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Re: Best Charger under $150?
I think you'll be happy with the DLS-30/IQ4. Try to install it in a cool dry location, NOT in the battery or engine compartments if possible. Use AWG6 marine cable for short runs, AWG4 for runs up to 20' round-trip. Be sure the lugs are securely installed.
You'll also need to install an AGM fuse near the batteries. For the DLS-30, I'd use a 40A or 50A ANL. Best to use Blue Sea Systems ANL fuses and fuse blocks.
Note that ANL fuses are the only kind you can safely use (per ABYC specifications) in your situation, where apparently you don't have enough headroom to install MRBF terminal fuses.
Also, the lack of sufficient headroom will prevent you fitting WaterMiser or HydoCaps which reduce water loss. That means you'll have to be diligent in checking electrolyte levels in the T125s, and use only distilled water to replace lost electrolyte.
Be very careful when you do this to avoid spills, overfilling and, particularly, contamination (i.e., don't let anything enter the batteries other than pure distilled water).
Last edited by btrayfors; 03-22-2012 at 12:01 PM.