Marine & Boat Battery Chargers
Looking for a new boat battery charger? You’ve come to the right place! No more getting caught out with an unexpectedly flat battery – take to the seas with confidence with our range of quality marine battery chargers from Outback Equipment. Buying a battery charger for your boat requires a bit of know-how, and we’re going to look at some of the key questions here. Not only is it important to get a high quality battery charger to make sure your marine battery is charged properly before going out again, but be sure to get the correct battery charger to match your batterys amperage.
The only time you would ever need a battery charger whilst out on the high seas is if you have an electric start motor, in which case you will need a marine battery that has to be in a battery box. Usually this battery has a high amp output and will be found on more expensive boats, with bigger motors. It will start your motor and then when wired correctly it can run your sounder and navigation lights which are a legal requirment when fishing at night.
What kind of boat battery charger do I need to buy?
The type of charger you buy really depends on the kind of boat and battery set up you are managing. Basically, you need to have a charger with the output voltage matching the output voltage on your battery. As an example, if you have a single 12-volt battery, you’re going to be needing a 12-volt charger. If you’ve got two batteries of 12-volts each in a parallel setup, then they’re still going to be outputting 12-volts, so you need a 12-volt charger. If your batteries are set up in a series, then they’re putting out 24-volts – so you’ll be needing a 24-volt charger. For a completely weatherproof, dust proof and fully sealed 12v battery charger we highly recommmend the RV & Marine battery charger from Ozcharge.
Does a higher voltage charger charge my batteries faster?
No, it doesn’t. As we mentioned above, you need to make sure your output matches the output on the battery charger. A 24-volt charger won’t charge a 12-volt battery faster – in fact, it’ll destroy your battery, destroy the charger and may start a fire. Check your voltage, and check that your charger matches your battery banks voltage output.
How many amps do I need for my charger?
Again, the amperage of your battery charger will depend on the size and type of your battery. If you have more amps it means that your battery is going to charge up faster. The output of your battery is known as amp hours, and if you want to find out how many amps you need to recharge your battery correctly, you must multiply the amp hours by 10%. For example, a battery with an amp hour rating of 80 will need a charger with 8 amps or more (Take 80, multiply it by 10% and you get 8). If you have three batteries with amp hour ratings of 80, then you’ll need a charger with 24 amps or more to charge them correctly (80, multiplied by 10%, multiplied by 3 gives you 24). You can also round up here and get a charger with 25 amps. If you aren’t sure what size your battery is, be sure to give us a call or check with the battery manufacturer.
How to Choose Your Marine Battery Charger:
When shopping for a new boat battery charger, you need to examine your battery and be sure to buy the right charger for your needs. We have a wealth of experience in supplying information and guidance on the right marine battery charger and can help you if you’re stuck – just get in touch with us via phone or email and we can get back to you with an answer. Make sure that you’re getting the right product for your needs when you shop with Outback Equipment. We’re the outdoor experts based in Brisbane and supplying products across Australia. Whether you need an on-board battery charger or a portable charger, for almost any size and style of boat.
Why shop with Outback Equipment?
We’re Australian owned and operated – We’re based right here in the south of Brisbane. If you ever need help with an order or a product, you can call straight through to our friendly local team.
Plenty of payment options – You can pay via PayPal, MasterCard, Visa, zipMoney, Afterpay, and direct deposit – whichever is most convenient for you.
Delivered to your door – You don’t have to worry about darting across town to grab your order. We deliver your goods straight to your door to save you time and energy.
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Stay in complete control of your 12v marine batteries with our range of boat battery chargers. For the best battery chargers for boats, shop online to find the finishing touches for your recreational marine vessel today.