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Old 04 February 2007, 19:50   #1
Country: UK - England
Town: worthing
Boat name: ribtec 535
Make: ribtec 535
Length: 5m +
Engine: 2x 40hp mariner
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 22
Outboard engine Charger unit

I Have twin 40hp mariner pull starts and would like to introduce a battery on board for lights etc,
I heard that i would need a charger unit fitted to one of the engines to enable a trickle charge to the battery.
Does anyone know what the rough cost of this unit is and how easy it is to install.

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Old 05 February 2007, 03:27   #2
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Town: Stanley, Falkland Is
Boat name: Seawolf
Make: Osprey Vipermax 5.8
Length: 5m +
Engine: Etec 150
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 3,655
No idea about yours but I think a lot of engines, even little aux ones, have the facility built in to take a feed for battery charging? May just be a wiring job to connect it up?

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Old 05 February 2007, 12:12   #3
Country: UK - Wales
Make: Osprey
Length: 7m +
Engine: outboard
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 66
Outboard battery charging.

What you need is an outboard rectifier, you can get one from Abel Marine. I have been running one of their units on my Osprey for many years.

Connect the unit to the lighting/aux output on the outboard (mine were the ex RNLI Mariner(yammaha) 40's) then connect to the battery. Very simple
to fit.

The unit is fused and comes with a meter to see charge rate.

I have just fitted elec start so my rectifier unit may be on an auction
site near you soon!
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