on board charger opinions

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goingto buy a 2 bank charger. opinions on mfgrs and which ones to stay away from needed. looking at noco genuis and minn kota.any others any good for about 125$. thanks
 

Rabun

Senior Member
I'm running pro mariner 2& 3 bank chargers now. Only have two years on them so far but they have been fine.

My previous boat went through three of them over 14 years. Corrosion was the culprit. Whatever u get choose a mounting area that stays dry or at least dries out when it does get wet even though they are waterproof. That was my issue before...floor mounting and it never seemed to dry out under the unit. In hind sight I should have elevated some to allow air flow under it.

Lets us know what choose.
 

REUSSERY

Senior Member
pro mariner 3 bank has served me well on my carolina skiff. so much so, I bought a two bank and installed it on my pontoon
 
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really leaning towards the noco genius mini 2 bank 8 amp. will mount on floor with standoffs. thanks
 

BoosterC

Senior Member
If you have a separate cranking battery and a 24 volt TM I would highly recommend a 3 bank charger. I have had a 2 bank Dual Pro charger for 20 yrs. I also have a 3 bank Bass Pro model that I have had about 8+ yrs... no issues with either model. Keeping them dry and allowing good air circulation (they can get pretty warm during a hot summer night long charge) are the keys.
 
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will ponder the dual pro. have 12v tm and starting battery. dont need a 3 bank
 

61BelAir

Senior Member
I have a Powermania 2 bank that I chose because it is designed to work fine with an extension chord whereas most chargers either won't work correctly or will just burn out on a chord. It is advertised as bringing a dead battery back in 4 hours. I don't doubt it because it will fully charge two that are very low in no more than 6. My boat is set up for 24v trolling and 12v cranking. I fished at night a lot this winter and started running a 4th battery just to run my fish finders because my cranking battery would get really low running those and safety lights for hours without running the big motor. I picked up a Cabela's 2 bank charger and it definitely doesn't charge as quickly as the Powermania.
 
I too am in the market for one. Good advice rabun as my last one was mounted on the floor under the front deck. Think I'll give it a extra inch of air flow when I replace it.
 
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