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Vex battery question

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Down charging a 12 V gel cell is of no real benefit, this I was told by Vexilar.

As Coldone said keep it maintained and it will last as long as it will last.

If it starts to need maintenance more frequently and discharges quickly, it is time for a new cell.

Batteries Pluss has12 V gel packs for about $17 the last time I checked.

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As the two above stated Storing your 12 V battery fully charged is best. I have 2 batteries so I never run out of power. Always have one at the ready.

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These are gell cell batterys.

The only batterys that have "memory" and need to be drained as much as possible before charging is Nickel-Cadmium batterys.

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Thanks for the replies. It's unanimous. And for $17, sounds like battery No. 2 is a no-brainer.

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I've got the FL8-SLT. As the season approaches, I figured I'd let it run until the battery was completely drained, then put a full charge on the battery. Is that the best way? Also, should the battery be drained of energy before letting it sit in the off-season, left completely charged, what?

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I would recommend storing the battery fully charged, and topping it off every month or two, this has worked well for me, and then the vex is always ready to go fishing too.
I believe Vexilar recommends discharging the battery to no more than 75% of it's capacity between charges.

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