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CigarGuy

On board chargers

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CigarGuy

Gone thru 2 on board chargers in about 9 years. First one a Minn Kota and the latest one Cabelas-made by Guest. Both were 2 bank, 20amp, mounted in different areas. Am I expecting too much out of them or should they last longer? What are you folks recommending for chargers? Thanks.....

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Savage Brewer

This is the 7th year on my MinnKota 3 bank 15 amp charger, dont know how long they normally last.

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hitthebricks

my 2001 Crestliners 1st. one burned up after 2 yrs, second after 4 more, still have the one I installed, I think the dealer installed the cheapest they could find to cover the discount price I was quoted.

I think they are a hit and miss deal and depends on usage.

HTB

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bigdog

I have a Dual Pro that has been working for 13 years.

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BoxMN

Lost one bank of a 3 bank Guest, after about 10 years.

We will be getting a reman unit when we do, later this summer likely, or over the winter.

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Craigums

Just installed a NOCO GEN3 3-bank charger. So far I'm happy with it.

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MikeG3Boat

I have a dual pro sportsman edition 7 yrs still going strong.

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CigarGuy

Ok thanks-good info. I'm ticked at MinnKota, the charger I had from them only lasted 1-1/2 years and the inside turned to jelly. They have a rebate that ends today that brings the price on a 3 bank down to a decent number. The Dual Pro is about 60.00 more, Pro Fishing Supply has a refirb'd unit that brings it in line with the cost of the MinnKota. Now throw in the Noco, which looks to be a good unit-same 3 year warranty as MinnKota and great reviews and I don't know what to do. I need it at my house by Wednesday late afternoon, so what do I do?? I could hopefully pick up the MinnKota or Dual Pro at Pro Fishing Supply tomorrow if they have it or order next day shipping on the Noco in the next couple hours and have it here tomorrow or free two day and get it here Wednesday-hopefully by the time I leave town. The MinnKota 3 bank is a tank compared to the other units. What the heck do I do?

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CigarGuy

Will I had to move to get it here by Wednesday. I ordered the Noco, wasn't even on my radar-thanks for the tip Craigums! I will have a little over 200.00 into it and with my luck, I'll get 4 or 5 years out of it.

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Hookmaster

My Dual Pro is 15-16 years old and still charging.

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