Choosing the right marine battery charger is always an important job. Because it is a solution to your boating power. Just like in your car, all of the electrical systems on a boat, run out of a battery. Everything, like from your CD player to televisions, microwaves, refrigerators, and dozens of other systems are powered the entire battery. So you need to charge the batteries from time to time. But finding the perfect marine battery charger for your boat and your particular needs is important to ensure that you get the right charge and that you get the maximum possible life of your batteries.
Check the batteries in your boat. It is necessary to write down the input voltage of the battery and the type of battery that is, along with the capacity of the battery, which will be written in amperes-hour on the side. If there is written information about your battery, copy it down.
Different battery chargers come with different features. Look for a battery charger that has a number of outputs equal to the number of motors you have, so the charger can power all of your batteries at once. Look for a charger that has a rating of 20 percent below the total charge capacity of your battery. Decide if you want a battery charger that is portable to keep on the boat, or if you want a plug-in model that can be used on the dock. It also examines what price range you are willing to pay, and what guarantees to the chargers you are seeing offers.
Buy the battery charger that best suits your needs. If you want to cover all your bases, buy two battery chargers; One that can use while out in the water if your battery runs out, and one that can use while docked and charges your batteries.
Plenty of marine battery chargers come with extra features. Automatic disconnection when the battery is charged, an overvoltage protection loop and indicator lights are good features to look for.
Always consult about the return policy before purchasing a marine battery charger. If it turns out that you do not work at all, or just do not work with your battery, you need to be able to return it.
To Charge 24 Volt Trolling Motor
It should be yours as well when you platform and wire a 24 volt trolling motor. A battery box near the trawl motor takes up valuable space on a boat. When you calculate that you need a second battery box for the battery to start your outboard motor, it only makes sense to put all the batteries in a box all the way in the front where there is no fishing space in a prize. Once you mount the new battery case in your boat and charge the three 12 volt batteries in it, the fun begins. Things You’ll Need
- Safety Glasses
- Wire rope bridge cutters
- Wire Stripper
- 3/8-inch wrench
- 7/16-inch wrench
- Connect the drive motor to the front of the boat. Most non-OEM drive motors either cover the stud bolts or use a screw clamp of some sort. Use your fingers to remove message nuts from a 50 amp manual reset circuit breaker. Safety glasses Don.
- Place the red cable ring terminal of the drive motor onto the switch post with manual reset 50A and tighten the circuit breaker nut perfectly. Cut a bridge cable, using pliers. The bridge must be of the same caliber as the motor cable and long enough to reach from the 50A circuit breaker to the positive terminal – marked “plus” – of the battery closest to the motor. Peel 1/2 inch of insulation from both ends of the bridge cable, using a wire stripper. Crimp a ring terminal on both ends of the cable.
- Place one of the bridge ring terminals on the unused position of circuit breaker 50A. Remove the positive terminal nut from the battery closest to the drive motor, using a 3/8-inch open wrench. Place the other end of the bridge ring over the positive pole of the battery. Secure the battery with the battery nut
- Cut two more jumper cables, long enough to reach from the negative terminal – marked with a minus sign – from the nearest battery to the motor trolley to the positive battery post in the center of the battery case. Cut the other enough to get between the negative stack positions closest to the engine and the outboard starter. Peel the ends of the two wires and snap ring terminals at the four ends.
- Remove the negative battery nut from the external starter battery, using a 7/16-inch open wrench. Remove the ground wire from the outboard motor of the battery in. Place the longest bridge ring terminal on the pole. Place the outboard motor ground wire over the pole.
- Remove the negative terminal nut from the center battery. Place the remaining ring terminal of the longest jumper over the negative pole of the central batteries.
- Place the black cable of the drive motor onto the negative pole of the central battery. Screw the nut back into the negative post, tighten tightly and you are ready to go.
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