Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
hillcountrybass, Linda Robert, Gnhattien, Robert black, Calexander
102726 Registered Users
Top Posters
TexDawg 82883
hopalong 74403
Pilothawk 73443
JDavis7873® 67377
FattyMcButterpants 60518
John175 ® 59904
Tritonman 56835
Derek 56432
SkeeterRonnie 52463
LoneStarSon® 52225
facebook
Forum Stats
102726 Members
61 Forums
859234 Topics
11272211 Posts

Max Online: 36273 @ 01/23/13 02:34 PM
Topic Options
#10777626 - 04/18/15 03:25 PM Battery advice please
mickeytfc Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 01/15/07
Posts: 73
Loc: Little Elm
I've started running a Humminbird 899, using the same 12 volt rechargeable deer feeder battery I was using with my Lowrance Mark 4. With the Mark 4 it would last two or three trips, but with the 899 it doesn't even last two hours! Is this the wrong battery or has this battery gone bad over the winter? What is the best battery to be using for this unit? Thanks in advance for the advice.

Top
#10777746 - 04/18/15 04:37 PM Re: Battery advice please [Re: mickeytfc]
Tallgrass05 Online   content
bill maher's protege

Registered: 03/02/05
Posts: 39948
Loc: Kansas
According to the Hummingbird web site, the power draw on the 899CI HS SI is 780 mA, so whichever flavor of 899 you have should be close. Round up to 1 amp per hour, and see what your battery is rated. The Mark 4 draws 250 mA, so your 899 is using 3 times the power the Mark 4 needs. I'd get at least an 8 Ah battery, that should last at least 8 hours.
_________________________

Top
#10777752 - 04/18/15 04:43 PM Re: Battery advice please [Re: mickeytfc]
collincountytx Online   content
TFF Guru

Registered: 04/08/08
Posts: 10058
Loc: Dallas, TX
If you don't mind spending $100 on a battery, the lithium ion batteries are great. Lighter and hold a charge better than glass mat, gel, or lead acid. I have the 12V 120c 8aH version of this battery and it lasts at least 4 hours longer than my 12V 8aH deer feeder battery. I've been recharging mine with just a regular battery tender jr charger just fine.

_________________________

Top
#10778515 - 04/18/15 10:59 PM Re: Battery advice please [Re: mickeytfc]
Fish ZoMbiE Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 03/25/09
Posts: 9663
CCT,
where could 1 find such a fine battery locally?
_________________________

Top
#10778594 - 04/19/15 12:58 AM Re: Battery advice please [Re: mickeytfc]
collincountytx Online   content
TFF Guru

Registered: 04/08/08
Posts: 10058
Loc: Dallas, TX
The only places I have seen the Lithium batteries locally in store are the Batteries Plus+ stores. Call before you go; I've had experiences where a particular location didn't have what I was looking for. My guess is that these batteries could possibly be available also at some auto parts stores, maybe some stores specializing in high end RC cars/boats, and stores specializing in ATVs, go carts, golf carts.

I have purchased these batteries via Amazon.com (good price above in my op)

There are some "off brand" or "no brand" 12 Volt Lithium ion batteries also on Amazon for a little less $, but I went with Battery Tender.
_________________________

Top
#10779209 - 04/19/15 01:50 PM Re: Battery advice please [Re: mickeytfc]
The Black Hammer Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 04/11/08
Posts: 857
Loc: Grand Prairie
I have the Battery Tender 24amp, got it from amazon. I never have to worry about dying out again...lol.
_________________________


www.mariner-kayaks.com
www.mariner-sails.com
www.kjscustomlures.com
www.supernovafishinglights.com

"So why The Black Hammer?"
"Because it's more intimidating... who's gonna be intimidated by The Pinkish Hammer?"

Top
#10779305 - 04/19/15 02:45 PM Re: Battery advice please [Re: mickeytfc]
pelican Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/27/11
Posts: 2399
Loc: Grapevine
I'm running 12V 14ah deep cycle, Sealed lead acid $39.00 on my HB 999. It runs 10-12 hours on a charge and will last about 18 months of heavy use before it's time to replace.
_________________________

I've never been good, But I've been Lucky!
I don't Lie or Exaggerate, but sometimes I remember BIG!

Top



© 1998-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide