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  1. The batteries have only dipped below 12v on two occasions, both in the last few weeks. When we notice them getting towards 12v the charger we currently have goes on to keep them topped up. The solar panel has actually kept them at around 14v for most of the day today as we've had a clear sunny day here, so we've had no issues at all, the batteries lasted fine over night. We don't think they're shot, but agree that if we don't get a proper charger fitted then we will have problems in the foreseeable future. We've just ordered a C-Tek, for delivery tomorrow. Thank you for advising on the br
  2. Hi all, Thanks for all the replies. Just to clarify - the batteries themselves are fine (as far as we can tell), but once the sun goes down and the solar is no longer topping up the batteries the charge in the batteries is used through the evening on lighting the boat, keeping the fridge on, use of the water pump for washing etc. By morning we still have charge but not quite enough to have the light/fan on in the bathroom, the shower pump and water pump going to shower 2 adults. During the summer we had no problems whatsoever, we even ran the TV on the inverter for a few hours as well as a
  3. Hi all, We currently have 3 x 125ah leisure batteries powering the fridge, lighting (mostly LED) and water/waste pumps. The bank is charged by a single solar panel through an EPSolar MPPT charge controller. This was fine during the summer but with winter fast approaching we are finding that come the morning there isn't enough juice to power the pumps for a shower. We are mostly marina based so would like to add in a mains charger to top up the batteries once night falls. Electricity is metered so would only want to charge from shore power when necessary. Currently we achieve this by a
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