On Board Chargers

Discussion in 'Power it up with Electronics' started by REELKEEN, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. REELKEEN

    REELKEEN I Love microskiff.com!

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    I'm wanting to get a 2 bank charger for my boat. Anyone have any suggestions as to what might be a good one for the money.

    I've never bought one before so I don't know too much about them.

    Are some more waterproof than others.

    I'm looking for something to maintain my batteries in between trips. Just so I can get home and plug them in.

    Let's hear it from the experts. Thanks.
    -Jordan
     
  2. iMacattack

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  3. jgstephenson

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    Take a look at the way the charger functions.
    Best are those that charge around 80% and then shift down to trickle charge....you can just plug these in and leave them.

    Also take a look at the total charge capacity that will be delivered...this has a bearing on how quickly you will get your batteries back to full charge. 10 watts is nice.
     
  4. REELKEEN

    REELKEEN I Love microskiff.com!

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    I only go about once a weekend so the speed of charging isn't so much an issue but I would like something that can maintain the batteries well. Thanks for the input guys. This is one I was looking at.

    http://stores.channeladvisor.com/harleerod/items/item.aspx?itemid=7209
     
  5. iMacattack

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    That is a perfectly fine charger.
     
  6. Soggy_Dollar

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    Just put the same unit on my boat with the external plug. Great unit. Also read allot of good things about the stealth charger ($175)
     
  7. REELKEEN

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    Good to hear. My charger should be in this weekend. I need to get some longer leads so I can reach the battery in the front of my boat from where I want to mount the charger.