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Schumacher Schumacher XM1-5 Maintainer, 1.5-Amp

The Schumacher XM1-5 Maintainer, 1.5-Amp is a wonderful power source that works great for charging vehicles like motorcycles, car, tractors and lawnmowers. Making use of float-mode monitoring, this microprocessor-controlled battery charger ensures that its dual 6- and 12-volt batteries are fully charged. With its versatility of use, the Schumacher Battery Charger Maintainer is an ideal product to use at home or office. This unit comes with LEDs that indicate charging, helping you to know when your chosen device is ready. It also provides two separate modes for charging or straight powering electronics. Its compact size allows you to store it easily when not in use, making it an ideal choice for an emergency kit or camping pack. The battery charger and maintainer features automatic voltage detection and automatic temperature compensation that ensure safety and simple usage.
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Questions & Answers for Schumacher Schumacher XM1-5 Maintainer, 1.5-Amp

Question

will this charger work on 220 volts

Will this charger work on 220 volts
asked 1 year, 8 months ago
By
dinshaw
on Schumacher XM1-5 Maintainer, 1.5-Amp
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
This particular charger is only designed to run on 120 V AC. It's not possible to use it with other voltages.
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
By
586rat
answer 2
NO NO NO 110 volts input only
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
racerdic
answer 3
NO
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
EconomicallyDisadvantaged
answer 4
For a 220 volt a/c line you will need a step down unit to knock the voltage from the outlet to 120 volts.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
Stevesharley
answer 5
No. This rectifier is designed for 120v. So 240v when stepped down will double the voltage through the diodes and burn them up.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Puff54
answer 6
No, it's 110V only
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
ZX10RMan
Question

How noisy is it?

Is there a fan to cool it and if so, how loud is it? Does the fan stay on all the time?
asked 1 year, 2 months ago
By
carbo
on Schumacher XM1-5 Maintainer, 1.5-Amp
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
No fan. You can't hear any noise. It draws very little current so generates
Very little heat.
answered 9 months ago
By
Cooper11
answer 2
No sound no fan, I used mine for 2 years, winters only until it quit working!
answered 1 year ago
By
Inobest
answer 3
I has no noise to it at all. No cooling fan. The unit doesn't create any heat once it switches to maintain mode from charge mode.
answered 1 year ago
By
Derbydoggy
answer 4
No fan, but no need for one as it doesn't get anything beyond lukewarm. No noise at all. You don't even know it's on except for the indicator lights.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
mejones1nyc
answer 5
The unit is passively cooled, and has no fan. It is silent in normal operation. The unit will get warm to the touch, particularly when connected to a severely discharged battery.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
JonBoy4700
answer 6
This unit is quiet. Slight humming noise from the transformer.
No cooling fan built in
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
Schumacher
Question

1. How long are all connection cables for Schumacher XM1-5 Maintainer, 1.5-Amp?

1. How long are all connection cables for Schumacher XM1-5 Maintainer, 1.5-Amp?

2. Does this unite gets warm or hot when in operation?

Thank you for your help.

Yuri
asked 1 year, 6 months ago
By
toynaper
on Schumacher XM1-5 Maintainer, 1.5-Amp
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Your leads from the charger are 6 foot long. The unit will get slightly warm
answered 10 months ago
By
agkid
answer 2
5 foot
answered 1 year ago
By
Inobest
answer 3
From unit to plug, it's probably about 5'; from unit to terminal connections, about 4', so about 9' in total, I'm guessing. It doesn't get warm at all when operating and it has no fan, so there is no noise.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
mejones1nyc
answer 4
the cords are 2 to 3 feet long and the unit does not get excessively warm to the touch. I barely notice a temp change. Appears to be perfectly safe.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
EconomicallyDisadvantaged
answer 5
I have used it twice. The unit has not gotten warm at all.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
Carlucci17
answer 6
there is about 4 foot leads for the connecting cables and the same for the 110 connection.

mine is connected 24/7 for the maintaining my battery on my home generator and it is only a little warm to the touch.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
cajunoutlaw
Question

Schumacher XM1-5 Maintainer, 1.5-Amp will this plug into AC 120 volts

will this plug into AC 120 volts
asked 7 months ago
By
buckiejr
on Schumacher XM1-5 Maintainer, 1.5-Amp
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, it's designed to run on 120 V AC. It won't plug into any other kind of outlet.
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
By
586rat
answer 2
Yes it plugs into wall sockets. 120v.
answered 4 months, 4 weeks ago
By
HotWire107
answer 3
yes it will. I have mine in the saw mill for my ford tractor. I just plugged it in a 110 volt extension cord. It been working fine.
answered 6 months ago
By
oilkanman
answer 4
Yes, it is designed to work with standard household current.
answered 6 months ago
By
Suzukidude
answer 5
The Schumacher XM1-5 Maintainer can be plugged into a 120 volt AC outlet.
answered 6 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 6
Yes
answered 7 months ago
By
SEC Customer Support
Question

How long will this take to fully charge EverStart 27DC-6 Marine Battery?

Will it take like a month or a couple of days?
asked 9 months ago
By
roland
on Schumacher XM1-5 Maintainer, 1.5-Amp
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Various reviews of the 27DC-6 say it's either a 109 or 115 ampere-hour battery. 115 ampere-hours / 1.5 ampere peak output = 76 hours just by the math- YMMV
answered 2 months, 3 weeks ago
By
PlanteZot
answer 2
This really depends on the amp-hour size of your battery and how far discharged the battery is. In any case the answer is probably day/days not month...
answered 3 months ago
By
Evaluating
answer 3
Mime was half dead and it took nearly 10hrs to get full charge. This is tickle charger not rapid charger.
answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
By
TN007
answer 4
Consult the manufacturer's chart for estimated charge times, which are affected by current battery condition. A completely discharged battery could take better than 20 hours.
answered 6 months ago
By
Suzukidude
answer 5
It is not made for charging large batteries such as marine deep cycle batteries. Do not make the mistake I made when I did not read the whole manual. It says, "if you use the battery charger to charge a
large battery, such as a marine deep cycle battery, that was not fully
charged, you may lose some of the battery’s capacity. This would
cause the large battery to be unable to hold a charge and become
useless."

Now I need to buy a new marine battery. Works great on my car battery though.
answered 8 months ago
By
edgarm87
answer 6
It would depend on how discharge the battery is. This unit is meant to be used as a maintainer for larger batteries and a charger for small batteries.
answered 9 months ago
By
SEC Customer Support
Question

will it work to keep my Rascal 305 mobility scooter batteries fully charged

asked 6 months ago
By
jer
on Schumacher XM1-5 Maintainer, 1.5-Amp
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Should work on any 6 or 12 v batteries
answered 2 weeks, 2 days ago
By
ProAm1
answer 2
I think it would be ideal for that as long as you charge it nightly.
answered 1 month ago
By
1214tricklecharge
answer 3
I have no idea what kind of battery your scooter uses, but it works just fine with my 12V scooter battery.
answered 3 months ago
By
Evaluating
answer 4
I don't see why?. It a tickle charge mean it will take time (overnight), so don't get mix up with those rapid charger.
answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
By
TN007
answer 5
yes
answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
By
bobbijosbible
answer 6
Yes is will keep electric scooters charged. It may be inconvenient to connect to the battery.
answered 4 months, 4 weeks ago
By
HotWire107
Question

On Schumacher XM1-5 maintainer, 1.5 amp,Can you leave it hooked up to battery in vehicle for weeks at a time?

asked 6 months ago
By
camper
on Schumacher XM1-5 Maintainer, 1.5-Amp
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I do this - so far so good...
answered 3 months ago
By
Evaluating
answer 2
Yes; in fact, that's one of the nicest things about this charger. It only charges when it detects the need to; otherwise, it sits in stand-by mode until it detects the need for charging again.
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
By
586rat
answer 3
yes thats what its for
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
By
dogman60
answer 4
It not recommended per manual even though it say automatic shut off.
answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
By
TN007
answer 5
Yes, it is designed for such use.
answered 4 months, 4 weeks ago
By
HotWire107
answer 6
I will say yes as mine has a maintainer that charges as needed. Per the manual it will never over charge the battery.
answered 5 months ago
By
mcclarin
Question

when the battery is fully charged does the charger stop charging?

asked 3 years, 11 months ago
By
unkw
on Schumacher XM1-5 Maintainer, 1.5-Amp
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, but it will recharge when the maintainer senses a voltage drop
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Puff54
answer 2
yes it does, and when the battery drops below a certain voltage it will automatically begin to charge till the battery is fully charged.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
Trumpy98
 - Texas
answer 3
Yes kind of like a sleep mode. When it see's a voltage drop it will start charging again.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
justy
 - MN
answer 4
It automatically drops to a "float" mode until the voltage reachs a certain level, and then returns to "charge" mode until battery is returned to full charge.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
mt9241
 - Gallipolis, OH
answer 5
It doesn't completely stop. Instead it automatically drops the the charge rate to a trickle charge to maintain the battery at full charge.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
B52Guy
answer 6
This charger is fully automatic, it will turn on when the battery needs to be charged, then turn off when it is charged.
The charger comes with a 18" pigtail that connects directly to the battery, that pigtail then quick connects to the charger. This is an excellent set-up, since most motorcycle batteries (mine included) are buried in the motorcycle. Only a quick connect to connect and you can (Pardon the pun) set it, and forget it. Leave it connected all winter, and it will keep your battery charged safely.
An excellent deal for $21
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
ajtoonhead
Question

Will it keep car battery full in very cold temps 15 in winter ?

In NJ its winter, night temp currently dipping down to low 20 to t33ns, I dont go out for 3 to 4 days disabled. Battery runs minor things even when car off, plus low temps drain battery. so thinging a trickle charger or low amp charger will do the job hook it up when not going to use V 8 4.1 litter engine car fore 3 to 4 dAYs in this cold weather. So need somelow amp low profile small unit size like this to keep battery fully charged. Also tto not over chagre battery, Does this unit have float charge and over charge protection?
asked 9 months ago
By
Rocket11213
on Schumacher XM1-5 Maintainer, 1.5-Amp
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
This should work well for you. It does not over charge and will maintain a fully charged battery. It cannot be used outside where it is exposed to snow and rain.
answered 1 week, 3 days ago
By
Galaxieman
answer 2
The manual states that it does have the "float" option, but it also states that on a car battery it can take 24-36 hours depending on how low the charge is. Also, by reading the reviews, the ones that were negative did say that on larger batteries, it tended to over charge. I am disabled as well, so I understand the need. I would just put it on when the weather drops really low and keep an eye out for the green light. I wouldn't trust the float option on a large battery. If it doesn't work, Walmart has a great return policy (just make sure to take it off at full charge so it doesn't damage your battery). Best of luck Rocket11213.
answered 1 month ago
By
1214tricklecharge
answer 3
In manual say it does have overcharge protection but it not recommended you leave charger on full time.
answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
By
TN007
answer 4
This product would work well for you. It is logic controlled and switches to maintenance mode once it has brought the battery to peak charge. No need to worry about overcharging. Remember this charger supplies only 1.5 amps, so whatever the drain is in your vehicle, it must not exceed this (and I wouldn't think it would).
answered 6 months ago
By
Suzukidude
answer 5
Yes it has a "Float Charge" capability but it is TOO SMALL to charge and maintain a full size car battery. You need the next bigger unit. This is for motorcycle and similar smaller batteries. The Schumacher XC6 can charge AND maintain your car battery. It is smart enough not to overcharge! You can leave it connected without a problem.
answered 8 months ago
By
JaySailing
answer 6
It will keep your battery at full charge. It has float charge and over
charge protection
answered 9 months ago
By
Cooper11
Question

Will the XM1-5 Maintainer work connected to a car not used for 6 months?

The car will be in the garage for 6-months unattended.
asked 6 months ago
By
ATWguy
on Schumacher XM1-5 Maintainer, 1.5-Amp
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
yes it will keep charged
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
By
dogman60
answer 2
Answer is simple. Install a timer on your outlet.
answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
By
TN007
answer 3
Yes. It is designed for this purpose. It will monitor the battery and charge as is needed.
answered 4 months, 4 weeks ago
By
HotWire107
answer 4
yes.
answered 6 months ago
By
Jimtherunner8
answer 5
From what I have read in the reviews, it will charge the battery up, it will take all night to do it. As long as the battery is good.
answered 6 months ago
By
oilkanman
answer 6
It may be wise to consult the battery manufacturer for specific instructions on extended storage situations. It may also be a good idea to remove the battery from the vehicle, if practical, or at least disconnect the positive lead. Assuming your battery is currently in good shape and will not be subjected to conditions deemed improper for storage by the battery manufacturer, this charger would be ideal for your application. Once the battery is fully charged, the charger switches to maintenance mode and keeps the battery at an ideal charge level to ensure it is ready to go when you next need it.
answered 6 months ago
By
Suzukidude
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