Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
axlaws@yahoo.com, ol' fart, jrossi12, skeet15, FX21
108424 Registered Users
Top Posters
TexDawg 89114
hopalong 78895
Pilothawk 76596
John175® 68121
JDavis7873® 67391
FattyMcButterpants 60904
Derek 🐝 60670
Tritonman 58110
LoneStarSon® 54589
SkeeterRonnie 53483
facebook
Forum Stats
108424 Members
61 Forums
777366 Topics
10026748 Posts

Max Online: 36273 @ 01/23/13 02:34 PM
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#12279212 - 06/05/17 09:46 AM Question ON BOARD CHARGERS?
Dadsthatlove2fish Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 08/10/15
Posts: 138
I wanted to get a few opinions.

I have a 3 bank charger that just went out on me. I wanted to hear from a few of you as too which brand would be best as far as charging ability, longevity, durability, best for the money? I see some of these can get up to $300 bucks I was thinking $100-150. Plan on getting on in the next few days, any advice would be helpful?
_________________________
God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” Genesis 1:28

Top
#12279229 - 06/05/17 09:52 AM Re: Question ON BOARD CHARGERS? [Re: Dadsthatlove2fish]
SoonerDG Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/15/02
Posts: 1592
Loc: Joshua, TX
I just put a pro-mariner on my boat. According to the guy at BPS these are made by one of the big name companies (can't remember which). He said it's the best charger for the money. Haven't had it that long so I guess we'll see.
_________________________
"Life is a matter of luck and the odds of success are in no way enhanced by extreme caution." - Erich Topp, German U-boat Commander, 1943.

When in doubt, set the hook.

Top
#12279505 - 06/05/17 12:21 PM Re: Question ON BOARD CHARGERS? [Re: Dadsthatlove2fish]
MAK747 Offline
Angler

Registered: 05/08/09
Posts: 464
Loc: Ft Wth
I have a Minnkota charger and have had no issues in the 6 years that I've owned it. There are several good chargers on the market. Whichever one you choose, make sure it has the charging profiles needed for your current batteries and the ones you may change to in the future.

Top
#12279654 - 06/05/17 02:24 PM Re: Question ON BOARD CHARGERS? [Re: Dadsthatlove2fish]
T-Rig Ranger Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 10/15/04
Posts: 1663
Loc: Gunter, TX
I installed a new MinnKota charger a couple of months ago. The MinnKota does allow you to set each bank to the specific battery type you are running. I went with the 10amp/bank model which does charge a bit slower than the 15 amp. It will put a full charge on well drained batteries in about 8-10 hrs. This has not been an issue thus far but can see where some may need the extra quick charge time.

Top
#12279661 - 06/05/17 02:28 PM Re: Question ON BOARD CHARGERS? [Re: Dadsthatlove2fish]
THarris22 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 02/11/15
Posts: 187
Loc: HENDERSON,TX
Do you leave your chargers plug in most of the time or just before you go fish?

Top
#12279674 - 06/05/17 02:41 PM Re: Question ON BOARD CHARGERS? [Re: Dadsthatlove2fish]
184Champion Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 11/24/15
Posts: 104
Loc: Arlington TX
I have the 3 bank Minn Kota and I leave mine plugged in all the time. I have no issues.

Top
#12279740 - 06/05/17 03:28 PM Re: Question ON BOARD CHARGERS? [Re: Dadsthatlove2fish]
Dadsthatlove2fish Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 08/10/15
Posts: 138
I usually plug it in right when I get back from the lake for about 3-4 hours. I have a Guest 3 bank 5 amp 5 5 5 right now, not turning on at all. Was looking at the 3 bank pro mariners 20 amp is like $150 at Bass Pro Shops.
_________________________
God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” Genesis 1:28

Top
#12279760 - 06/05/17 03:34 PM Re: Question ON BOARD CHARGERS? [Re: SoonerDG]
tmd11111 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 04/30/17
Posts: 837
Loc: San Angelo
Originally Posted By: SoonerDG
I just put a pro-mariner on my boat. According to the guy at BPS these are made by one of the big name companies (can't remember which). He said it's the best charger for the money. Haven't had it that long so I guess we'll see.


Promariner charger

I'll second the Promariner. This is the one I'm using and its pretty much trouble free. Here's a 20amp 3 bank that fits right in your budget.

Top
#12279957 - 06/05/17 05:35 PM Re: Question ON BOARD CHARGERS? [Re: Dadsthatlove2fish]
MAK747 Offline
Angler

Registered: 05/08/09
Posts: 464
Loc: Ft Wth
I plug mine in when I get back from the lake an then unplug it about 24 hours later. The night before I go to the lake, I plug it in to make sure they are fully charged. You can keep it plugged in all the time, I just don't see the need in it. I have battery disconnect switches on both the starting and trolling batteries so there is no possibility of anything draining them.

Top
#12279988 - 06/05/17 06:03 PM Re: Question ON BOARD CHARGERS? [Re: Dadsthatlove2fish]
Ken Gaby Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 05/08/07
Posts: 2959
Loc: Belton, TX
Take a look at Dual Pro, Pro Charging Systems http://www.dualpro.com
Not cheap, but you buy just once. And if something goes wrong, it's completely repairable. I have the Sportsman Series 3 bank, 10 amp per bank. Charges and conditions the batteries. My batteries last about 2 yrs longer using this charger. Look around on their web site and read about charging batteries. Also look at other sites about how to properly charge batteries. Makes a difference how the charger operates.
_________________________
A life without God is like an unsharpened pencil, it has no point. Billy Graham
http://www.proanglertackle.com Best crappie and catfish rods/reels
http://www.crazyanglertackle.com Premium crappie baits and jig tying accessories
www.thermoclinelures.com / "Helping YOU catch MORE & LARGER fish!"
http://www.beereadys.com World's Best Rod Holders

Top
#12280027 - 06/05/17 06:33 PM Re: Question ON BOARD CHARGERS? [Re: Dadsthatlove2fish]
cantcatch5 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/15/06
Posts: 1726
Loc: Tyler, "Tx
I have a 17 year old Dual Pro 3 bank.

Top
#12280098 - 06/05/17 07:28 PM Re: Question ON BOARD CHARGERS? [Re: cantcatch5]
Fishbonz Online   content
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 12/30/08
Posts: 5072
Loc: Desoto,Tx. Dallas county
Originally Posted By: cantcatch5
I have a 17 year old Dual Pro 3 bank.
Got that Same Dual Pro 15 amp 3banker.Had it for years! It just keeps on Chargin & chargin.Good product thumb

Top
#12280117 - 06/05/17 07:41 PM Re: Question ON BOARD CHARGERS? [Re: Dadsthatlove2fish]
cantcatch5 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/15/06
Posts: 1726
Loc: Tyler, "Tx
Yes sir! Mechanically it is still working great but I have seen that the plastic on it is getting brittle. That battery compartment is a pretty rough environment with the heat and fumes.

Top
#12280136 - 06/05/17 07:52 PM Re: Question ON BOARD CHARGERS? [Re: tmd11111]
RODS454 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/26/10
Posts: 1202
Loc: Midlothian
Originally Posted By: tmd11111
Originally Posted By: SoonerDG
I just put a pro-mariner on my boat. According to the guy at BPS these are made by one of the big name companies (can't remember which). He said it's the best charger for the money. Haven't had it that long so I guess we'll see.


Promariner charger

I'll second the Promariner. This is the one I'm using and its pretty much trouble free. Here's a 20amp 3 bank that fits right in your budget.


I now see my Fathers Day gift! Thanks Guys
_________________________
"I'd rather be fishing!"





Top
#12282461 - 06/07/17 06:43 AM Re: Question ON BOARD CHARGERS? [Re: Dadsthatlove2fish]
ABomb Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 02/23/08
Posts: 41
Loc: Richardson
I've had a Pro Mariner for 6 years. Works like it should. Seems like Dual Pro is another good one.

My suggestion.... upgrade on Amp output AND go to mfg website to download owners manual BEFORE purchase.

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >



© 1998-2018 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide