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Where to buy battery indicator

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Looking for a battery indicator for the boat. Not looking to spend to much. Something that works good enough to let me know if battery is running low so I will know when to stop fishing!! lol. tia.

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I have one built into the trolling motor,when it stops running it's time to head home.

Seriously, the battery indicators don't really do much for you. They indicate a range of about 11 to 13.5 volts and give an indication of where the circuit voltage is. You will get different readings with the motor running and at rest. I don't use one anymore for that reason.

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Sorry forgot to say that it's only for the trolling motor battery if that makes any difference. There's a bunch of local lakes that I go too only allow for electric motors only. Just don't want to get stuck out rowing back in. lol.

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vexilar has a couple models available that seem to work quite well. Do a search for Vexilar D-130 (digital read) or T-130 (LED read).

The D-130 seemed pretty accurate as far as I've used it, it also indicates if the battery is draining or charging.

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I saw one at walmart the other day in the boating supply section for less that $10.00. Just 4-5 LED lights indicating level of charge.

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There are some nifty battery box's with built in voltage indicators, and easy power out and in for charging, for extras as needed....even a cigarette or accessory port inlet.

That may be a good option for your needs in this situation?

The Vexilar D-130 should do well for you to monitor % of charge, and will operate in the voltage range your using. They run about $25.

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do you have a finder on your boat? I have a Cuda 242 (now sold as the cuda 300) and it also has a voltmeter function. I think I paid under $100 for mine.

Kill two birds with one stone?

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I have an extra Minnkota one that you can have if you want to pick it up I work in downtown mpls. Shoot me an email bjobe26 at yahoo

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Sent you email MuskieJunkie... And thanks everyone for the info.

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