Hi Chuck, >From working in a hospital I've had the opportunity to become familiar with batteries of every variety from A (alkaline) to Z (zinc-air). My experience with lead-acid batteries is this: They do well when they are on a trickle charge all the time. They don't do well with being completely discharged, except the ones designed as "deep cycle".. But this website is much smarter than me and has info about charging levels. Hope it helps. http://batteryuniversity.com/learn/article/charging_the_lead_acid_battery
Gary Webb On Tue, Dec 16, 2014 at 5:13 PM, Chuck Alexander < chuckalexan...@centurylink.net> wrote: > > Folks: This coming Spring (barring more health problems etc) my wife > and I plan to go fishing at LEAST a cpl times per week. My question is > about a trickle charger for my deep cycle battery I use to power my > trolling motors (we use two to get to where across the lake and back,then > the foot controlled one to troll the shoreline hunting for bluegills and/or > bass “on the bed”. Anyway,, till now, I have to heft my 50-60 pound battery > into my workshop, put it on the 2 amp setting on my 2/6/55/jumpstart big > battery charger, then lug it back into the back of the boat to go fishing > again. It’s been either that, or risking the charger getting rained on and > ruined, or electrocuting somebody. Anyway, this charger from Harbor freight > in the hyperlink below is a 3/4 amp trickle charger/maintainer. > > What I’m wondering is (even if it takes a cpl days to do it) is will this > little charger charger my 105 amp hour battery?? The manual with it says > it’s for batteries that are from 5 to 125 ah batteries. The 125 is more > than the max 105 listed, but I have read where ppl say YES it will charge > my battery, and others say NO it won’t. Truth probably lies in the middle > as in like I said, I think it will, but may take up to a cpl days to do so, > depending on how drained the battery is. Anybody here tried a charger like > this?? Reason I want this is because I plan to make a “bass boat” out of my > jon boat be decking it with plywood in the front and back, so we have a > place to stand up while fishing as my back starts to hurt if I sit all day, > so I plan to “permanently” mount this charger on my stern plywood piece, so > that all I have to do it run the extension cord to the boat and let er rip. > Thanks a lot. Chuck > > > http://www.harborfreight.com/12-volt-deluxe-battery-maintainer-and-float-charger-61911.html > > -- > -- > You received this message because you are subscribed to the "VFB Mail" > group. > > To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org > To unsubscribe from this group, send email to > vfb-mail-unsubscr...@googlegroups.com > For more options, visit this group at > http://groups.google.com/group/vfb-mail?hl=en > > VFB Mail is sponsored by Line's End Inc at http://www.linesend.com > --- > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups > "VFB Mail" group. > To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an > email to vfb-mail+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. > For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout. > -- -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the "VFB Mail" group. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com To unsubscribe from this group, send email to vfb-mail-unsubscr...@googlegroups.com For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/vfb-mail?hl=en VFB Mail is sponsored by Line's End Inc at http://www.linesend.com --- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "VFB Mail" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to vfb-mail+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.