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I bought an old boat with old style charger that doesn't go off when batts charged, we are only on boat 1 wk/mo, should I turn off the charger or leave it on?
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Off unless it's a real low amp charge
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Re: batteries

If that is a plain old fashioned "nuke 'em" charger they are meant to be manually superivsed and just used until the batteries are charged. Leaving them on for an extra three weeks or so will probably destroy the batteries in short order.

If you've priced batteries lately, the cost of buying a modern charger (shore power or solar, either way) is way less painful than the cost of new batteries.
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Re: batteries

thanks a lot
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