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    Quote Originally Posted by RKW View Post
    Nimrod, I bought the Echomap UHD 73sv on sale at Basspro Wednesday I believe and am going to get the livescope transducer too. I have been hearing that it needs to be connected to a dedicated battery power source. After reading a few of these post I have been researching how to install it on my Ranger 188C. I don't know exactly how to run a power cable or the bestway to get it to the front of the boat nor do I know the best battery to purchase. A lot Can you please give me your opinion and maybe even a picture of your setup. Thanks
    I am taking my boat to Bass Tank tomorrow to have one installed. I am going to use a Dakota Lithium battery 12 volt 10 amp
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    I bought two of the Dakota Lithium battery 12 volt 10 amp so when one ran down while on the water I could keep on fishing. The original still last about 6 hours but the newer one only last about 3 hours now. I have used them a lot over the last year but I honestly don't see a benefit over my old lead batteries other than weight. Lifespan wise I'm getting a year's worth from lead and the lithium batteries. I am interested in Nimrod's and Super Dave's new batteries though. The 40 cost less than the 42 so I'm real curious how they compare. I really like the lightweight of the lithium battery and if it 40 & 42 holds up for them I 'll probably buy one as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRiverMarine View Post
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    One I bought was 32 Amp Hour only weighs 4.8 lbs . Lasts 16 hours with 1242 and black box for live scope .

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    Mounted in a cheap plastic box with quick connects to make carrying easier and protect it .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pac in Arkansas View Post
    I bought two of the Dakota Lithium battery 12 volt 10 amp so when one ran down while on the water I could keep on fishing. The original still last about 6 hours but the newer one only last about 3 hours now. I have used them a lot over the last year but I honestly don't see a benefit over my old lead batteries other than weight. Lifespan wise I'm getting a year's worth from lead and the lithium batteries. I am interested in Nimrod's and Super Dave's new batteries though. The 40 cost less than the 42 so I'm real curious how they compare. I really like the lightweight of the lithium battery and if it 40 & 42 holds up for them I 'll probably buy one as well.
    If it is not holding up I would contact the comany they have a warrenty . I hope my holds up cause I really like it over the big deep cycle battery I was using .
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeg View Post
    I am taking my boat to Bass Tank tomorrow to have one installed. I am going to use a Dakota Lithium battery 12 volt 10 amp
    10 Amp Hour might be enough for several hours on a 73sv. My 1242xsv uses more current and using 32 Amp Hour . I think that black box pulls quite a bit . The 32 amp hour runs both for 16 hours .
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    Why will a regular old marine battery not work ? Or is it because of weight

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    It will work that's what I used for awhile. I switched to the lithium batts for a few reasons:

    Weight, I switch the unit between my jon boat and my bass boat. Already have 3 batts in the skeeter and don't have room for a 4th. Jon boat has 1 crank batt and 1 tm batt. Do not want to add another
    I was supposed to get way more charges out of the lithium opposed to a lead batt. Thought I was going to pay more up front but save over time. I'm not seeing that.
    In my opinion I feel it is best to have a dedicated batt for the livescope system. It will eat up power kind of fast. I don't really want to use my cranking batt on either boat to run LS and the trolling motor batts are needed to stay all day long.
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    KWW, weight was not an issue for me so I used a plain old lead marine battery. I use the Wal Mart Brand marine battery, $109. I'm getting 3 years of use out of them on my trolling motor so in 3 years I figure I'll spend $109 on a livescope battery. :-) Yes I went the cheap way. I'm getting 3-4 days use from one battery if I don't charge it, but it gets charged most days to keep it in top condition. I too didn't want it on my cranking battery. I just opted for the extra lead battery and deal with the weight.

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    Could you please post pictures of your set up, mount etc. I would love to move mine between my jon and bass boat just not smart enough to make it work so far. Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by Pac in Arkansas View Post
    It will work that's what I used for awhile. I switched to the lithium batts for a few reasons:

    Weight, I switch the unit between my jon boat and my bass boat. Already have 3 batts in the skeeter and don't have room for a 4th. Jon boat has 1 crank batt and 1 tm batt. Do not want to add another
    I was supposed to get way more charges out of the lithium opposed to a lead batt. Thought I was going to pay more up front but save over time. I'm not seeing that.
    In my opinion I feel it is best to have a dedicated batt for the livescope system. It will eat up power kind of fast. I don't really want to use my cranking batt on either boat to run LS and the trolling motor batts are needed to stay all day long.

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