Author Topic: Those who have the new livescopes by Garmin, Lowrance, and Hummingbird  (Read 913 times)

Offline Muskygary

  • Lunker
  • *****
  • Posts: 2924
Yes, Lithium batteries are something else I'm looking at. I purchased a small on to run my back locator on to see how it performs and how I like it. If all goes well; I'll buy a big one for my trolling motor next year. (Need to get something lighter, Those lead batteries are getting heavier for this old man). My boat is mostly tied up to my pier and I have to carry my batteries up to my small yard barn to charge them.

Offline Les Young

  • Kicker
  • ****
  • Posts: 405
Gary I bought the amped outdoors 16 volt 19 amp hour battery & built a  fused & switched battery box especially for running my 93 sv & livescope out of a harbor freight 30 caliber ammo box & it works great. I installed it & the livescope in my right side rod locker. I can easily fish all day no problem. When I get home I just plug the charger that came with the battery into the sae connectors I put in my box & let it charge in the rod locker. I think the battery  that I bought was $179.00 at amped outdoors but they have lots of options.

Offline Muskygary

  • Lunker
  • *****
  • Posts: 2924
Interesting idea. I have a little ten amp battery for my rear locator to try now. Haven't used it yet. I just have a little sixteen foot Lund that I fish out of.

Offline brennan.chapman

  • Administrator
  • Kicker
  • *****
  • Posts: 114
Batteries can be a struggle. I drop voltage too fast with my current setup. I get spotty image quality, flickering, and ghosting on my side imaging screen after a few hours on the water and it drives me nuts. I'm going to start with upgrading my wiring in the offseason but might be adding a fifth battery if push comes to shove. I understand all of the benefits of going lithium, but I won't be spending 4K on batteries anytime soon.  :o

Check these guys out if you're ever in the market for pre-rigged harnesses with the correct wiring for your amount of graphs and forward facing sonar. Most boats older than 2017 don't have the proper gauge and length of wiring to meet the needs of the technology we're now bolting on. This leads to faster voltage drop and is much harder on the life of your batteries in general.

https://seaclearpower.com/

Offline Lamar

  • Lunker
  • *****
  • Posts: 2751
Batteries can be a struggle. I drop voltage too fast with my current setup. I get spotty image quality, flickering, and ghosting on my side imaging screen after a few hours on the water and it drives me nuts. I'm going to start with upgrading my wiring in the offseason but might be adding a fifth battery if push comes to shove. I understand all of the benefits of going lithium, but I won't be spending 4K on batteries anytime soon.  :o

Check these guys out if you're ever in the market for pre-rigged harnesses with the correct wiring for your amount of graphs and forward facing sonar. Most boats older than 2017 don't have the proper gauge and length of wiring to meet the needs of the technology we're now bolting on. This leads to faster voltage drop and is much harder on the life of your batteries in general.

https://seaclearpower.com/

 I know it's getting crazy

Offline Les Young

  • Kicker
  • ****
  • Posts: 405
Batteries can be a struggle. I drop voltage too fast with my current setup. I get spotty image quality, flickering, and ghosting on my side imaging screen after a few hours on the water and it drives me nuts. I'm going to start with upgrading my wiring in the offseason but might be adding a fifth battery if push comes to shove. I understand all of the benefits of going lithium, but I won't be spending 4K on batteries anytime soon.  :o

Check these guys out if you're ever in the market for pre-rigged harnesses with the correct wiring for your amount of graphs and forward facing sonar. Most boats older than 2017 don't have the proper gauge and length of wiring to meet the needs of the technology we're now bolting on. This leads to faster voltage drop and is much harder on the life of your batteries in general.

https://seaclearpower.com/
Check out ampewd outdoors & buy a battery just for your electronics. Be way lees than $4000.00.  I'd be willing to bet for around $300 you can have all the battery needed for  your electronics.


Offline Lines

  • Lunker
  • *****
  • Posts: 1940
Hey Look Ray's back!