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Old 09-09-2014, 06:43 PM
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I am looking for any info....positive or negative on this unit or any other unit they make....
Promariner Protournament 300 Quad - 30 Amp - 4 Bank - 12/24/36/48 Bank

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What you got that has 4 banks
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I also need a 4 bank so any advice would be great
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Got the ProMariner Prosport 20+ (3 bank) and have used it a handful of times works great. Cant comment on the others. I have 4 batteries also: 1-port engine, 1-stbd engine, and 2 house. One Main switch and ACR for the engines and one main switch and ACR for the parralled house batteries, all 12v. Good luck

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I have 4 batteries. ..
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We use them all the time on 48 volt electric pontoon boats with DC27 or DC31 lead acid and AGM batteries and they work fine.
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I have one with no problems
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Old 09-09-2014, 07:54 PM
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http://www.thehulltruth.com/charger-...-300-quad.html
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I have 6 batteries so what. Do you have 4 different banks? How big are the batteries? How big are the banks. How often do you use the boat. How much do you discharge.
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went thru to of them in 5 years
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Old 09-10-2014, 05:58 AM
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Hello, in the boats that come equipped with them from the factory they seem okay, nothing good or bad to report,do some nice small models, havent seen any with 4 banks, here in Europe Promariner arent easily available. I would also look at Sterling chargers, very easy install and good reputation. They actually look physically very similar, hope this helps.
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I have one in my boat. When charging 4 batteries it is fine. If I throw on a single livewell pump, the starting battery won't charge overnight.
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Anyone have the Genius charger. ..looks very solid. ..
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The Protournament 4 bank 30 amp is a great charger for overnight charging/maintaining. Not good for shore power or any draw while charging, but if I recall your application was not for shore power draw and charging at the same time.

The Noco Genius is good as well. However, I think they are only X amps per banks. The ProTournament uses Distributed on demand technology. So if 4 banks are dead, they each get about 7.5 amps. If 2 are full and 2 are dead, the 2 dead ones get 15 amps each. I do not believe the Noco's do that.

I would suggest the ProTournament for a 4 bank need. And I say this with the statement that I am out of stock on those, so I have no "selling" motive for this advice.
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It charged my batteries OK, but it got super hot while charging 135 degrees and it does not like a closed compartment due to the heat build up. Also the aluminum material that it is made of corrodes after a while.
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Depending on your battery layout, there might be better options. I am going to add a Stealth DC Charger to charge my 36v trolling bank, which will allow me to hook up 3 legs of my 4 bank charger to the starting battery. This should allow me to run the Livewell overnight, and it will charge my trolling bank while running. In this case, the 3 bank would be just as good as the 4 bank, and cheaper.
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Originally Posted by stiletto View Post
Depending on your battery layout, there might be better options. I am going to add a Stealth DC Charger to charge my 36v trolling bank, which will allow me to hook up 3 legs of my 4 bank charger to the starting battery. This should allow me to run the Livewell overnight, and it will charge my trolling bank while running. In this case, the 3 bank would be just as good as the 4 bank, and cheaper.
Good point, but it depends on the charger. Some chargers cannot support more than one battery per bank. The Protournament cannot and I am pretty sure the noco cannot either, but do not quote me on the noco. Dry mounts can usually do this.
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If you have an unused spare charger bank, can two banks be combined and attached to a single battery?
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Originally Posted by Karl in NY View Post
If you have an unused spare charger bank, can two banks be combined and attached to a single battery?
Most likely not. Two battery banks are usually independent for a reason. Starter bank 1, house bank 2. Likely they are always at different levels. The combo of the two would defeat the point of keeping a starter and house separate. Even if separate, combining them for charging off one bank would cause an over charge on the full battery.
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