Charging with NOCO GENIUS5 Without Worries
Out of the box, the NOCO GENIUS5, 5-Amp fully-automatic smart charger is very well packed. The unit is so tiny none would think it is actually very powerful.
If you are looking for a fantastic all-in-one charger, that can function as battery desulfator, maintainer, trickle charger, and battery charger for your cars (including the classic ones), boats, trucks, ATVs, motorcycles, lawnmowers, and so forth, look no other.
This charger is in fact the upgrade model of the NOCO Genius G3500. But you will be getting 65% more power in a 34% more compact size. To put it briefly, it is a nice upgrade. And, if you owned a NOCO charger previously, this charger will work with the battery connectors from your previous charger.
Let’s go to the appearance and what it can do.
NOCO GENIUS5 Compact Design
Weighing only 1.59 pounds, this charger is very small and lightweight. It is a very well built product, too.
What is in the box?
The NOCO GENIUS5 comes with the user guide and warranty card, the battery clamps with integrated eyelets, mounting bracket and straps, 2x screws for the included bracket, and the charger itself. The screws are actually self-tapping screws.
Furthermore, the battery clamps are excellent and easy to use. Most important, they are secure while you are charging your battery. The AC/DC cables are approximately 6 ft or more.
For the connectors, the NOCO GENIUS5 comes with rings terminals that help to connect the cables to its clamps, secured by the two included two screws. If you remove these screws (as they are removable) you will get ring connectors.
One thing though, that this charger does not have SAE standard connectors, but thankfully they (NOCO) sells a cheap converter like this one below.
To access the eyelets that are integrated with the clamps, just remove the clamps, then you can also use it as a permanent battery connection.
NOCO GENIUS5 Specs
|Product Name||NOCO GENIUS5, 5-Amp Fully-Automatic Smart Charger, 6V And 12V Battery Charger, Battery Maintainer, And Battery Desulfator With Temperature Compensation|
|Dimensions (LxWxH) in inches||4.6 x 2.9 x 1.9|
|Line Voltage AC||120-240 VAC, 50-60Hz|
|Output Power||75 Watts Max|
|Charging Current||5A(12V), 5A(6V)|
|AC/DC Cable Length in Inches||71.7/77.6|
GENIUS2 vs GENIUS5
What is distinguishing the GENIUS5 from the GENIUS2 is its ampere. The GENIUS5 can charge your battery 150% quicker since it’s a 5-amp charger, whereas the GENIUS2 is only a 2-amp.
How to use the charger?
To start using your charger here is the basic outline;
- Hook it up to the AC power and connect to your battery
- Select the mode of your battery type with the mode button
- The device will start charging once you chose the correct mode.
The NOCO GENIUS5 is basically a plug-and-play device. Also, it has a pretty easy-to-use user interface. Once it is hooked to your battery, you will be getting a standby mode, the mode you will be getting out of the box.
This charger is a fully-automatic device, there won’t be an overcharging issue. You can have it plugged all the time without worries, as it can automatically return to the last chosen mode.
There is one mode button that you can switch for the battery you are using, flooded, gel, AGM, and Lithium batteries.
Additionally, above these battery types switches, four LED lights indicates the charging’s progress. Each light represents 25% of the full charge. When your battery is full, the green LED light will be on.
Overall performance, and user interface is excellent.
Changing Modes on the NOCO GENIUS5
In the video guide below, you will learn how to change modes on this charger.
To go to repair mode, press and hold the mode button for 4-7 seconds to get into the 6V mode, then press the mode button again to go into the “Repair” mode.
NOCO GENIUS5’s Force Mode
NOCO GENIUS5 just works!
All in all, this charger charges and maintains batteries very well. Easy to use, high standard quality and all connections are intuitive, there is a user guide, too.
It is also easy to know whether it is still charging or not with its LED lighting indicators. In short, whenever you need your car, with this NOCO GENIUS5 you are always ready to go.
If you want to always have your car's battery ready, NOCO GENIUS5 is a must-have charger.
- Compact size
- Easy to use (see the user guide online)
- Automatic function
- No SAE standard connectors