Newport Vessels Trolling Motor Smart Battery Box Power Center with USB and DC Ports Review

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The Newport Vessels Battery Box Power Station can connect to external ports safely and easily while the 10 and 60 amp circuit breakers prevent the unit and your accessories from external damage. All of these features are nice, but it would also have been nice to leave some room for USCG certification too. Check out our best battery box list for more great options!

Why We Like It – Newport Vessels Trolling Motor Smart Battery Box Power Center with USB and DC Ports

The Newport Vessels Trolling Motor Smart Battery Box with USB and DC Ports features a battery meter so you know when to plug your accessories in or take them out and, speaking of accessories, the box contains an accessory port and USB charger which is extremely rare in the battery box world. The two year warranty is also a welcomed, added bonus.

Pros
  • 10 and 60 amp circuit breakers
  • Non-slip rubberized feet
Cons
  • Not USCG certified
  • Doesn’t fit larger batteries

Performance

The Newport Vessels Smart Battery Box Power Center carries an LED battery meter which measures battery charge on the box itself and the various connected accessories. The Newport Vessels also contain external battery ports which means you can connect to the battery ports without opening the box. If external battery ports are an important feature for you, the MinnKota Trolling Motor Power Center also possesses them. Unfortunately, the Newport Vessels Battery Box isn’t USCG certified, so this is something the Minn Kota has over it.

Design

The Newport Vessels Smart Battery Box Power Center includes an accessory port and a USB charger for a reliable and safe connection of various DC accessories. It also comes equipped with dual integrated circuit breakers, 10 amp and 60 amp, which helps to protect your trolling motor and other accessories from electrical damage. The dimensions of the Newport Vessels battery box are 17”x12”x10” and can fit group 24 and 27 batteries. If you need to fit something a little bigger, consider the NOCO HM318BKS Snap Top Automotive Batteries.

Value

The Newport Vessels Smart Battery Box Power Center comes with a generous two year warranty which is something not really advertised with battery boxes. It’s nice to see it included here. In another fun feature that never seems to be included in battery boxes, the Newport Vessels has non-slip rubberized feet so the box stays exactly where you put it. Obviously the Newport Vessels Battery Box is a highly technical machine so if you want something simple and rugged check out the Camco Regular 55362 Battery Box Group.

Newport Vessels Trolling Motor Smart Battery Box Power Center with USB and DC Ports Wrap Up

The Newport Vessels Trolling Motor Smart Battery Box is a highly technical and advanced machine that’s perfect for the less-than-rugged individual who wants to stretch their athletic muscles without giving up everyday conveniences. And while the unit may not be USCG certified, it does have more than enough other features to be placed onto anyone’s radar.

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