The Turbo M220V2 Charger is a compact, feature-packed, and epoxy-potted for waterproofing. Plus it has 3-stage automatic charging with a built-in battery type selector. Having a selector allows users to charge 12 volt Wet Cell, AGM, or Gel cell batteries to full capacity. As a result, this 2-bank marine battery charger is best for Group 34 battery systems up to 72 Ah capacity. For example users with an Optima Blue Top or the Odyssey Trolling Thunder will love this charger.
Powermania the company specializes in providing power solutions from recreational to industrial applications. In fact, they design, engineer, build and service their products in the USA. Plus, they ensure every unit meets the toughest quality inspections. Fishing boat builders, like Barker and Yellowfin trust Powermania for their new builds.
The exterior of this smart charger has a special feature that none of the other brands have. On the rear of the charger is an active cooling fan, which operates the entire time charging occurs. Consider this, all chargers can become hot over time, so they all need ventilation. Most chargers die because of long-term overheating.
Another advantage of having active cooling is to reduce installation issues. Most onboard chargers need at least six inches of space around them to allow for air flow. What if your boat doesn’t have that kind of space? For boats short on space the M220V2 with its active cooling fan becomes a serious advantage.
5 Features of the Powermania 2-Bank Marine Battery Charger:
The first feature of the MV220V2 is its ability to revive a 0-volt battery that has sat in storage. Other chargers don’t notice the presence of a battery if the voltage is less than certain level. Whereas the turbo M220V2 charger can save dead batteries. One exception though is if the battery has one or more shorted cells. In this instance the battery is not rechargeable no matter which charger you use.
Second is for boaters that enjoy international travel. The M220V2 accepts global AC input (120/240V AC). Depending on the locale you are in, it will sense the input voltage and make automatic adjustments.
Third, this charger can deliver full output if input AC voltage drops to 90V. For example:
Say you are at a small marina with 17 other boats that are all trying to charge. The lack of space close to shore power means you have hook up via a long extension cord. Due to the length of the cord there is a voltage drop to below 120V, say 99V. While competitors will drop output to 80%, some will stop charging. But with the M220V2 it will delivers full output no matter the voltage drop! This is great for efficient charging and prolonging battery life.
The fourth feature, is it uses “adaptive loading” to watch and send the most charge to the weakest battery. Buyers who research ProSport products will recognize this as “distributed-on-demand.”
Fifth, Powermania covers the entire circuitry in epoxy. They do this do help with vibration resistance and to be IP65 which means it is splash proof. Like the other chargers Powermania includes all the standard safety features. Including ignition, reverse polarity, short-circuit, over-current and over-voltage protection.
For downsides, I don’t like that you can’t mix battery types (Wet cell with Gel) during one charge. Although you can mix wet cell with AGM. Another issue I discovered is one internal fire issue for a larger model charger in 2018. But Powermania went above and beyond to fix the problem. On balance that is an example of impressive customer service.
Buy the Powermania turbo M220V2 if you have group 34 trolling motor batteries. Boaters with group 34 deep cycle marine batteries love this charger. Another reason to choose this charger is if you travel to international destinations. Unlike others, it will plug in to AC power worldwide. For peace of mind Powermania provides a 2 year warranty and great customer service.