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Livescope install #13986342 05/05/21 11:49 AM
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How important is it to have your unit on a separate battery? If you put it on your trolling motor battery will in cause an issue.

Re: Livescope install [Re: Thunder Express] #13986375 05/05/21 12:18 PM
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Prolly need more detail from you. Battery set up, types of batteries for tm , how often used and for how long between charges. The livescope anglers I fish with , all have a designated lithium battery for the livescope. 20 to 30 ah preferred.

Re: Livescope install [Re: Thunder Express] #13986453 05/05/21 01:12 PM
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Mine is on my Starting Battery not on my trolling motor, installed it last summer and have never had an issue.
Starting Battery is a Group 31 Everstart from Wal Mart
Just run at least 10 gage wires up from the battery with a fuse and a switch.

Re: Livescope install [Re: Thunder Express] #13986540 05/05/21 02:16 PM
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You're asking for interference problems anytime you connect any fish finder to your trollmotor batteries....
I've been running my electronics on a separate battery since the beginning of side imaging.....

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Re: Livescope install [Re: Thunder Express] #13986545 05/05/21 02:21 PM
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Just my opinion and I've fished with several guides who run the same set up. I have around 50 trips under my belt with the livescope and have never had an issue, to me it's not worth the hassle of a 4th battery.

Re: Livescope install [Re: David Welcher] #13986550 05/05/21 02:24 PM
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Originally Posted by David Welcher
Just my opinion and I've fished with several guides who run the same set up. I have around 50 trips under my belt with the livescope and have never had an issue, to me it's not worth the hassle of a 4th battery.

There are several that run their units off their starting battery which will work..... Hooking to your trollmotor batteries is nothing but a problem......

Last edited by SK.; 05/05/21 02:25 PM.

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Re: Livescope install [Re: Thunder Express] #13986984 05/05/21 07:36 PM
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If you fish more than 5-6 hours and are running multiple 12 inch screens and Livescope even with a 31agm battery you will have an issue and run low on power.
I will be running mine on a dedicated 12 volt lithium battery.

Re: Livescope install [Re: nellie] #13987040 05/05/21 08:09 PM
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Originally Posted by nellie
If you fish more than 5-6 hours and are running multiple 12 inch screens and Livescope even with a 31agm battery you will have an issue and run low on power.
I will be running mine on a dedicated 12 volt lithium battery.

Definitely the best setup......


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Re: Livescope install [Re: Thunder Express] #13988115 05/06/21 04:38 PM
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I recently added a livescope and Garmin 93 Graph.
I already have a Garmin 93 and Lowrance running off my crank battery.
I run my new Garmin graph and livescope with an Amped Lithium battery.
I don't have any issues at all.
https://ampedoutdoors.com/collections/lifepo4-battery/products/12v-12ah-lifepo4-lithium

Re: Livescope install [Re: 25R624] #13988192 05/06/21 05:32 PM
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Originally Posted by 25R624
I recently added a livescope and Garmin 93 Graph.
I already have a Garmin 93 and Lowrance running off my crank battery.
I run my new Garmin graph and livescope with an Amped Lithium battery.
I don't have any issues at all.
https://ampedoutdoors.com/collections/lifepo4-battery/products/12v-12ah-lifepo4-lithium


How many hours of run time are you getting with that 12ah battery?

I am going to run the 18ah with mine but I have the 10 inch unit which pulls a little more power.

Re: Livescope install [Re: Thunder Express] #13988317 05/06/21 06:56 PM
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i have three graphs and LiveScope all on one GyLL lithium 100 Ah 12V battery, and have LOTS of extra power to spare. But it is very important to have your LiveScope on battery that will continuously provide sufficient power.


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Re: Livescope install [Re: nellie] #13988325 05/06/21 07:05 PM
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Five hours is the longest I've fished using my livescope and I haven't had any issues at all. Image remains sharp. So far, so good.

Re: Livescope install [Re: Thunder Express] #13988893 05/07/21 05:34 AM
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! fished 7 hours Tuesday started at 12.6 and and still reading 12.6 when i put it on the trailer. i am running lithium 25 ah it only runs live scope and Garmin 1222.


I would agree with you , but then we would both be WRONG !!!!!
Re: Livescope install [Re: Thunder Express] #13989298 05/07/21 05:02 PM
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Parallel 2 batteries at the rear of boat as that includes the starting battery and run all your graphs , livescope etc to them. Never ever bounce anything to your trolling motor batteries including a radio. You tube paralleling batteries in a boat itโ€™s the way to go.


Ps have a shut off switch in the rear. JS


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Re: Livescope install [Re: Thunder Express] #13990070 05/08/21 02:31 PM
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I run three garmins and livescope on my cranking battery and NEVER had an issue. I run my motor enough to charge in between spots.

NEVER hook the electronics to your trolling motor battery. garmin tech support won't give you the time of day if you don't have it installed properly.


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