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Since there aren't enough threads about Big Buddy heaters lately I thought I'd start another... I was wondering how long those who use the batteries for the fan typically get as far as hours of use out of them? I just used my new one for the first time yesterday and it got me to thinking.

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fish2live

the batts do not last long in the cold. i read on another site about someone wiring up a 12 volt vex bat with a converter to convert to 6 volts says it last a long time and is rechargable.

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UMDSportsman

I just got my big buddy for christmas and i haven't used it that much yet. I used it for about half a day each through a 6-day fishing trip. one of the days was all day. A couple times the fan got turned on in transit also on that trip. But since then i maybe have used it once, maybe twice. I like to fish outside when possible. The batteries are still just fine. I also usually keep the heater in my apartment when i am not fishing (20 lb tank stays in the truck).

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Borch

My batteries lasted a whole season on my Big Buddy in my Otter Lodge. Granted I only needed to use the fan on the coldest days of fishing though.

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anyfishwilldo

I quit putting them in because it always got bumped bouncing across the lake and turned on.

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PierBridge

 Originally Posted By: anyfishwilldo
I quit putting them in because it always got bumped bouncing across the lake and turned on.

Me too....

Does anybody have the power adapter?... From Mr Heater or home made?

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Ride_Red

Radio shack 6 volt dc cig lighter adapter cord to my power tower will last longer than I stay out. Power tower is huge but only one thing to charge when I come off the lake.

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Coach1310

I can't remember the last time I had to replace them, but I don't use it often. I do, however, incorporate a really expensive 4 inch piece of electrical tape to keep the switch off when in transport grin.gif

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jwhjr

Thanks for all of the replies everyone. I'll keep in mind the issue of it turning on in transport. I don't know if I can afford Coach1310's solution grin.gif

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ktjig

What size batteries do they use and how many? Mines packed in the tub and I'm headed out tonight and forgot to get batteries.

thanks

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blueroof

4 D cell.

LB

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Brunsvig_slayer

I never been able to figure out how long they last because I always end up leaving mine on and the batteries are always dead when I want to use it again

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jwhjr

They use 4 D sized batteries.

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