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    Default Livescope Battery Question - Advice Needed

    I have been thinking about putting in a separate battery for my Livescope setup. Iíve been exploring buying a Lithium battery strictly for my Livescope. Have any of you guys used a 12v, 20+AH Lithium battery? Also, Iíve read where some people say your unit and the black box should be on the same battery. I would like to know if any of you have had issues powering them off of separate batteries. I have a 10ga wire already run for the black box and I was just wanting to swap it over to the lithium and just leave my unit wired as it is, which is on an accessory circuit coming off of the cranking battery. Any advice you guys can share would be appreciated.

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    20 AH might not get you thru a whole day's fishing, but should be good for 5-6 hours. I run a 35 AH AGM in the kayak with the GLS-10 and a 93sv UHD, and it lasts all day. Lowest I've ever drawn it down was 12.1 V.

    I have not used 2 batteries before, but it should work. You might have to run a ground wire from the starter battery (-) to the screw on the GLS-10 box.
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    Figure how many amps your units run in and divide the total amps into 20 and you will get the hours of run time.

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    I personally don't want anything on my cranking battery. So I use separate batteries for all my fish finders, my night fishing lights and my trolling motor.

    I have the ultra 126 SV and the black box module hooked to the same battery, which is an H8 AGM battery. I have never had this power down during an all-day fishing trip.

    As a comparison, I had my Solix 15 unit on its own battery and it would not last a full day. I had to hook up a second battery in parallel with the first battery to get a full day of fishing with the Solix 15.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cevans View Post
    Figure how many amps your units run in and divide the total amps into 20 and you will get the hours of run time.
    I have a 68ah AGM for my 93sv/Livescope system. Livescope runs around 5amps/hr so I'm figuring I should get a good 10-12hr day from the battery before needing a charge. Am I right in my estimate ??

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    I originally had everything wired to the crankin' battery. This summer I rewired all the electronics on the front deck to a dedicated lithium battery. I'm using an Amped Outdoors 60AH lithium. I'm running a 93SV+, Ultra 102SV, GLS10, GMS10 and heading sensor for the Ultrex. Prior to installing the lithium battery here are the amp draws I measured...

    93SV+ = .9A
    102SV = 1.95A
    GLS10 = 1.25A

    I could have gotten away with less battery but not sure if I'm done adding units. I've had several 10+hr days and have never seen less than 12.0 volts.

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    I have my black box wired to a battery by itself. No issues whatsoever, and livescope will run all day.

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    SeeFish 18v Milwaukee adapter – SeeLite

    Check these out! Got some friends on Facebook who are running everything on these. LS, Garmin unit, Helix units, 360!
    One guy has 2 units at the console, 3 at the bow and cut 150-160 pounds out of his boat going to these adapters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrappiePappy View Post
    I have a 68ah AGM for my 93sv/Livescope system. Livescope runs around 5amps/hr so I'm figuring I should get a good 10-12hr day from the battery before needing a charge. Am I right in my estimate ??
    Crappiepappy...your calculations are correct but LiveScope doesn't pull near 5A so you will get a lot more than 10-12hrs if that's all your running. Checkout my post above...I've run everything listed over 10hrs numerous times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShowmeCrappie View Post
    SeeFish 18v Milwaukee adapter – SeeLite

    Check these out! Got some friends on Facebook who are running everything on these. LS, Garmin unit, Helix units, 360!
    One guy has 2 units at the console, 3 at the bow and cut 150-160 pounds out of his boat going to these adapters.
    These setups are nice...very convenient for removing/swapping/charging batteries but at $200 per battery it's expensive for only 12Ah.
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