Securing battery in tackle pod

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SitDown
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Sun Mar 05, 2017 9:38 pm

Hi folks
My 2nd hand reload came with a ff/gps including a 12ah sla battery, that just sits in the back of the pod
Any idea how to secure this battery & where I might find these parts to do the securing job
Does the battery need to be in a sealed housing... thinking more like when I might do an unplanned turtle
Thanks

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Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:11 am

You can use two pieces of closed cell foam (bed roll) to make a battery tray and glue that to the floor of your pod.

Cut both piece to be 50mm wider and 50mm longer than the base of the battery.

Cut a hole in one piece that the base of the battery will squeeze into.

Glue both pieces together. With the cut-out facing up, you now have a little tray your battery will sit in

Glue the tray onto the floor of your pod in your preferred location.
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Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:28 pm

What adhesive do people recommend for glueing foam to plastic?
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Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:07 am

ZIPTYD wrote:What adhesive do people recommend for glueing foam to plastic?
I just used a bit of ados contact adhesive. Used as per Mr Ados's directions it works really well.
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Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:03 pm

I emailed Viking, they had a battery strap with pre-made holes for the supplied screws = $15
This will secure the battery at the back of the pod, a bit of silicon to seal it up, done

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Fri Apr 07, 2017 2:45 pm

I bought the full transducer mounting kit from Viking.

http://www.vikingkayaks.co.nz/shop/acce ... eload+2280" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


It came with the straps for securing a battery.

So mine is strapped into that recess at the front of the pod - with a little bit of foam padding underneath.

I also use a zip-lock sandwich bag to help stop any salt water getting on the terminals.

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