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Message Subject: On board charger
14ledo81
Posted 5/16/2018 6:49 PM (#906618)
Subject: On board charger





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Location: Ashland WI
I'm looking to get an onboard charger for my boat. I have a 12 volt trolling motor, but I do have 2 batteries (hooked in parallel) connected to it.

Do I need a single bank charger? Or dual?
ToddM
Posted 5/16/2018 8:36 PM (#906627 - in reply to #906618)
Subject: Re: On board charger





Posts: 15696


Location: oswego, il
You can do either. My big boat has a two bank charger and had two batteries with a 12v system. Converted to 24v and use the same charger. My small boat has a 12v system that i just converted to 2 batteries. Because of the extreme tight space i went with a single bank charger. I put the single bank, negative on one battery and positive on the other. Both work, it depends on how much you want to spend, how fast you need to charge and how much space you have.

Edited by ToddM 5/16/2018 8:38 PM
jonnysled
Posted 5/16/2018 9:34 PM (#906633 - in reply to #906627)
Subject: Re: On board charger





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Location: minocqua, wi.
dual
mtcook16
Posted 5/17/2018 10:05 AM (#906673 - in reply to #906618)
Subject: Re: On board charger





Posts: 536


Location: MN
You'll get better charging rates (times) with a dual bank. Opt for a dual bank charger with a 5 or 10 amp per bank charge. With a single bank charger, it will take much longer to charge two batteries and will push you into a charger with 15 amps for the single bank, a move that will compromise battery life span.

As mentioned, a dual will also allow for future flexibility in a 24V setup, too.

Edited by mtcook16 5/17/2018 10:07 AM
14ledo81
Posted 5/17/2018 11:27 AM (#906678 - in reply to #906618)
Subject: Re: On board charger





Posts: 2117


Location: Ashland WI
Thanks for the input guys.

I ordered a minn Kota 2 bank charger. It was on sale for $90, and it appears I should get a $25 rebate as well.
North of 8
Posted 5/17/2018 12:05 PM (#906682 - in reply to #906678)
Subject: Re: On board charger




14ledo81 - 5/17/2018 11:27 AM

Thanks for the input guys.

I ordered a minn Kota 2 bank charger. It was on sale for $90, and it appears I should get a $25 rebate as well.


Sounds like you got a great deal! I know what I paid for my Minn Kota 3 bank last year and I didn't get a rebate either. Hope that works as well for you as mine does for me.
mtcook16
Posted 5/17/2018 12:18 PM (#906684 - in reply to #906618)
Subject: RE: On board charger





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Location: MN
nice
ToddM
Posted 5/18/2018 7:15 AM (#906731 - in reply to #906618)
Subject: Re: On board charger





Posts: 15696


Location: oswego, il
That is a great deal. On my small boat, the clearance is so tight you cannot get to one of the wing nut terminals. Just to get the second battery in it has to go in the compartment on its end then finagled into place. No room to even mount the charger, it sits in front of the batteries in it's foam packaging. Could only do a single on that one.
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