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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-21-2013
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Posted By PorFin
Re: Battery Charger Recommendations

BGS,

Great additional info.

Take a few minutes and read this great guide from MaineSail: Clicky (http://www.pbase.com/mainecruising/installing_a_marine_battery_charger)

Unless you've got...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-20-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,297
Posted By PorFin
Re: Battery Charger Recommendations

BGS,

Here's the thing -- in order to get the best solution, you need to take a lot of variables into account (hence MaineSail's questions.)

What we know:

1. You want a new charger.
2. It...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-20-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,297
Posted By chef2sail
Re: Battery Charger Recommendations

Get a three stage charger. You didn't mention battery type so make sure it has different settings ( wet, AGM, gel).

Do some research about electrical systems as after the sils, engine, it s the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-19-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,297
Posted By Chartreuse
Re: Battery Charger Recommendations

Check out harbor freight, I think they have a 1.5 or 2 watt solar trickle charger. That should keep it up, anything bigger and youll want a protecter to keep from overcharging. Just keep the bird...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-19-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,297
Posted By Flybyknight
Re: Battery Charger Recommendations

Get a Battery Desulfator.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-18-2013
Replies: 12
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Posted By night0wl
Re: Battery Charger Recommendations

If I ever replace my truecharge (oem), it will be an iota branded charger. They're not marine, but full featured and well regarded by the community.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-18-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,297
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Battery Charger Recommendations

At a dock, in the driveway? Via shore power 50A, 30A service etc.? What size bank? What type batteries?
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