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Jari Razskazoff

How do I have portable power?

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So how do i bring power to the led rope lights, or whatever i need power for in my portable? I'm sure ya'll ain't draggin' a generator out on the ice each time, so what would one use to power up the ropelights, or whatever?

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I use the battery off of my Vex.

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buy yourself a motorcycle battery or something. That's what I use.

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I have an extra gel cell battery I bring with.. I also dont have the rope lights but bought the lights that ghetto cruzers put under their cars. I have found them to be very good! But a bit more pricy!

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I use a spare vex battery and ran speaker wire through the tubing to them. I can go a whole weekend on a battery. Probably more, just charge when I get home.

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I found a small 30amp deep cycle battery. Its about twice the size of a 7amp, but more than 4 times the amp hours.

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You can buy gel cells in any size you want. A vex runs on a 7amp/hr battery (standard). You can hook it up to any amp/hr size you want as long as its 12 volts.

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Where do i get a Gel Cell... and do they come with an outlet so i can run a radio/tv???

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ok, i looked it up online, and its like a car battery... only different. So how can i get an outlet so i can run a radio?

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I hardwired in a cigarette lighter receptacle onto the battery that way you run electronics with the cig adapters. Can find em at radioshack.

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you would need an inverter to do that. Check radio shack, Northern, Fleet Farm, or any car place. They all have them.

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IMO - get some cheap speakers from walmart/target and put them wherever and just plug an ipod into them. A lot less messy i bet

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I always bring a battery pack/ jump starter with.itprovides many functions for me. a backup for starting my sled(The bearcat doesn't come with a rope start)it provides many hours for lights/12v optionsand I bought one that has an inverter built inwhich I can use for cell phone charging, radio,etc. also has a bulit in work light that is great for when I'm tearing down and going home

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I use candles...j/k

Ice fishing for the Amish......

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I too carry a power pack because it can be used for many things and an inverter added is just one of them that opens the doors to even more things beyond even lights .

TD

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They are not that bad. I got mine a Gander and think I paid.

25.00 bucks for them.

Sifty

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I also carry a power pack easy convienent charges up via cig lighter in truck or plug it in I got the sears versions one with the inverter and one without it they have a plug in in the back you hook an extention cord to no more lost wall warts

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I use an inverter that I have for the travel trailer. Make sure you add up the watts you'll use so you get a big enough one and a battery to take care of it. It should'nt take a very big one but sometime we kind of keep adding things.

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