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DonChowder
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24V Battery Chargers on the Cheap?


I recently rigged up my trolling motor to run on 24v instead of 12. But that basically makes my old 12v charger useless. I can always charge the batteries separate but I'd rather use a 24v charger instead of having to frick with the wiring each time. Problem is - they're dammed expensive. Cant find any on craigslist and Grainger wants over $100 for one. Any tips from you OBers?








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TexasTiger
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re: 24V Battery Chargers on the Cheap?


get an onboard charger...we have this one and its been a good one. and its on sale for 139.00

For what you are looking to do its going to be hard to find anything worth wild under a 100.00.

Onboard charger



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007mag
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re: 24V Battery Chargers on the Cheap?


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get an onboard charger...we have this one and its been a good one. and its on sale for 139.00 For what you are looking to do its going to be hard to find anything worth wild under a 100.00. Onboard charger
Best way to go. Always have charger with your boat and also maintains the starting battery






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DonChowder
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re: 24V Battery Chargers on the Cheap?


So this charger remains connected to your batteries and charges them when you come in to "port" and plug in the extension cord?





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TexasTiger
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re: 24V Battery Chargers on the Cheap?


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So this charger remains connected to your batteries and charges them when you come in to "port" and plug in the extension cord?


Correct

About the only issue is sometimes finding a place to mount the on board charger.



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ReelFun
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re: 24V Battery Chargers on the Cheap?


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I recently rigged up my trolling motor to run on 24v instead of 12. But that basically makes my old 12v charger useless. I can always charge the batteries separate but I'd rather use a 24v charger instead of having to frick with the wiring each time. Problem is - they're dammed expensive. Cant find any on craigslist and Grainger wants over $100 for one. Any tips from you OBers?





you are saying your 12volt motor is now getting 24 volts? that won't last long.






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TexasTiger
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They do make TM's that can be wired for both..

But you are right if he has a straight 12v TM he will burn it up.






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DonChowder
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re: 24V Battery Chargers on the Cheap?


Naw, it's a Motorguide that can be rigged both ways. I just chose 24V.





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Motorboat
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Naw, it's a Motorguide that can be rigged both ways. I just chose 24V.



Even though your TM is rigged for 24V, you charge the batteries separately. A two bank onboard charger can charge both at once. A three bank can charge you TM batteries and the starting battery



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laangler21
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24V Battery Chargers on the Cheap


Great white bufallo.

Depending on how quick you want your batteries to charge back up, depends on how much you are going to spend.
I have been trying to find a deal on a minn kota mk330, 3 bank, 10 amps per bank, retail for $300~






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