Re: Honda 8HP outboard to charge 12V
I have a Honda 8hp with the plug. Honestly, I have never really used it. The problem with outboards and sailboats, they aren't usually run long enough to really charge much plus the rated amps in the book is it full throttle, which they are rarely run at. Of course it depends a lot on your usage.
Sure it could help but it's not like a little fishing boat where you might be running it all day. I did the charger thing with an extension cord for a while, then switched to solar instead of installing a proper shore power system. Shore power can lead to other issues especially if not done correctly and some others even if done correctly.
Last edited by mdbee; 08-09-2012 at 11:14 PM.