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  • hillman1
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    Battery size?

    Im going to put a finder on my kayak this year. Probably going go go with either a 4 or 5 inch screen and maybe a 5ah battery. Wondering what size battery and what depth finder other people are using and about how many hours I can get out of either 5ah or 7 ah batteries. Thanks

  • QuackerTracker
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    Cabelas, ☠☠☠☠'s, ACK everyone has them

    https://www.cabelas.com/product/Lowr...Kit/738118.uts

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  • Val Didrichsons
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    My suction cup is easy and portable, but drops off the side when I'm really paddling along.

    A magnetic mount? Interesting

    I did a google, and found this Instructable: DIY Kayak Magnetic Transducer Mount.

    I then went to Harbor Freight and bought a pair of 65# decoration magnets for $4.99.

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    If I knock the rivet out, I can adapt any right angle bracket (stainless, plastic) to hang an arm from. We'll see how this goes. They cling to the side of the yak pretty well
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  • hillman1
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    Ive got one more question for you Quacker Tracker. What are you using for suction cup mount, does it stay on pretty well? I would love to see a pic if you might have time to email me one. Ehofer5@gmail.com I was going to do a magnetic mount but they are very expensive. Thanks again for all the info it really helped with some decisions.

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  • QuackerTracker
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    I run the SLA 1075 12VDC 8AH battery with my striker 4. I have run 2 days at 8 hours each day with power to spare.
    The battery measures 5 7/8 L x 3 3/4 H x 2 1/2 W. Hope this helps. My battery goes into a hard pistol case which my locator is mounted to and I use a suction cup for my transducer.

  • Val Didrichsons
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    You're buying a special box? Go to Walmart, get a soft sided cooler for six bucks. There's a carry strap, and plenty of room for the battery and all the cables, plus pockets on the outside to hold little tackle boxes of jigs or cranks.

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  • hillman1
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    Thanks for the info QuackerTracker, I plan on getting the garmin Striker 4 or 5. How much run time do you get on your 4 and what size battery do you have. The main reason I was planning on the 5ah battery is its the right size for the box I am planning on using from fishfindermounts.

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  • QuackerTracker
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    OR Cabela's has the same battery with charger for $29.99

    I run the Garmin Striker 4 on my YAK.

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  • QuackerTracker
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    SLA- 1075 is a 12 VDC 8AH battery from Interstate Battery for around $14-15. Here is my explanation on batteries.
    • Ah stands for Ampere hours. It is a measure of capacity, how much electricity the battery can hold.

      Eg: A 12 volt 5 Ah battery can deliver 12v at 5 amps for 1 hour. Or 12v at 0.5 amps for 10 hours and so on.

      Ah stands for Ampere hours. It is a measure of capacity, how much electricity the battery can hold. Eg: A 12 volt 5 Ah battery can deliver 12v at 5 amps for 1 hour. Or12v at 0.5 amps for 10 hours and so on Remember. Voltage is supplied by the battery but current/ amps are drawn by the appliance. Power in watts is calculated as volts x amps. So for instance a 12 volt bulb drawing 2 amps is: 12x2=24 so it is a 24 watt bulb. so on a 12v 5ah battery it will burn for about 2.5 hours. This is why car batteries are quite big for only a 12 volt battery, the massive current drawn by just turning the engine would flatten a small battery, and probably still wouldn't start even then.1000 mA = 1 Ampere An ampere is a unit of electrical current. So if we have a 1.3 Ah battery divided by our load of .550 we get 2.36 hours of run time. 5.0 Ah divided by .550=9.09 hours run time, 7Ah divided by .550=12.72 hours run time. These times are approximate values depending on what features are running and for how long. Such as back light and etc.




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  • JKL
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  • Val Didrichsons
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    A 7 ah battery is about $20 at Scheels, and I can go two 7-8 hour days before it's out of juice. I use a Hook 5 that I use for ice fishing and my yak.

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