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steveben posted 11-02-2007 08:04 PM ET (US)   Profile for steveben   Send Email to steveben  
My batteries ran dry (cooked). Just bought 4 new sears group 31 agm's. I also put in 2 ACR blue links (spring).
Questions: 1. when and for how long should the battery charger be put/left on?2. on battery switch panel, I was told to run on ALL, all the time. Whaler sez thats a no. no.
can someone clarify ? is there a rule of thumb for charger on/off and batteries
handn posted 11-03-2007 02:21 PM ET (US)     Profile for handn  Send Email to handn     
When running, your starboard switch should be on 2 and port switch on 1. When not running or using the boat, I turn both batteries off.
If you plug into shore power or run the generator turn the battery charger switch on on the AC panel. The battery charger switches to trickle charge when the batteries are fully charged so it doesn't hurt to run the charger all the time.
I let my batteries go too long and cooked the generator battery. It and the amidships starboard battery (there are two) seem to need water more often attention.
Let us know how the agm batteries work out.
steveben posted 11-04-2007 09:58 AM ET (US)     Profile for steveben  Send Email to steveben     
thanks- I also use the acr blue links.
if your in the market for [batteries] sears makes a group 31 with 1150 cca that is private labled by oddsey. oddsey is hands down the best on the market. sears charges 239 vs oddsey which is 30-40% more. beacuse of my acr links people are telling me to leave switches on "all"
any thoughts

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