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Manual and Automatic Modes are a Must
May 13, 2017
I have used battery chargers for a lifetime and thought they were infallible. Forty plus years of use and my Schumacher took a crap on me. I was just on the verge of ordering the same model until it was determined that there were manual chargers and automatic chargers-each had a purposes and each had drawbacks. The automatic charger could not sense a totally discharged battery and thus it would indicate the battery had met its lifespan. A manual charge only knows there was a battery connected and would attempt to charge it. In certain conditions, it can bring the battery back from the dead.On the other hand, a manual charger could not determine that the battery was fully charged and could damage a battery if left on too long. So what is one to do? It's not often that a battery is drained so low that it will not take a charge with an automatic charger, so should a normal user have to have two chargers? Well, no, the Schumaker PS-1022MA saves the day. It has both manual and automatic modes. In my case, it saved me from buying a new battery. After being gone for several months, our truck battery was soooo dead, that nothing worked. Started the charge on manual to wake the battery, then to auto for a full charge and the battery is still doing its job two months later.