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Old 04-11-2011, 02:17 AM   #1
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Quick Charge Select-A-Charge Portable 12 Volt 40 Amp Charger | ChargingChargers.com

This looks like the real deal for a portable charger to use with generator, but is it worth the cost?

$1,000 for Yamaha 2000w generator and $430 for this, so for $1500 shoud I just go solar??

They have a 25 amp for $294

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Why would you need such a heavy charge contraption?
Most MH's have a good charger, perhaps you need something to start a charge on a dead battery??
House battery dead for charging? start main engine and if all else fails, jumper cable (plus only) from car to house. And reverse true as well, Start genny and fill coach.

Taken of cource that override switches and other standard stuff is "out of order".

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Quick Charge Select-A-Charge Portable 12 Volt 40 Amp Charger | ChargingChargers.com

This looks like the real deal for a portable charger to use with generator, but is it worth the cost?

$1,000 for Yamaha 2000w generator and $430 for this, so for $1500 shoud I just go solar??

They have a 25 amp for $294

Gman
I happily use a schumacher sc-6500a 2amp, 10-20amp, 65amp start circuit charger.
it has a desulfation mode. it cost me about $65 at schucks auto supply in 2006.
i don't see that model on there website anymore but there is one that is similar and they have larger capacity chargers.

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Why would you need such a heavy charge contraption?
Most MH's have a good charger, perhaps you need something to start a charge on a dead battery??
House battery dead for charging? start main engine and if all else fails, jumper cable (plus only) from car to house. And reverse true as well, Start genny and fill coach.

Taken of cource that override switches and other standard stuff is "out of order".

Gerard.
I am purchasing a 5th wheel. I was looking for a portable battery charger to charge the battery bank. For the cost of this, I could replace the converter with a three stage charger.

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Gman ,

Then I assume your 5fth does not have its own genny.
Then the "outboard" generator is great (saw a few during my travels, stayed mostly at state parks - no services).
Indeed having a decent (3 stage) charger is a MUST. No cooked batteries.
My AK frend just got also a 3 stage for his 4winds, had a cooker too.
(I was afraid he would steal mine....)

Happy shopping, Gerard.
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The Schumacher SC-6500 is a great charger indeed. I have a version that is a couple of years old and it does a great job of maintaining all my batteries. If you have one close by, check with Tractor Supply Co. (is that only a 'southern' type store?) for the best price.

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