Lighter Battery for vex

1/22/18 @ 3:16 PM
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Cold Front
Cold Front
USER since 7/9/01

 Does anyone make a lighter lithium battery for Vex flashers? Think how sweeeeeet it would be to cut off a couple pounds from the battery weight on your finder. Mrt.

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2/23/18 @ 6:36 PM
tiddies1981
tiddies1981
USER since 1/22/15

I have used my 12v milwaukee batterys for not only my Marcum but also my shanty lights. I have 4 of them and they are super easy to charge as I have 2 chargers. They are marked +/- on the top. Use regular spade terminals and they plug right in.  

Edited on 2/23/18 6:37 PM
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2/23/18 @ 12:08 PM
Cold Front
Cold Front
USER since 7/9/01

I have been using my Vex charger and it works fine. Mrt.

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2/23/18 @ 12:20 AM
baconsbaits
baconsbaits
USER since 1/12/09

According to their site you can use a standard 12 volt charger like vexilar or marcum use.  

Bacon


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2/21/18 @ 11:36 PM
Tim Zwieg
Zwiegs
USER since 1/10/12

Anybody know if the Dakota lithium need a special charger

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2/19/18 @ 8:24 AM
baconsbaits
baconsbaits
USER since 1/12/09

Tim, it depends on how the battery is built.  Some lithium batteries have a built in controller so all it needs is a regular 12 volt charger.  Some do not have the controller built in so you need a controlled charger for that specific sized battery.  Drill batteries need that brands particular charger.  I don't know about Dakota's.  But I think they have a controller in it.


Bacon

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2/16/18 @ 8:55 AM
Tim Zwieg
Zwiegs
USER since 1/10/12

Do you need to buy a special lithium battery charger too?

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2/13/18 @ 2:27 PM
tiddies1981
tiddies1981
USER since 1/22/15

About as light as you can get. 1.5 amp/hr

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2/12/18 @ 11:56 PM
rkempka
rkempka
USER since 1/6/18

Look into a rc car battery.

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1/27/18 @ 1:05 AM
baconsbaits
baconsbaits
USER since 1/12/09

For those of you trying out your drill batteries, check out buck converters or Amazon, or also look up dc-dc converters.  I've got one marcum running with a Hodge podged converter using spade terminals slide into the battery + and - ports.  Works fine. Spent 20 hours outside in negative temps and didn't even use close to half of the battery.  On my other marcum I did up a little cleaner. Same principle as the Milwaukee m18 power source mentioned in other comments.  But I used a knock off unit that was only $18 instead of $40.  I added a $0.70 buck converter the size of my thumb nail.  Had to drill a hold for my wires to come out and bolted the whole unit to the marcum carrier.  Battery slides in top load style.  And my 9ah batter will run it for days as well as be available to be used to drill holes.  I'd post photos but I don't feel like going out to the truck.  But anyone want more info or pics I would be happy to post it later.  Bacon

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1/26/18 @ 10:56 AM
Cold Front
Cold Front
USER since 7/9/01

Just picked up a Dakota 12v 10 Ah at the Boat Doc. Now if I can only get the screws out on the bottom of my Vex to put it in the unit. I have them soaking in Liquid Wrench. Hope it works. Mrt.

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