• GUESTS

    If You  want access  to member only forums on FM, You will need to Sign-in or  Sign-Up now .

    This box will disappear once you are signed in as a member.

  • Join In - We Share Fishing Reports & Outdoor Information Here

     
      You know what we all love...

      The same things you do!!!! Share what you love & enjoy in the outdoors as well as thank those whose posts you 'appreciate.'

      Have Fun!!!

eyeguy 54

Dakota Lithium

Recommended Posts

eyeguy 54

anybody use these?  thinking about getting the 7 amp for my fl18

  • Thumbs Up 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Tom Sawyer

Go with the 10 amp Royce. Cats meow dude.  Strong, light weight power all day long.

Go Further.

Last Longer.

Play Harder.   

Edited by Tom Sawyer
  • Thumbs Up 2
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Mike89

who carries those???  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Kettle
5 hours ago, Mike89 said:

who carries those???  

Marine General as well as numerous stores online including their website. Wally world sells them as well, everyone I've found is for 99$ for the 10 amp

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
eyeguy 54

7ah on the way.  should be perfect for my usage and 30 bucks less and 2.2 pounds. 

  • Thumbs Up 1
  • Wow 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
leech~~
3 hours ago, Kettle said:

Marine General as well as numerous stores online including their website. Wally world sells them as well, everyone I've found is for 99$ for the 10 amp

 

When I saw this post I was like humm, 10 amp?  Then I looked up the price and my 9 amp $19.99 Fleet Farm battery will do fine! 😉

  • Thumbs Up 1
  • l Love It 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Mike89

thanks!!! I will look into them!!  

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
papadarv
9 hours ago, leech~~ said:

 

When I saw this post I was like humm, 10 amp?  Then I looked up the price and my 9 amp $19.99 Fleet Farm battery will do fine! 😉

Leech, your logic is sound. The 9ah lead acid at $20 where weight is 5.7# verses 2.2# on the Dakota Ion at $70, a difference of about 3 cans of beer. If your walking out with a 5 gal bucket of gear 3# might make a slight difference, pulling a 150# sled of gear, 3# has no effect. Only other advantage is recharge time where lead acid takes over night and Dekota Ion about an hour. The fl18 current draw is 200ma so both 9a batters will run about 40 hours. An overnight charge once a week on extremely heavy fishing time does not seem like a major inconvenience, you gotta sleep once in a while. I'll also go with the  Fleet Farm special, currently in stock at the Blaine store.

  • Thumbs Up 1
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Tom Sawyer
12 hours ago, eyeguy 54 said:

7ah on the way.  should be perfect for my usage and 30 bucks less and 2.2 pounds. 

Yeah the 12oz. difference in weight might throw your back out and the performance wouldn't be noticeable either 😆

Edited by Tom Sawyer

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
leech~~
1 hour ago, papadarv said:

Leech, your logic is sound. The 9ah lead acid at $20 where weight is 5.7# verses 2.2# on the Dakota Ion at $70, a difference of about 3 cans of beer. If your walking out with a 5 gal bucket of gear 3# might make a slight difference, pulling a 150# sled of gear, 3# has no effect. Only other advantage is recharge time where lead acid takes over night and Dekota Ion about an hour. The fl18 current draw is 200ma so both 9a batters will run about 40 hours. An overnight charge once a week on extremely heavy fishing time does not seem like a major inconvenience, you gotta sleep once in a while. I'll also go with the  Fleet Farm special, currently in stock at the Blaine store.

 

Oh by all means if you got that kind of cash Diddy-it! 😉

 

image.png.cc0c2589e6c54741019fd15228cf4a3f.png

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
eyeguy 54

3 lbs difference on the battery while hole hopping for big gills and crappies is a good thing. Drill 50 holes and hit each one half dozen times throughout the day. 300 x3 is 900 less pounds I picked up on a typical outing. My arm will say thx eyeguy for being so nice to me. Lol 

  • Wow 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
eyeguy 54

Oops. 3.5 difference. Another 150 pounds my arm didn’t have to lift. I like the idea of saving my strength to lift the fish up for pics. Bwa haaa haaaaaaaaaa

  • Thumbs Up 1
  • Haha 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
eyeguy 54

I have an fl18 ultra pak with charger for 300 if anybody is interested. Works perfect. Selling for friend that doesn’t ice fish anymore. 

85B70213-348A-4246-9E99-0E719A6266AD.jpeg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Rick G

Jeez guys, quit being so cheep.... I know some of you spend more than the cost of this battery at the bar every week😂 A battery that will last for years longer and less than half the weight... its a no brainer for those that do a shyt load of hole hopping, imho.

 

  • Thumbs Up 1
  • Wow 1
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
eyeguy 54

Indeed!  😂

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
eyeguy 54

Dakota website you can get 2 7ah shipped for 122.  Good deal find a friend if you guys have any and split the cost 😁😁

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
leech~~
11 minutes ago, Rick G said:

Jeez guys, quit being so cheep.... I know some of you spend more than the cost of this battery at the bar every week😂 A battery that will last for years longer and less than half the weight... its a no brainer for those that do a shyt load of hole hopping, imho.

 

 

Cheap.    Sounds like a few guys are getting some kick backs from Dakota to shake down fishing wed sites? 🤣

  • Wow 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
eyeguy 54

Everyone please buy one so I can go to Hawaii 

  • Haha 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Kettle
25 minutes ago, leech~~ said:

 

Cheap.    Sounds like a few guys are getting some kick backs from Dakota to shake down fishing wed sites? 🤣

Not me leech. I just found pricing, I'm running a 20$ from FF

  • Thumbs Up 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
rundrave

do these come with a charger? I think you need a specific type of charger for these in order to not ruin the battery?

  • Thumbs Up 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
AlwaysFishing23
3 minutes ago, rundrave said:

do these come with a charger? I think you need a specific type of charger for these in order to not ruin the battery?


Believe the charger is a separate cost ( $15-$20). They don’t come with it I do believe.  You'll need the special DL charger I know that for sure . 

  • Thumbs Up 1
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Tom Sawyer
28 minutes ago, rundrave said:

do these come with a charger? I think you need a specific type of charger for these in order to not ruin the battery?

No they do not....yes you need a lithium charger. Technology similar to drill batteries, thus greater performance. Don't be cheap and use a regular charger; decreases battery life and performance. It will cost you more in the long run!!! Ask eyeguy at the end of the year......

Edited by Tom Sawyer
  • Thumbs Up 1
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
eyeguy 54

Don’t need special charger. Already checked

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Tom Sawyer
1 hour ago, eyeguy 54 said:

 Drill 50 holes 

 

Do you even drill 50 holes in a year? LOL!!!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
eyeguy 54

Usually one hole per outing is all I need. I am a fish magnet and they come to me

  • Thumbs Up 1
  • Wow 1
  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.




  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • eyeguy 54
      This one is 2.2. The other 5.75
    • leech~~
      Thought you were going to do a before old battery and after New battery weight for us? 😕
    • eyeguy 54
      Nice!
    • AlwaysFishing23
      Here in central MN we are looking quite well! With last nights -1 low we had some medium and bigger size bodies of water skim over. Only the bigger lakes are still open but most have locked up. Unfortunately with the forecast we will not be making much ice in the upcoming weeks. But that will not be an issue as bays of main/ bigger lakes and small lakes are in good shape. Went for A a drive on Sunday and found lakes to have 2-3” with most locked up, yesterday went for another drive and lakes I found to have 2-3 the day before now had 3-3.5”. Another I checked had 5” in close and 4” to just under 4” further out. With last nights cold and calm winds us avid early ice anglers should be good to go( with proper saftey precautions of course) for any time now. My plan is to head out in search of panfish next weekend and I can say for sure it will be a great trip to be able to get back to headwater adventures. My guess of being out on safe ice 4“+ set back about 3-5 weeks ago was SPOT on. I’m sure there will be a VERY long line of anglers heading out on URL next weekend, that will not be me I’ll stick with the less populated lakes and avoid the crowds as much as possible. Good luck to those who head out! Stay safe and report ice conditions and fishing reports! 2019-2020 ice season is here! 
    • SkunkedAgain
      I better upgrade to a Heavy-Duty tin foil hat, to keep Space-X from stealing all of my thoughts about the best fishing holes.  
    • Chill62
      Buddy made it out on Friday on a small lake and had 3.5 inches of ice.  Hearing reports from others that a lot of lakes were 2-2.5 inches and they backed off the lake after finding that.  Also heard reports that some of the bigger lakes the wind yesterday ate up a ton of ice but this morning the lakes really refroze quickly and further out.  I personally tagged out Sunday for deer so I'm switching gears this weekend and going to try to get some fish on top of the ice.  I'd assume a lot of lakes will be walkable by the weekend but avoid current and deeper holes unless you are checking ice thickness.  I'm hoping to get out Saturday and Sunday if I can find a fishing partner, buddy is looking at 3-5 lakes tomorrow and Thursday.  Looks like tonight I have the project of respooling line and getting ready for the weekend.
    • SkunkedAgain
      I'd be worried about pulling my rig up the icy landing.
    • delcecchi
      Chucker, what is the latency for the LEO satellite service expected to be?    I know that was an issue for the Hughs service.   
    • Sculpin
      Most of the lakes south and east of Aitken are locked up. Dam, Clear, Hanging Kettle, Rabbit, Sisabagamah, and I would imagine many others.  Please be careful, use your ice pics, a good spud, and proceed cautiously. I saw on last nights news some poor guy took a quick swim in Skogman lake near Cambridge. Not good, could have had a very sad outcome. 
    • chucker1101
      Talked about this before...low-earth satellite internet is pretty close to being ready. SpaceX just launched 60 more satellites yesterday, giving them about 120 in orbit now. They need 400 in place to start servicing the Northern United States and should be there by June next year. Low-earth satellite will be a game changer. High speeds, high capacity. So don't lock into service plan long-term. Still questions about pricing (haven't released any detail), but right now i'd expect early adopter rollout next summer, and widespread availability in Northern MN by summer 2021.