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#10974072 - 07/13/15 01:21 PM battery box mod
General Jigs Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/26/09
Posts: 1143
Loc: Benbrook
I originally built this box about 2 years ago, and did so without a whole lot of research, it worked but didn't have the 'fit and finish' I wanted, so I learned a bit and came up with this current version. I hope it helps anyone who needs to do this for their kayak.

I have a 7.2 amp/hr 12v SLA battery inside the box. I can also store my fish finder (up to elite 5 model) along with a pair of orange float/markers for marking positions and all wiring.

there is also a nice outer storage for tools, spare fuses, bolts, and any other item necessary related to the battery/fish finder.

Inside wiring is an sae connecter coming off the terminals, through a waterproof switch and out through the box through a cable gland (water tight seal). the connections to the switch have been soldered for corrosion resistance. all connections have used shrink material where possible.

then outside the box I have a sae splitter so I can run power to 2 devices (lights and fish finder) and the wiring for the fish finder is kept nicely inside a plastic shroud tube.

all can be disassembled and put inside the box for transportation.

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#10974846 - 07/13/15 07:08 PM Re: battery box mod [Re: General Jigs]
cajunsay Offline
Angler

Registered: 11/16/06
Posts: 301
Loc: Hondo,TX
Can you post some pictures of the inside? Looking to build a battery box in the near future.
Very nice setup.

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#10975819 - 07/14/15 09:01 AM Re: battery box mod [Re: General Jigs]
General Jigs Offline
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Registered: 02/26/09
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Loc: Benbrook
I will take some better pics (on my wife's new phone) and get those put up here to show better details for you. thanks for the compliment.
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#11008287 - 07/29/15 05:39 PM Re: battery box mod [Re: General Jigs]
General Jigs Offline
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Registered: 02/26/09
Posts: 1143
Loc: Benbrook
Detailed Pictures





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#11010307 - 07/30/15 03:35 PM Re: battery box mod [Re: General Jigs]
YAKaddict Offline
Angler

Registered: 11/02/14
Posts: 464
Loc: Plano
Where'd you find the connectors next to the on/off switch if you don't mind me asking?

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#11011154 - 07/30/15 10:40 PM Re: battery box mod [Re: YAKaddict]
Justin25141 Offline
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Registered: 02/15/15
Posts: 62
Loc: McKinney. TX
YAKaddic, you can find those on Amazon for pretty cheap..Heavy Duty Toggle Switch - SPST On/Off Type.

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#11016159 - 08/02/15 09:41 PM Re: battery box mod [Re: General Jigs]
General Jigs Offline
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Registered: 02/26/09
Posts: 1143
Loc: Benbrook
i had the male/female connectors from a project i did 2 years ago; bought them at autozone - supposed to be water resistant, but i used heat shrink just in case. the other parts links below

switch

y-splitter

2-pole extension

cable gland
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#11539110 - 04/13/16 07:50 AM Re: battery box mod [Re: General Jigs]
Davidj63 Offline
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Registered: 02/13/16
Posts: 19
Loc: New Braunfels TX
I just finished my battery box and wanting to know if it's going to work or does this type of battery need more air space for cooling? Any thoughts?
Well I need to do some research to get the pics added. But I got the box from academy. It's a Plano, clear with yellow and the 3 black clips on 3 sides. The battery is a Battery Tender 22-24 amh. It is a snug fit on 2 sides with about 3" of space on 2 sides.
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#11539495 - 04/13/16 09:35 AM Re: battery box mod [Re: General Jigs]
Davidj63 Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 02/13/16
Posts: 19
Loc: New Braunfels TX



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#11539995 - 04/13/16 12:28 PM Re: battery box mod [Re: General Jigs]
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Registered: 12/18/10
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Loc: N.Houston/Fort Worth
Thanks for sharing this info y'all thumb thumb
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#11578521 - 05/02/16 01:34 PM Re: battery box mod [Re: Davidj63]
General Jigs Offline
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Registered: 02/26/09
Posts: 1143
Loc: Benbrook
David you should be fine on that space with a Li battery.
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#11579036 - 05/02/16 05:23 PM Re: battery box mod [Re: General Jigs]
Davidj63 Offline
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Registered: 02/13/16
Posts: 19
Loc: New Braunfels TX
Ok thank you General Jigs!
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#11596383 - 05/11/16 09:59 AM Re: battery box mod [Re: General Jigs]
Jesse in OK Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 05/21/14
Posts: 54
I think I'd like to build this. I'm currently running the YakAttack CellBlok but I don't like all the weight and bulk right there in my way. This would be a lot cleaner option!!!

May I ask how much you have in this design not including the battery or the fish finder? Just the box and all the connections you had to buy. Also, how do you have the transducer mounted and connected?

Thanks.


Edited by Jesse in OK (05/12/16 05:56 PM)

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#11601009 - 05/13/16 10:15 AM Re: battery box mod [Re: General Jigs]
Davidj63 Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 02/13/16
Posts: 19
Loc: New Braunfels TX
Jesse in OK the box is a Plano model 1460 24.99. The electrical connections should be under 5.00 and the rubber grommets the wires pass through should be under 3.00. I had the grommets from a previous job as well as most of the electrical connections. Rubber grommets I think I got at a auto parts store. The elc connections you can get at auto parts store or a Home Depot/Lowes. I also bought a wire connection that was around 5.00 from auto parts store and a inline fuse holder 4.00. Here is a pic of the wire connection and inline fuse holder.
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#11627557 - 05/26/16 08:40 AM Re: battery box mod [Re: General Jigs]
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Impressive assortment gentlemen cheers
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