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eurolarva

Sleepers/Flasher Batteries

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I am renting a sleeper at LOTW this winter and it will be for two days fishing and two nights. What do you guys do to keep your flasher batteries charged when you dont have 110 volts? Should I just bring a Deep Cell battery from my boat for the four of us with cables going to each of the flashers?

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I just bring a spare battery for the flasher.

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I second jwhjr's suggestion. You can find them pretty cheap $16-25. You may find that you don't need it, but it is better safe than sorry.

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Yep, buy a second battery. Always nice to have on hand anyway.

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I've got one of those inverter type to plug into the 12V cigarette, for those rare times if we need to drive into town or relocate to different spot on lake, there can be some charging done as well. It's not meant to replace charging but only as some additional charging.

I suppose one of those emergency battery charger/air compresser unit can be handy as well.

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As the others have said grab a second battery.

We go for three full days and the batterys start to wear down late on day two.

Good Luck.

Sifty

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Don't forget to bring something to do during those looong nights without any bites! We barely made it through with a keg of beer, we drained it on the last night!

Now we stay on shore so we have something to do at night grin

Good Luck,

Ferny

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I don't know about anyone else...but my Vexilar runs for 40-50 hours easy on one battery. I went to Upper Red last year, fished for three days VERY hard, and never had to replace my battery. I DID have a spare, and recommend you have one. You can get one for about $20, and i think it is your best option.

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40-50 hrs?!!! wow that's a record!

We run straight nonstop and got 30 hrs on the LX5 and 36 hurs on the FL18

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Good thing to do is keep them warm. They seem to go faster if they are cold.

I try and elevate mine. I seems warm in the house but can be quite cold on the floor. Kid

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Last year at LOTW I used my LX5 and even after 8 hours of fishing the DCS showed 100 percent till I plugged in the charger and the charge status dropped to 40 percent charge. I normally do the resort at night but the guys I am with want to fish at night. None of us drink so if we aren't fishing we will be sleeping. I will buy a spare and get a battery for my Aquaview. I never use the aquaview but I can still use the battery for my LX5

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