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Old 03-21-2012
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Shore power vs battery while at slip

Except for the AC, Microwave, etc, I generally run everything else off the batteries relying on the chargers to keep them up. Is that a bad practice with regard to battery life and maintenance?

The batteries are flooded 6V Trogans (240AH), along with a standard deep cycle as a backup. They are charged by a shore powered 12A dual bank unit as well as a solar panel with dual bank charge controller that's typically putting out 1.5 amps. Both chargers are 3 stage type chargers. I'm comfortable that I have enough capacity to maintain charged batteries while on shore power. I generally am a weekender sailor.
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