Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
Sign in to follow this  
waterwolff

battery question

Recommended Posts

If I install two 12 volt batteries in my fishouse connecting them together in parallel so as to maintain my 12 volt output but doubling my reserve capacity. With both batteries having equal characteristics. Could I than connect them to one trickle charger. Would they both charge at the same rate or would the battery with the charger leads hooked up to it charge at a higher rate . I really do not want to spend the money on a two bank charger if I can at all avoid it

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Shouldnt be a problem. Most big trucks run two batteries and if you need to charge the battery you just hook up to one as long as they are hooked together.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest   
Guest

When they're in parallel like that, think of the two as one big battery. In the parallel setup, you still have one of each lead. You just have twice the reserve.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have my boat hooked up to two batteries this same way. My trolling motor runs forever on them. I do have a problem recharging them though, I have an automatic charger that never shuts off on them when they should be full. I can leave them on a full charge or a trickle charge for very long periods of time and no luck. If I disconnect them from each other I can charge each of them individually to a full charge in a 1/4 of the time. Does anybody else have this problem?
Thanks for the help, this forum is the best!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Bushwacker thats what these batteries appear to be doing it seems like they keep taking a charge when they should be fully charged what brand name charger are you using

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You should be able to equalize the charge by placing the Pos on one of the batteries posts and the Neg on the other battery. If one battery is weaker it will draw more of the charge. .02

Ret-ro smile.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Waterwolff,
I use a Sears DieHard Automatic charger. It has worked great in every other situation I have tried it in, from jumpstarting to trickle charging. What charger do you use?
Bushwacker

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Shumacher automatic I think tomorrow I'll disconnect them and measure the voltage between the posts maybe I have a bad battery these came out of my boat so they may be pretty beat up but was planning on replacing them next spring anyway.
Mike

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this