Considering a battery just for the fish finder

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bikerider
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Considering a battery just for the fish finder

Post by bikerider » 01 Nov 2019, 13:52

I'm considering a battery for just my fish finder. I found this one on ebay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/UPG-12V-10AH-W ... Sw6VRbIcBw
It is an agm, 10 ah. I have a pretty basic humminbird fish finder and like leaving it on the entire time I'm fishing minus breaks at shore. What do you guys think about this choice?
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onthewater102
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Considering a battery just for the fish finder

Post by onthewater102 » 01 Nov 2019, 14:35

I power my 898 all day with one of those. Haven't had a problem in 2 years.
I have a marriage license and a fishing license, but I only carry one in my wallet.


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Considering a battery just for the fish finder

Post by Scott F » 01 Nov 2019, 14:42

Pretty much the same ones I’ve been using for over 20 years to power the depth finders I use as portables.

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Considering a battery just for the fish finder

Post by bikerider » 01 Nov 2019, 15:11

Sounds like I'm on the right track. Now I need to order one and figure out a mount for it.
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Considering a battery just for the fish finder

Post by onthewater102 » 01 Nov 2019, 16:55

BTW - make yourself a pair of pigtails with a female blade fitting at one end and a ring terminal on the other - makes it easier to connect to the posts on your other 12v batteries (in parallel) in order to recharge the fishfinder battery.
I have a marriage license and a fishing license, but I only carry one in my wallet.


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2002 Alumacraft 1436LT w/ 1984 Mariner Tiller Converted to Remote & 55# Minn Kota Terrova 12v (removable)

1985 Bass Tracker III - Restoration w/ 1988 Mercury 60hp

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Considering a battery just for the fish finder

Post by bikerider » 02 Nov 2019, 01:51

onthewater102 wrote:
01 Nov 2019, 16:55
BTW - make yourself a pair of pigtails with a female blade fitting at one end and a ring terminal on the other - makes it easier to connect to the posts on your other 12v batteries (in parallel) in order to recharge the fishfinder battery.
That's a smart idea. Thanks for the tip. =D>
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