External Battery Charger Recommendations

Discussion in 'Electrical Stuff' started by yobub, Nov 23, 2021.

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  1. yobub

    yobub Well-Known Member

    873
    Jul 29, 2016
    Northern Illinois
    1998 400 Sundancer
    Cat 3116's
    My external portable battery charger somehow disappeared from my garage, so I'm in the market for a new one. I use it to charge my Jet Ski Batteries over the winter, used it to charge my group 27 batteries on my runabout before I sold it, charge automotive batteries when someone leaves the dome light on, charge the spare 12v I keep on my workbench for electronics testing, etc.

    This is going to be for occasional home use, not charging batteries for a trolling motor or anything like that.

    I previously had a portable DieHard charger that supported AGM and flooded, had three different charging speeds from trickle to fast charge, had jump-start capabilities, etc. I was happy with it and probably wouldn't be replacing it if it hadn't disappeared.

    What brands and models have you all had good luck with?
     
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2021
  2. yobub

    yobub Well-Known Member

    873
    Jul 29, 2016
    Northern Illinois
    1998 400 Sundancer
    Cat 3116's
    Well, I found this option, but it isn't exactly what I was expecting. I'm afraid to ask whether any of you have experience with this model.
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  3. JHornsby3

    JHornsby3 Well-Known Member

    Nov 10, 2020
    Sheridan Oregon
    "Steele'y Tutz"
    1992 300 Sundancer
    Twin 4.3L W/Alpha One Gen II
    I've been using the same Harbor Freight one for many years now. All the part stores were closed but they were open. It's not in a very dry area because everything is wet this time of year with the high humidity and all the rain. Always works when needed so I figure I got my moneys worth out of it.
     
  4. paulswagelock

    paulswagelock Well-Known Member

    Oct 25, 2010
    pa
    2018 SDX 270 OB 300 Verado
    Verado 300

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