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Aquia Revenge posted 09-26-2007 12:44 PM ET (US)   Profile for Aquia Revenge   Send Email to Aquia Revenge  
I own a '88 Revenge WT WD and I would like to install Shore Power to be able to keep my duel battery set-up charged as well as being able to operate equipment while docked. Does anyone have any recommendations as to the type of equipment that I need and placement of this equipment as well. All suggestions greatly appreciated.
andygere posted 09-26-2007 07:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for andygere  Send Email to andygere     
Guest now makes an on-board charger that also allows you to use your 12 volt loads while connected to dockside power. I've seen them at West Marine, but they can probably be purchased from a less expensive vendor. I don't recall the model number off hand, but I was considering one of these for my Outrage Cuddy. This would probably be the simplest way to go, and appropriate for the light loads on a Revenge 22. True shore power systems are quite complex and expensive, and likely more than you need. Although these chargers are usually potted and listed as waterproof, I'd find a location in the cuddy or under the instrument panel, and use the wiring extension kit to get back to your batteries. Consider where you would connect the ac power cord when deciding where to mount the charging unit.
jimh posted 09-27-2007 01:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
See:

http://continuouswave.com/whaler/reference/images/electrical/ batteryCharger456x480.jpg

for a location (under the stern deck of your Whaler Drive model).

See:

http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/product/standard-item. jsp?_DARGS=/cabelas/en/common/catalog/item-link.jsp_A& _DAV=MainCatcat21276-cat600056&id=0043939018868a&navCount=2& podId=0043939&parentId=cat600056&masterpathid=&navAction=push& catalogCode=IH&rid=&parentType=index&indexId=cat600056&hasJS=true

for a typical unit. I am using the dual-bank 8-ampere model.

I do not have any permanent 120-VAC wiring on the boat. When at a dock I simply connect my charger to the dock power using a cord with appropriate connectors on each end.

Aquia Revenge posted 09-27-2007 02:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for Aquia Revenge  Send Email to Aquia Revenge     
Thanks for the feedback. I was looking at the ProMariner ProTech 1220i because I was informed that the waterproof models do not last as long as the interior mounted models. Any thoughts on this?

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