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Re: Battery Charger Recommendations

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Get a Battery Desulfator.
Total waste, voodoo stuff.

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Re: Battery Charger Recommendations

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Thanks to all but Chucky for the patience and guidance to get the right answers out of me. I know this has probably been answered a zillion times before but the more I read about batteries the more complicated I realize it is. I'm getting it little by little though. voy a comprenderlas, por fin.

1. Battery Chemistry: Flooded
2. Bank Capacity in Amp Hours: 80 amp hours at the 20 hour rate.
3. Loads on Battery while away: Automatic Bilge Pump
4. $ : looking to spend about $100, prepared to spend $200ish

chucky- there is a lot I want to say to you but I'll just say I hope you got the little ego boost or whatever it was you were looking for from your discouraging comment. I also hope that when I'm a grumpy old man I don't forget what it was like to have to learn.
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Re: Battery Charger Recommendations


Great additional info.

Take a few minutes and read this great guide from MaineSail: Clicky

Unless you've got water entry issues, the bilge pump is not going to be a significant draw.

I think you will be best served with a three (or four) stage charger in the 8A-10A range.

FWIW: I don't think Chuckles' jabs were directed at you; rather I think they were directed at the folks who came back with specific recommendations without knowing details.


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