I have a 34 ft cruiser, and have gone through several "Smart Battery
Chargers". the reason I believe that spikes in the Marina shore power
is causing them to blow the smart charger
mother boards. At least that is what I hear from tech support at Xantrex.
I would like to put in another smart charger
, But, not if their electronics
are so fragile, that they keep blowing out every year. I have gone through 2 since 2009, and now again need to replace it.
One of my fellow boaters at the marina has the same charger that I have, and it has run flawlessly for several years. He built his own surge protector for his cruiser. I am not technical enough to do this.
So, I was wondering if anyone has any recommendations. Is there an "In-Line" surge protector for a 130 shore power
line? Or is there another way to proctect my boat from spikes that is not a major expense to accomodate?
Thanks for any advise or guidance that you can provide.