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I have 2 marina batteries that run my lights and have a 110V ( ? ) cigarette plug in to run Iphone for music, spotlight, ect.

and I do have a Coleman trickle charge solar panel.

What other "electronics" do members have on their boat, that is run soley on their batteries ( not shore power ).

Someone said I could run a normal marine radio off the batteries?

What other "battery powered" electronics would work?
( I dont know anything about electricity currents ).
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anything 12V would work, if it has a cigarette lighter adapter then it will work. Car and marine radio decks run off of 12v power. just be ware the more load you put on the batteries the quicker it will drain them and the longer it will take to charge them. with minimal loads a solar trickle charger is just fine, if your motor has an alternator or stator and charges the batteries when running, thats a good thing too.
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I don't think my motor has an altenter or starter ( I may be wrong ).

it is a 9.9 Yamaha with a pull start.

I also saw a larger boat that had a windmill to provide power ( which is way too cool )
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I have 2 marina batteries that run my lights and have a 110V ( ? ) cigarette plug in to run Iphone for music, spotlight, ect.



What other "electronics" do members have on their boat, that is run soley on their batteries ( not shore power ).

Someone said I could run a normal marine radio off the batteries?

What other "battery powered" electronics would work?
( I dont know anything about electricity currents ).

I currently use 2 Deep cycle batteries @ 110 Amp Hrs. ea., 2 more will be added soon along w/ a Solar charger (Harbor Freight 45 watt for $219 w/ charge controller)

I use the 12 volt batteries for;
VHF 2 way marine radio
Running lights
Docking spotlight (rarely used)
GPS / Chartplotter
Depth finder
"Dual" Car type AM/FM/stereo/CD/MP3
Interior lights
12 volt Water Pump for water system/Shower/Faucets

Then, my 12 volt battery to 110 volt converter can also run;
Sharp 1/2 pint microwave (400 watts)
Small Mr Coffee maker
TV
Laptop Computer



Shore power (110 volt);
Battery charger
Sharp 1/2 pint microwave (400 watts)
Small Mr Coffee maker
TV
Backup elec. ceramic heater (Propane is primary heat)
Point of use hot 110 volt water heater

My Outboard has an alternator so it also charges the batteries

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