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Wanted a smaller compact high ah battery for early ice to run my camera. Found the Milwaukee M12 comes in a 3ah version, ¼ the weight and size of the small 12v lead acid and charges in 30 min verses 12 hours. Also the + - contacts in the battery match the male outlet plug and work with male spade lugs so connecting it to electronics doable. On line I can get a twin pack 4ah under $40. Pic is the smaller 3ah with a 5.5mm power cable. Video is my camera panner in motion with the M12's.

 

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CJH

I like it!  I just ordered some 18v 9ah batteries.  Have you ever used a voltage regulator to step down 18v to 12v for the higher capacity?

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19 hours ago, CJH said:

I like it!  I just ordered some 18v 9ah batteries.  Have you ever used a voltage regulator to step down 18v to 12v for the higher capacity?

Yes - got one for $20 at Northern tool. Works really well. Made a couple cables to connect flasher & lights in hub. Also has phone charge. Drill holes, pop battery out of drill & connect adapter.

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leech~~

papadarv, dude you have come up with some crazy shat over the years.  I Like it! 😄

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3 hours ago, leech~~ said:

papadarv, dude you have come up with some crazy shat over the years.  I Like it! 😄

Posted this on the other site thought others might like. Put a $12 mini 1080p camera on my super bright head light wired with switch to the 3.7v li/ION battery. Has 64gb SIM card to record 4 to 5 hours of video hands free. Ill post a video from my next outing on Sunday.

Light now multi use.

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    • leech~~
      Well that gets you out of making lunch, but not getting unstuck! 😊
    • Wanderer
      You got that right!  I don’t fish Vermillion but have always liked reading the posts.  Log in issues or not, I hope he decides to get back in the swing of things here.   Again, not a big V fisherman but I’m gonna check my calendar for the weekend of the kids event and maybe throw my hat in to help if I can.  I can at least get some lines wet if pointed in the right direction.
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      Seems like Cliff has been MIA on these boards for a long time!
    • Wanderer
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    • Wanderer
      Just west of shantytown. 😉😁
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      Where?  Just so I can help next time? 😁
    • AlwaysFishing23
      You were a big help today I really appricetate it. I’ve fished that same area at least one a week for the last month. Every time from 1-6pm. Haven’t had a terrible trip yet every time I get a lot of nice gills. The first time I tried that bite I got a few nice crappies and a 17” walleye. Last night fished again and kept 6 nice gills and threw back a lot of good ones to and got I a 21” walleye. It’s a sunset bite for sure then after dark if you hang around long enough the crappies bite to. But it’s hard to stay out last 6pm when it’s this cold trying to heat the portable can become hard even with a good heater. Glad to hear you guys had some luck I’ve heard that area is good but I’ve never tried it. Haha another buddy who always fish’s in the cold told me I was crazy for going out. Well look you did well the last two days......😂. Good luck to you tommarow!
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      Thanks for the shout out; glad to help!  I was heading back out to jump start my brothers diesel and saw you get stuck.  Needed to get my bro’s truck going first.  Saw you were in the same spot and knew a little help would go a long way in that rutted mess out there.   You had a good catch for the afternoon. 😎  We were in that area Friday night but after the bite was over.  Got some but not that good.  Had a nice evening crappie bite to the east last night.  A few pike this morning before pulling up stakes.     Gonna head north I think tomorrow.  But it sounds like I’m the only one willing to brave the weather.
    • AlwaysFishing23
      Thanks to Wanderer (Tracy) for extracting me from a sticky situation 🤦‍♂️. It was also nice to finally meet you in person!! I think you need to start a weekend towing business lol. I had a buddy of mine and his dad come out and check and make sure I was okay after you left. Fishing was pretty good I got 8 gills all around 8” and 1 crappie 9”. Dad came out and got 5 gills. We stayed till 6:15pm and I was able to make it off the lake no problem.