#1 Home Improvement Retailer

SBC-50 6V/12V Shelf Automotive Battery Charger, Maintainer

$80.99
Apply Now
Pay $55.99 after $25 OFF your total qualifying purchase upon opening a new card. info
Apply for a Home Depot Consumer Card
  • Multi-stage 2-6A charging with 10A boost charging 50A jump start
  • Built-in microprocessor for faster, easier and safer charging
  • 24/7 maintenance with digital display, compact and heavy duty
  • View More Details
icon
Free & Easy Returns In Store or Online
Return this item within 90 days of purchase. Read Return Policy
Product Details

About This Product

Charge all types of 6V and 12V lead-acid batteries with this Smartech Products SBC-50 6V/12V shelf automotive battery charger. 50 amps of engine starting power allow you to jump start your vehicle. This spark proof unit includes a built-in intelligent microprocessor that provides reverse polarity, short circuit, over current, overcharge and overheat protection for safety. For easy carrying and storage, it features a compact design and a 12-ft. cord span.

Highlights

  • Charger utilizes a built-in microprocessor that guarantees safe and efficient operation while charging your batteries quickly and maintaining them indefinitely
  • 50 amps of engine starting power work as a portable jump starter for your vehicle
  • Maintain your batteries safely with a microprocessor controlled 6-amp trickle charging function
  • Know the status of your batteries with our integrated voltage tester
  • Use the 10-amp boost function to charge your batteries faster
  • Works on all types of 6V/12V lead acid batteries
  • Six safety features make sure you and your batteries get where you need to go, including spark proofing, protection for reverse polarity, short-circuiting, overheating, overcharging and overcurrent
  • Compact for easy storage and to carry with you anywhere you need a charger
  • 12-ft. cord span to make storage and use easier
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs
  • Return Policy
  • California residents
     see Prop 65 WARNINGS

Product Information

Internet # 309453164

Model # SBC-50

Additional Resources

Shop All Smartech Products

Specifications

Dimensions: H 7.76 in, W 13.90 in, D 11.93 in

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)

11.93 in

Product Height (in.)

7.76 in

Product Width (in.)

13.90 in

Details

Amperage (A)

50 A

Automatic/Manual

Automatic

Automotive Part Type

Battery Charger

Charger type

AC or DC

Cord Length (ft.)

12

Features

Automatic Shutoff, Battery Test Function, Battery Tester Included, Cooling Fan, Engine Start Function, Rechargeable, Reverse Polarity Protection

Handheld/wheels

Hand

Product Weight (lb.)

15.76 lb

Returnable

90-Day

Voltage Output (volts)

12 V

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings

ETL Listed

Manufacturer Warranty

2

Questions & Answers

13Questions
caret
Q:Smartech sbc-50 it all comes on tells voltage but does not want to charge at all
by|Feb 1, 2024
0 Answer
Answer This Question
caret
Q:Can this charger be used for a temporary charge to a deep cycle gel cell marine battery?
by|May 23, 2022
2 Answers
Answer This Question

A:  YES ! As long as that battery is 6 or 12 Volts, If you enlarge the charger photo, you will see that that there is a setting for a GEL TYPE BATTERY.

by|May 28, 2022

    A:  Yes, smart unit!

    by|Dec 11, 2022
      caret
      Q:Can this jump start a car with 6 volt system? There are really old cars that could use a jump battery in the trunk.
      by|Dec 16, 2020
      1 Answer
      Answer This Question

      A:  Yes, this charger will handle a 6 volt system and the charger will automatically determine what voltage the battery is.

      by|Mar 29, 2021
      1 found this answer helpful
      caret
      Q:Does this charger charge 12v lithium ion batteries?
      by|Nov 24, 2020
      1 Answer
      Answer This Question

      A:  I don't see anywhere in the instructions that this charger is designed to charge anything else than strictly automotive batteries (6 & 12 volt).

      by|Mar 29, 2021
      Showing 1-4 of 13

      Customer Reviews

      4.1 out of 5

      • 4.1 out of 46 reviews
      • 73% recommend this product
      Filter by:
      Showing 1-10 of 46 reviews
      This 6 & 12 volt automotive battery charger/maintainer by SMARTECH offers the ideal combination o...
      This 6 & 12 volt automotive battery charger/maintainer by SMARTECH offers the ideal combination of charging & testing features for your vehicle battery. It charges all types of automotive batteries & features an "engine starter" for totally dead batteries. It will also tell you the voltage state of your battery before, during and after charging, as well as tests the alternator output. The push button digital controls are easy to become familiar with and use. I hooked it up to my "daily driver" (which has a known good battery) and it automatically selected the "maintainer" charging choice and quickly topped off the charge in this particular battery. I have not had the opportunity to test it on a totally "dead" battery, but I am confident it could handle the task without needing to hook-up booster cables from a nearby vehicle.
      by
      • Recommended
      1 found this review helpful
      Nice battery charger. It's heavy, which makes the padded handle all the more appreciated! It has ...
      Nice battery charger. It's heavy, which makes the padded handle all the more appreciated! It has many features, starting with the three rates of charge: 2 - 6 amp charge/maintain, 10 amp boost for fast charging, and 50 amp engine start. That last one would come in handy if your battery and charging circuit are in good shape, but your battery just went dead. It protects itself while in "start" mode by limiting the amount of time you can crank to 10 seconds, and then requiring 180 seconds of recovery time to allow things to cool off. It counts down the 180 seconds so you can see when it is ready. It will also work with standard batteries, AGM batteries (Optima), and Gel batteries. It has analytics to check your battery voltage, battery percent while charging, and alternator percent. It looks for voltages between 13.2 and 14.6. Anything outside those voltages is either "low" or "high". The controls are easy to use, and the display is very easy to read. Even in bright light. It can also detect if the clamps are connected incorrectly. Overall, great charger.
      by
      • Recommended
      2 found this review helpful
      This is not your run-of-the-mill battery charger. It really is smart. Starting with the six safety features, the charger protects you from reversing polarity, prevents sparks, short circuits, overheating, and overcharging or over-current. As I ran through all the buttons and features, I realized that it is going to require me to keep the Smartech Battery Charger manual close by until I get used to the features. However, it detects and lets you know what you are doing,. I have never had a charger where I can maintain a charge, put on a slow charge or give a 50 amp boost for starting. And you can find out your battery status during charging (and before) simply with the push of a button. The controls are really very simple; it is just a matter of learning how many times to push which of the three buttons to perform each function. If you have ever experienced a dead battery in your car, getting a tow truck or pulling the battery and taking it to the automotive parts store probably cost you more than the cost of this charger. It will not revive a worn out, completely dead battery, but it will charge a good battery and/or maintain one if the car is not being used. It even comes with a 12' cord instead of a 6' one so you can be further away from the electrical outlet. Based on the chargers I have had in the past, I am extremely impressed with the Smartech SBC-50 Battery Charger and highly recommend it.
      by
      • Recommended
      2 found this review helpful
      Very surprised how well and easy this charger/maintainer worked out...
      Very surprised how well and easy this charger/maintainer worked out so well! 5 Stars purchase!
      by
      • Verified Purchase
      Display quality
      Display quality Is terrible in daylight if you’re using it in the garage it’s fine. Charged my new but dead battery in about eight hours.
      by
        Most reviews have not used it for a DEAD battery
        It will not charge a 12v battery that is below 6 volts - display reads "bad". Funny how, my cheap trickle can bring it back up such that this will eventually charge it. Once charged. I load checked and use an impedance meter which both rated battery as very good (590 out of 600CCA). If only this unit a "dumb" button to let it push current into a dead battery. If the battery is questionable, this charger is useless. Yes, I understand SLA/AGM do not like deep discharges, let me decided if it's really dead.
        by
          1 found this review helpful
          Great Product
          Worked great, fast shipping and it cleaned my battery also!
          by
          • Verified Purchase
          • Recommended
          Was able to recharge my relatively new battery in my...
          Was able to recharge my relatively new battery in my idle car that had died due to lack of running, when a normal jump would not hold a charge. Was fully charged within a few hours. Very easy to use and understand with the digital screen showing charge and automatic battery type detection. Have not tried as a continual battery maintainer yet as other reviews did have some issues.
          by
            by
            • Verified Purchase
            Most advanced charger I’ve ever had....
            Most advanced charger I’ve ever had.
            by
            • Verified Purchase
            Showing 1-10 of 46 reviews

            Compare Similar Items

            current item

            Charger type

            AC or DC

            AC or DC

            AC

            AC or DC

            Features

            Automatic Shutoff, Battery Test Function, Battery Tester Included, Cooling Fan, Engine Start Function, Rechargeable, Reverse Polarity Protection

            Automatic Shutoff, Battery Tester Included, Engine Start Function, Portable

            Engine Start Function, Reverse Polarity Protection

            Engine Start Function

            Voltage Output (volts)

            12 V

            12 V

            12 V

            12 V

            Automotive Part Type

            Battery Charger

            Battery Charger

            Battery Charger

            Battery Charger