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Toasted FF Battery

Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:26 pm
by FatherOfMany
Oh well, guess I'm in the market for a new FF battery.

You might not want to read the rest of the article, but squiz over the paragraph "The Hopeless Fisherman at his best" which this link takes you to:)

http://hopelessfisherman.co.nz/2017/12/ ... days/#kfnc

Re: Toasted FF Battery

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:43 am
by Marc N

Re: Toasted FF Battery

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:36 pm
by FatherOfMany
Marc N wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:43 am
I got one of these, beaut!

https://www.jaycar.co.nz/12v-1-3ah-sla-battery/p/SB2480
Surely not... 1.3AH will last 1.3 minutes on my Helix 7:) Did you maybe get the same with @ 9AH?

Re: Toasted FF Battery

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:40 pm
by Marc N
Well I suppose I've used the FishFinder about 3 hrs and the battery is still over 12v

But then it's a Humminbird, older, black and white, non GPS, one.

Maybe the Humminbird is frugal, not having much in the way of sophistication :)

Re: Toasted FF Battery

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:32 pm
by FatherOfMany
Yeah, Helix 7 is humminbird as well, but with GPS and 7" screen.

I think 12V is only like 20-40% charge?

Don't mean to be the bearer of bad news, but I suspect your battery's not going to last very long. Anyway, I do 6+ hour stretches on the water and then a 9AH battery takes strain with this Helix 7.

Re: Toasted FF Battery

Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:37 pm
by FatherOfMany
In case anyone happened to read that completely off-topic blog post of mine, I lasted 7 days on the water fast and managed to lose 9.7kgs. Not a bad start to the year!!

Re: Toasted FF Battery

Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:45 pm
by Marc N
Well done!,

I'm only down 2Kg, but I'm not trying too hard. I'm really happy with how much Kayaking I can do before I get tired.

So this time next year, I'll be thin and old, instead of fat and old. :)