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Old 09-05-2016, 15:56   #16
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Re: Can you recomend a battery charger?

Do not get an automotive charger. I have had good success with Promariner.
http://http://promariner.com/product...osport-series/
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Old 09-05-2016, 16:39   #17
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Re: Can you recomend a battery charger?

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Your AGM's
Try to find a programmable charger, and certainly a three stage charger.
Programmable so that when your running the generator to power it, you can keep it at absorption voltage, but when plugged in at the dock, you need it to go to float.
Different batteries and different battery chemistry require different charge voltages to ensure a long life of the bank, an inexpensive charger will cost you in the long run.

I'd recommend one of these, specifically the 60 amp, may sound high, but since your AGM the best advantage of AGM's is that they can be charged quickly if your charge source is big enough.
Marine battery charger - Sterling Power Pro Charge Ultra ProCharge Ultra
What that means of course is that you would have to run that Honda about half as long or less than you would with a smaller charger or regular lead acid batteries.

Remote is nice, but you don't need it, more eye candy than anything

Oh, final edit, the 2000 gen is about 100 times more available and in use than the 1000, a 2000 is easy to sell if you chose to, it is the standard. A 2000 making a kilowatt is a quiet purr, a 1000 making a kilowatt is a screaming mee mee

Have owned many marine chargers and purchased A 4 stage 50 amp digital Sterling Charger 6 yrs ago and is the best I've ever owned.
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Old 09-05-2016, 22:06   #18
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Re: Can you recomend a battery charger?

Hace you considered adding solar panels? Additional charging from the engine? I had 2 genset onboard 6 kW each. Added 2 X 90 Amps additional alternators, 540 Watts of panels and got rid of 2 gensets. Less weight, less maintenance, batteries are better than ever. I am using Rolls Surette batteries 15.5 years already. On a mooring with no shore power.


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Re: Can you recomend a battery charger?

About chargers I have 2 X 55 Amps chargers from Amplepower which I used with the gensets, never missed a beat.


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Re: Can you recomend a battery charger?

I think promariner is about as reasonably priced, proven automatic charger as you will find. Also invest in a cheap voltmeter to plug into a lighter socket and form a habit at looking at it several times a day. Awareness of battery health is an easy way to avoid problems. You might get more relevant advice if you include some details as to the size of your battery bank, are you on the hook or plugged into shore power, how often you go out and for how long, etc.
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Have owned many marine chargers and purchased A 4 stage 50 amp digital Sterling Charger 6 yrs ago and is the best I've ever owned.
The new Promariner & Sterlings are essentially the same units.

See the links in reply #3.
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The new Promariner & Sterlings are essentially the same units.

See the links in reply #3.
The only difference between the Sterling and Pronautic are the logo stickers. The charger was developed jointly and built at the same factory in Korea.

You just can't beat the Sterling 60A charger at $449, which is what I sell it for on our website or $359 for the 40A.
http://www.cruiserowaterandpower.com/Battery_Chargers.html


Now the best/cheapest place to buy a Honda 2000 is www.mayberrys.com they sell the EU2000i for $999 with FREE shipping and no sales tax if shipped out of NJ. I would NOT buy the Yamaha competitor to the Honda, as it can not start up some larger loads as the Honda.
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