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Old 03-14-2021, 07:16 AM
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Buddy is picking up his boat and was telling me he had the Charge unit installed, he was raving about it so i did some research, tnat is a pretty neat unit for sure, makes other chargers obsolete it seems.Any thoughts?
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Old 03-14-2021, 08:20 AM
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Nice unit - no doubt.

https://power-pole.com/charge


Essentially a combination unit that is charger, emergency start - so it apparently contains a battery, and some line switching capability.

By all means, if you like it go for it.

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Or if you have multiple batteries in the boat and jumper cables, you can do essentially the same thing for the bulk of the applications.

But, if you like it - I expect that it will do a nice job for you and your boat and power needs.
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Old 03-14-2021, 09:26 AM
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Buddy is picking up his boat and was telling me he had the Charge unit installed, he was raving about it so i did some research, tnat is a pretty neat unit for sure, makes other chargers obsolete it seems.Any thoughts?
Very cool for sure. I would be a tad concerned about sending power to my trolling motor battery from my start battery and this thing for any reason failed. Would for sure consider it when its a little more proven out. If for any reason your motor won't fire up on the emergency start I am sure the cranking will be very limited.
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Old 03-14-2021, 10:06 AM
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Very cool piece of gear. I’d love to have one on my boat, and I would have one, but then I saw the price. They’re pretty proud of it. I can’t justify that cost for a battery charger. I’ll have to wait until it gets more affordable. Which will likely never happen lol.

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Old 03-14-2021, 10:36 AM
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Bbheli would not be to worried about sending power from your start battery’s to trolling battery’s. I had minnkota alternator charge system on my last two boats. I did not have any issues. Gives me a little more electric motor run time during the day. Helps if I do not have a place to plug the boat in. Depending how much you are running the main motor of course. This is just a way more advanced setup then mine. Plus a battery charger. If I am not running the main motor much. I would like a little more amps on the power pole charge. Say 10 amps plug in charge instead of 5. Good chance I would go with the charge if setting up a new boat.
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Old 03-14-2021, 11:58 AM
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As a troller i would be running my 15hp kicker all day so that would be powering the TM batteries too.
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Old 03-14-2021, 08:27 PM
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Bbheli would not be to worried about sending power from your start battery’s to trolling battery’s. I had minnkota alternator charge system on my last two boats. I did not have any issues. Gives me a little more electric motor run time during the day. Helps if I do not have a place to plug the boat in. Depending how much you are running the main motor of course. This is just a way more advanced setup then mine. Plus a battery charger. If I am not running the main motor much. I would like a little more amps on the power pole charge. Say 10 amps plug in charge instead of 5. Good chance I would go with the charge if setting up a new boat.
Thanks for the feedback. I really like the concept. Not so much the price but that one time you turn they key and ut,oh...... Guess it would be worth it.
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I have one in my boat and will never own another boat without it. It is legit!


The ability to change what batteries are getting juice while you're running is nice. I can either send full power to my trolling motor batteries while still getting some juice to my main or vica versa is slick.

I run my trolling motor hard all day and have yet to even come close to running out of juice.

I haven't had to use the Emergency Start function so I can't comment on it.


But I also like the fact that I can check my batteries from in the house without having to even go outside to look at the lights. With the app I can see everything from inside.


Expensive yes, but worth every penny in my opinion.


It is a touch smaller than my older MinnKota PC460 and about the same weight. It mounted in the same spot as that. Just had to make new holes for the mounting screws.


I have the CMonster Gateway as well so I can monitor my batteries through my Lowrance units and also control EStart throught them if needed.


Only thing I would like to see is them add the ability to adjust the power direction through the gateway on the graphs rather than the app. But regardless, it works really good.
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Old 03-20-2021, 05:23 PM
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So...Chris
My question is what kicker do you have? I have the 15 HP E Tec so does it put out enough amps at idle or slightly above to push a charge out to the TM batteries
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Old 03-20-2021, 06:37 PM
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As a troller i would be running my 15hp kicker all day so that would be powering the TM batteries too.
How many amps is your trolling motor putting out at trolling speed/rpm?
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