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Onboard chargers

Postby cbsneed4speed » Wed May 15, 2019 7:17 pm

Ok we want to add an onboard battery charging system so when we get home we can just plug in an extension cord and forget it. We want something that'll cycle the batteries and help them last longer. What say you all??!!
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Re: Onboard chargers

Postby Benny » Wed May 15, 2019 8:06 pm

Use the boat more. Don't let it sit that long! LOL
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Re: Onboard chargers

Postby Tfbruin » Wed May 15, 2019 8:08 pm

I use and have used the NOCO Genius with really good luck. Get one that has 10amps per bank (Battery)
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Re: Onboard chargers

Postby cbsneed4speed » Wed May 15, 2019 9:54 pm

Benny wrote:Use the boat more. Don't let it sit that long! LOL

Haha yes ideally we'll use it enough to not need it but in the time it's not being used as much as we like I'd rather buy gas than new batteries lol
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Re: Onboard chargers

Postby FlyLow » Wed May 15, 2019 10:44 pm

I have this four battery charger installed, works great. https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00TUNYO ... asin_title make sure you match the correct charger to the number of batteries you have.
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Re: Onboard chargers

Postby cromedogg33 » Thu May 16, 2019 6:52 am

X2 on the noco genius, I love mine. Go get one of these depending on what charger. Drill a hole in the back of that pretty new boat.

https://www.westmarine.com/buy/marinco- ... ecordNum=9

I really like this system so you can plug in with the cover still on or in storage. The noco works as a charger and tender.
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Re: Onboard chargers

Postby hilljackian » Thu May 16, 2019 8:14 am

X3 on the Noco Genius. Works great, less money than the MinnKota I had previously.
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Re: Onboard chargers

Postby Mule » Sun May 19, 2019 6:46 pm

I have a noco genius 2 bank 20a charger for my engine batteries and a dualpro 2 bank 30a charger for my trolling motor batteries. Both work great. Dualpro is considerably more expensive, but super durable and 100% waterproof. Not to mention the 15a per bank charge rate. My experience with the cheap cabelas on-board charger was not a good one.
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Re: Onboard chargers

Postby On the Edge » Mon May 20, 2019 8:35 am

Another vote for Noco. I put one in my last 2 boats. Work great and you always know you're fully charged.
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Re: Onboard chargers

Postby cbsneed4speed » Mon May 20, 2019 9:06 pm

I've got the Noco Genius G4 for our ATVs and other toys and I've been happy with it. I've been going back and forth between the Noco for the boat or maybe spending a little more and getting the Minn Kota Precision.
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Re: Onboard chargers

Postby Rivernut » Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:17 pm

I have the ultimate set-up but it is not cheap. I have a Stealth Charger that charges three trolling motor batteries on-the-fly from the crank battery. It works on and off the water. When at home I connect a Stanley 40Amp charger and it fully charges the three others with 40 amps. My boat has a 100 amp alternator, 3 sears (odyssey) m-31 tm batteries and a 21 year-old Interstate Gel battery (m-31). Pretty durable charging/battery system to last that long. The Stealth Charger is small and light-weight. About the size of a sandwich and weighs maybe a few pounds. It works with any 12v automotive charger.

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Re: Onboard chargers

Postby cbsneed4speed » Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:13 pm

That's pretty sweet being so small. I ordered the minnkota precision 2 bank 10amp charger. I'm hoping it'll be here to install it this weekend.
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Re: Onboard chargers

Postby Tuna Cowboy » Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:00 pm

Any comments or reviews about the Minn Kota alternator you can add to charge trolling batteries from your main engine?

Anyone have this on their boat, seems to be similar to the stealth charger noted above.
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