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captrsimon
01-23-2013, 12:29 PM
Starting to look into replacing the batty charger in the engine compartment. We have a house
bank, a starting battery, both on a switch. also a gen staring bat. The house bank is or will 2 6volt batteries.

The only loads on the rear house bank is 12 volt lights, water pump, the 12 volt side of a gas/elc frig and normal running of nav light and starting is done on this bank or starting battery. The rest of the 12 volt needs ie sound system, water pump for slide, marine radio and 1000 watt inverter/charger is on the front house bank of 2 6 volt batteries.

Looking for recommendations for a water proof, 20 amp, 2 to3 bank charger. Really don't think I need more amps do to size of bank amp/hrs and we usually run our Yamaha 2400 generator for 5-6 hours per day.

Stmbtwle
01-23-2013, 02:39 PM
Why does it have to be waterproof? Are you planning on sinking?

captrsimon
01-23-2013, 03:22 PM
Why does it have to be waterproof? Are you planning on sinking?

LOL I sure hope not. I have been waiting for this boat to come on the market for 3 year and finally got it this last summer. We love the layout. But to answer you question, when it rains really, really hard I do get some run off into the engine compartment. Just the designee of the boat. It just a CYA kind of thing

Stmbtwle
01-23-2013, 11:30 PM
Defender.com has quite an assortment of waterproof marine chargers. Can't speak for any of them though.

Note: the charger does not have to be in the engine compartment. Both of mine (solar & AC) are under the console in the cabin. Convenient too.

captrsimon
01-25-2013, 09:03 PM
Ok after considering what Stmbtwle had to say. Thanks for the response by the way! We are going to move the charger for the engine compartment to the back closet. This will only add about 6-8 ft in the overall length of the wiring. Think we are going with this charger but there is not a whole lot of reviews out there.http://www.pmariner.com/productFeature.php?ProductNum=63120. ProMariner Pronautic model # 63120. Does anyone hay any experience with this model or make?

Stmbtwle
01-26-2013, 01:04 AM
Some considerations on locating the charger: Ventilation (they can get hot). Moisture if not waterproof. Proximity to wiring (mine is right next to the AC and DC switch panels, and main power panel). Accessibility of controls/meters if any.