View Full Version : On Board Battery Charger Recommendations

09-21-2012, 10:25 PM
Well it seems as my old on board battery charger has died, so I am now looking to replace it. What do you all recommend? My old one was 2 bank and is on my 01Tracker. Thanks for the help !

09-21-2012, 10:31 PM
minn kota mk - 220d

Barnacle Bill
09-21-2012, 10:48 PM
Search the electronics forum Fishing electronics and trolling motors (http://www.crappie.com/crappie/fishing-electronics-trolling-motors/) for "charger". You will get lots of good info.

09-21-2012, 11:02 PM
Since "on board" chargers are relatively new to me, as I've only had one for a little over a year ... I can't rightly "recommend" any particular brand. But, the Minn-Kota MK220 that I do have ... seems to be doing the job it was intended to do.

What you are most likely to get, in the way of replies, is opinions about what on board charger the member HAS ... and how it's worked out (or not) for them. Considering that .... I would ask you what was the brand/model of your charger, and how long did it serve you well ?? If it was a good one, and lasted many years, consider replacing it with the same or similar one. If not, consider another brand ... or a upgrade model of the same brand you had.

For true "set it & forget it" charging, you will want a "smart charger" that charges your batteries in phases. Also known as "maintenance" or "multi-stage" chargers.

... cp :kewl

09-22-2012, 07:59 AM
I too have a tracker and mine stop charging and I check it out wed and saw that corrosin had got into inline fuse,clean it up and all is fine,could that be your problem?

09-22-2012, 08:31 AM
A lot of folks are having good luck with NOCO Genius chargers bought on Amazon. Prices are very good compared to others.

gone fission
09-22-2012, 08:43 AM
I've had a Guest 2 bank 5amp onboard charger (model 2611) last 6 years and just ordered another one yesterday from Cabelas for my second boat, they are on sale now... was $139 now $89. no problems with it yet. I use PVC pipe as shims to keep charger 3/4" away from mounting surface so air will circulate around, they do get warm.

09-22-2012, 09:38 AM
Dual-Pro, made just down the road from you in LaVergne, TN.

Slab Junkie
09-22-2012, 09:49 AM
Dual Pro SE

09-22-2012, 10:02 AM
My XPS from Bass Pro has served me well, it's probably 12-15 years old.

09-22-2012, 02:19 PM
A lot of folks are having good luck with NOCO Genius chargers bought on Amazon. Prices are very good compared to others.

This is what I use.

09-22-2012, 06:22 PM
Pro-Mariner is the best that I have found. I personally use a 4 bank charger.

09-22-2012, 07:00 PM
Bass Pro iXPS chargers made by ProMariner with ProMariner technologies-you can find them on sale from time to time and BPS has coupons floating around. I've had a three bank on my boat 24 hours a day, seven days a week for the last 2 years without a problem. They're a digital smart charger with conditioning mode for extended storage periods.

09-22-2012, 09:22 PM
O thanks thats good to know. Pro Mariner is one of my sponsers too. But thats not the reason I use them.