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NOCO GEN3 30amp 3-Bank Charger

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Hey,

 

 I’m in the market to upgrade my on board battery charger. I’m looking for a 3 bank charger and came across this model. You guys recommend this brand and series, or have any pros and cons? I’m thinking 10amps per bank is plenty fast enough for me as well, but open to suggestions and options.

 

thanks in advance!

 

-Zildjian 

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I have that charger. Has been solid for 3 years. I can recharge my batteries in 12 hrs or less

 

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I have a 2 bank, 20 amp Gen2 Noco. Works great. Ran my batteries down the other week to almost nothing and they were charged up and ready to go fishing the next day (<12 hours).

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thanks guys! I’m torn between the GEN3Mini vs 30amp at the moment. more based on size, I don’t have much room to work with in my fuel/battery compartment, but I love the charging speed of the 30amp!

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I bought a new boat in the summer of 2016.  It came with a NOCO 4 bank charger.  In less than a year one of the banks went bad.  It was replaced and the new one has been going strong since.

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It's 10 amps per battery. 3 banks 10 amps each bank, not 30 amps for 1 battery.

Noco is a compact water proof unit that is very reliable.

Tom

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I read somewhere not to put the charger in same compartment as batteries, the gases produced do not mix well with the charger components. I read it on the internet so we all know it's true,,,right?? lol

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2 minutes ago, Rahlow said:

I read somewhere not to put the charger in same compartment as batteries, the gases produced do not mix well with the charger components. I read it on the internet so we all know it's true,,,right?? lol

Every boat I've ever owned had the charger with the batteries.  I've always pitched the lid as a matter of practice, but I know many do not with no ill effects.

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I agree J Francho, I do however think its a bad idea to have batteries and gas in the same compartment, just as I know how corrosive the gases are that are produced during charging, but what we gonna do?? LOL

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All but one had the gas tank as well.

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As does my Tracker,, gas and batteries. I installed the Charger in the compartment just forward of that. Simply because installation access for me was easier. ;=)

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Wet cell batteries produce gases while charging and the compartment shouldn't be closed it should be open when charging. AGM's eliminate the fumes when charging, another reason to upgrade, no corrosion issues.

Tom

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