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#10994212 - 07/22/15 05:15 PM Onboard Battery Charger Recommendations
HooknSlabs35 Offline
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Registered: 01/09/12
Posts: 140
Loc: Burleson, TX
I have a GUEST 8 amp 2 bank charger on my bass tracker that seems to have but the dust. The LED's on it are very dim as they used to be bright, and it's no longer charging the batteries fully. I'm looking to replace it and could use some recs. I've looked at Cabela's Pro Angler series chargers and they all seem to have great reviews compared to Bass Pro's XPS chargers

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#10994378 - 07/22/15 06:34 PM Re: Onboard Battery Charger Recommendations [Re: HooknSlabs35]
fe1 Offline
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Registered: 12/27/14
Posts: 371
Loc: Texarkana
I have only had one MinnKota and zero problems in probably 6 years.

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#10994416 - 07/22/15 06:50 PM Re: Onboard Battery Charger Recommendations [Re: HooknSlabs35]
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Registered: 08/10/11
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Loc: Austin, Tx
I would recommend staying away from any of the store brand chargers and stick with the majors, Guest, now owned by Marinco, ProMariner, MinnKota, to name a few. The store brand stuff is cheap Chinese knockoff stuff that the big box stores sell for top dollar. Shop on line, buy cheaper, no sales tax if you buy out of state, and look for free shipping. There are good prices out there on name brand items.
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#10995083 - 07/23/15 01:03 AM Re: Onboard Battery Charger Recommendations [Re: HooknSlabs35]
lamoon78 Offline
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Registered: 05/05/10
Posts: 4367
Loc: Livingston Tx
Dual Pro is a good one.

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#11000360 - 07/25/15 03:37 PM Re: Onboard Battery Charger Recommendations [Re: HooknSlabs35]
Lou r Pitcher Offline
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Registered: 10/06/05
Posts: 1702
Quote:
and it's no longer charging the batteries fully


That is unlikely. More likely that your batteries are getting fully charged, yet lately have noticeably less capacity and they soon again become discharged........No fault of the charger and a new charger is not going to fix a battery nearing its end of life.

When the batteries are charged, disconnect, wait 24 hours and measure their voltage to see if they are fully charged or not.
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#11059370 - 08/23/15 05:34 PM Re: Onboard Battery Charger Recommendations [Re: HooknSlabs35]
bobrfishes Offline
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Registered: 02/11/10
Posts: 667
Loc: Lake Fork & Longview Texas
I have replaced several onboard chargers in the past ten years and have a bad bank on the one I'm currently using which is the second one for this boat. When another bank goes south I'm going back to one charger per battery. It's more of a hassle but far cheaper in the long run.
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#11064240 - 08/26/15 12:50 AM Re: Onboard Battery Charger Recommendations [Re: lamoon78]
Baylor_Guy™ Offline
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Registered: 05/07/04
Posts: 20505
Loc: Fort Worth, Texas
Originally Posted By: lamoon78
Dual Pro is a good one.


+1

They are my favorite thus far. Minn Kotas at a very close second. Have not been a fan of Guest.

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#11065334 - 08/26/15 01:56 PM Re: Onboard Battery Charger Recommendations [Re: HooknSlabs35]
Corey Stanley Offline
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Registered: 10/26/09
Posts: 880
Loc: Tx
I have had the large Minn Kota on my last 4 boats and have loved them without any problems.
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#11065537 - 08/26/15 03:27 PM Re: Onboard Battery Charger Recommendations [Re: HooknSlabs35]
Lowly Net Boy Offline
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Registered: 08/23/07
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Loc: Between here and there
http://www.nocousa.com

Simply the best
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#11066492 - 08/27/15 12:05 AM Re: Onboard Battery Charger Recommendations [Re: HooknSlabs35]
Happy Birthday Chris Coufal Offline
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Registered: 09/04/09
Posts: 1419
Loc: Austin, Tx
I've had ZERO complaints about my NOCO Gen4 4-bank......it's been great!
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#11076341 - 09/01/15 08:57 AM Re: Onboard Battery Charger Recommendations [Re: HooknSlabs35]
JonBoater Offline
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Registered: 03/28/02
Posts: 447
Loc: Too far from Saltwater
I am very happy with the Noco Genius chargers as well. A 2-bank model in my boat and little one I use for the ATV battery. They have gotten much more expensive in the last couple years as the name has gotten more popular. I guess demand will do that.
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#11076748 - 09/01/15 12:59 PM Re: Onboard Battery Charger Recommendations [Re: JonBoater]
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Registered: 07/31/07
Posts: 1203
Loc: Cut and Shoot, TX
+1 on the NOCO.

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