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#11937340 - 11/16/16 02:51 PM using a timer for long-term battery charging?
mikey6345 Offline

Registered: 09/29/14
Posts: 247
Loc: Dallas
I finally have found a boat storage unit with electricity and can now put a charger on my batteries when I am storing my boat. I have heard it is not a great idea to keep onboard chargers plugged in constantly so I was thinking about a wall timer type of device that would be able to turn on a charge every few days or so.

Any thoughts on the best way to do this?

It may be that on board chargers plugged in all the time are fine but mine is pretty old so I am leery.

Thanks in advance.

#11937502 - 11/16/16 04:54 PM Re: using a timer for long-term battery charging? [Re: mikey6345]
Bobby Milam Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 07/13/14
Posts: 3231
Loc: Arlington
I've heard of several people using the timers with success. I just plug mine in and leave it to do it's thing but I use my boat one or two times a week and the longest that it sits is maybe 2 weeks on a rare occasion.

#11940319 - 11/18/16 11:16 AM Re: using a timer for long-term battery charging? [Re: mikey6345]
Lou r Pitcher Offline
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Registered: 10/06/05
Posts: 1706
No need to use a timer of some of the better 'newer' chargers such as Dual Pro chargers and others ....powered to AC 24/7, they discontinue charging to monitor and only power back up once every thirty days.

#11940571 - 11/18/16 02:28 PM Re: using a timer for long-term battery charging? [Re: mikey6345]
snowyriver6 Offline
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Registered: 02/19/08
Posts: 2332
Loc: austin
trickle charger

#11942573 - 11/20/16 06:34 AM Re: using a timer for long-term battery charging? [Re: mikey6345]
jackiekennedyfishingguide Offline
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Registered: 06/20/02
Posts: 3123
Loc: Cedar Creek Lake
Get a good charger, I use Guest. Plug em in and forget it. I've been using em for over 20 years and never have a battery problem. The first time it has any lag on starting up replace the battery and all is well.
Clients or I have landed eight state record fish and eighteen water body records.
TPWD Elite Angler



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