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Old 10-29-2006, 09:00 PM
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Batteries and 20 amp on-board charger are located in center console on my 19' bay boat. Also access hatch to top of fuel tank is there also. So i have always preferred to plug the charger up by keeping one of the front doors of the console open for ventilation anyway. But one night I needed to charge the batteries but they were calling for some storms (rain and wind).

I thought now is when I need a thru-wall plug so I can shut the console doors. Otherwise they blow open and shut, and let rain and stuff blow in around my stereo head unit etc.

Question - do most people charge with no ventilation? I have always had my batts and chargers in hatches that I opened while charging - but I never had an opportunity to leave my boat in the water some days until now. I know for fact this charger required some ventilation according to the manual and I know it produces a lot of heat (real hot to the touch when charging). Its a BPS Promariner 20 amp unit and I called them about the heat and they said its designed to dissipate heat out the unit.
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palmettores - 10/29/2006 10:00 PM

Batteries and 20 amp on-board charger are located in center console on my 19' bay boat. Also access hatch to top of fuel tank is there also. So i have always preferred to plug the charger up by keeping one of the front doors of the console open for ventilation anyway. But one night I needed to charge the batteries but they were calling for some storms (rain and wind).

I thought now is when I need a thru-wall plug so I can shut the console doors. Otherwise they blow open and shut, and let rain and stuff blow in around my stereo head unit etc.

Question - do most people charge with no ventilation? I have always had my batts and chargers in hatches that I opened while charging - but I never had an opportunity to leave my boat in the water some days until now. I know for fact this charger required some ventilation according to the manual and I know it produces a lot of heat (real hot to the touch when charging). Its a BPS Promariner 20 amp unit and I called them about the heat and they said its designed to dissipate heat out the unit.
I charge 4 AGM's 24/7 in a closed CC with no problems in two years...also using a Promariner....
Old 10-30-2006, 08:32 AM
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Default RE: Thru-console charger plug vs. ventilation

I charge 4 AGMs in a closed console with a Newmar (25 amp). I also use a thru-bulkhead plug....no problems.
Old 10-31-2006, 11:31 PM
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do you run with your console door open ? the batteries are charging then. just add a couple of vent louvers. one on each side to vent the fumes. add bulkhead plug or just pass cord thru tiny hole and put plug back on it
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Charging 2 group 27 and an 8d AGM batteries in my closed transom with a Pro Mariner charger.

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