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Old 07 March 2019, 16:49   #1
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Charging battery ... what do you use

So my father used to use a standard car battery charger that plugged into the mains. Seemed to work. I note that there are specialist chargers out there, which are also quite a bit more expensive. What do you use to charge your boat batteries?

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Bog standard halfords charger for 2000cc diesel engines.

Charge overnight....works.

We have also got a RING jump pack that is very effective for unforeseen issues!

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Bog standard halfords charger for 2000cc diesel engines.



Charge overnight....works.



We have also got a RING jump pack that is very effective for unforeseen issues!



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Had a look at the RING jump start packs, they look really good! Have you ever used them? The ones I saw on amazon were around phone size, think it depends on the power of unit bought.

So unless there is a particular need to get a professional battery charger Iíll just get one from Halfords for the main charging duties. The professional ones are quite pricey!
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I use a Ring 12A Smart Charger – Charge and Diagnose, bought from halfords, good reviews.
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halfords charger never used owt else.
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Small solar panel, does the job
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Ctek mxs 5, but to be fair I've only just bought it, lot of fantastic reviews. To me the basic difference is a bog standard charger charge overnight/24 hours and disconnect. CTEK, put it on and forget about it. It will maintain the battery so your sure your good to go when you want to
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So my father used to use a standard car battery charger that plugged into the mains. Seemed to work. I note that there are specialist chargers out there, which are also quite a bit more expensive. What do you use to charge your boat batteries?

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That's all I use.
Not had a problem.
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Ctek 5 smart charger for all the 12v batteries I have.
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