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Old 21 December 2013, 15:46   #1
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Battery charger

Have my 90hp yam hooked upto 110amp leisure battery (gel cell)
What type of charger would be needed ?
Boat stored in garage and it's just to too it up if needs be

Posting a lot at moment as hoping by feb rib will get a wetting
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Old 21 December 2013, 16:16   #2
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Have my 90hp yam hooked upto 110amp leisure battery (gel cell)
What type of charger would be needed ?
Boat stored in garage and it's just to too it up if needs be

Posting a lot at moment as hoping by feb rib will get a wetting
I use one of these.

CTEK Multi XS 7000 Battery Charger

It's excellent.
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Old 21 December 2013, 17:10   #3
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If you are "just" using it to top up... almost any charger will suffice.

Its a different matter if you need to charge from flat - then you need more amps and hence a more expensive charger.

Not the right season ... but car boot sales are a good source of good quality chargers but you do need to know a good un from a bad un!
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Old 21 December 2013, 17:12   #4
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If it's in storage, grab an Optimate (or the cheaper version, which is just as good)
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I use big standard Halfords three stage charger works fine and I have a couple of Squadron 120ah bats.

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Old 21 December 2013, 17:27   #6
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So don't have to worry bout acid , gel , etc types
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if it's in storage, grab an optimate (or the cheaper version, which is just as good)
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Old 21 December 2013, 17:34   #8
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I use one of these.

CTEK Multi XS 7000 Battery Charger

It's excellent.
I have been very pleased with my Ctek charger.
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Ctek all the way! They can be left on without any damage, and can handle AGM's should you decide to upgrade batteries in the future. That is what I use to charge my Odyssey 925 AGM.
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I have a range of Cteks on my toys and have never had a problem with a charger. Another advantage is that my batteries are lasting a lot longer than ever before.
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