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Old 03-27-2014, 11:48 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by Capthead View Post
I lived in a marina for 30 years and we has derelict boats with no batteries that sat there for years. If you go chasing "IF'S" you will have a long day. Still 34 years later we don't get that many sinking boats. Good maintenance is the best insurance.
My T105's are 6 years old and still running strong. My charger must be very smart. I see zero advantage in not keeping the charger on. Your batteries may last a little longer than mine but the $ savings is negligible.

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Old 03-27-2014, 01:36 PM   #22
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Thanks, Larry and Stretch. You just helped me decide whether to keep my old 3-bank low output charger hooked up now that I have a new 55A single-bank charger to install. It'll be much simpler to just install the new charger in its place to charge the house bank using existing wiring and circuit breaker and leave the old charger disconnected as a spare. I also have the combiner available (selectable on/off) if I need to share the charge with the start battery.

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