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    Question On board battery charger

    What amperage do you suggest for a 24 volt (2) battery trolling motor system?
    1) 10 amp charger... 5 amps each Battery
    2) 20 amp @ 10 amps each
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    3) a different amperage combo and what would it be?

    Keep in mind I'm not a captian for hire and its not like I would be going out all morning, coming back trying to re-charge and back out for an afternoon charter.

    I would be charging overnight.

    I would think a 10 amp charger would be fine, but want to hear what guys who actually run trolling motors do, cause I will be running one come spring...

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    I just bought 2 Guest 2611 chargers which are 10 amp or 5/5 per bank. I did a lot of research and like you, I don't need to charge quickly so these are ample.
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    Harry I bought the 2 bank Mincota charger i also charge overnite. I do believe it is 10amp or 5/5 per bank my batteries are the big group 31 batteries. I love the charger.
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    They transfer power to were it's needed when it's safe to do so ,meaning @ times you can get 10A to one battery if the other is full .

    If you have time between trips 5/5 is all you need , it's just SPEED for $

    If you want to do the math 12hr's x 5 amp = 60 amp's replaced ?

    Your good @ this kind of stuff , run the # first ......
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    Guest 10 amp 5/5 here to ,I leave mine plugged all the time it's always ready to go. From what I understand it is better to keep your batterys fully charged and they will last longer.I have a Riptide SP70 24 volt.
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    Been watching a couple 10 AMP GUEST chargers on e-bay & it looks like they're right around $115.

    Whats the difference between the 2610A & 2611A models ?
    I know they are probably generic photo's on e-bay but the 2611A model is pictured pre wired and says it is in the description. The 2610A does not show the wires nor does it say anything about it?

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    Why do you need a stinking on board charger,I just parrelled both batterys to the TM outlet then run the tm plug in series. Bought another plug and parrelled that to two quik disconnects.I can theN just plug my charger in them.No need for the extra wiring, headache of wiring, and weight up on the bow.I can use that plug for two 12 volt outlets also if I need to run spotlights or other things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brokebeach5011 View Post
    Why do you need a stinking on board charger,I just parrelled both batterys to the TM outlet then run the tm plug in series. Bought another plug and parrelled that to two quik disconnects.I can theN just plug my charger in them.No need for the extra wiring, headache of wiring, and weight up on the bow.I can use that plug for two 12 volt outlets also if I need to run spotlights or other things.
    You lost me Jeff ,,,,,
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    Click on the PDF file,I'll take a picture of my red plug tommorow.

    http://www.marinco.com/skudirect?skufield=2018PKG
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