vexilar fish finder - Colorado Fishing Forum

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-04-2018, 11:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 1,975
Default vexilar fish finder

so ive already done this several times, but will I hurt anything on my unit by hooking it up to a 18 volt lithium battery?ive been searching the internet but can't find an answer. the reason why id like to do this is because the batteries are much lighter, seem to run the unit just fine and are easier to charge
littlemac is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 02-04-2018, 02:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
albow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Denver
Posts: 2,700
Default

I guess the folks to ask would be Vexilar customer service. They have live people answering the phone, or at least they did last time I called.

I think it would just spin the disk in the Vex a little faster is all. Kind of like using a 12volt battery to start a 6 volt car. You’ve done that, right? Starter spins faster and it works great but you need a reducer to protect the rest of electronics in the car from frying. I’d say you’d be better using the conversion device like the Milwaukee power source. Slayer came up with this and as much as I hate to stoke his ego, it’s brilliant. You have to make your own cord using a barrell plug and alligator clips or similar. I measured just under 13 volts with my Harbor Freight voltmeter.
albow is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-05-2018, 09:47 AM   #3 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Windswept Plains of Colorado
Posts: 16,038
Default

18 volt lithiums put out like 22 volts fully charged. Do ya feel lucky?
__________________
Love Me or Hate Me-
Rugged and Beautiful.
All Metal all the Time!
slayerfish is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 02-05-2018, 04:20 PM   #4 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 1,975
Default

well I guess I did cause ive used it twice now. ive been following that blog on ice shanty I just not smart enough to understand the step down stuff. turns out my charger was bad so now my two batteries for the vex are ok and ill be switching back to them
littlemac is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Colorado Fishing Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Eagle Fish Mark 320 fish finder campingkids Buy and Sell 0 02-02-2012 08:40 AM
Fish finder bollie Buy and Sell 1 04-30-2010 01:39 AM
fish finder Jaylen Colorado Fishing Lounge 11 07-09-2008 06:23 AM
Looking for a fish finder striper_fly Buy and Sell 6 02-14-2008 08:31 PM

» Forum Search
» Insurance
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:30 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL3
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.