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Wheelhouse Onboard Charger - Charging Vex Battery?

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Would it work to run a set of wires from the deep cycle batteries to a Vex battery when the onboard charger is plugged in? Would this work to charge and maintain the Vex battery for extended periods? I was thinking of making a set of light duty (maybe 12 ga.) jumper cables with small alligator clips. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks

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I would think it would work, But I guess if I was going to do something like that I would just buy a cheap converter and plug my vex charger in to that. I plug mine in to my wall in my fishhouse all the time and am able to get a charge and use it at the same time if that was a consern.

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If you have a 110v outlet in your wheelhouse you could plug your vex charger into it and charge the battery while it is plugged in. I think an onboard charger would charge at too many amps for a vex battery. A 110v outlet would be easy to install if you don't have one.

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I was hoping to just jump from the deep cycle to the Vex battery, not a direct-dedicated connection to the charger. My thought was that the 13.8V float mode would maintain the Vex battery between fishing trips. I don't like to leave the Vex charger plugged in for more that 8hrs or so to prevent overcharging.

I'm still undecided on an inverter. I don't think I'll need 110V. All of the lights are 12V led and I won't be putting a tv in the house. Thanks for the input.

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Why not just run the vex off the deep cycle battery in the first place?

I also think that the high amp output of a onboard charger would damage the vex battery.

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