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Powering Electronics & Lights

toadfish

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Try using a 12v lithium ion car jumpstarter for powering your electronics or shanty lights.  I got one the these from Amazon for around $50 and some connectors to wire up to my graph for my kayak. They are light weight, hold their charge in cold, perform well in the cold and are supposed to have a long life as they can be charged many more times than the typical lead acid gel cell.  The one in the kayak is only 7800 mah but keeps my lowrance hook 4 going longer than 6 hours.  It powered my vexilar fl20 for over 7 hours too.

https://www.amazon.com/Beatit-Flashlight-Portable-10800mAh-Emergency/dp/B07CSHTCT3/ref=sr_1_17?crid=20C1S5CUASYOD&keywords=beatit+jump+starter&qid=1574521182&sprefix=Beatit%2Caps%2C282&sr=8-17

This is a little cheaper than getting the Dakota lithium ion battery, but it won't last as long.
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i started using my cordless drill batts,  to power my garmin, lasts all day ..
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I built a 12 volt battery power box using a Vex Battery as shown on You Tube by JDS Outdoors It has 2 USB Ports, Digital Volt Meter,, LED Light & Cigarette Lighter Port & Bananna Jacks for attaching other 12 volt lights, systems, etc.



« Last Edit: January 12, 2020, 07:40:28 AM by icebucketjohn »
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jon i keep tellin slab that i should get him a smoke alarm for his shed , am i going to have to get you one   hahahahah
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