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rumeye

deep cycle chargers

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What be be the optimum rate to charge deep cycle batteries. And what amp charger is best to use.

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Find your self a portable 2/10/75 or simular with an automatic deep cycle setting. I have always been a low and slow guy so I have mine set on 2 amp automatic deep cycle.

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It really depends on how much you run them down and how quickly you need to be back on the water. Low and slow is great if you have them time, not so great if your batteries aren't ready to go when you are.

I think the most important thing is having an automatic charger that will trickle-charge your batteries to full capacity to top them off, then automatically maintain them once they're fully charged.

I use a dual pro 15 amp onboard charger for each of my batteries, it charges them quickly and keeps them ready to go. There's lower amp chargers available too that work just as well and cost less money, if you've got the time.

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I'm with perch jerker on this,but my dual pro is a 10,10,10.The big thing is i can fish all day. Plug it it when i get home, and have fully charge batteries in the morning.

Another nice thing is in the winter.The place i store my boat, i can call the guy and have him plug it in once a month to keep the batteries up and not over charge them if he doesn't unplug it for a few days.

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My old boat had a 10/2 on board charger. It would charge at 10 amps until it was 90% full and then top it off at 2 amps and then shut off. All the while telling you what stage it was at. That with an Optima battery was the ideal set up IMO.

I could recharge to 90 percent in a few hours and fully charge over night. The automatic shut off is good for the battery life too.

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IMO, a 5A or 10A charger is good for most people.

I prefer a 10A myself. Found that my batteries would be fully recharged after about 5-6 hours of charging on average.

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