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Old 09-28-2008, 11:51 AM
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I am looking for an economical yet reliable portable battery charger. Any suggestions? I have seen the West Marine 15amp and similar one at Boaters world for about $80.00.
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Old 09-28-2008, 12:00 PM
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www.promariner.com - here's a quote from an independant source - Bob Pope at Odyssey battereies:


http://www.veradoclub.com/smf/index.php?topic=362.0

and yes an odyssey charges like std lead acid batts so his commnets apply to all batts....mines going on 4 years working 24/7 without a hiccup...
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Old 09-29-2008, 08:13 AM
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I've had good results with the one sold by Walmart for about $80 that has the digital voltage readout. It is a smart charger and I like the digital readout over idiot lights. I've used 4 of them on UPS backup power systems where they run 24/7/52
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Old 11-25-2008, 03:20 PM
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yandina - 9/29/2008 11:13 AM I've had good results with the one sold by Walmart for about $80 that has the digital voltage readout. It is a smart charger and I like the digital readout over idiot lights. I've used 4 of them on UPS backup power systems where they run 24/7/52
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Old 11-25-2008, 04:30 PM
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Sorry to derail but most of the chargers i see are 3 bank. What is the best way to handle a 4 battery setup? Boat has twins with 2 house batteries.. thanks
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Old 11-25-2008, 06:34 PM
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tripleplay1 - 11/25/2008 4:30 PM Sorry to derail but most of the chargers i see are 3 bank. What is the best way to handle a 4 battery setup? Boat has twins with 2 house batteries.. thanks
Easiest way would be to add a combiner between two of the batteries. If your house batteries have the time for recharging while at the dock I would put the combiner between them. I use Yandina combiners with very good results.
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