- Platinum Angler
- Posts: 1475
- Joined: Mon Apr 24, 2006 2:12 pm
- Location: Youngsville, NC
I'm pretty sure one bank per battery, but wanted to make sure, thanks!
2 years ago I bought a Cabelas ProSport 8/8 2-bank charger. Worked fine for the season, but I left it plugged in all winter "as adertised" to maintain the battery in "maintenance mode". Come spring (last year) the charge would not charge..no power light, no charge light. Called Cabela's, was informed that is was a "manufacturer's warranty", not their problem.
Two year warranty mfg warranty, so I sent it to Promariner. They repaired and returned it (internal fuse blown).
Again this past year, it functioned well through the season, charing and maintaing as required. Again, I left it plugged in all winter to maintain the batteries. In March of this years I untarped and discovered the power light was "ratcheting" on/off at one second intervals. I called ProMariner CS, my warranty on the original was now expired, but only a year since I had sent it back for repair the first time.
The CS rep was exceedingly assertive that the charger should not have failed and offerred to have me return it, not for repair, but for upgrade to a 12/12... at NO CHARGE!
Just this past week, I received a brand spanking new 12/12 ProSport (not a Cabela's "branded" ProSprt, but a genuine ProMariner!)
I have yet to install it in the boat (tomorrow project), so the jury is still out on it's long term performance. But I can and will say that ProMariner customer service and response to problems has been top notch. I feel that they have responded to my problems in a most professional and "customer first" manner.
So far, two thumbs up for ProMariner... also available at BPS and other fine tackle store. Gadget
BTW: my buddy has a Guest (don't know what model) and has had ZERO problems over the five years he has owned it.
- TT Gear Crew
- Posts: 2779
- Joined: Sun Apr 24, 2005 5:26 am
- Location: Fergus Falls, MN - Otterods - Hand Crafted High Performance Fishing Rods
I have 24v trolling motors and 12v general electrical system. I have 3 total batteries. I have a 3 bank charger.
Better to have and not need than to need and not have.
Otterods - High performance hand crafted fishing rods
It is the Extreme SE Pro Series charger also made by Dual Pro, and has "charge-on-the-run" technology built into it. (The trolling motor batteries will charge after the main battery has charged, which is great for especially long days on the water.) I've got 3 Optima batteries, and I've found the 2 trolling motor batteries only lasted about 2/3 as long as comparable sized lead-acids, with the size trolling motor I have. So having 'Charge on the Run' allows me to get through a 16 hour day on the water.
Like Mattman says, "It's better to have and not need, rather than need and not have..." or something like that.