View Full Version : Recommend me a on board battery charger...

10-30-2013, 02:28 PM
or battery maintainer for a 12v system.

I need one for the new boat.


10-30-2013, 02:31 PM

Rees Guide
10-30-2013, 02:34 PM
I like my MK, got the 460 and it does good.

10-30-2013, 02:44 PM
Mk for sure

10-30-2013, 02:53 PM
Minn Kota...Minn Kota...Minn Kota

I've used several others, Minn Kota has outlasted all of them.

M R Dux
10-30-2013, 03:37 PM
I've had my MinnKota 2 bank on my boat for years. Now that I'm running a 24 volt TM system, I wish I had a big 3 bank. Maybe Santa is listening.

10-30-2013, 03:49 PM
I've had a minnkota on my boat for 5 years. works great.

10-30-2013, 03:51 PM
Minn Kota...Minn Kota...Minn Kota

I've used several others, Minn Kota has outlasted all of them.

Yes X6

10-30-2013, 04:06 PM
MK or Dual pro.

Cane Pole
10-30-2013, 06:21 PM
Just remember this! Waterproof don't mean submersible. Mount it hi and dry if you can.

10-30-2013, 06:51 PM
I have a Minn Kota 315D (3 Banks @ 5 amps each). I leave it plugged in all the time since it has a maintenance mode which keeps the batteries topped off leading to a longer life. I got it when Minn Kota was running a sale this summer with a $20 mail-in rebate on top of the sale.

10-30-2013, 07:57 PM
MK or Dual pro.

the best way, I have both!

10-30-2013, 09:27 PM
For a single battery I would go with a Schumacher portable.

I really like Dual-pro for onboard (made in US and are repairable if something goes wrong) but don't see the need for a single battery.

10-31-2013, 04:09 PM
I bought the BPS store brand, dual pro sounds familiar and have had no trouble with it. Lightning will take em out in a blink, so be sure to unplug in electrical storms if you can.

10-31-2013, 04:24 PM
My 2000 Tracker came with a BPS 2 bank charger and it is still going strong. I leave it plugged in all the time, check the battery water too, but so far it has not overcharged or damaged any batteries.
I am a MK fan and if I had to replace it I would go with a MK. For all I know MK may make the BPS units.

10-31-2013, 09:45 PM
There are several good brands on the market. But no matter what brand you buy I recommend using a good surge supressor to protect it.

10-31-2013, 11:10 PM
Marine Electronics & Boating Accessories (http://www.shut-up-and-fish.com/advanced_search_result.php?search_in_description=1&s=1&keywords=minn+kota+charger&page_per_row=100)

11-01-2013, 10:49 AM
I have a Minkota for my trolling motors, but a NOCO Genius G3500 6V/12V 3.5 Amp Smart Battery Charger and Maintainer on my main battery, I would have bout the same for my trolling motors had I know any better.