Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 17
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by john Won't charge a drained battery
I am restoring an old car, and bought this charger to help as I work through the car's electrical problems.
At first I was happy with it, although I was annoyed to have to watch a slowly-scrolling LCD display for information that a simple status light would convey better.
Then one day I inadvertently drained my battery completely (not hard to do on an old car). That's when I discovered that this charger will simply refuse to work in that situation; it will not charge a battery if the battery is below 3 volts (this is from the owner's manual)! Which, of course, is when you need it most...
This was a brand new, premium battery that was perfectly capably of being charged again, but Black and Decker apparently decided I need to be protected from myself in this situation.
I went out and bought a better charger from another manufacturer, and will give away the worthless B&D unit.
Note: The advert for the charger does not mention this severe limitation.
November 17, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Chilula Pleaantly Surpised
Purchased right before the holidays but still received in less then a week. Unit very small and weighs practically nothing. However it give a good solid charge to the car battery in a short amount of time. Lots of nice features.
December 18, 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kingdare saved the day
I was pleased to find the auto shutoff feature works well with my deep cycle battery bank. My rv charger failed and this charger is working well. while I wait for the backordered parts to arrive
March 10, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Denny POOR PRODUCT
Only used twice to charge the battery on my dinghy and then my car battery drained because I left a light on. When I attempted to charge it, the reading on the charger said "replace or service battery." THIS BATTERY IS LESS THAN SIX MOMNTHS OLD. I read another report that stated it would not charge an almost dead battery. If my car battery was fully charged I would not need a charger. I've had this charger for less than 2 years and I didn't use it much.
October 22, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by oldguy66 Works great
Product was purchased to replace a charger that kept failing saying a cell was shorted. This one easily attached and fully charged a dead battery.
January 8, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Termin8r Simple to operate
I had another charger, but it didn't seem to be charging. The needle would move occasionally, but didn't appear to be charging my batteries.
I decided to purchase this charger thinking the other one was not operational. I hooked it up to a battery and it indicated the battery was charged. I placed the battery in my tractor and it cranked right up.
The fact that this charger tells you when a battery is charged says it all as far as I am concerned. Glad I made the purchase.
October 16, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kapetti Works exceptionally well, great features.
I think somebody might have posted the wrong specification sheet for this model. The BCS10B does Not include the engine start feature but does include a cooling fan.
The advertised 6-hour charge time (from dead to done) is accurate, the digital display keeps constant update of battery voltage and any issues, and the battery condition meter appears to actually work! The only thing I miss is a power switch.
All-in-all the BCS10B is a very well designed product with great features and in my book this makes it a good value.
July 21, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Salty Highly recommended battery charger
I just returned home after an extended vacation to two cars with dead batteries. Purchased this charger after looking at several in two other stores. It works very well, screen gives exact detail of what it is doing and voltmeter shows what is happening to the battery. I highly recommend it, it is a good value and does a great job.
May 28, 2012