Schumacher SSC-1000A Ship 'N' Shore SpeedCharge 2/6/10 Amp Battery Charger and Maintainer
Schumacher SSC-1000A Ship 'N' Shore SpeedCharge 2/6/10 Amp Battery Charger and Maintainer is a very popular 12V battery charger and maintainer for flooded, gel-cell, and AGM lead acid batteries.
It is a fully automatic, microprocessor-controlled unit, having three charging rates, a built-in battery tester, desulphation mode, and many other features that make him suitable for charging the marine, car, and many other lead acid batteries.
Updated: December 20, 2022.
Schumacher SSC-1000A Features and Specifications
The Schumacher SSC-1000A Ship 'N' Shore SpeedCharge Charger features an easy-to-use and relatively large monitor digital readout.
It allows the user to choose three output current rates (2 Amps, 6 Amps, 10 Amps) and the selection of battery type being charged (flooded, AGM, Gel-cell). Monitor also displays data regarding the charge status and voltage present at the poles of a charging battery.
The microprocessor monitors the attached battery's voltage level and changes the multi-stage charging cycle according to the battery charge state.
Multi-stage charging allows a battery charger to cycle automatically between a variety of charging phases, including desulphation, bulk charging, absorption, monitoring, float mode, and drip charge (maintenance mode).
Since the microprocessor accurately measures the charging needs of a connected battery, it results in quicker charge times and a smaller chance of damage due to overcharging.
Thus, it is very important for the user to choose the appropriate charging level and the type of battery.
Fast, Medium and Slow Charging Modes
- 10 Amps Fast Charge – The charger monitors battery condition and adjusts the charge rate to prevent battery damage and overcharging. This mode is suitable for most batteries found in cars, trucks, boats, RVs, and similar. Deeply discharged trolling marine batteries of up to 120 - 145 Ah capacity can be charged over the night (note: never discharge your deep cycle batteries below 20-25% of their full charge!).
- 6 Amps Medium Charge – suitable for smaller and medium batteries and for special batteries that are unable to receive larger charging currents. This mode is suitable for charging overnight and maintaining most of marine batteries, especially if they are not fully discharged. For example, this mode can charge the battery with 50-60 Ah overnight and check its status. If there is some issue with the battery, the desulphation charging mode will try to 'reset' the battery cells.
- 2 Amps Slow Charge – This mode is suitable for small batteries found on motorcycles, ATVs, snowmobiles, lawn tractors, UPSs, and similar equipment. After the batteries are charged, a gentle trickle charge will keep the batteries fully charged.
The unit's dimensions are 7.59" H x 3.54" W x 9.68" D (~19.3 x 9 x 24.6 cm), and it weighs 2.98 lbs (~1.35 kg).
It also features a retractable carrying handle, 4 small rubberized non-skid feet, and a stowage compartment for battery clamps and an AC cord.
The Schumacher SSC-1000A Ship 'N' Shore SpeedCharge Charger comes with a 5-year limited warranty. Such units last even more, just treat them with care and be sure to read the manual before first use. And no, this unit is NOT a jump starter!
Note: batteries and chargers can provide huge currents, so be sure to know what you are doing...
Schumacher SSC-1000A is a rather versatile lead-acid battery charger, but it lacks lithium battery charging modes - if You need a lead-acid battery only charger, consider this unit.
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