For those of you who erad my post last week where I had trouble with what I believed to be dead batteries on my boat, as it turns out that was the case. But I didnt figure it out quite as quickly as I would have liked too.
My girlfriend and I got down to the boat on Friday hoping that batteries would be charged by the chargers that are one the boat (not sure what kind they are). Well, they hadnt been charging the batteries for some odd reason. Maybe they are broken, maybe a bad connection somewhere. Honestly I do not care to know what the problem is exactly right now. I really just think i should get new chargers or hopefully just a charger.
I am not sure exactly what kind of chargers they are. I am sure that they say AUTOMOTIVE chargers on it. (I just bought this boat about a month ago) That is reason one. There are two seperate chargers on the boat, each charging a cranking battery. The chargers have no light or anything to let me know that they are charging the batteries while I am hooked into my shore power.
I brought down a charger from home and plugged it in a let the batteries charge at 2 amps all night and the next morning she fired right up boy was I relieved. But bad weather was int he forecast and I needed to get home to was the 500.
What I would like to do is:
-Get rid of one starting battery and install a house bank. Not sure if one house battery or a series of smaller ones, probably the latter.
-Possibly install one charger that will charge both my starting battery and my house bank batteries, and let me know they are doing so. By way of a digital readout on the charger or elsewhere or at least a light that comes on when they are active.
I have looked in the WM 2008 catalog for chargers but I am not really sure which one I need for my particualr application. If anyone could steer me in the right direction of what I should look for in a charger or what chargers are good for this I would appreciate it. I do not need anything really expensive just something that will get the job done and last.
Small is beautiful, simple, cheap, and easy......
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