Welcome to the electrifying world of Schumacher Electric, where power meets precision. As we bid farewell to 2023, it’s time to reflect on the year that was and celebrate the cutting-edge battery chargers and jump starters that stood out in the automotive realm. In this comprehensive blog, we’ll take you on a journey through the top-rated Schumacher Electric products that made it to the best-of lists, ensuring that you know which products will keep your vehicle ready to hit the road.
But that’s not all – anticipation builds as we offer an exclusive look into what Schumacher Electric has in store for 2024. Stay tuned as we unveil the products that we think will stand out in the coming year. These items redefine convenience and reliability in the realm of battery charging and jump starting. Get ready to power up and stay ahead with Schumacher Electric’s latest innovations!
Best of 2023
Named “Best in Fast Charging” by Car and Driver and “Best Overall” Motor1.com, the Schumacher SC1280 is fast charger you can rely on. It is designed to keep your batteries in top condition and features a range of built-in features for easy and worry-free charging.
The SC1281 is no stranger to best-of lists. In 2023 it was named “Best Multi-Purpose Charger” by Forbes, “Best Car Battery Charger for Home Use” by CNET, and “Best Charger” by The Drive. It also appeared on USA Today’s list of “Best Trickle Chargers of 2023.” As all of these publications know, this Schumacher battery charger and jump starter is the foundation of a well-equipped garage. It performs diagnostic testing, jump starting, battery charging, and maintaining, covering most of your battery-related needs.
Schumacher is an industry leader in wheel chargers designed for professional use and top-tier hobby garages. The SC1309 is a favorite of experienced mechanics because of its range of features, including a 200A engine start, a 40A boost mode, charge and maintain modes, a built-in battery and alternator tester, a digital display, and heavy-duty construction that is built to last. Popular Mechanics named it the “Best Conventional Charger/Starter” in 2023 and Motor1.com recognized it as “Best Battery Charger and Jump Starter Combo” on its “2023 Best Car Battery Chargers” list.
Lifewire chose the DSR115 for its list of “The Best Portable Car Jumpstarters of 2023,” naming it the “Beast Heavy Duty.” The DSR115 is powered by dual high-output AGM batteries that deliver 4400 peak amps, 750 cranking amps and 525 cold cranking amps at 12V, and 475 cranking amps and 350 cold cranking amps at 24V. The 24V compatibility and high amp output give the DSR115 the ability to jump start a semi-truck, something few jump starters are capable of. It also has a 12V DC accessory outlet that will power a range of 12V devices for truly portable power.
Schumacher DSR ProSeries DSR131 125/250 Cranking Amp 6V/12V Fully Automatic Battery Wheel Charger and Jump Starter
Schumacher’s DSR ProSeries line is designed and built for professional users. The DSR131 is no exception. Named by GearJunkie as the “Best Premium Battery Charger of 2023,” it is a cut above the competition. In fact, GearJunkie said, “Schumacher Electric is a brand name trusted among professional mechanics and a brand you can depend on.” The DSR131 is compatible with a wide range of 6V and 12V batteries and has plenty of power to jump start and charge most automotive batteries. It’s built for pros, so whether you’re maintaining a fleet or jumping the family SUV, the DSR131 has you covered.
Schumacher DSR ProSeries DSR132 1200 Peak Amp/900 Cranking Amp 12V Hybrid Ultracapacitor and Lithium Ion Jump Starter
The combination of ultracapacitor and lithium ion power sets the Schumacher DSR132 apart. Ultracapacitors have a much longer lifespan than lithium or AGM batteries, meaning the DSR132 will still be going strong when other jump starters are destined for the recycle bin. Plus, if you’ve neglected to charge the ultracapcitors or the internal lithium battery, a weak automotive battery will still have enough power to charge the ultracapacitors, even if it can’t start your car. Then you can use the unique properties of the ultracapacitor to start your vehicle. GearJunkie put the DSR132 on it’s “The 10 Best Portable Car Jumpstarters of 2023” list and Protoolreviews.com awarded the DSR132 “Most Power” on its list of “Best Supercapacitor Jump Starters.”
A good lithium jump starter and power pack is useful for a range of activities. The Review Wire named Schumacher’s SL1639 to its list “Best Camping Gear for 2023: Essential Outdoor Equipment.” The SL1639 is a lithium-powered portable power pack and 1000A jump starter in a compact package about the size of a smartphone. It charges a range of devices, jump starts up to 8.0L gas and 6.0L diesel engines, and even includes a three-mode LED light. Whether you take it camping or keep it in a glovebox for a roadside emergency, you’ll find multiple uses for the SL1639.
Products to Watch
So, you’ve seen Schumacher Electric’s best of 2023, an impressive lineup that showcased unparalleled performance, reliability, and innovation. Now, buckle up as we embark on a journey into the future, eager to share our insights into the products that we believe will redefine excellence in 2024.
In the fast-paced automotive landscape, staying ahead is not just an aspiration – it’s a necessity. Our commitment to delivering top-notch products is unwavering, and as we transition into the new year, we invite you to join us in anticipating the next wave of groundbreaking solutions. From enhanced performance to advanced features, we’ll draw back the curtain on the Schumacher Electric products that are poised to become the driving force behind your vehicle’s power needs in 2024. Get ready to power up with confidence as we share the best automotive charging technology from Schumacher Electric!
Space is at a premium in the average American garage. Don’t clutter yours up with several products when Schumacher has devices that integrate multiple functions. The SL1562 Lithium Portable Power Station and 1200 Peak Amp 12V Jump Starter is four tools in one lightweight unit—USB charger, jump starter, LED light, and 150-PSI air compressor. It’s ideal around the house, plus it’s a great addition to your tailgate, camping trip, or emergency kit. If you want added functionality and more portable power, look to the Schumacher SJ1332 6-in-1 Portable Power Station and 1200 Peak Amp Jump Starter. It features an inverter and a portable power station with two AC outlets, two 12V DC accessory outlets, and a USB port. It also features a 150-PSI air compressor and an inflator/deflator for fast inflation of larger items, such as air mattresses. Other functions of the SJ1332 include an LED light and a jump starter. When a power outage hits or you need an easily portable source of off-grid power, the SJ1332 is the solution.
On-Board Battery Chargers and Maintainers
Another category Schumacher expects to be popular with consumers in 2024 is on-board battery chargers. On-board chargers can be permanently mounted under the hood of your car or truck or installed in your boat for easy, regular charging and maintaining of one or more batteries. For example, the Schumacher SC1587 1.5A 6V/12V On-Board Battery Charger and Maintainer is designed to be mounted under the hood, in battery trays, or in fender wells. It features fully automatic charging and maintaining with multi-stage charging, float mode monitoring, auto voltage detection, bad battery detection, reverse hook-up protection, and more, making it a worry-free way to charge and maintain stored batteries or for cold weather battery maintenance. For boats and charging in marine environments, Schumacher offers the Ship ‘n Shore SC1644 15A 12V Two-Bank On-Board Marine Sequential Battery Charger. The SC1644 features two charging banks that will charge two batteries in sequence with Schumacher’s time slice charging. With time slice charging, the batteries are charged in sequence in 15-minute alternating intervals. It is also dust tight and water resistant, which gives you peace of mind in marine settings.
Lithium Jump Starters
Lithium power has revolutionized jump starters. Today they are lightweight, compact, and powerful. However, quality and features vary wildly among the lithium jump starters available to the consumer. For a top-of-the-line lithium jump starter in 2024, consumers are looking to the RUGGED BY SCHUMACHER® SL1654 Lithium Portable Power Pack and 2250A 12V Jump Starter. This unit features heavy-duty construction and industry-leading features. In addition to built-in safety features such as reverse polarity, short circuit, temperature, battery low voltage, overcurrent, overload, overvoltage, and overcharge protection, the SL1654 gives users the ability to override automatic features and jump start completely discharged batteries. Most lithium jump starters on the market today lack this ability. Other notable features include pre-heating, which warms batteries in cold conditions for better cold-weather performance and pre-boost technology, which adds a pre-charge to deeply discharged batteries for easier jump starting.
Off-grid Power Solutions
More Americans than ever before are taking to the road in converted vans and RVs. Whether they are 21st-century digital nomads working from a new location every week or families looking to make travel a part of their children’s day-to-day existence, reliable off-grid power solutions are a necessity. Schumacher offers a solution that allows these modern day rovers to charge their auxiliary and storage batteries as they drive. The Schumacher SDC371 40A 12V DC-DC Intelligent Battery Charger harnesses your vehicle’s alternator to charge your van or RV’s storage batteries, generating power that you can use to power the modern necessities when you stop driving for the day. It also features a Solar Priority button, which allows you to switch between charging from your alternator or charging from your solar panels. And when your vehicle’s engine shuts off, the SDC371 will automatically switch to solar charging. So, if the road beckons to you, the SDC371 will help you make the most of the journey.
The Future is Bright with Schumacher
Looking ahead to 2024, the future appears even brighter with Schumacher Electric poised to deliver cutting-edge products that promise to redefine the landscape of battery charging and jump starting. Whether you’re a seasoned automotive enthusiast or a casual driver, Schumacher is the brand you should trust with your power needs. Power up, stay connected, and drive confidently into the future with Schumacher Electric – where performance meets precision, and every journey begins with a fully charged battery.
The holidays are right around the corner, and it’s time to start thinking about finding that perfect gift for everyone on your Christmas list. For the perfect gifts, look no further than Schumacher Electric – the leading innovator in automotive power solutions. This year, Schumacher has an impressive lineup of gifts that are sure to impress any car lover. From lithium jump starters and portable power packs to battery chargers and maintainers to a versatile 6-in-1 power station, jump starter, and air compressor, Schumacher Electric has you covered. Whether your loved one is hitting the open road for a long road trip, going off-grid for a camping excursion, maintaining their ATV or personal watercraft in the off-season, or just needs a reliable backup power source, Schumacher Electric has the perfect gift for all their power needs this holiday season. So, let’s take a closer look at some of the most innovative gifts from Schumacher Electric that are sure to delight anyone on your holiday gift list!
Compact Portable Jump Starters
A portable jump starter bestows peace of mind to anyone who has one. With a jump starter that is made to travel in your glove box or backpack, there’s no need to worry about being stranded by a dead battery. Plus, all of Schumacher’s portable jump starters double as a power pack for charging smartphones and other devices, making them a gift anyone would appreciate.
Give a gift to keep your loved ones safe this holiday season. The RUGGED BY SCHUMACHER SL1612 Lithium Portable Power Pack and 2000A 12V Jump Starter combines three functions in one compact device that fits in a glove box or center console. The SL1612 lets your loved one deal with a dead battery in minutes, easily jump starting up to 10.0L gas and 8.0L diesel engines even in cold weather. Plus, it doubles as a USB power source that will charge a range of mobile devices, ensuring that they always have the power to recharge their devices, no matter where they are. It also features a three-mode LED light with settings for steady, SOS, and strobe, throwing light on any roadside emergency or dark parking garage. So, slip the RUGGED BY SCHUMACHER SL1612 under the tree this Christmas and give your loved ones the gifts of safety and security.
If you’re looking for a smaller, more lightweight jump starter and power pack, look no further than the Schumacher SL1639 Lithium Portable Power Pack and 1000A 12V Jump Starter. Small enough to slip into a Christmas stocking, the SL1639 still packs enough power to jump start up to 8.0L gas and 6.0L diesel engines up to 30 times on a single charge. Plus, the device is simple to use. Plug the smart clamp housing into the main unit, connect the battery clamps to the battery, and when the LED turns green, crank the engine. It’s perfect for anyone who lacks a lot of automotive know-how. It also features dual USB power ports for extra-fast charging of electronic devices, an emergency three-mode LED light, an extra-large LCD display, and numerous built-in safety features.
Portable Power Stations
Schumacher 6-in-1 Portable Power Station and 1200 Peak Amp Jump Starter with Air Compressor (SJ1332)
Whomever you decide to surprise with the Schumacher 6-in-1 Portable Power Station and 1200 Peak Amp Jump Starter (SJ1332) this Christmas will be thanking you for years to come. The SJ1332 is essential equipment for any garage and incorporates multiple functions, making it an extremely versatile gift. The device is designed to be a jump starter, a portable power station, an inverter, an air compressor, a fast inflator/deflator, and an emergency light all in one. Whether they are jumping a battery on a cold day, using the unit as a portable power station on a camping trip, or inflating an air mattress for an unexpected houseguest, your loved ones will be able to turn to the SJ1332 to get the job done. Pick up one today and make the thank you on Christmas morning the first of many.
Schumacher Lithium Portable Power Station and 1200 Peak Amp 12V Jump Starter with Air Compressor (SL1562)
If you’re looking for a lightweight and compact power station, the lithium-powered Schumacher SL1562 Portable Power Station and 1200 Peak Amp Jump Starter is an ideal choice. It’s a perfect gift for college students, downsizing seniors, or anyone with limited storage space. The SL1562 packs a lot of functionality in its small package – a jump starter, a USB power station, a 150-PSI air compressor and pressure gauge, and an LED light. Plus, the SL1562 is easy to use, even for those who’ve never jumped a vehicle or used an air compressor before. The unit features multiple built-in safety features, including reverse polarity, short circuit, low voltage, high temperature, and reverse charging protection, to ensure safe operation. So, add this compact powerhouse to your holiday shopping list today.
Give someone on your gift list the Schumacher Pro 5-in-1 1200 Peak Amp Jump Starter and Portable Power Station (SPR1631) this Christmas and they’ll be prepared for anything. With the SPR1631, they can respond to emergencies such as dead batteries, flat tires, power outages, and more. Or they can use the power station and inverter functions to power fun adventures such as camping trips, tailgating, picnics, or a day at the lake. The SPR1631 features five built-in functions that include a jump starter, an inverter, an emergency light, a 100-PSI air compressor, and a power station with a 12V DC outlet, a 120V AC outlet, and a four-port USB hub optimized for Android™ and Apple® devices. So, this holiday season, power a loved one’s adventures all year long with the gift of the Schumacher Pro SPR1631.
Battery Chargers and Maintainers
For the amateur mechanics, car enthusiasts, bikers, and power sports riders on your holiday gift list, a battery charger and maintainer ticks all the boxes. These devices let them keep their vehicle batteries in top condition and ensure that their vehicle – whether it’s a personal watercraft, a classic car, or motorcycle – is ready to hit the road, water, or off-road track whenever adventure calls.
If you want to gift a well-rounded battery charger and maintainer that works with a wide range of battery types, the Schumacher SC1282 is a great choice. It features fully automatic operation and employs an advanced multi-stage charging algorithm. It also has float mode monitoring, which automatically switches to maintain mode when charging is complete and thereafter only adds charge as needed to keep the attached battery at a full charge. Anyone who knows the importance of vehicle maintenance will deeply appreciate the gift of the Schumacher SC1282.
Everyone knows someone who loves the feeling of wind in their hair and the pulsing adrenalin of an exciting ride. If you find one of these people on your list, add the Schumacher SC1299 0.8A 12V Battery Maintainer to your shopping cart. For those who patiently wait all winter for spring to return, so that they can hit the road on their motorcycle or take their ATV off road, a reliable battery maintainer is an amazing gift. When you attach a maintainer like the SC1299 to a vehicle battery that is stored for winter, it keeps the battery healthy, charged, and ready to go. Plus, this maintainer is small enough to slip into a stocking. Give the SC1299, so that when the first nice spring day arrives, your adrenalin lover is ready to ride.