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Battery Charger Location

Category: Technical Help
Forum Name: Electrical Systems, Navigation and Safety equipment
Forum Discription: Problems or questions about Contessa electrical systems
Printed Date: 23 Feb 2019 at 11:05am

Topic: Battery Charger Location
Posted By: mcollen88
Subject: Battery Charger Location
Date Posted: 10 Nov 2016 at 9:42am
I have bought a Sterling Power battery charger and am wondering where to mount it.
Instructions say in a cool and dry place....
Any Thoughts ?

Posted By: Richard Ritchie
Date Posted: 12 Nov 2016 at 12:12pm
Mine is just inside teh quarter berth against the cockpit side, close above my power switches and close to the batteries.

Richard Ritchie
Badger of Baltimore
IRL 120

Posted By: waratah912
Date Posted: 13 Nov 2016 at 5:14pm
Depends how you're going to use it - if you use it when you're sleeping on board, then hide it away somewhere, particularly if it doesn't have a night mode and is fan cooled.
Mine is below and aft of the switch panel, works nicely as it has right hand cable entry which go through the "tunnel" bulkhead to the mains gear, and short run to the changeover switch on the forward end of the quarter berth. Having a solar panel in the cockpit when the boat's not in use means I only use it if we're living on board and running the fridge but not the engine.

Paul Smith
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Posted By: Gepke IV
Date Posted: 30 Nov 2016 at 8:48pm
Mine is mounted under the charttable locker. An excellent place and easy wiring.

Co32 "Gepke IV"

Posted By: doug
Date Posted: 03 Dec 2016 at 12:40pm
Originally posted by Gepke IV

Mine is mounted under the charttable locker. An excellent place and easy wiring.


I have just got a charger after years of getting by with a portable. It's fitted outboard/underneath the chart table as well and I also put a double 13amp socket in there. A handy place but a devil to work in so it is worth thinking out the set up carefully.

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