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reinita

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Posted: 06/24/19 04:15pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hello, everyone.

We fish from an Old Town canoe and recently got a deep cycle Expert Power battery for a small Minnkota motor.

I went to Advance Auto Parts to pick up a charger and they sold me a CarQuest battery charger/maintainer. It’s 3 amps, which i know means it’ll charge slowly. But I like that it has the maintainer feature.

How do I make sure I got the right kind of charger?

Thanks!


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Personally I'd have gone with a big Deltran Battery Tender but the one you have is fine. The one I have does 20 amps in "Boost mode" then it goes into maintainer mode till you are ready to use. and can be controlled via Wi-Fi (NOT Blue tooth) using a browser.

Kind of neat


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reinita

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Posted: 06/24/19 05:20pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thank you! We also have the battery in a MinnKota trolling motor power center. I connected the battery to that, then clipped the charger clips to the posts on the power center.

Double checking that that makes sense.

First timers here!

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Posted: 06/26/19 05:08pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

For the last 50 or more years i've charged most of my batteries with my Schauer 6 amp manual 6 volt & 12 volt charger. She has been very dependable.Over the years i've replaced the positive & negative cable ends a few times...[emoticon]

https://www.google.com/search?source=hp&........z.....0..35i39j0i131j0i10j38.A3DLRrFuxKs

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Posted: 06/26/19 05:26pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My Schauer battery charger is Model B6612.
It looks similar to the one below.

https://www.google.com/search?q=schauer+........EwGXoECAAQBg#imgrc=b5k51KdQYY2RkM:&vet=1

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