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Old 06-01-2016, 07:24 PM
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I want an on board charger I can leave plugged in at the slip. Don't want to break the bank. My budget is $200
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Old 06-01-2016, 07:38 PM
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well, it's more than your budget, but I have had great results with my dual pro pro series {15 amp}.

the link is for the 10 amp sportsman. this is where I bought mine and have had it several years and still going strong.

http://chargingchargers.com/marine-b...rgers/se2.html
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I have a Guest 2622A for my 2 batteries. Probably much more than I need. Check out their model Guest #2614A for about $250 online
Can't go wrong.
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Look up chargerguy on THT. Sells great factory remans for a big savings.
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Old 06-01-2016, 11:10 PM
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Master volt if you can get one for a decent price .....
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Old 06-02-2016, 03:44 AM
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You don't need a high amp model if your just topping off.

Stay away from anything build by Pro Mariner. I have had half dozen or so and every one failed, even replacements. Only solution was switching to different Brand. On my current boat I had a faulty Flyback (by Pro Mariner) that I replaced with a Xantrex 20a and its more than enough for my system (2 starting, 2 house). I found it for under $200.

http://www.xantrex.com/power-product...harge-2-2.aspx

I had a Progressive Dynamics Charger on another boat. It lasted about 6 yrs and dumped out. However, the company was great to work with and send me a refurbished model for pennies. That one went another 6 yrs and was still working when I sold the boat. Call them and see if they have any refurbs.

http://www.progressivedyn.com/

I have also run Guest on my smaller bass boats and had ZERO issues. I install many of these 2 bank style on smaller, trailer-able trolling boats for guys to have piece of mind. These can be found for under $100.
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Look up Powermania. Some of the top boat builders are using them, so they must be pretty good.
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Thanks for the positive votes!

Assuming you have 2 lead acids, group 24 or 27, and want to top off, this charger will work.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/151967813430
12 amps, 2 bank. $90 on ebay, $81 for THT members if I can drop you a paypal invoice.

These are all open box factory inspected units and we back them for 180 days.

If you need to draw power from the batteries at the same time while you charge, then that is a dry mount charger. $200 may get you the charger, but you will need to install it, custom wiring, etc

Please clarify the usage and I can help more.

thanks!
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Old 06-10-2016, 07:05 PM
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Chargerguy,

I have a 25' Sea Hunt gamefish. The boat has 3 batteries (2x motor, 1x house) what charger would you recommend for this boat? I would like something that charge the batteries while listening to the radio at dock. If I'm running electronics I will usually run the motors...

Appreciate the advice!
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I have a 3 bank NOCO for my trolling batteries and a 2 bank Mini NOCO for my house batteries. Had an issue with the three bank and a replacement was sent quickly with very little 'hassles' from support dept.

The 2 bank 8amp charger is only $125...and the 2 bank 20amp is $199.

https://no.co/genm2
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Originally Posted by worldcatguy View Post
Chargerguy,

I have a 25' Sea Hunt gamefish. The boat has 3 batteries (2x motor, 1x house) what charger would you recommend for this boat? I would like something that charge the batteries while listening to the radio at dock. If I'm running electronics I will usually run the motors...

Appreciate the advice!
If you are running electronics at the dock, you cannot use a waterproof charger. Noco, prosport, protournaments are all out. They can only charge and do not double as a power supply.

You will need a dry mount like the ProMariner ProNautic P 1230. Sold out on my end, but this dry mount will charge and act as a power supply at the same time.
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Old 06-21-2016, 11:48 AM
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I would like one of those I will pm you my email



QUOTE=ChargerGuy;9092340]Thanks for the positive votes!


Assuming you have 2 lead acids, group 24 or 27, and want to top off, this charger will work.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/151967813430
12 amps, 2 bank. $90 on ebay, $81 for THT members if I can drop you a paypal invoice.

These are all open box factory inspected units and we back them for 180 days.

If you need to draw power from the batteries at the same time while you charge, then that is a dry mount charger. $200 may get you the charger, but you will need to install it, custom wiring, etc

Please clarify the usage and I can help more.

thanks!
Jason[/QUOTE]
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Old 06-21-2016, 06:28 PM
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Seems like a good deal from chargerguy. I been running a guest 3 bank for nearly 5 years always plugged in when boat is on lift. Works great.
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NOCO... so far so good. Not the cheapest, but seems to working great.
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Originally Posted by williamwallus View Post
Seems like a good deal from chargerguy. I been running a guest 3 bank for nearly 5 years always plugged in when boat is on lift. Works great.
Thank you for the kind words.
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I have a ProKat, recently repowered with twin Suzuki 250s. It has 4 group 24 batteries, 2 on each side, with separate battery switches. The boat came with a 3-bank charger, powered by shore power and a switch, so battery 2 on the starboard side did not charge when the unit is powered. I'm considering replacing the 3-bank with 2 2-bank chargers so all 4 batteries charge. I don't need really high-amp units, since this is just to keep them topped off. The charger(s) would be located in the console area, which is dry. Fairly long 12' or so run from the charger(s) to the batteries. Any suggestions?
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Another vote for NOCO. I have the 2 bank and it has been flawless.

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Originally Posted by weatherman View Post
I have a ProKat, recently repowered with twin Suzuki 250s. It has 4 group 24 batteries, 2 on each side, with separate battery switches. The boat came with a 3-bank charger, powered by shore power and a switch, so battery 2 on the starboard side did not charge when the unit is powered. I'm considering replacing the 3-bank with 2 2-bank chargers so all 4 batteries charge. I don't need really high-amp units, since this is just to keep them topped off. The charger(s) would be located in the console area, which is dry. Fairly long 12' or so run from the charger(s) to the batteries. Any suggestions?
Assuming that each two bank is 100% separate from each other, and they are all lead acid OR AGM, then a 12 amp 2 bank charger would be fine.
I have ProSport Gen 2 (last gen #42012) 12 amps for $67 or Guest (Current Gen #16102) 12 amp 2 banks for $81. Both chargers includes about 6' of AC & DC lines and shipping is free.

You will need extension kits, which run about $34 per bank on Amazon or I can tell you how to make them out of marine wire, terminals, fuses, etc.

If I can help more, please let me know.
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Old 06-25-2016, 02:35 PM
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I would like to purchase one of those quess chargers.I have sent you a [pm to bill me.
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