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#8576545 - 02/11/13 05:02 PM Re: everything you want to know about batteries [Re: hopalong]
Big Joe Offline
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Registered: 09/08/12
Posts: 20
Loc: Texas
Very good information, but I still dont know what brand of deep cycle batteries I should buy for my bass boat. I know two guides who each swear by two different brands... I guess it just comes down to personal preference (or who your sponsor is). Anyone have any suggestions?

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#8638783 - 02/26/13 03:39 PM Re: everything you want to know about batteries [Re: hopalong]
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#8740511 - 03/23/13 07:48 AM Re: everything you want to know about batteries [Re: hopalong]
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Here's another link that may be useful: http://www.mmbalmainauto.com.au/PDF/State_of_charge_12_volt_batteries.pdf

Many questions and much erroneous information around about battery voltage versus state of charge. This table shows the real facts.

Note that when using voltage as an indicator of battery state of charge,there must be no load on the battery and it must be allowed to stabilize for a couple of hours after the charging voltage has been removed.

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#8940440 - 05/16/13 06:09 PM Re: everything you want to know about batteries [Re: hopalong]
Paul's Tackle Supply Offline
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Registered: 05/16/13
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You really meant EVERYTHING, good read!
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#9070079 - 06/25/13 09:06 PM Re: everything you want to know about batteries [Re: hopalong]
Sambo'sGonFishin Offline
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Registered: 03/10/11
Posts: 129
Good Reference...Thanks

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#9459193 - 11/05/13 08:14 PM Re: everything you want to know about batteries [Re: hopalong]
ogles824 (aka Lakewaydr50) Offline
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Ran across this after seeing these batteries at a trade show floating in an aquarium....Thought this was neat, even though they are still pretty expensive.
I went further into the website and looked @ their 12 volt line and from what I read if you had a 12 volt trolling motor set up you could cut back to one battery to operate the trolling motor, cranking of the big motor, and running electronics and still out perform 2 separate lead acid batteries by a huge margin. Weight savings would be big and would probably translate into a pretty descent fuel savings if you spend a lot of time on the water.......
http://lithiumpros.com/tag/trolling/


Edited by ogles824 (aka Lakewaydr50) (11/05/13 08:18 PM)
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#9489474 - 11/17/13 10:11 AM Re: everything you want to know about batteries [Re: hopalong]
Stump Finder Offline
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Registered: 01/07/13
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Some good reads guys. I have always been told to never charge a lead deep cycle battery because of memory issues. So I was told wrong and have been doing it wrong all this time. I have an on board charger and will be plugin it in after each outing. Maybe this will fix the short battery life.

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#9684120 - 01/28/14 06:01 AM Re: everything you want to know about batteries [Re: hopalong]
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thanks

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#9761021 - 02/21/14 10:13 PM Re: everything you want to know about batteries [Re: hopalong]
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Thanks for posting.
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#9887370 - 04/06/14 08:10 PM Re: everything you want to know about batteries [Re: hopalong]
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Anybody know if it is okay to jam the batteries right up against each other? I can just barely squeeze 3 size 27 batteries in the battery compartment. Also, it the plastic battery tray necessary? There is not even 1/16" extra room on thee sides. Plenty of height in the compartment.

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#9897179 - 04/10/14 10:58 AM Re: everything you want to know about batteries [Re: hopalong]
D Miner Offline
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The batteries should be fine jammed up next to each other. I believe the trays are for catching acid that might spill out.

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#9968789 - 05/08/14 12:13 PM Re: everything you want to know about batteries [Re: ogles824 (aka Lakewaydr50)]
batteryman Offline
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Registered: 03/05/14
Posts: 27
Originally Posted By: ogles824 (aka Lakewaydr50)
Ran across this after seeing these batteries at a trade show floating in an aquarium....Thought this was neat, even though they are still pretty expensive.
I went further into the website and looked @ their 12 volt line and from what I read if you had a 12 volt trolling motor set up you could cut back to one battery to operate the trolling motor, cranking of the big motor, and running electronics and still out perform 2 separate lead acid batteries by a huge margin. Weight savings would be big and would probably translate into a pretty descent fuel savings if you spend a lot of time on the water.......
http://lithiumpros.com/tag/trolling/


they are a great battery with savings over the long run if you our out on the water ALOT

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#10294719 - 09/19/14 11:01 AM Re: everything you want to know about batteries [Re: hopalong]
Chevy4dr57 Offline
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Registered: 06/07/13
Posts: 403
Loc: Killeen, TX
Still can't figure out what's wrong with my trolling motor batteries. Boat and batteries about two years old. Batteries will not hold charge. Have on board Ranger charger. Batteries are charged immediately after coming off the water. Fish about once a week. Before I go fishing I have to recharge my batteries. Takes about 3 hours before batteries fully charged, 5 red lights on charger for almost 3 hours. Fish for about 1 1/2 hours and recharge batteries (usually about 1 1/2 hours before fully charged. I have had the batteries checked at three different locations, even the electrolyte checked and all say the batteries are OK. I even disconnected all wires from both batteries and they still discharge when not in use. Any recommendations?

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#10302714 - 09/23/14 01:05 AM Re: everything you want to know about batteries [Re: hopalong]
JayRBV Offline
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Registered: 01/24/12
Posts: 112
Loc: West Lake Hills, TX
Yeah, Put them on the charger/maintainer and leave them plugged in.
Unless you're just using one of those car things.
If you can't afford a marine, in boat charger or one of those portable ones from minn-kota or others. Then at least spend $29.99 for a Battery Tender!!

Once the charger/maintainer charges it goes into a maintenance cycle, conditioning your batteries. Unplugging, then let sit, then putting back on the charger is not good.
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#10303999 - 09/23/14 04:14 PM Re: everything you want to know about batteries [Re: hopalong]
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Loc: Weatherford, TX
Great article and info really useful.

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