onboard battery chargers

Discussion in 'LOCAL INDIANA TALK' started by Damian_Storm, Mar 2, 2006.

  1. Damian_Storm

    Damian_Storm New Member

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    i've got a 14' v-bottom and i am thinking of putting on a 50lb thrust trolling motor on there .the plan at the moment is 2 batteries because i will have the fish finder , a pair of lights up front , and the livewell..ofcourse that all wont be running the whole time but, i wanna make sure i can get back to the ramp..i have tried to learn about these onboard chargers but, i just can't seem to find anything..do they work kinda like a cars altenator or what? if anyone could fill me in that would awesome....
     
  2. BAM

    BAM New Member

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    The onboard chargers work the same as a regular battery charger, have to be connected to 120 volt receptacle.
     

  3. olefin

    olefin New Member

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    Damian_Storm,

    Also maybe some help for you to read THIS.
     
  4. Damian_Storm

    Damian_Storm New Member

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    thanks for the help guys..i guess there isn't a way to keep it charged while i am out huh ?? my buddy has a basstracker with 2 batteries and it's supposed to recharge themselves as long as they don't get tottaly dead..what kinda deal is that?..does a phase charger sound right?
     
  5. GrandpaGoneFishing

    GrandpaGoneFishing New Member

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    Thanks for the link Damian_Storm. Great info
     
  6. metalman

    metalman Well-Known Member

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    He probably has either a battery selector switch so he can connect each battery in turn to the engine alternator or a device called a battery isolator that diverts charging current to a second battery when the first battery is charged. Both of these methods require the the main motor to be running and have a decent alternator output to work...W
     
  7. Damian_Storm

    Damian_Storm New Member

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    thanks metalman, looks like i would be just as well off to throw that new 5 horse briggs on there...i would be goin a mile or 2 up and down the river
     
  8. etipriga

    etipriga New Member

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    Im kinda confused, are these chargers the ones that r already on those bigger motors or is there one you can buy to somehow hook it up to the motor. Ive been searching for an on board battery charger but i think those you still have to plug in at the house, right?