Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
kudu63

Ion auger quesstions

Recommended Posts

Hello, I'm looking at getting a ION auger this year and after reading lots of posts I found an article stating that they will be coming out with a bigger rated battery this fall.  The current I believe is a 40v  3A/H rating and rated for up to 1000" of ice.  The new one is a 40v 5A/H rating and rated for up to 1600" of ice.   I called ION to confirm and they would not comment on this but said they would come out with announcements next few months with new offering.   Has anyone else heard anything about the new battery ?

I do have a couple questions for you ION owners.

1.  Can you run the charger off your trucks factory inverter (I have a 2014 Silverado - but don't know how many watts these chargers pull)

2. If ION comes out with a 5 A/H battery - do you think you will need a new charger over the existing one for the 3 A/H one - thinking not but not sure.

3.  With MN state fair open now - are there vendors there that sell ION or better off waiting for the ice show later in the year.

Thanks for all replies.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

wonder if this new battery will help with the 10" auger bit?  Also wonder if it can be used on existing units or if you will have to buy a whole new head unit?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 minutes ago, dj2quick35 said:

wonder if this new battery will help with the 10" auger bit?  Also wonder if it can be used on existing units or if you will have to buy a whole new head unit?

I can't imagine that they would change the footprint of the battery.   I think it would be a bad decision for them to do that with all the existing ones out there.   If there is a 5 A/H battery I would only imagine it would help all around with about 60% increase in power.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I know a standard charger for a drill battery wont work in my truck so I would imagine this charger wouldn't either, but if you put a decent inverter in your truck wired to your battery you shouldn't have any issues charging it.  All comes down to your use though.  Is it worth putting in a $50 inverter and making sure you have a battery charging or just finding the battery on sale and buying a spare at $130.  I would be shocked if you burned through two batteries in one day unless you and a couple buddies are constantly hole hopping and drilling every hole on the same auger.  

edit

LRG Strikes again.  May just be mine that doesnt pull the juice then unless the charges have different inputs.

 

Edited by Moon Lake Refuge

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A 5 AH battery won't increase power just make it run longer, right. I've never had a issue with the 3 AH batteries. No matter how big the batteries get I still don't think the auger is going to ever be fast enough for hole hoppers.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
48 minutes ago, Moon Lake Refuge said:

LRG Strikes again.  May just be mine that doesnt pull the juice then unless the charges have different inputs.

 

Now you've got me questioning if I've used it in the new truck.  I'll try to pull everything out to check.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
20 minutes ago, Lip_Ripper Guy said:

Now you've got me questioning if I've used it in the new truck.  I'll try to pull everything out to check.  

It may very well.  Mine was finicky at the beggining so I just stopped using it for anything but a phone charger.  I've just never had a need. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

OK I have seen the first online Ad for the new ION augers that feature a 5 amp/hour battery which is rate for up to 1600" of ice.  Price was listed as $629.   Also said they have a center point on the auger - is that also new ?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Questions 1- They say they reversed the rotation. Is the new one going the same direction as last years or is that been changed? Answer: Same rotation as last years

2- Does last years have a brush-less motor or is that new also? Answer: Last years was brush-less also.

3-Is the new drill a REAL 8 inches? What is the cost of the drill alone? Answer- still 7 3/4 (that sucks but I'm used to it now) Not sure of price, I forgot to ask..

4-Are the batteries interchangeable? Not a biggie for me though as I've never had a problem in my application. Answer: Yes-interchangeable

I'm calling them this morning. Called them

Edited by Hawg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now




  • Posts

    • I've always been partial to the fold down couch in the back but I'd want to have storage under it and a fold down bunk above it. One thing to keep in mind is the heater.  I know you said the current heater stays for this season and maybe next but if you're doing work on the layout now you should probably plan for the new heater now even if its not going in for a year or two.  You'd hate to do all this work adjusting the layout only to find out you should have done something differently to accommodate the new heater. 
    • If mine,  I would add those drop down bunks and some pedestal boat seats.  With a smaller house like that I would want as much open area as possible.  I think those big couch/sofas take too much room.  You can always drop the bunk and take a snooze without taking up floor fishing space.  Just some thoughts.......
    • I tried a glass of a buddy's Templeton Rye last night and was impressed. I'm not big of Rye's but this one was very smooth. I can't say I'd ever buy a bottle but someone else's booze is always up near the top of the list of my favorites. I still prefer the $15 Trader Joe's bourbon though. 
    • I didn't figure anyone at cabelas would be any help. I have scoured the gun and haven't ever been able to find any markings of any kind. I forgot to mention in the previous post that it's a 16 gauge.  If nothing else, it'll look cool hanging over my basement bar. 
    • Ha I remember showing ya a thing or 2!!! Not sure where your son got his fishin prowess from though! Yea well!! oh I changed my poopy pants!
    • I can't see the pics?
    • You might be better off trying to do some research on your own on the old shotgun. I think it would be a waste of time taking it to Cabela's since most of the folks  who work there now think  any gun made before 1970 is an antique. The gun surely is made in Europe and might have originated in one of the English or Belgian or even German "guild" shops, little outfits that cranked out inexpensive guns that did not even bear maker's names since they were made by a "bunch" of guys. Your best bet would be to trace or photograph the proof marks and go from there.  That is,  I'm assuming it has proof marks :).
    • For an exciting adventure in shooting grab an old "trapdoor" Springfield and rattle off a few rounds of 45-70 or 45-90.  If you're of skinny build and little weight it'll give you a THUMP you'll remember!   Perfect deer cartridge for MN though since that big ol' bullet will go churning through the brush like a D-8 Cat until it hit's it's target. Have been around the old '94 30-30 since way back when and while it is handy it is not that accurate and lacks the knock-down power of many, many of today's rounds. But if you just have to have one as I always say, it''s your money. Keep in mind you can buy the .35 Remington in a pump action,   which a lot of MN duck hunters find easy to use come deer season.
    • I have an old Damascus barreled shotgun that was passed on to me by my grandpa. The story I have always heard and been told is that it was brought over from Denmark by my great grandfather in 1915. It has no markings indicating where it was made or anything else that I could use to figure out some history on the gun. It is a pin fire and has a stag carved into the underside of the stock. Anyone have any ideas on where I could find any info on this? I had thought about bringing it to Cabelas and see if they knew anything about it. I'm not concerned about the value. I'd just like to know a little more about it or even get pointed in the right direction. 
    • I like the .30-.30 because of availability and affordability of the ammo but I think the .35 Remington may be a better overall round. I don't know anything about the .45-70 Gov. though.
  • Our Sponsors