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catfishkid

more charging power out of motor?

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Is there an add on or higher output alternator that can be put on the outboard to run more accessories. or should i just get another battery.

thanks guys.

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I would go with another battery. I don't think you want to run too much off of the main battery.

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I know they make an on board battery charger that runs off the engine and also use it as a land base on board charger. But I think these are best for run and gunners or someone that trolls alot.

Contact ProFishingSupply.com and Dave will help you out. He is a great guy to work with and he knows what he is talking about.

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thanks guys. your right Dave is great. i bought my AA from him, very nice

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I know they make an on board battery charger that runs off the engine and also use it as a land base on board charger. But I think these are best for run and gunners or someone that trolls alot.

Contact ProFishingSupply.com and Dave will help you out. He is a great guy to work with and he knows what he is talking about.

Right, but the alternator still can only put out only so much.

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No, they don't make a higher output alternator / rectifier. Unfortunately it's not like a vehicle where they have different options.

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thanks guys that is what i was wondering. kind of like the alternator that you can get to run a wielder off your truck. only smaller for more goodies. plan B, another battery.

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