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This model is new but got wet, it will not start. Can it be fixed? Thanks.
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can this be used on an RV battery and extra RV house battery?
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i have 750 instant charger, when i want jump i on the switch . when i want to charge battery night the jump switch should on or off?
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What are the cold cranking amps for this battery?
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can this be used on an RV battery and extra RV house battery?
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where can i get a manual it did not come with one?

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Schumacher Schumacher XM1-5 Maintainer, 1.5-Amp

The XM1-5 1.5 Amp Fully Automatic Power Charger and Maintainer 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, it is an ideal product to use at home or office. The automotive battery charger comes with LEDs that indicate charging, charged and power modes. Its compact size allows you to store it easily when not in use. The battery charger maintainer features automatic voltage detection and automatic temperature compensation that ensure simple usage. Safety start, thermal runaway protection and reverse hookup protection ensure safe and effective handling of the charger.
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Questions & Answers for Schumacher Schumacher XM1-5 Maintainer, 1.5-Amp

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 4 months, 2 weeks ago
By
ATWguy
on Schumacher XM1-5 Maintainer, 1.5-Amp
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
yes it will keep charged
answered 1 month, 4 weeks ago
By
dogman60
answer 2
Answer is simple. Install a timer on your outlet.
answered 2 months ago
By
TN007
answer 3
Yes. It is designed for this purpose. It will monitor the battery and charge as is needed.
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
By
HotWire107
answer 4
yes.
answered 3 months, 3 weeks 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 4 months, 1 week 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 4 months, 2 weeks ago
By
Suzukidude
Question

Will this charger work on AGM motorcycle batteries?

asked 3 years, 2 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Schumacher XM1-5 Maintainer, 1.5-Amp
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Sure
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
Puff54
answer 2
This works great on the AGM bateries. I leave teh pigtail with the ring connectors on my bike and hook up to the charger when I know the bike will be left for long periods and over teh winter while in the garage.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
novacat75
 - Lynchburg, VA
answer 3
Yes it should as it charges below the recommended charging rate for motorcycles
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
Trumpy98
 - Texas
answer 4
Yes it will. Sealed or non sealed. Deep cycle or regular car battery. Works for all.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
justy
 - MN
answer 5
Yes it will , microprocessor controlled and built by a Company that has been in the Battery industry many years
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
Marcoso
 - So.Ca
answer 6
I use one of these to continuously maintain the AGM battery on my race car. I've used it for almost 3 years and have never had a problem. I used a second unit on another race car AGM battery with the same good result. I have three of these and use them constantly and have never had a problem.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
By
teds300
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, 4 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 7 months ago
By
agkid
answer 2
5 foot
answered 9 months 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 11 months 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, 1 month ago
By
EconomicallyDisadvantaged
answer 5
I have used it twice. The unit has not gotten warm at all.
answered 1 year, 2 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, 3 months ago
By
cajunoutlaw
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 11 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 6 months ago
By
Cooper11
answer 2
No sound no fan, I used mine for 2 years, winters only until it quit working!
answered 9 months 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 10 months 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 11 months 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 11 months ago
By
JonBoy4700
answer 6
This unit is quiet. Slight humming noise from the transformer.
No cooling fan built in
answered 11 months ago
By
Schumacher
Question

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

asked 3 years, 8 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, 4 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, 5 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, 7 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 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, 3 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, 6 months ago
By
ajtoonhead
Question

will this charger work on 220 volts

Will this charger work on 220 volts
asked 1 year, 5 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 1 month ago
By
586rat
answer 2
NO NO NO 110 volts input only
answered 1 year ago
By
racerdic
answer 3
NO
answered 1 year, 1 month 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, 2 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, 4 months ago
By
Puff54
answer 6
No, it's 110V only
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
ZX10RMan
Question

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

will this plug into AC 120 volts
asked 5 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 1 month ago
By
586rat
answer 2
Yes it plugs into wall sockets. 120v.
answered 2 months, 2 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 4 months, 1 week ago
By
oilkanman
answer 4
Yes, it is designed to work with standard household current.
answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
By
Suzukidude
answer 5
The Schumacher XM1-5 Maintainer can be plugged into a 120 volt AC outlet.
answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 6
Yes
answered 5 months ago
By
SEC Customer Support
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 3 months, 3 weeks ago
By
camper
on Schumacher XM1-5 Maintainer, 1.5-Amp
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I do this - so far so good...
answered 2 weeks, 5 days 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 1 month ago
By
586rat
answer 3
yes thats what its for
answered 1 month, 4 weeks ago
By
dogman60
answer 4
It not recommended per manual even though it say automatic shut off.
answered 2 months ago
By
TN007
answer 5
Yes, it is designed for such use.
answered 2 months, 2 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 2 months, 2 weeks ago
By
mcclarin
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 7 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 weeks, 2 days 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 2 weeks, 5 days 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 2 months 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 4 months, 2 weeks 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 6 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 7 months ago
By
SEC Customer Support
Question

maintain two batteries at once

I have a boat with a two 12 volt battery bank so I can select either one or both. They are in parallel. One is an engine run type battery for starting, etc. The other is a house battery deep cycle for when we are at anchor at night, etc. Can I hook up the single Maintainer to both batteries at once when we are gone to maintain them?
asked 2 years, 11 months ago
By
terryjk
 - carrboro, NC
on Schumacher XM1-5 Maintainer, 1.5-Amp
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
Not recommended, as long as the circuit is parallel should work though.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
Puff54
answer 2
Yes it can as long as they are wired in parallel. I personally like to shut off the batteries and use two maintainers just in case one battery shorts or goes bad.
answered 2 years ago
By
OPPJACK
answer 3
From Schumacher FAQ's. "To charge both batteries at the same time you need to make sure they are wired in parallel. The two batteries should be connected to each other positive to positive and negative to negative. Then attach the charger positive to the positive on one battery and the negative to the negative of the OTHER battery. Do not hook both leads up to one battery." Make sure the batteries are charged and not completely dead before you use a maintainer. Also, I would recommend the 2 amp maintainer for two batteries.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
Blackbeard78
answer 4
I've used mine to keep 4 - deep cycle batteries for a camper topped off. Batteries are daisy chained together. I had to make my own cord to do this.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
justy
 - MN
answer 5
Absolutely. I used it to maintain three 1300aH batteries used to start my semi. The first time I hooked it up to charge the red "Connected" light began to flash after being left overnight. There is no mention what this means in the manual so I unplugged the unit then plugged it back in. It began to charge normally again. The next day I checked on it and it was now in "Maintain" mode. I believe that the 3 batteries collectively took longer to charge than the charger is designed for and it "timed out". Once it was plugged back in it didn't take as long to charge so it went in to "Maintain" mode and worked as it should.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
Survivalist2012
 - Wellington, OH
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