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On Board Charger

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Just got a new pro v and wanting to put in an on board charger, wondering what brands are a solid choice.

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I also have the minnkota, and it has worked great for me. I also have had the guest on my last boat, that also worked well.

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I currently run 2 Minn Kotas and no issues, had issues in the past fith Guest, also ran Pro Mariner for a season but no long term experience with it...Mine are plugged in 24/7/365 when not on the water...

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guest and cabelas brand...5 and 6 years. Both running perfectly and one of the best desicions I made. (AGM Batteries)

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Dual Pro is a good brand and a "repairable" charger (The Sportsman and Pro).

Minn Kota is non repairable and "throw away". I was unaware of this before

my MK345 started losing banks after the three year waranty ran out.

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After doing a lot of research last spring, I used my cabelas points on an onboard charger and have been pleased. It's only got one year on it though, but so far so good

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I had a proMarine for 3 years and it went to dump. My buddy had the same one and his lasted the same amount. I won't be purchasing that brand again.

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My Promarine took a dump last year. It worked well the first season. 2nd season, the casing cracked and gotten real hot and bank 3 stopped charging. Just recently bought a Minnkota 345PC only b/c Minnkota has $50 rebate. Basically, I bought a MSRP: $400+ unit from a can't name HSOforum with rebate. Total: $272.00

Heard lots of good things about the chargers mentioned above but the prices turn me off.

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I have a duel 10 amp charger in my boat that I bought in 1988, 25yrs ago that is still working and on its second boat. I don't even remember where I bought it and without looking at it don't know the brand. It has duel needle dials that show the percentage of charge. Now that is getting your money's worth.

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Minn Kota is non repairable and "throw away". I was unaware of this before my MK345 started losing banks after the three year waranty ran out.

How did you figure that out. I had issues with mine all of last year and opted to take it out just yesterday and thought I might try to repair it before the season

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How did you figure that out. I had issues with mine all of last year and opted to take it out just yesterday and thought I might try to repair it before the season

My red light went on the number one bank and would not go off. I checked the fuse by the battery and replaced it. It blew again right away. Minnkota said the bank was shot. You may be able to fix it yourself, but when I called Minnkota, they told me that they couldn't or wouldn't fix it. I used it with two banks for a bit and then another bank went out.

I called Dual Pro and they told me that if a bank goes out on theirs, they can fix it (Pro or Sportsman).

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Minnkota dual bank (don't know the model off hand) but going on year 5 or 6.

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In 2006 I put a Minn-Kota onboard charger on my Cristmas list. Well Santa showed up with an $89 shumacher two bank charger. It's has worked perfectly ever since. I guess sometimes Santa knows best.

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