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Old Yesterday, 01:59 PM
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Hey, I was wondering what the max length of extension cord is for a Dual Pro 6 amp 3 bank charger. I need to either get a longer cord, connect two cords or move my boat closer to the outlet.
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I couldn't find the manual for a Dual-Pro 3-bank/6 amps per bank, so here is Minn-Kots's chart. Their MK315 is 3 banks, 5 amps per bank.

How far are you trying to go?

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I am sure the input amperage is close enough to the Minn kota. I would think going with a 12 gauge is probably best no matter what length. But if cash is short do what you need. Bob
My concern with a light extension is related to the input voltage you get from the AC outlet. I am assuming your question is for charging away from home. I have found motels and small fishing resorts do not have the best AC hookups so the less voltage drop the better for chargers. I am surprised they don't have their own chart also. Bob

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My wife say's if I bring home one more extension cord, she's going to leave me.

I'll miss her,,,,,,

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Thanks guys, actually Bob, this is at home. I keep the boat parked on the street right now, so I don't have to move it every time my son wants to shoot hoops in the driveway. I can't get it in the side yard because the curb is too high. I think I have a 50' cord, but not sure. The cord works if I keep it right out front. However, I like to keep the boat on the other side of the driveway, so I don't have to move it on garbage day. From there, I only need about five extra feet of cord.
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Thanks guys, actually Bob, this is at home. I keep the boat parked on the street right now, so I don't have to move it every time my son wants to shoot hoops in the driveway. I can't get it in the side yard because the curb is too high. I think I have a 50' cord, but not sure. The cord works if I keep it right out front. However, I like to keep the boat on the other side of the driveway, so I don't have to move it on garbage day. From there, I only need about five extra feet of cord.

Just build a set of ramps so you can back it into the side yard over that curb.
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My wife say's if I bring home one more extension cord, she's going to leave me.

I'll miss her,,,,,,

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Old Yesterday, 07:59 PM
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I used car trailer ramps that I borrowed to get it out of the side yard this spring, because that's where I store it for the winter. They actually bent a little. Surprising, since a car weighs more than a boat. I built a ramp with packed snow to get it in. What a pain that was. I'm never doing that again. The pickup took out a couple of lilacs while slipping and sliding all over with wheels spinning. I think I will someday build a slope with dirt and gravel until I can cut out a driveway apron. Until then, I need to either park the boat in front to charge, then move it to the other side on garbage day, or get a longer extension cord.
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