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Old 08-06-2012, 13:14   #31
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Re: Battery Charging While on Shore Power

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The issue is really "cycles." Don't discharge them and you reduce the cycles. Cycles determine aging.

Also, don't leave the boat plugged in when you're not there.

I think the risk of leaving the boat plugged in, out way the risk of not. SO many boats sink at the dock. It is actually surprising to see some of the numbers. If you have water ingress while docked and unattended, you at least have a chance of your bilge pumps handling it without dying from draining the batteries.

Oh yeah, most battery life is determined by the number of cycles. Minimizing this number helps prolong life, or in this case determines life.
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Old 08-06-2012, 15:38   #32
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Bill, Andina suggested getting a cheap battery, not a cheap battery charger.
Absolutely right, Stu. Thanks for the catch.

Sorry, Andina....need to adjust my reading glasses :-)

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