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  1. Thank you everyone for your feedback on this. I reached out to Promariner support and they have advised me that I don't need to have a GI installed for 2-3 months that I will be in the slip as charger is smart enough to not charge when batteries are full. Also, regarding the AC inlet port, I am advised to use the Promariner inlet that clamps over the AC plug so no cutting of the plug/wires will be required. My main worry from the get go has been the fuel vapor igniting with a charger cable connected to an extension cord and if in case sparks fly, boat wont go up in flames . Not sure if this is even an issue, but being a new boater, I would not want to put my family or crew in harm's way. Are my worries logical or I am just over thinking this part?
  2. Thank you for you feedback, Iggy. I will keep that in mind.
  3. Yes, I should have mentioned that the boat is in a slip (edited my post) and I will be plugging it into the shore power outlet. Thanks!
  4. Hi All: Long time reader but a first time poster. Hello All I am planning to install a Promariner 20 amp 2 bank on board charger on my 2001 235 SSI with a AC cable inlet/port, that is in a slip and will be using shore power to charger. Are there any of the members here, who might have done this install on a same or similar boat and if so where did you mount the charger and the AC Cable inlet? I have 1 cranking + 1 house battery on the starboard side of the engine compartment and from what I can tell, it is probably the best place to mount the charger. However, not quite sure where will be the best place to mount the AC inlet unit. Doesnt help that as a new boater, I am paranoid about drilling holes on the boat :). Secondly, I have read a few posts and noticed that some members advised to cut of the AC cable for the charger and screw in the 3 wires into a Marinco AC inlet. I checked on this with Promariner support and they stated that doing so would void the warranty on the unit, if I were to cut off the AC cable to mount the cables into an AC intel. So that is not an option and this brings up my question regarding using an extension cable type AC inlet and if its **safe** in the engine compartment? I have seen the following units (made by NOCO and Journeyman-Pro on Amazon) but unsure if they are safe, since there could be sparks and which could light up the gas vapors in the engine compartment. https://www.amazon.com/NOCO-GCP1-16-Inch-Integrated-Extension/dp/B009ANV81S https://www.amazon.com/Journeyman-Pro-Integrated-Extension-Waterproof-5278GCP1-WHITE/dp/B07LC686S8 Promariner has advised that I use their AC port inlet that passes-through the charger AC cable through the port, however, I am concerned that it might be flimsy and AC cable might not be securely fastened to this type of AC inlet with the clamp type support that is provided. Any feedback or suggestions are appreciated. Best Regards.
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