Is the battery charger onboard my 27 ft cruiser a "trickle charger"?
Lastrapes Member Posts: 5 ✭
I am new to the cruiser boat scene and have questions that will make you veterans chuckle, but oh well....the batter charger onboard, is it a trickle charger so I don't have to worry about "over charging" or it becoming defective from staying on a few days?
If you have non-sealed lead-acid batteries, you should check the water levels a few times over the season, and refill when needed (distilled water only).
It won't overcharge unless you have a faulty battery, which is rare but it does happen. Easy way to check: after the batteries have been charging for several hours, put your hand on the side of each battery. If a battery is hot, it probably has a shorted cell. Replace ASAP. But again, it's a rare condition.
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