NOCO Digital Thermal Sensor Car Battery Charger

Last updated: July 15, 2022

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Product Details

In our analysis of 143 expert reviews, the NOCO Digital Thermal Sensor Car Battery Charger placed 12th when we looked at the top 19 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

NOCO Genius smart battery chargers are some of the safest and most advanced on the market. One of our best, the G3500 3. 5 Amp is designed to charge 6-volt and 12-volt lead-acid and lithium-ion batteries up to 120Ah. It can also effectively maintain automotive, marine, RV, power sport, lawn & garden and deep-cycle batteries. It charges 2x faster than ordinary battery chargers, can repair damaged batteries and is designed for use with micro-hybrid start-stop vehicles and CANBUS electrical systems. Guided by an onboard microcomputer, the G3500 monitors battery activity for safe and efficient charging, automatically minimizes energy consumption and provides redundant levels of safety protection, including spark-proof technology, as well as reverse polarity and overcharge protection. It can remain safely connected 24/7, while its streamlined design makes it ultra-compact, portable, and incredibly lightweight. The G3500 features external mounting holes and a rubberized base that avoids surface slipping and scratches, while remaining impact, UV and water-resistant (IP65). Intuitive LED indicators provide visual state-of-charge feedback and diagnostic information, even when in maintenance mode. Designed for use on 120-volt 50-60Hz electrical systems, the G3500 includes both X-Connect battery clamps with integrated eyelet terminals, as well as a 5-year limited .

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Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

Intuitive diagnostic tool helps understand battery damage
The Maintenance Plus mode automatically keeps your battery at full charge without overheating. It uses state-of-the-art technology to keep all the internal chemistry stabilized, which boosts battery performance and keeps your battery working for longer
This capable model can charge and maintain 6-volt and 12-volt batteries and works in the safest manner possible, featuring spark proof technology as well as reverse polarity to protect your battery against an unprecedented overcharge.
The NOCO Genius G3500 charger features 7 different charger modes to help you more effectively start and charge any lithium battery depending on the voltage and drainage. It can completely recharge a fully-drained battery and safely maintain a battery’s charge.
It can be used as a battery maintainer to keep both starter and deep-cycle batteries fully charged. It also monitors battery activity for safe and efficient charging without any overcharge. The G3500 is complete with a built-in battery desulfator in order to rejuvenate underperforming batteries.
It delivers good power to charge both 6 and 12-volt batteries. The unit is effective on lead-acid, lithium-ion, Gel and other types of batteries.
Streamlined design makes it easy to carry and lightweight
The charger must be easy to use. It should be fully automatic and with minimal adjustment. Of course, the charge must be portable and lightweight. The cables must have the best length of convenience.
This charger also features active monitoring systems that let you know how your battery’s overall health is looking and work to repair damage from discharge and sulfate to lengthen and optimize battery life.
The battery features a rubberized base that avoids surface scratches and slipping all while remaining impact and external mounting holes, UV, and water-resistant (IP65).
This battery can provide 30 amp per hour with null overcharge rate. This would increase the versatility and performance of the charger. The charger is applicable to automotive, powersport garden batteries, RV’s and other deep-cycle batteries. Also applications like recovery and backup for damaged batteries.
Streamlined design makes the G3500 very compact, ultra-portable, and amazingly lightweight
Battery protects against overheating, short-circuits, sparks, overcharging, reverse polarity and over current
NOCO Genius G3500 6V/12V 3.5A UltraSafe Smart Battery Charger is water resistant and no slip, so even if the worst weather conditions you don’t have to worry about being able to get a charge.
Its automatic modulation of the charging process based on the calculations of its onboard microcomputer helps it charge batteries with problems until they’re like new again.

What reviewers didn't like

More suitable with non-AGM batteries like lead-acid and lithium-ion batteries
Doesn’t recharge completely dead batteries
Its price is a bit higher
3500 model can’t jump start a dead battery
Can be slow on larger batteries
No jump charge vehicle charging, but can be found in the more pricier NOCO charger.
Requires some extra steps to charge and repair completely dead batteries
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