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#10762643 - 04/12/15 08:39 PM Just bought my first boat and have a question
dangolephil Offline
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Registered: 04/15/10
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Loc: lewisville tx
I just know that the motor will charge the cranking battery and that there is a switch that you can get that will detect when the cranking battery is charged and switch over to the other batteries. My question is how effective is this and would I still need a bank charger?

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#10762665 - 04/12/15 08:47 PM Re: Just bought my first boat and have a question [Re: dangolephil]
gary purdy Offline
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You will still have to charge your trolling motor battery`s between trips.
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#10767250 - 04/14/15 11:28 AM Re: Just bought my first boat and have a question [Re: dangolephil]
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The switch is a VSR, or voltage sensing relay, and helps in topping off a battery during the trip, but doesn't replace a quality charger as Gary stated above.
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#10771770 - 04/16/15 08:27 AM Re: Just bought my first boat and have a question [Re: dangolephil]
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Depending on which motor you have the outboard will never recharge a battery 100% unless you run it for a really long period at wot. On board chargers are the answer to complete battery charging and conditioning.
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#10774403 - 04/17/15 08:15 AM Re: Just bought my first boat and have a question [Re: dangolephil]
dangolephil Offline
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Thanks guys for the advice I was pretty sure it wouldn't charge completely but I wanted to be sure

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