Questions about charging systems

Discussion in 'Boating' started by Northernglitch, Aug 2, 2009.

  1. Northernglitch

    Northernglitch New Member

    What system has most of the boat owners here used when charging your boat batteries? What brands should I avoid? Also, is this thing any good?
    Shown Here? As always thanks for any input.
  2. JKitterman

    JKitterman New Member

    A lot is going to depend on your boats setup. How many batteries are we talking? I have a starting and a trolling battery on my Tracker ProGuide 16. I went with a ProMariner 12 to charge both batteries at once.

  3. CatHunter24

    CatHunter24 New Member

    Dayton, Ohio
    I bought a minn kota 330 to charge my 3 batteries, 2 deep cycles and a starting. Works pretty well so far and wasnt as expensive as some brands....has a decent warranty too. Have heard good and bad about most brands so it can be hard to tell. I would get something around 10 Amps per bank so you can quickly and safely charge all your batteries and enjoy being on the water :roll_eyes:
  4. roadkill636

    roadkill636 New Member

    warrenton misso
    I dont recomend the "truck charging " product because most deep cycle batteies need a LOW and SLOW charge,,, meaning low amps 10 or less and fed to slowly 10-12 hours,,, the chargers that claim to recharge really fast are just giving it a "SURFACE" charge and not a full "deep " charge into the thicker lead plates that are in the deep cycle batteries

    ge one that plugs into the wall with a "float charge" and leave it pluged in anytime the boat isnt on the water