Automatic Multi-Stage Charging (float charging)
Automatic Multi-Stage Charging (float charging) controls the voltage and current your battery gets throughout the charging cycle, ensuring a fast, safe, and precise charge. It is important to note that float chargers are different from trickle chargers. A trickle battery charger will charge a battery at the same rate as the battery’s self-discharge, which is how quickly a battery’s capacity falls during storage. Many trickle chargers will output the same voltage and current regardless of the needs of the battery to reach 100% capacity, which can lead to battery damage if substantially overcharged. Minn Kota on-board chargers prevent overcharging by moving intelligently through the three stages of battery charging and maintaining peak capacity during the Float phase. For more information, see the links below.
- Trolling Motor Wiring and Battery Guide
- Marine Battery Wiring Guide (General Information)
- Rigging Diagrams
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