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bucketmouth64

3 bank charger

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I am in the market for a 3 bank charger. I see that FF has a ProMariner for sale $120. I believe it is a 15 amp. Is this a good brand? Is the 15 amp good enough or should I get the bigger one which I believe is 30 amp?

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I have a 30 amp (10,10,10)and it works great. I don't think I would go any smaller. I have 29 series batteries and it will charge them in about 7-8 hours. If you don't mind longer charge times the smaller one will be fine.

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I would go with either a 10,10,10, or a 10,10,5 like Deitz has. With the lower amp units it will take longer to charge the batt. back up.

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On mine each bank is isolated so you can have 2 banks hooked to the 2 individual batteries of the 24 volt system (A positive and negative wire for each battery). You do not need to disconnect anything just plug it in.

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Thanks. When hooking up to the batteries in a 24 volt system do I need to disconnect the two batteries for the trolling motor?

No. Just connect one bank to each battery and you're done.

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I was talked into a minnkota 315. 5,5,5 amp by a salesman at a central mn well known chain store. Works great!

Some say they would never go less than 10 amp/bank but 5 amp/bank is sufficient for most people. Plus its easier on the batteries long term. The charger itself was also about $100 less than the 3 bank, 10 amp (330). I think a lot of people get caught up that they need a minimum of 10amps..I was one of them. Its not too often my batteries are completely warn down where over night would not be long enough to top them off.

Most of the time in 4-6 hours I have three green lights with my 5 amp on my 27 series batts! I totally comes down to how much time there is between trips. But again, the 5 amp works good for me. $0.02

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I went to make some measurements in the compartment where the batteries are stored and found that the space is too small for a 3 bank charger. My single bank charger fits. My choices are to:

1). Mount a 3 bank charger on the back side of the hatch (only two screws would hold it).

2). Don't mount it and manually hook up the charger up after fishing.

3). Mount the single bank and buy a two bank charger and mount it on the hatch or manually hook it up.

Any opinions or suggestions would be helpful.

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You could mount it remotely. I have two batteries in a bow hatch and one in a rear hatch. I mounted the 3 bank charger under the console against the back wall where your feet go. The wires are then run 2 sets up front and one set to the rear. This keeps the charger in open air which is better for cooling also.

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