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soldoncass

fishmark 480 battery

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soldoncass    0
soldoncass

What battery do you run your finder off of? I'm thinking of getting a small mower battery or something similar. How long will they run on a small battery? I've been unable to find how much current they draw anyplace so far. What do you use?

Thanks

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Ralph Wiggum    0
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If your finder is "permanently" mounted in your boat, just run it off your starting battery. Otherwise, I would pick up a 12v "Vexilar" type battery. I don't know about your particular finder, but I can run my Lowrance X67c off a 7aH battery for a few days generally.

In a pinch, any 12v battery would work, but the "Vexilar" type will be your cheapest option, and that is what they're made for.

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Hookmaster    6
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I run my FishMark 480 off of the 7 amp battery I got with my Clearwater Classic in 1995. In fact, I mounted it on the holder so the battery and graph are all together. With that old of a battery I can get a full day of use. I don't know if it would go 2 days since I always recharge it after use.

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Soldon try going to menards,get the 1 mil spot light for 10 bucks take that batt.they work great for portables around 20 hrs run time for me,12 hr charge time back in light.Heck get two.

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soldoncass

Thanks, everyone who replied with ideas. It sounds like they don't take that much power. I was running the finder and trolling motor off the same batteries until the finder started kicking out. Very annoying, so I want to get a small one just for the finder. Very much appreciate the tips. Now I'll see what I can find. smile.gif

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sparcebag    1
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They have 2 amp fuses so they use less than 2 Amps

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