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#12612624 - 02/05/18 07:27 PM Cranking motor charger
Doing it for the fans since 71 Offline
Angler

Registered: 08/22/12
Posts: 457
I have a three bank charger for my Tm batteries. However my cranking batt I have nothing. Boat stays at fork year round any suggestions besides the "old school" charger for the cranking batt?

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#12612632 - 02/05/18 07:29 PM Re: Cranking motor charger [Re: Doing it for the fans since 71]
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Registered: 10/10/07
Posts: 17470
Loc: Lake Gaston, VA
Buy a 4 bank

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#12612634 - 02/05/18 07:30 PM Re: Cranking motor charger [Re: Huckleberry]
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Registered: 11/02/14
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Originally Posted By: Huckleberry
Buy a 4 bank
or a single bank.
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#12612641 - 02/05/18 07:33 PM Re: Cranking motor charger [Re: Doing it for the fans since 71]
Doing it for the fans since 71 Offline
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Registered: 08/22/12
Posts: 457
Assumed that... 4 bank. Just trying to see what everyone is doing.

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#12612668 - 02/05/18 07:43 PM Re: Cranking motor charger [Re: Doing it for the fans since 71]
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Registered: 04/10/17
Posts: 452
Loc: Sanger TX
When my charger went down I bought a speed charger from Auto Zone. I already had one so I could charge my batteries it would just a little longer. Only problem is conditioning.

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#12612740 - 02/05/18 08:26 PM Re: Cranking motor charger [Re: Doing it for the fans since 71]
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Registered: 06/11/12
Posts: 9250
Loc: back in the day
buy a single bank, much cheaper
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#12613483 - 02/06/18 10:57 AM Re: Cranking motor charger [Re: Doing it for the fans since 71]
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Registered: 02/04/02
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Loc: Terrell Tx
cold weather will knock out battery
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#12613492 - 02/06/18 11:02 AM Re: Cranking motor charger [Re: Doing it for the fans since 71]
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Registered: 04/20/09
Posts: 2138
Get a 4 bank and sell the 3 bank to help offset the cost. I'm doing the exact same thing right now.

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#12613501 - 02/06/18 11:06 AM Re: Cranking motor charger [Re: Doing it for the fans since 71]
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Registered: 06/22/17
Posts: 120
Add a single would be cheaper if you have room for it maybe a battery tender would work on the cranking battery?
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#12614182 - 02/06/18 05:25 PM Re: Cranking motor charger [Re: Doing it for the fans since 71]
361V Offline
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Registered: 11/21/08
Posts: 4757
Loc: somervell county
I have a nice 4 Bank Minn Kota 440(4x10 amps) and its nice to just plug it in and forget it until next trip but honestly my starting battery is usually pretty much charged when I get home. The bank charging the starting battery never charges long. Given that I would consider simply putting an inexpensive small sized lower amp trickle charger to basically just maintain the starting battery. I assume you have been getting by just fine without it up until now. Think about it.


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#12614369 - 02/06/18 07:11 PM Re: Cranking motor charger [Re: Doing it for the fans since 71]
dmr183 Offline
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Registered: 09/13/11
Posts: 890
Loc: San Antonio
I put a trickle charger on mine every now and then for peace of mind, but it’s always charged.

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