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Three Tips for Using an On-Board Charger

by Sofia Bradley

When you are using your boat, you may still want to have access to your various electronic devices. Whether this is your cell phone, GPS navigator, or simply entertainment devices, you may assume that they will only be able to work as long as their battery lasts. However, there is a variety of on-board chargers that you can install that will allow you to keep these devices sufficiently charged. In fact, many of these devices will allow you to use the device while it is charging. Here are three tips to help you maximize the usage of your on-board charger.

1. Know the Limits of Your On-Board Charger

While your on-board charger can be one of the most useful devices on your boat, it will have limits to what it can do. If you attempt to exceed the maximum output of the charger, you could encounter a range of performance issues. Also, you may accidentally damage your device as an overloaded charger can be prone to suffering power surges. To avoid these issues, many chargers will have a display that lets you know how close they are to capacity, and you should review this before connecting a device to the charger.

2. Leave the Installation of the Charger to a Professional

The installation of an on board charger can be complicated as these devices will need to be connected to the boat's primary power source. Unfortunately, individuals that have no experience with electrical work may attempt to install these devices, and this can put both them and their boat at risk. This can include suffering dangerous electrical shocks, damaging the wiring of the boat, or any other number of potential issues. Luckily, most retailers of on-board chargers can offer their clients an installation service so that they can safely enjoy the benefits of having one of these charging systems on their boat.

3. Avoid Using the Charger If You Notice Problems With Its Performance

Over the time that you own your charger, there will be a chance that it could encounter problems at some point. Often, this will be due to misuse of the charger as it is possible to permanently damage one of these devices by overloading it. If you notice that your charger has suddenly started to exhibit a performance problem, you should avoid using it until you have had it inspected and tested by a professional. Otherwise, you may be putting any items you connect to it at risk of being damaged or destroyed due to surges.

​If you're ready to have an on-board charger installed on your boat, contact a retailer, like Quick Charge Corporation, to determine which one best fits your needs.