Power First

We all love our toys and gadgets, but having a good power/electrical system should come first. These featured products will help keep your boat running and charged for more time at sea.


Maretron DCM100 DC Monitor

PROs:

  • Includes battery harness with fuse, and temperature sensor
  • Waterproof connectors
  • Sealed waterproof enclosure

CONs:

  • Amp-hour counting methodology never shows full battery

ProMariner ProNautic P 1200 Series

PROs:

  • Automatic temperature compensation and built-in safety
  • Power Factor Correction, global AC input
  • Works with Flooded, AGM, GEL and other batteries

CONs:

  • Cannot be paired with another charger for higher output

Victron BlueSolar Charge Controllers

PROs:

  • Environmentally friendly way to power a boat and its electronic devices
  • High-transmission tempered glass provides enhanced stiffness and impact resistance
  • Modules can be roof mounted

CONs:

  • Has a small 15 amp maximum on the 70/15 model

SmartGauge Battery Monitor

PROs:

  • No human interaction except for selecting battery type
  • Can track miniscule leaks/loads that shunts can miss
  • More accurate than traditional Ah counters

CONs:

  • No amperage display
  • Less accurate when battery bank is charging than discharging
  • Does not support lithium batteries

Victron Skylla-i Battery Charger

PROs:

  • Lighter and smaller than previous models
  • Charge process is easy to control due to the Control GX digital control panel
  • Li-ion (LiFePo4) ready

CONs:

  • Requires a large amount of current from the shore side supply

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