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#12392408 - 08/19/17 10:39 AM Motorguide Xi5 remotes
Muzzlebrake Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 12/26/14
Posts: 1664
Loc: Euless
Lithiums in the Motorguide Xi5 remotes. yay or nay?
The reason I ask is the Panasonic batteries it came with were DOA and I have already replaced them with standard Rayovacs without ever being on the water yet.


Edited by Muzzlebrake (08/19/17 10:42 AM)
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#12392705 - 08/19/17 05:03 PM Re: Motorguide Xi5 remotes [Re: Muzzlebrake]
Davedave Offline
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Registered: 07/02/12
Posts: 18959
Loc: Grapevine, TX
I just use the standard AAA batteries. They last a long time.

Might be something wrong if yours are already dead.
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#12392819 - 08/19/17 06:44 PM Re: Motorguide Xi5 remotes [Re: Muzzlebrake]
Muzzlebrake Offline
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Registered: 12/26/14
Posts: 1664
Loc: Euless
The foot control AA batteries were almost dead out of the box. They would barely sync up. Hand remote were 1.38v and also weak.
I have Lithiums in there now.


Edited by Muzzlebrake (08/19/17 06:45 PM)
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#12392942 - 08/19/17 07:59 PM Re: Motorguide Xi5 remotes [Re: Muzzlebrake]
Davedave Offline
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Registered: 07/02/12
Posts: 18959
Loc: Grapevine, TX
Originally Posted By: Muzzlebrake
The foot control AA batteries were almost dead out of the box. They would barely sync up. Hand remote were 1.38v and also weak.
I have Lithiums in there now.

I haven't used my foot control in over a year. I couldn't of told you what was in there.
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#12393272 - 08/20/17 12:21 AM Re: Motorguide Xi5 remotes [Re: Muzzlebrake]
ETxRT Offline
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Registered: 07/01/10
Posts: 325
Loc: E TX
Batteries in my hand remote were DOA as well, I called MG about it before realizing that was what was wrong, the said that they had gotten some bad batteries, once replaced it's worked flawlessly every since.


Edited by ETxRT (08/21/17 03:58 AM)

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#12393732 - 08/20/17 03:49 PM Re: Motorguide Xi5 remotes [Re: Muzzlebrake]
Muzzlebrake Offline
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Registered: 12/26/14
Posts: 1664
Loc: Euless
Hot diggity. This thing sure works great. Pulled up to about 8ft off a buoy and hit the anchor. It held probably within 6" of the spot for about an hour while I chunked humdingers at sand bass. I needed a permanent reference is why I picked the marker buoy. I posted a short vid on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/stephen.pannell1/videos/1654258444584457/
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From Genesis: "And God promised men that good and obedient wives would be found in all corners of the earth."

Then He made the earth round...and He laughed and laughed and laughed!


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#12394105 - 08/20/17 09:58 PM Re: Motorguide Xi5 remotes [Re: Muzzlebrake]
scruboak Offline
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Registered: 03/11/03
Posts: 1292
Loc: Cisco,tx
One of these days I will be able to buy a trolling motor that cost as much as what I paid for my boat ...Glad your enjoying yours tho.

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#12395084 - 08/21/17 03:13 PM Re: Motorguide Xi5 remotes [Re: scruboak]
lipjerk Offline
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Registered: 03/04/09
Posts: 2375
Loc: Shady Shores,Tx
Originally Posted By: scruboak
One of these days I will be able to buy a trolling motor that cost as much as what I paid for my boat ...Glad your enjoying yours tho.


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