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    My 1st promarine 4 bank lasted 16 years my 2nd one is going on 5. I bought a single bank noco for my shop and it's been good for 2 years so far.

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    NOCO chargers work, but I donít care for them. Two reasons:

    They have been known to allow interference from trolling motor to electronics if one bank is connected to the cranking/electronics battery and one or more other banks are connected to TM batteries.

    They screwed me over on a warranty issue. I had a battery leak and had to replace a ring terminal on bank one of my three bank charger. Bank two of the charger later failed, and they declined to honor the warranty because of my unrelated repair. Iím no doubt more qualified than anybody who works for them to change a terminal, but they chose to be weasels.
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    My Promariner had an issue a couple years ago, I called and they had a fix. I've posted about it before, something to do with the battery selector.

    Last week it did the same thing, so I guess it's time for an upgrade. Got 3 1/2 years out of it which isn't too bad I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barnacle Bill View Post
    I've never had any problems with Pro Marine. Don't fix it if it ain't broke.

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    Don't overlook the Minn Kota Precision series chargers. They can be set to charge various types of batteries including lithium like the NOCO's.
    Before the precision series they had what was called a digital series and I use that for 16 years on the precious boat with a single problem. Digital is still available nt sure if it handles lithium batteries or not. .

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    My experience has been that about 10 years ago i bought a 2 bank Pro Mariner for a 17’ Key West.
    After a couple years i had some corrosion issues on a few of the in line fuses.
    I called the company, talked with a rep, and he sent me enough new fuse holders to replace all of them.
    After about 6 years i had other issues, and called them again.
    This time i was told to replace the charger.
    Then the guy offered to sell me a new one direct at a discount since i was already a customer.
    A few days later it arrived and is still on the boat.
    About 3 years ago i bought a new aluminum jon boat, and i went online and bought another 2 bank Pro Mariner.
    The leads werent long enough to reach one of the batteries, so i called them again asking about extending one of the leads.
    Dont do that i was told or you will violate the warranty.
    So they sold me a 10’ extension set of wires which i paid for with a credit card.
    When they came i finished the installation.
    About 10 months later, i had a failure, so i called them again.
    I told them them what the issue was and the guy asked for the serial number of the unit.
    He then told me that the unit was over a year old and they wouldnt stand behind it.
    I told him that i could verify the date i had bought it online, also asked that he look up the date of the purchase of the cable extension required to hook it up.
    Nothing worked, the date it was made was all that mattered, and they didnt offer to sell me a new one at a discount.
    I was a bit ticked to say the least, and told him i would buy a different product before buying another of theirs.
    Next day i went to Academy Sports, and bought a Minn Kota 2 bank which was a bit cheaper in price than a Pro Mariner.
    But i did reuse the Pro Mariner cable extension. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by CatFan View Post
    NOCO chargers work, but I donít care for them. Two reasons:

    They have been known to allow interference from trolling motor to electronics if one bank is connected to the cranking/electronics battery and one or more other banks are connected to TM batteries.

    They screwed me over on a warranty issue. I had a battery leak and had to replace a ring terminal on bank one of my three bank charger. Bank two of the charger later failed, and they declined to honor the warranty because of my unrelated repair. Iím no doubt more qualified than anybody who works for them to change a terminal, but they chose to be weasels.
    Warranty is voided by cutting the leads on most brands I believe. That is not limited to Noco. I know for sure Promariner has the same policy.

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    i had a ionic charger that was bought with lithium batteries, it had charged 7 cycles but was over 1 year old i was told it was out of warranty. I was then told that the chargers were b/o so i waited several weeks to no avail. Started looking around on the net found the Noco charger and was told by a lithium battery dealer that noco was the way to go. I'm tickled with my noco!

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