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Guest Pro Chargers 5-3-00

*ebijack-  Please Welcome our host tonight SUE DELEY'S !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
*ebijack-  clap clap clap
*Driftr-  hi Sue
*Swat1-  Time for an electrifying chat...:-)
*Juls-  welcome sue!! clap clap clap
*ETT-  clap clap clap
*SdDoc-  clap,whistle,clap
*Driftr-  clap clap clap
*Juls-  cute swat
*Team Dunn-  clap clap clap
*ebijack-  sue, how about starting us off with a bit of info on how you started working for guest chargers
*Sue D.-  It's good to finally be here. many thanks to all that assisted.
*Sue D.-  Well, I took that job as a temp, than my boss left, then I got the chance to try and assist all the fishermen & women out there.
*ebijack-  sue, what do you think the biggest advantage to using a guest charger is
*Team Dunn-  What is the biggest advantage to using your product?
*Sue D.-  It has to be that your batteries are always ready when ever you are. The second big plus is that when you are tired after a long day of good fishing you don't have to fool around with your batteries or multiple chargers
*Sue D.-  ebijack, I heard that we have you spoiled now!
*Fisherman-  Good point ,but they have to be plug in which I forgot to do. Be rite back
*ebijack-  sue, about how many chargers does guest manufacture every year
*Jim Alton-  And how many different models?
*ebijack-  i have to admit sue...after many years of using non- onboard chargers, the guest does a better job
*ETT-  ebi is yours 10 amps per bank ?
*Team Dunn-  How does a Guest Charger compare in price on average to other chargers
*Sue D.-  Tough question, since we make so many different types, with new chargers coming out all the time.
*ebijack-  yes ett...3/10amp banks
*Swat1-  I agree Ebi it is nice to just plug one plug in at the end of the day and have all the batteries ready to go in the morning
*Sue D.-  For the waterproof models, our most popular chargers, we currently make 6 for fishing, plus a new line for cruisers that is another 4
*Nate-  Do you have a 2 bank one?
*Sue D.-  Prices on Guest chargers tend to be lower than the transformer based models.
*Jim Alton-  I'd rather carry a 3 pound extension cord than two 50 pound batteries. 
*Fisherman-  It does make things alot easier, just plug in and your ready to go next day
*Sue D.-  yes Nate, we have 2 different models, one at 5 amps per bank and one at 10 amps. Both can do either 12 or 24 volts. 
*Jim Alton-  Sue, should other electronic equipment be disengaged when hooking up the charger?
*Sue D.-  no, you can leave all your equipment connected. You could even run your livewell if necessary.
*SdDoc-  difference between your product and that from charging systems International
*Guest#1 saugeye-  can you charge off the main engine while running 
*ETT-  sue do your chargers have reverse polarity protection?
*Sue D.-  Guest is a 3 stage electronic switching charger and CSI is a transformer based unit. Biggest differences are charge time and the fact that our charger maintains instead of monitors
*Sue D.-  No, you need the AC to plug our charger into.
*SdDoc-  what does that mean, sue?
*Sue D.-  Yes, our chargers are reverse polarity protected with an inline fuse.
*eyesrfn-  Sue can a person isolate from a bank charging system to charge while making a run?
*Sue D.-  Our chargers will not operate from your alternator, but we do have other equipment that will allow you to charge from your alternator.
*Sue D.-  eyesrfn, I don't understand your question.
*ebijack-  sue, is guest chargers actively sponsoring fisherman?
*Sue D.-  Well.... we do assist in some cases, but not all.
*eyefish(mi)-  They do help us out 
*eyesrfn-  do you have to switch over if you are charging off your main motor before you can plug into a charging system?
*Sue D.-  No, you do not. You hook the charger up to your batteries and leave it attached.
*eyesrfn-  cool thanks
*Sue D.-  eyesrfn I hope I answered you question, and you're welcome.
*ebijack-  sue, what's guest's web site address
*eyefish(mi)-  Sue sorry im late, but did guest sign the deal with Lund
*SdDoc-  sue, could you explain in terms for that i can understand the difference between csi and your product?
*Sue D.-  To get to the Guest site, you can go two ways. The main site is guestco.com, or chargepro.com for just the waterproof chargers. It doesn't show all the new products yet as the updating should begin next week
*Jim(Alberta)-  Sue....do you have access to a list of distributors
in Canada?
*Sue D.-  Sd certainly. The transformer based chargers are linear.
*Sue D.-  ebi , a full y charged battery should float at 13.3 to 13.5 volts DC
*Sue D.-  If your batteries are going bad, the charger will normally stay in the absorption mode. 
*ETT-  depending on the age of the battery
*eyefish(mi)-  Sue is it true that some of the other chargers will charge your batteries to 15 volts and over
*Sue D.-  many times the transformer based units will start at very high voltage.
*Jeremy(WI)-  my mercury charges mine to over 16 volts
*ebijack-  your boiling it at that high a voltage jeremy
*Sue D.-  I should say that Guest does make a transformer based unit
*Sue D.-  definitely. A charger that is going that high will harm your batteries and shorten their life
*eyesrfn-  Sue by overcharging a battery can you hurt the life of the battery?
*eyesrfn-  thanks
*Fisherman-  That's what's so nice about that trickle charge feature
*SdDoc-  how much heat is generated by your units?
*Sue D.-  Yes, plus you will shorten the life of the battery
*Swat1-  Don't all chargers use a transformer to drop from 110 to 13 volts???
*Sue D.-  Our chargers will get warm to the touch, but not so warm that you can't leave you hand on it.
*Sue D.-  We do use transformers inside our chargers, but it is based on other electronic components.
*Swat1-  Ok Thanks
*Jim Alton-  I may have missed this... do you have a unit that charges from the main engine as well as from an AC power source?
*Guest#1 saugeye-  sue, do you recommend any certain battery with guest?
*Sue D.-  Sorry, almost missed a question. Our chargers do not trickle. They provide enough voltage to prevent the batteries from discharging themselves.
*Sue D.-  Jim, not at this time.
*Sue D.-  Guest does not recommend any particular battery. We work with any of them.
*ebijack-  sue, will the guest chargers ever boil a battery? over a long period of time
*Sue D.-  I have seen chargers boil batteries when there was a problem with the battery or when the charger was used as a power supply. 
*ETT-  very technical subject Sue, I would not be comfortable in the hot seat. NICE JOB
*prairiepillow-  I left mine on off and on all winter and it did not seem to hurt them any.......
*Sue D.-  I have not seen the chargers boil a battery when used as recommended .
*Sue D.-  ETT Thanks!!!!
*eyefish(mi)-  ebi that's the reason i use Guest, i can leave my batteries in my boat all winter and i haven't lost one yet
*Jim Alton-  You're right ETT.. hard to answer these questions in 10 words or less.
*Sue D.-  I put a 2613 charger on my Dad in laws boat 2 years ago,. He never fishes and his batteries are ready to go!
*ETT-  i case you want to borrow it ???
*Sue D.-  eyefish, how old are your batteries?
*eyefish(mi)-  new boat this year Sue but I have had them 3 years 
*Sue D.-  ETT, I have already told him that I am tired of storing the boat. I want to go fishing!
*eyesrfn-  just hook up and go
*Sue D.-  You should get at least another year or two out of them eyefish
*eyefish(mi)-  I try not to keep a boat that long Sue
*Sue D.-  well, couldn't you just switch batteries? And charger!
*ebijack-  sue, for most fisherpeople, do you recommend the 3/10amp or the 2/10 and one 3 amp charger
*Sue D.-  Depends on how often you fish. Each case is a different application.
*ebijack-  sue, what locations sell guest chargers
*Sue D.-  Alot depends on how often you fish and how quick you need your batteries back up.
*Jim Alton-  Ok... here's a case.. I don't fish regularly... but when I do... it's every day for a week or two. I have a single 12 volt trolling motor.
*Sue D.-  i would suggest for jim a 2613 (5,5,3) put both 5 amps to the single trolling battery.
*eyeman-  wow.....real hoppin place tonight
*ETT-  Sue maybe you could discuss amp hours and how to properly size your boats batteries
*ETT-  and of course the required charger
*Sue D.-  Our chargers are sold all over. 
*Sue D.-  ETT, I am still somewhat new at sizing batteries. But I can do great with chargers!
*ETT-  OK thanks
*ebijack-  are there any more questions for our host tonight?
*Sue D.-  Come on guys!
*ETT-  again Sue nice job
*Jim Alton-  How much for the 2613?
*ebijack-  I'd like to thank SUE DELEYS for doing a great job tonight!!!!!!!!!!!
*Sue D.-  Retail price for a 2613 is in the $175.00 range.
*eyesrfn-  good job sue
*Jim Alton-  About $1.5 million Canadian.. ;-)
*prairiepillow-  great job sue!!!
*ETT-  clap clap clap clap
*Sue D.-  No, Thank you Ebijack, for allowing me and my bad typing in!
*ebijack-  clap clap clap :)
*Jim Alton-  Thanks Sue... you did a great job.
*Jim(Alberta)-  right on, Jim!
*ebijack-  thanks sue..you did good! :)
*Driftr-  THanks Sue....Great job!!!
*Jim(Alberta)-  thanks for the info, Sue!
*Swat1-  Thanks Sue a truly electrifying chat...... Or you could say I really got a charge out of it tonight...:-)
*Guest#1 saugeye-  thanks sue
*Jim Alton-  booo
*Sue D.-  Toll free is 1-888-483-7865. 
*Jim Alton-  Check out their web site... www.guestpro.com
*Sue D.-  Or e-mail at info@guestco.com


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