Bosch Has New SmartCharge Line

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Bosch Has New SmartCharge Line

Robert Bosch LLC has a new line of SmartCharge battery chargers/maintainers with self-monitoring functions and options for a wide range of vehicle applications.

The company says the high-quality, ergonomically-shaped chargers are designed with advanced safety and smart features and come equipped with a full accessory package.

 State-of-the-art technology and self-monitoring functions ensure that new Bosch SmartCharge Battery Chargers promote long battery life while delivering spark protection, overheating protection, reverse polarity protection and overcharging protection.

The chargers will automatically switch between trickle and pulse modes, adjusting the charging algorithm according to the state of the battery. The new digital display, available on the SmartCharge Plus and SmartCharge Pro, allows users to see the status of the charge in real time and receive safety alerts.

The new Bosch SmartCharge line covers applications including passenger vehicles, classic cars, motorcycles, boats, ATVs, snowmobiles and delivery vehicles. The SmartCharge Pro is also compatible with heavy-duty trucks.

The company says that with three different models to choose from, Bosch SmartCharge Battery Chargers suit the needs of the professional technician as well as the DIYer. Features and benefits of each model follow.

SmartCharge Pro - Professional-level battery charger/maintainer:

  • six different charging modes, with a 12- or 24-volt output;maximum charging speed of 7 amps;
  • digital display indicates voltage of battery during charging; and
  • compatible with a wide range of applications, including heavy-duty trucks, class 4 and above.

SmartCharge Plus - Mid-level battery charger/maintainer

  • four charging modes, with a 6- or 12-volt output;
  • maximum charging speed of 3.8 amps; and
  • digital display indicates voltage of battery during charging.

SmartCharge - Entry-level battery charger/maintainer:

  • two different charging modes, with a 12-volt output;
  • maximum charging speed of 3.5amps; and
  • LED charging indicator.

 The cables included with Bosch SmartCharge Battery Chargers are water and oil resistant for added durability. Each model also comes equipped with an accessory package which includes fully-insulated and removable clamps, quick-connect harness with mounting rings, cable fuse for safety and protection, mounting hooks, and an SAE adapter for enhanced compatibility.

 For more information about the line of Bosch SmartCharge Battery Chargers, visit

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