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kikitlo 02-13-2010 8:39 AM

I am toying with the idea of adding an onboard charger. I think this would be straight forward (Probably still is) if not for the Blue Sea Add a Battery system that I have. I am trying to figure out the best way to wire it. I understand that similar questions have been asked but nothing that I searched included the add a battery. Which option would work best. Please keep in mind that the leads coming off the onboard charger will not reach my house batteries. The charger, add a battery, and starting battery are under the passenger storage compartment, while the "house" batteries are in the rear lockers run with 0 gauge wire. <BR> <BR>Thanks in advance <BR>Current Setup <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/3183/774920.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR>Option 1 (I understand the switch will need to be on for it to charge) <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/3183/774921.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR>Option 2 (Again due to distance of batteries from charger) <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/3183/774922.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR>Option 3 <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/3183/774923.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR>I am not completely set on this charger, just used it as a reference tool.

ajholt7 02-13-2010 10:53 AM

I have the same setup and use a promariner prosport single bank charger wired like option 3.

kikitlo 02-14-2010 11:12 AM

Thank You, I appreciate it.

aaudii5150 02-15-2010 11:19 AM

Our onboard charger was the best money we've spent yet..... After $800.00 worth of blue topps we had to replace......

justintime 02-16-2010 12:03 PM

pro marine or guest is the only chargers to buy these days

denverd1 02-16-2010 12:16 PM

I've got battery tenders. They make different amp chargers for different applications.

02-16-2010 12:27 PM

I think Dual Pro is hands down better than Pro Marine or Guest. <BR> <BR>Dual Pro's are used in Bass Boats with 36v trolling motors that run down 3 batteries in a day and they have to ready to go the next morning. <BR> <BR>(Message edited by murphy8166 on February 16, 2010)

justintime 02-16-2010 12:30 PM

Bass boats, LOL thats funny <BR> <BR>look at the 300K fishing boats, they use pro-marine or guest only and are NMMA approved and ABYC also

02-16-2010 1:05 PM

Actually the majority of high end fishing boat will use a Xantrex charger/inverter in association with Shorepower at dock. That is pretty common knowledge among those who run is the Bertram and Hatteras circles. <BR> <BR>No offense, but I don't consider a $300,000 fishing boat to be the "high end" of fishing boats. <BR> <BR>Even the Fountain 38 with trips which is in the $300k ball park uses Dual Pro. It is listed on Fountain's website. <BR> <BR>btw...Xantrex has those silly little accreditations you mentioned earlier and it is 10x the piece of equipment than promarine or guest will ever produce. <BR> <BR>(Message edited by murphy8166 on February 16, 2010) <BR> <BR>(Message edited by murphy8166 on February 16, 2010)

gonyeasmarinecom 02-19-2010 4:06 PM

As the placement of the charger extend the 110v <BR>trunk to the location of the charger that you place close to the systems. ta ta

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