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    Default Dakota or Amped lithium batteries

    I am looking at adding Garmin live scope to my boat. Like most people Iím short on room and I donít really need the extra weight of another battery. Does anybody have any experience with the Amped brand or Dakota brand lithium batteries? Looks like theyíre quite a bit cheaper, smaller and a lot lighter than a standard battery.Any feedback would be appreciated.
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    I've been using a 18Ah Amped Outdoors battery for 3 months now and have been very pleased with the results.
    My buddy that I fish tourney's with has been using the 30Ah for about the same amount of time and hasn't had any issues either.
    I am strictly running my live scope and my 1022 with this battery and my other electronics run off my starting battery.
    I also installed a designated toggle switch to turn unit and box on once I'm on the water.

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    I have the 30Ah Amped and Iím extremely happy. Itís light and has built in handle for easier carrying. No problems at all.

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    I run two Dakota Lithium 18aH wired together in a Yak Power case and can run Livescope for a least a couple days of fishing with no issues. I have my bass boat and kayak both set-up so just move the power box with the batteries between the two and works great for what I need

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    Thanks for the responses and info. Glad to know that other people have been using these batteries. Looks like I am going to give them a try and see what happens. Surprises me that they are not talked about or advertised better, looks like a great option for several different jobs!

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    I just ordered a Dakota 12V 23AH battery last night. My Livescope will be installed next Saturday. Super excited to give this a try and see what happens!

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    I fished with a guy that has his livescope getting power from a milwaukee drill battery. I believe it was an 18v but it lasted about half of the day and he swapped in a fresh one and we were good to go.


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    I had Livescope installed using the Dakota 12V 23 AH Lithium battery and uses it several days. When I started in the morning the screen showed 13.1 volts. The longest day we had was 10 hrs and at the end of the day I was still showing 12.5 volts. The guys installing Livescope on my boat thought I was crazy when I got the battery out! They had no experience with the Lithium batteries. If you have limited space and don’t need the extra weight of the standard battery I would recommend looking into the Lithium batteries!
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    Remember the lithium batteries won’t gradually fall off they hold pretty consistently but then they die completely at once. I also recommend lithium.
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