the one i bought from Canadian Tire is just a "simple" battery charger so I guess I'm okay. Thanks for that, good to know.The more important question is this an "automatic" charger that will charge at a high rate then reduce the current as the battery gets close to charged, finally ending at maintenance/trickle charge. Leave a manual charger on high too long and you can damage the battery.
gotta remember, when some asks a basic battery question, they likely don’t know what c-rate means, or .005c, etc. I don’t know how one would ever get back to proper full charge, with too low an amperage.First 20-30 cycles keep to lower C-rate.....
I disagree with this adviceMy advice is do not let batts get very discharged... turn your motor on when you are sailing for a bit.] if you have to... Discharge cycling is what shortens a battery's life.
I think you should slow down and study electrical needs and design your system and build it from scratch. Based on your recent conversations you are likely to spend at least a grand on your upcoming 'battery upgrade', you might as well do it right. Stop running out and buying stuff from Auto Parts stores, unless you need it for your car. If you already own auto battery tools you can use it in a pinch but a good quality marine charger is a separate entity from what you will get at an auto store and using the wrong tool/part on a boat can be dangerous.the one i bought from Canadian Tire is just a "simple" battery charger so I guess I'm okay. Thanks for that, good to know.