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Battery chargers

Discussion in 'Boats and Motors' started by Warpath, Nov 14, 2004.

  1. Just wondering how many banks and amps per bank you guys would recommend for my boat. I only have a single bank, 6 amp charger now. I just upgraded to a 24-volt trolling motor though, so I need a two bank charger for the batteries. Is 6 amp enough to charge two batteries overnight, or should I get a 10 amp model.

    Anyone have preference to a certain model of charger, or are they all very similar?

    Eric
     
  2. DaleM

    DaleM Original OGF Staff Member

    If you get a new charger get one with at least 10 amps. per battery. Most of the on board chargers are pretty much the same. Make sure it has an auto shut-off that will kick off when the battery is fully charged then come back on to trickle charge the battery.
     

  3. "J"

    "J"

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    Go with the dual pro brand, but get the 3 bank so you can always have a full charge on the cranking battery also, a little more money but well worth it. The dual pro chargers are the best at customer service I say this with the utmost confidence in them. That's what brings back the customers and make them recomend their products to others.
     
  4. I second the vote for Dual Pro from Charging Systems International. They are great chargers and great to work with if you have issues. I had a problem with my 10amp dual pro after 2 years using it. I called them up and they sent me a replacement for free and even upgraded it to a 15amp!!

    www.dualpro.com

    I've also heard great things about Stealth Chargers but don't know anyone that has one.

    In my opinion 6amp prob isn't enough for 24volt system . Get a 3 bank charger so it keeps crankin and 2 trolling motor batteries charged.

    Good luck!
     
  5. "J"

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    Mine was 3 years old, they never even hesitated sent me a new one and postage paid the return back to them, didn't cost me a dime. Like I said earlier customer service is outstanding.
     
  6. My main motor has an alternator, do you guys think a third bank is necessary?

    Eric
     
  7. Yes I think its necessary. My motor charges my cranking battery too while running but it's still a good idea to get a 3 bank charger from what I know.
     
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