Want to get rid of the ads? Become a member by registering today.
The Mariah Owners Club

Forum Left Top

Welcome to the The Mariah Owners Club.


Clean way to charge batts when shore power is avail.

Boating 101

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-17-2007, 09:31 PM   #1

Jeff Barnett is currently offline
Posts: 56
Status: In Limbo
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Gallery Images: 1


Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Send Jeff Barnett:
a Private Message
 
Default Clean way to charge batts when shore power is avail.

Hi folks,
I wanted to come up with a "cleaner way" to charge my batts, when at home or in a slip with shore power. Since my '96 Z255 has only one shore power outlet in the cuddy. I decided to add one aft under the engine cover on the port side gunwale.
It was pretty easy. I just got some marine grade romex cable and tapped into the load side of the original GFI outlet, ran the romex inside the port gunwale (really easy run)
it terminates under the engine cover, with a GFI outlet flush mounted in the gunwale.
I have a permanent mount dual battery charger and now I just plug it into the rear outlet, and can have the engine cover down, no extension cords coming out of the boat. Just connect the shore power cable and the batterys charge. The outlet also looks factory. I found it very simple and very useful. If anyone wants to see some pics I can post them.
Reply With Quote
  • Reply

    Bookmarks




    Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
     
    Thread Tools


    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    Problem w/ power engine cover joe2106 Original Mariah Talk 6 12-28-2007 04:12 PM
    Power ram for engine cover 97 Z222 Original Mariah Talk 2 11-12-2007 09:56 PM
    Honda 1000 Generator, to recharge dual batts Jeff Barnett Boating 101 5 09-21-2007 01:38 AM
    shore power hookup on a 96 z255 Jeff Barnett Original Mariah Talk 5 09-06-2007 06:26 AM
    For Sale: Mariah Power Seat Slider, eBay, almost over! 215Talari Mariah Parts For Sale & Wanted 0 07-24-2007 08:42 PM



    Forum Right Top
    Forum Left Bottom Forum Right Bottom
     
    Right Left
    Member Login
    Forgot password?
    Forum LeftForum Right

    About the Club
    Age of the Mariah Owners Club:

    Total Members: 17,353
    Total Threads: 12,594
    Total Posts: 67,360
    Find us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Subscribe to Mariah Owners Club on YouTube
    There are 185 users
    currently browsing forums.
    Forum LeftForum Right

    Find us on Facebook
    Forum LeftForum Right

    Club Sponsors
    Right Sponsor





    Forum LeftForum Right
    Right Right
    Right Bottom Left Right Bottom Right