you to lead, a
chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.
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