STANLEY BC15BS Fully Automatic 15 Amp 12V Bench Battery Charger/Maintainer Review [2020]

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STANLEY BC15BS Fully Automatic 15 Amp 12V Bench Battery Charger/Maintainer with 40A Engine Start, Alternator Check, Cable Clamps

The Stanley brand is synonymous with quality, reliability, innovation, and value. Their innovative products have been on the forefront for more than 175 years. The legacy of this company continues and we were excited to take a closer look at the STANLEY BC15BS Fully Automatic 15 Amp 12V Bench Battery Charger/Maintainer with 40A Engine Start, Alternator Check, Cable Clamps, in our car battery charger review. We are glad to report that we are happy with what we found.

Capability
8
Price
8
Commercial
5
Home-use
9
Design
8.5
PROS
  • Charges and maintains any AGM, GEL, or WET automotive or marine 12V battery.
  • Fully automatic high frequency charging.
  • A simple and easy to understand interface that has a percentage gauge of battery level.
  • It comes with reverse polarity protection.
  • A patented alternator check indicates if the alternator is maintaining battery level.
  • The LCD screen displays charging status and battery status with easy to understand icons.
  • Charges up to 40 percent faster than other conventional chargers.
  • Has a very convenient quick start option.
  • It will repair many worn out batteries which will save you a lot of money.
  • It can rejuvenate partially sulphated batteries and give them their capacity back and in some cases their life.
  • The leads are nice and heavy duty and they have a strong tension spring.
  • Good value for money and the reconditioning feature is an added bonus at this price level.
CONS
  • There is no on/off switch on the unit.
  • The plugin cord could be a little bit longer.
  • There is no function available to set it to only 2A for battery longevity and slow charging.
  • This charger is for 110 volts only. It cannot be used with 220 volts.

Stanley is a brand that is very proud of their reputation for excellence and they are dedicated to continually test, design and improve their products to ensure quality and maximum function. So when choosing a 15 amp battery charger with 40 amp engine start, it really is one of the most trustworthy options on the market. We can confirm this after doing this Stanley battery charger review.

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Overview and Features:

The Stanley 15amp battery charger is fully automatic and chargers up to 40% faster than other conventional chargers and while many other battery chargers require you to select various settings like battery type and size, this 15 amp battery charger with 40 amp engine start is fully automatic. You will even find that there is a patented engine start mode to instantly fire up your vehicle.

If your vehicle won’t start you can literally get back on the road within minutes with the Stanley 15amp battery charger. All you have to do is connect the battery charger clamps to the battery terminal and press charge. The 15 amp battery charger with 40 amp engine start automatically does the rest for optimum performance.

The Stanley 15amp battery charger is ideal for boats, lawn tractors, motorhomes, jet skis, ATVs, snowmobiles, and any vehicles that sit idle for a long periods of time.

It can charge and maintain any AGM, GEL, or WET automotive or marine 12V battery. Over and above that it also features a very handy patented alternator that can check and evaluate the battery voltage under load in order to indicate if the alternator is maintaining battery level.

The automatic high frequency charging of the Stanley 15amp battery charger, delivers a 3 stage charging, which automatically is switching from fast charge, to top-off and to trickle charge.

Also, the digital LCD screen has a very easy to understand array of icons that display charging status and battery status. The unit comes with a built-in cord, cable wrap, and clamp storage which makes it easy to use and store.

Worth to mention as well is that the Stanley 15amp battery charger is ETL Certified for performance and safety.

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Summary of the STANLEY BC15BS Fully Automatic 15 Amp 12V Bench Battery Charger/Maintainer with 40A Engine Start, Alternator Check, Cable Clamps

In this car battery charger review we looked into the 15 amp battery charger with 40 amp engine start by Stanley. Being familiar with this trustworthy and reliable brand, made it less of a surprise that we were very impressed with this unit. It’s a handy portable battery charger that can save you so much money reviving old batteries instead of having to spend a fortune on having to buy new ones.  And we can honestly confirm that the Stanley 15amp battery charger is way faster than most other conventional chargers and is very easy to use, as we put it to the test.

If we were to criticize anything, it would be that there is no on/off switch on the unit, which can be a little annoying. There is also no option for slow charging and the plugin cord could be a little bit longer. But in general we think this Stanley unit is an affordable, easy to use and reliable product. As a matter of fact, we would highly recommend it.

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Brand Name
STANLEY
Product Name
BC15BS
Price
USD 62.14
Product Availability
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