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Old 01 December 2014, 14:31   #1
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Shorepower or etec battery charger

Having sold the rib and bought an old mans boat I will probably be excluded from this august organ ! However my question is whether I should keep my new acquisition on shore power at home or my etec battery charger . Both batteries were completly dead when we got the boat having not being used for over a year.we jump started the engine for a seatrial and then put it on charge when we got home, after 24 hours it was holding charge and we were able to start the engine again and have a 2 hour run from Chichester to portsmouth and back . All went well and again the batteries are holding charge.so shore power or etec battery charger conditioner?
Maybe my last post before exclusion!
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Old 01 December 2014, 14:48   #2
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ETEC battery conditioners always for me. Shore power lead wont condition battery just keep a charge on the bit of it that holds a charge
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Old 01 December 2014, 15:01   #3
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Depends on what charger is used from the shore power system!
If its a conditioner then that's the one to use, if just a charger with no conditioner option, then as ian say;s the conditioner without a doubt. Have been using a Lidl (13.99) version now for 4 years on boat and kit car, there perfect !!
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Old 01 December 2014, 16:07   #5
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I will check the make of shorepower unit but I think it is a conditioner too, also with twin 110 Ah batteries do you need twin Etec chargers ?
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If those batteries were fully discharged when you got the boat, I'd question how good they are now.

Unless it's a smart charger, I'd defo go for conditioners. .
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Maybe my last post before exclusion!
Company Policy: No-one from the olden days shall be excluded due to getting old(er) and soft(er).

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So kind ,

I am a little disappointed Mollers failed to have a shot !
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Wilk is just keeping the door open for himself as he also drives an old mans boat. It may be an old man in denial but a rib with a cabin is another old mans boat
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Having sold the rib and bought an old mans boat
Looks good and space for the dog Will be interested in how you get on as I can imagine doing the same thing in the future... Though not just yet!

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