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Old 25 July 2008, 09:52   #11
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Country: UK - England
Town: Bristol
Make: Honwave T35AE
Length: 3m +
Engine: Tohatsu 18hp
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I've had a Xantrex one for a few years now.

It's well made and has lasted well. I can leave it in the car unused for 6 months or so and it will still have a full charge when I come to use it again. It's bailed me out on more than one occasion!

Has an inverter which has come in handy at times.

Availability doesn't seem too good in the UK, think I bought mine from ebay for around 80

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Old 25 July 2008, 10:46   #12
Country: UK - England
Town: Blackpool
Boat name: Magic II
Make: Tohatsu 6.1
Length: 6m +
Engine: Evinrude 115 E-tec
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Originally Posted by IBWET View Post
Has anyone set up the aux to supply power to charge the batt ? I think the possibilities of finding the main battery flat after say an overnighter a little concerning and I'd like to have an answer before I need it.
I have my aux setup to do this, but I also have 2 batteries, one for engine start and one to power lights and instruments. The aux only charges the services battery, unless that happens to be fully charged then it will add the engine battery. Attached is a diagram that may explain better than words.

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