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#12768354 - 05/24/18 03:15 PM Battery Charging On The Fly....
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Registered: 01/18/06
Posts: 486
Loc: Wylie, Tx
Hi guys,

I’m planning to buy and installing something on the boat to have thebattery charging while fishing offshore. What are tou guys using to keep tour battery charge up? Im normally be out there for 8-10 hours fishing and have the radio running and would hate for the battery to go dead. Is there some source of charger made for that . Im currently running 2 battery on my boat. Thanks guys.

Tran

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#12768366 - 05/24/18 03:26 PM Re: Battery Charging On The Fly.... [Re: mapdit]
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Registered: 07/31/12
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Loc: North Texas - God's Country
A small generator.
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#12768498 - 05/24/18 04:57 PM Re: Battery Charging On The Fly.... [Re: mapdit]
mapdit Offline
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Registered: 01/18/06
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Loc: Wylie, Tx
I do have the 1000 honda generator but i was thinking of something smaller or something rhat i can install on the boat without taking up any more room.

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#12768530 - 05/24/18 05:30 PM Re: Battery Charging On The Fly.... [Re: mapdit]
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#12768558 - 05/24/18 05:55 PM Re: Battery Charging On The Fly.... [Re: mapdit]
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A lot of the more experienced guys that run offshore will keep their motors running the entire time, they explained it to me and then it made a lot sense thumb

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#12768973 - 05/25/18 03:24 AM Re: Battery Charging On The Fly.... [Re: mapdit]
mapdit Offline
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Registered: 01/18/06
Posts: 486
Loc: Wylie, Tx
So i guess that by leaving the motor will not get the motor hot or causing problem for 8-10 hrs? If not then i will just keep the motor running .

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#12769625 - 05/25/18 03:13 PM Re: Battery Charging On The Fly.... [Re: mapdit]
mapdit Offline
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Loc: Wylie, Tx
Thanks for the info guys

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#12776609 - 06/01/18 11:02 AM Re: Battery Charging On The Fly.... [Re: mapdit]
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Stealth Charge System.
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#12776644 - 06/01/18 11:23 AM Re: Battery Charging On The Fly.... [Re: mapdit]
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You have to check the specs on any alternator charger you buy with the output specs for your specific motor. What I ran into with a MinnKota charger was it takes 25A output from the motor to trigger it into charge mode and my Etec only puts out 25A and that isn't until a specific RPM is reached. All the time I thought I was keeping my batteries topped off it wasn't doing zip. I'm not saying that all combinations are like that, but you have to do your homework.
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#12777724 - 06/02/18 10:50 AM Re: Battery Charging On The Fly.... [Re: mapdit]
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Stealth Charge Systems.
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#12778456 - 06/03/18 08:14 AM Re: Battery Charging On The Fly.... [Re: mapdit]
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Registered: 05/07/05
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Loc: Pleasanton TX.
I have fished offshore a few times.
Usually its windy and sunny so maybe a wind / solar charging system.
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#12782905 - 06/06/18 03:37 PM Re: Battery Charging On The Fly.... [Re: mapdit]
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Loc: NE Texas/SW Arkansas
The onboard charge on the run are probably not going to do what you're wanting to do. I would consider a small generator as mentioned above -- else a separate house battery to run the radio and use in an emergency.
John
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