Your boat probably comes with more than one battery—a “house” battery for your on-board systems, and a battery or two to power your engine. After a day out on the water, your boat batteries will need to be recharged, and sometimes those batteries have different charge types. Luckily, there are single boat battery chargers that can charge two or three batteries separately, so you don’t have to lug around extra equipment.
Here’s what you need to know about chargers for multiple boat batteries in Houston, TX.
What kind of charger do I need?
Your charger size depends on the size and type of battery your boat uses, as well as your AC power—is it continuous or intermittent? If your boat spends most of the time at the dock hooked up to a power source, you can get away with a smaller charger. Generally, look for a charger that can handle all of the DC load plus about 10 percent of the batteries’ amp-hour capacity.
On the other hand, if you spend most of your time out on the water, you’ll want a charger that can recharge all the DC power load plus an adequate charge rate. You can determine the charge rate by dividing the amp hours available by the hours available. Of course, depending on the battery, the maximum charge amperage will vary. They typically range from 25 to 40 percent.
Our favorite multi-battery boat battery chargers in Houston, TX
If you ask the team at Texford Battery Co., ProMar chargers offer the best value for your money. ProMar chargers have several models that are quite advanced and loaded with features, without the high cost. For example, the ProMar1 charges two batteries separately or at the same time, and is waterproof.
ProMar chargers come pre-wired for easy installation, so even beginner boat owners can do it themselves. They feature an expanded LED status center, which offers an at-a-glance indication of AC power, charging status and readiness indicators. The multi-stage charging allows you to charge, condition and maintain your lead acid (flood) or AGM/GEL batteries, using the built-in safe maintenance mode.
The ProMar chargers also feature distributed-on-demand technology, which is designed to automatically charge and maintain your engine battery. At the same time, it can distribute up to 10 amps to your trolling motor batteries, so you’ll never be without sufficient power.
We also love ProMar’s built-in quality and safety features. The batteries are completely epoxy filled, which makes them waterproof and shockproof. They use dual in-line DC wiring, with safety fuses, reverse polarity and special ignition and temperature protection. All ProMar chargers come with a two-year warranty, as well.
Get help at Texford Battery Co.
If you’re still not sure what kind of charger you need for multiple boat batteries in Houston, TX, get in touch with or stop by Texford Battery Co. today. We have 90 years’ worth of experience helping our customers find the batteries and chargers they need. We look forward to assisting you soon!
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