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salmonslayer
Posted: Mar 30, 2022 - 11:11 am


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In need of new trolling motor batteries which ones have you gotten the best results from the ones that came with lund boat lasted 5 yrs i usually look for 5yrs but wondering others peoples time with theirs

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Posted: Mar 30, 2022 - 01:49 pm


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I bought a couple of Lithium batteries for my new front electronics and I'll be running my trolling motor from them too. My fishing buddy did this last year on his Ranger for tournaments and had no issues. He also connected a voltage/current meter so he could see the battery status at a glance and he said that he always had plenty of juice for the day.

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Posted: Mar 30, 2022 - 02:13 pm


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I'd think 5 years is pretty good since it is powering an electric motor, at least thats what the local battery store would tell me. Mine only lasted 3 years and they said that is typical for this type of application.

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Posted: Mar 31, 2022 - 07:21 am


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I got great advice and batteries from Peterborough battery. Give them a try.

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Posted: Mar 31, 2022 - 06:46 pm


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Lithium po4 is the way to go with a Noco onboard charger … a Noco 10x2charger.

These two batteries are slightly bigger than a car battery but only weigh 23 lbs each and last twice as long and charge quick.

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Posted: Apr 01, 2022 - 03:41 am


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I’d like to try some lithium batteries but they are just so damn expensive and would have to change my onboard charger too. I usually just use cheap Canadian tire batteries havnt had any issues , just grt the biggest size you can fit for me that’s group 27s but I would go group 31 if I could. I also was looking at the agm battery’s before but they were quite a bit more money and also were quite a bit heavier.

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Posted: Apr 01, 2022 - 11:44 am


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I was looking at them yesterday after lithium was mentioned in this post. not sure of the size I'd need, but it was looking like they are a lot lighter and last a lot longer. this might be worth the extra money and wait, I have two series 31 batteries now mounted at the front with a 2 bank charger. next time I need new batteries I will check these out.

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Posted: Apr 01, 2022 - 01:05 pm


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QUOTE (sabmgb @ Apr 01, 2022 - 12:44 pm)
I was looking at them yesterday after lithium was mentioned in this post. not sure of the size I'd need, but it was looking like they are a lot lighter and last a lot longer. this might be worth the extra money and wait, I have two series 31 batteries now mounted at the front with a 2 bank charger. next time I need new batteries I will check these out.

I got mine from BPS when they were on sale a couple of months ago. My buddy has his trolling motor and Livescope on them and he swears by them. He said he's never run low on power even when tournament fishing all day. I'll find out sometime this summer myself.

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Posted: Apr 01, 2022 - 11:00 pm


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QUOTE (sabmgb @ Apr 01, 2022 - 11:44 am)
I was looking at them yesterday after lithium was mentioned in this post. not sure of the size I'd need, but it was looking like they are a lot lighter and last a lot longer. this might be worth the extra money and wait, I have two series 31 batteries now mounted at the front with a 2 bank charger. next time I need new batteries I will check these out.

Thats the best time to change over and yes worth every penny....only 23 lbs each...Last twice as long and charge twice as fast. Mine are for the Kayak so weight is crucial.

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Posted: Apr 02, 2022 - 08:35 am


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i look at info on lithium it says 8-10 life at 1200.00 ea a flooded group 31 battery even at 5 yrs and 250.00 ea times that by 4 for the 10 yr life thats a big difference hard to make the push for the lithium. i find as long as you keep the inspection and look after the flooded you get good service life from them.

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QUOTE (bassmasterrr @ Apr 01, 2022 - 03:41 am)
I’d like to try some lithium batteries but they are just so damn expensive and would have to change my onboard charger too. I usually just use cheap Canadian tire batteries havnt had any issues , just grt the biggest size you can fit for me that’s group 27s but I would go group 31 if I could. I also was looking at the agm battery’s before but they were quite a bit more money and also were quite a bit heavier.

Ive got one of those group 31 batterys, practiclly new. Let me know if your intreasted.

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Posted: Apr 02, 2022 - 10:47 pm


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QUOTE (salmonslayer @ Apr 02, 2022 - 08:35 am)
i look at info on lithium it says 8-10 life at 1200.00 ea  a flooded group 31 battery even at 5 yrs and 250.00 ea times that by 4 for the 10 yr life thats a big difference hard to make the push for the lithium. i find as long as you keep the inspection and look after the flooded you get good service life from them.

I paid around 700 each for the lithiums I have above and the Noco charger was around 300 and yes good for 10 years. The weight for me was key too in a kayak or even lugging them around. The charge lasts twice as long too.

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Posted: Apr 03, 2022 - 03:22 pm


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so much info i think my head is going to explode going to see peterborough battery next weekend talk to the experts

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