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#11881212 - 10/14/16 07:23 PM Noco genius at fork???
rscustomrods Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 06/30/07
Posts: 59
So my minnkota charger decided tonight of all nights it would take a dump. I want to replace it with a noco genius gen 4 four bank charger. Does anyone know if anyone carries noco near lake fork? I am here for the Berkeley. Thanks for your time,

Rich

Ps yes I have search d the internet for a local dealer and come up empty

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#11881224 - 10/14/16 07:34 PM Re: Noco genius at fork??? [Re: rscustomrods]
JIM SR. Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 09/25/06
Posts: 6371
Loc: NRH/Fork again ! GET THE NET
http://www.ets-systems.com/lakefork/fork.htm

Maybe some of these numbers may get you a lead,..

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#11881281 - 10/14/16 08:25 PM Re: Noco genius at fork??? [Re: rscustomrods]
Toadrustler Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/14/08
Posts: 1246
Loc: lake palestine ,tx
I have been nothing but pleased with my noco chargers.

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#11881287 - 10/14/16 08:34 PM Re: Noco genius at fork??? [Re: rscustomrods]
K.D. Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 05/04/02
Posts: 13302
Loc: Hurst, TX
Did you try the WalMart? They show online to have them in stock and the one in Sulphur Springs is a 24 Hr supercenter.

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#11881297 - 10/14/16 08:41 PM Re: Noco genius at fork??? [Re: rscustomrods]
coachallentca Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/19/08
Posts: 3799
Loc: crowley
you probably won't get one tonight. They are hard to find..
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#11881300 - 10/14/16 08:42 PM Re: Noco genius at fork??? [Re: rscustomrods]
Andrew Y'Barbo Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/25/12
Posts: 1184
Loc: Lufkin Texas
Basscat should have a couple piles of junk NOCO chargers. I personally have seen a 50% failure rate of the 4banks. Richard at Basscat said the 3banks have been good but they are no longer using the 4banks. My 2017 was the last boat with a noco and it has cooked my battieries. I'm replacing next Tuesday with a MinnKota. Just my 2cents for what it's worth.

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#11881334 - 10/14/16 09:07 PM Re: Noco genius at fork??? [Re: rscustomrods]
coachallentca Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/19/08
Posts: 3799
Loc: crowley
I have 2 two banks for 4 years now and love them. I can't say anything about the 4 bank.
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#11881474 - 10/14/16 11:17 PM Re: Noco genius at fork??? [Re: rscustomrods]
T.Cat Offline
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Registered: 04/16/09
Posts: 194
Loc: Houston
Also had a 3 bank fry all the batteries on my 2016 cat.
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#11881525 - 10/15/16 04:02 AM Re: Noco genius at fork??? [Re: rscustomrods]
rscustomrods Offline
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Registered: 06/30/07
Posts: 59
Thanks for the input guys. Chargers fail regardless of brand. Obviously my minnkota just did. I will have to consider the two two bank option. For the walmart poster, they show it in stock for online sales but you,hav no way to know what the stores have.

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#11881526 - 10/15/16 04:09 AM Re: Noco genius at fork??? [Re: rscustomrods]
rscustomrods Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 06/30/07
Posts: 59
Thanks for the input guys. Chargers fail regardless of brand. Obviously my minnkota just did. I will have to consider the two two bank option. For the walmart poster, they show it in stock for online sales but you,hav no way to know what the stores have.

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#11882059 - 10/15/16 04:13 PM Re: Noco genius at fork??? [Re: rscustomrods]
Kevin Sharp Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 10/10/09
Posts: 510
Loc: Brashear TX
I have some in stock here at lake fork tackle.
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#11882106 - 10/15/16 05:23 PM Re: Noco genius at fork??? [Re: rscustomrods]
LOSTTEXAN Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 05/10/09
Posts: 43
Loc: Pensacola, Fl


Been playing this game a long time with multiple boats at a time and this is what I've learned FWIW;

Heat kills electrical devices.

More banks equals more heat concentrated in one spot.

I use a single bank and a 2 bank in my 3 battery boats, and two 2 banks in my 4 battery boats.
These setups cost no more than 3 and 4 bank chargers.

If you do happen to lose a bank, I'd rather toss a 1 or 2 bank in the trash than a 3 or 4.
If it's a repairable Dual Pro, I'd rather wrestle a 1 or 2 bank out and back in the bilge than a 3 or 4 bank, and pay less to ship it, not to mention I still have a charger in the boat that will allow me to make do until I repair or replace the bad one.
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#11882286 - 10/15/16 07:32 PM Re: Noco genius at fork??? [Re: rscustomrods]
DJB Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 09/01/11
Posts: 1479
I've had a minn kota go out ,was replaced with a motor guide and now it's quit New boat bought in 2015 can't decide to try the Noco or just go back to using manual chargers Went through 2 on my last boat before I just went to the manuals Believe it or not I got 6 years on my tm batteries on my last boat

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#11882330 - 10/15/16 07:59 PM Re: Noco genius at fork??? [Re: rscustomrods]
rscustomrods Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 06/30/07
Posts: 59
Lost Texan , you are on to something. Kevin, I will see you tomorrow. For anyone with the minnkota mk460, for some reason they felt the need to put inline fuses on each lead going to the batteries. I have owned every brand including noco over the years and do not recall seeing an inline fuse on any of them. Anyways, the fuse housing melted on several. I ended up removing all of the inline fuses and wiring them without them. Now the charger works with no issues and the wires do not get hot or melt.

It will get me through the weekend but I am switching to noco. .


Edited by rscustomrods (10/15/16 08:01 PM)
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#11882721 - 10/16/16 06:00 AM Re: Noco genius at fork??? [Re: rscustomrods]
ZX-250 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 12/05/04
Posts: 846
Loc: Fort Worth
So for those that have 4 batteries and are running 2- 2 bank noco's, are you using the 8 amp or 20 amp?

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