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Flasher battery dead?


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23 minutes ago, Wanderer said:

I swear we answered this one already. 🤔

 

Yup, need a new one.  Go lithium or go home early...

Good advise, but Lithium's are a ton of minnow money for some folks.  😬

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22 minutes ago, leech~~ said:

Good advise, but Lithium's are a ton of minnow money for some folks.  😬

They’ve been $70 at our local bait shop.  You can spend more on em of course.  I’ve always carried at least one back up lead acid and paid $25 each for 9 Ah.  All my lead acids aged out this year so I bit the bullet and replaced with lithium.  No back ups needed, or even a charger for a whole weekend for that matter.

 

It’s easier to see the value now.

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40 minutes ago, Wanderer said:

They’ve been $70 at our local bait shop.  You can spend more on em of course.  I’ve always carried at least one back up lead acid and paid $25 each for 9 Ah.  All my lead acids aged out this year so I bit the bullet and replaced with lithium.  No back ups needed, or even a charger for a whole weekend for that matter.

 

It’s easier to see the value now.

 

That's cuz you got to get your 12V 9amp at Fleet for $19.99 when their on-sale silly! 😋

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10 hours ago, Wanderer said:

Or lithium’s for $50 if you dig in the right place. 😉

Are you stepping up to something like Dakota Digital or have you found something different/better/cheaper?

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2 hours ago, rl_sd said:

Are you stepping up to something like Dakota Digital or have you found something different/better/cheaper?

Just the Vexilar lithium for now.  I tried ordering a Dakota last year from a store that was sold out but it never came in.  The Vex batteries have been enough of an improvement to be happy with so far.

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4 hours ago, Wanderer said:

Just the Vexilar lithium for now.  I tried ordering a Dakota last year from a store that was sold out but it never came in.  The Vex batteries have been enough of an improvement to be happy with so far.

Different charger?

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