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Date Posted: 21:24:54 25/11/2012 Sun
In reply to: Pete 's message, "Re: Mains charging systems" on 22:12:49 06/11/2012 Tue

>Thanks Pete, much appreciated I'll certainly take a look at this unit. Have just found the boats mains wiring to be dangerous so have spent this months allocation on trying to fix this up!

Regards, Mike.

>Hi mike
>On my previous boats I fitted a waeco charger (iu152 I
>think) and have moved over to my seamaster.
>It's a great little unit that I leave connected all
>the time and has not let me down even over the winter
>It has trickle/condition mode to keep batteries
>healthy and I fitted the remote control unit so that I
>can see at a glance what the unit is doing as it is
>under the floor near the battery compartment.
>It has the facility to run a leisure circuit as well
>as starter battery and always keeps them in good
>One word of advice if you do go for the remote control
>unit, make sure that the rc unit is the correct
>colour, black for the older version, silver for the
>newer version, they look the same but are not
>Coastwise I think about 300 for the charger and
>approx 50 for the rc unit.
>I wouldn't be without mine but there are cheaper units
>out there
>>A little advice please about charging the boats
>>batteries. I have just bought my first Seamaster, a 30
>>fitted with twin Thorneycroft engines. She's fitted
>>with twin battery banks and separate split charging
>>systems. I would like to be able to charge / condition
>>the two banks, but would like to hear from forum
>>members as to their experience and preference as to
>>what charger to purchase. My thanks, Mike.

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