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charging a vex

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gbc    0

How can you charge a vexilar without the vex charger? I have a vex charger, but am planning a weekend trip and staying out on the ice. So, what happens when the vex battery dies, how do you charge it if you don't have electricity?

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ole    0

You can always buy a backup battery, I usually carry 2 with me on weekend trips so I won't run into that problem.

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I'd buy an extra battery....otherwise you could buy a portable power pack. Duracell makes them. I've never used them before. I just bring a spare battery.

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If you're near a car, you could bring a invertor.

Vexilar should make a car cig adapter for charging. (send the royalty check to my house please)

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I have a Sportsmans Charger. It plugs into a cigarette lighter and has two alligator clips on the end for charging batteries. I haven't seen them in a while, but I picked mine up for about $20 at Fleet. I have 3-4 batteries so I rarely use it, but it is nice when I do need it.

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Like a lot of the other guys, I usually have a few extra batteries with me. Extra power if needed for the flasher, camera, led lights and fans. Seems a lot easier and simpler to me than messing with chargers and inverters.

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gbc    0

Sounds like I need another battery :-)

I think I was looking for an answer along the line of what broman and LakeDocktor are saying, but if the batteries are cheap enough, might as well by a second.

I can't take it any longer and will be driving down to FF at lunch just to browse and dream about getting out soon.

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I carry 2 batteries with me always, but I also have the Sportsmans Charger as well and that works great. I don't remember where I got mine, but pretty sure it was about the same price as mentioned.

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Strike Master makes a cigerette lighter charger to use with their electric augers, and this will work. It has the built in regulator needed to charge these batteries. Although it is cheaper to just buy another battery.

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If you are going out for just a weekend trip....I guarantee that your battery will last and you won't even need to charge it.....but I am also a believer in the extra battery. $15 and you will be set!!!

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I have multiple batteries, AND the sportsman charger. I have used both, but obviously for speed, just changing out the battery is alot quicker.

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Today i just found out that I can use my Craftsman 19.2 V battery for my lights. Has any one tried this before. There smaller than a vex battery and just pop in the charger and don't have to worry about over charging.

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