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#10579008 - 01/29/15 03:39 PM Re: everything you want to know about batteries [Re: hopalong]
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Registered: 03/22/11
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Loc: Burleson, TX
Good post

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#11213215 - 11/08/15 05:42 PM Re: everything you want to know about batteries [Re: hopalong]
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Loc: Stephenville tx.
this may seem strange but ,I need the lightest in weight I can find to run a troll motor, i am aware weight and battery hrs go together.
the reason is I have to carry the battery to the water and have health issues, so it needs to be as light as possible ,but still propel me around 3 or 4 hrs
thanks
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#11224930 - 11/15/15 11:04 AM Re: everything you want to know about batteries [Re: hopalong]
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Hopalong, the lightest option is lithium. The weigh about 10 to 12 pounds. Pricy but worth it in your case.
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#11546300 - 04/16/16 10:44 AM Re: everything you want to know about batteries [Re: hopalong]
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good post
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#11546311 - 04/16/16 10:52 AM Re: everything you want to know about batteries [Re: chas1]
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Registered: 02/25/15
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Loc: Magnolia, TX
Originally Posted By: chas1
this may seem strange but ,I need the lightest in weight I can find to run a troll motor, i am aware weight and battery hrs go together.
the reason is I have to carry the battery to the water and have health issues, so it needs to be as light as possible ,but still propel me around 3 or 4 hrs
thanks


The reasonable answer is called "hand truck" (~$30 + normal deep cycle battery). Or, you can pay $1000 for that Li-Ion battery. Those have particular charging requirements, so forget the $30 charger also, btw.

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#11546316 - 04/16/16 10:57 AM Re: everything you want to know about batteries [Re: Stump Finder]
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Registered: 02/25/15
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Loc: Magnolia, TX
Originally Posted By: Stump Finder
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.


Say WHAT????????? Do you buy them, use them until they are dead as a door nail (which won't be long), then buy new ones?


Edited by Flippin-Out (04/16/16 11:02 AM)

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#11546373 - 04/16/16 11:39 AM Re: everything you want to know about batteries [Re: hopalong]
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Registered: 08/17/07
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After reading this, I am going to start treating my batteries better and take better care of them.

I promise

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#11879390 - 10/13/16 05:06 PM Re: everything you want to know about batteries [Re: hopalong]
rlivia Offline
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Registered: 09/22/16
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#12406719 - 08/30/17 12:26 AM Re: everything you want to know about batteries [Re: hopalong]
Sandblaster Offline
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Registered: 09/06/11
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Thanks for sharing.
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#12449545 - 10/01/17 11:30 PM Re: everything you want to know about batteries [Re: hopalong]
BigPoppa007 Offline
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Registered: 06/06/14
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Loc: Burleson, Tx.
I have a 12 Volt trolling motor, my trolling motor battery is only lasting about half the Time it did when New. So I need to replace it - but would I see any benefit in wiring the New battery in parallel with the older battery or should I just replace it and turn in the old battery.? hmmm

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#12449564 - 10/02/17 12:15 AM Re: everything you want to know about batteries [Re: BigPoppa007]
tmd11111 Offline
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Registered: 04/30/17
Posts: 519
Loc: San Angelo
Originally Posted By: BigPoppa007
I have a 12 Volt trolling motor, my trolling motor battery is only lasting about half the Time it did when New. So I need to replace it - but would I see any benefit in wiring the New battery in parallel with the older battery or should I just replace it and turn in the old battery.? hmmm


Don't do it. The old battery will pull down your new one in short order and you'll be stuck with two bad batteries.

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#12449569 - 10/02/17 12:33 AM Re: everything you want to know about batteries [Re: hopalong]
BigPoppa007 Offline
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Registered: 06/06/14
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Loc: Burleson, Tx.
Ok Thanks.

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#12550975 - 12/25/17 08:36 AM Re: everything you want to know about batteries [Re: hopalong]
BAIT956 Offline
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Registered: 02/27/03
Posts: 423
Loc: Lake Fork Tx.
Yes, if you are going to rig 2 twelve volt batteries in parallel, they should be identical in age and capacity. If you are going to replace one, replace them both.

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