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Old    Cory McLean (kikitlo)      Join Date: Jul 2005       02-13-2010, 8:39 AM Reply   
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.

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Option 1 (I understand the switch will need to be on for it to charge)
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Option 2 (Again due to distance of batteries from charger)
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I am not completely set on this charger, just used it as a reference tool.
Old    Ajholt7 (ajholt7)      Join Date: Apr 2009       02-13-2010, 10:53 AM Reply   
I have the same setup and use a promariner prosport single bank charger wired like option 3.
Old    Cory McLean (kikitlo)      Join Date: Jul 2005       02-14-2010, 11:12 AM Reply   
Thank You, I appreciate it.
Old    Brett (aaudii5150)      Join Date: Jun 2009       02-15-2010, 11:19 AM Reply   
Our onboard charger was the best money we've spent yet..... After $800.00 worth of blue topps we had to replace......
Old    JUST-IN-TIME (justintime)      Join Date: Mar 2009       02-16-2010, 12:03 PM Reply   
pro marine or guest is the only chargers to buy these days
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       02-16-2010, 12:16 PM Reply   
I've got battery tenders. They make different amp chargers for different applications.
Old                02-16-2010, 12:27 PM Reply   
I think Dual Pro is hands down better than Pro Marine or Guest.

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.

(Message edited by murphy8166 on February 16, 2010)
Old    JUST-IN-TIME (justintime)      Join Date: Mar 2009       02-16-2010, 12:30 PM Reply   
Bass boats, LOL thats funny

look at the 300K fishing boats, they use pro-marine or guest only and are NMMA approved and ABYC also
Old                02-16-2010, 1:05 PM Reply   
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.

No offense, but I don't consider a $300,000 fishing boat to be the "high end" of fishing boats.

Even the Fountain 38 with trips which is in the $300k ball park uses Dual Pro. It is listed on Fountain's website.

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.

(Message edited by murphy8166 on February 16, 2010)

(Message edited by murphy8166 on February 16, 2010)
Old    Dave Gonyea (gonyeasmarinecom)      Join Date: Feb 2010       02-19-2010, 4:06 PM Reply   
As the placement of the charger extend the 110v
trunk to the location of the charger that you place close to the systems. ta ta

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