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Vexilar on Lithium Shuttle

12/17/18 @ 9:20 AM
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Junkie4Ice
Junkie4Ice
User since 12/19/11

Has anyone modified the lithium shuttle to work on a Vexilar? I've heard of people doing it, but I'm wondering how much modifying it actually takes. I really like that it has a built in light and USB port.

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2/5/20 @ 10:27 AM
Herb2
User since 12/28/18

Lithium batteries on sale at Marine General per email I get. 

I think about $100

2/4/20 @ 8:57 PM
BigMusky12
BigMusky12
User since 12/22/04

Google 12vdc usb outlet and you will find plenty of options to plug right into a standard 12vdc lithium battery.   Same skill level needed to convert shuttle for vexilar.  

1/28/20 @ 6:19 PM
LotusNMo
User since 9/21/08

Bought a lithium battery made by norsk for 80$, flasher hardly weights anything now. Dont need a usb port so no way id pay 200 for the shuttle.

1/28/20 @ 2:00 PM
Fish Hound
User since 1/29/02

No need to take pictures and no fancy wiring,  use your standard soft pack you already have. No need for a new shuttle. Can't post link to Amazon now, it keeps getting blocked.

I see most lithium shuttles at $200, can obviously be cheaper if you find them on sale.

1/28/20 @ 1:10 PM
Junkie4Ice
Junkie4Ice
User since 12/19/11

Unless there's another unit out there that has a built in USB port that I don't know of, you're talking about building a lithium shuttle for $100, plus cost of whatever pack your modifying to add the USB ports to, genz pack maybe? I guess I would rather spend an extra $100 and get a warrantied product made by someone that knows that they're doing because I sure don't when it comes to electrical. To each their own though, you at least agree that the concept behind the lithium shuttle is beneficial so we are on the same page there. 

Do you have a picture of your units with the modifications by chance? Just curious how that works. 

1/28/20 @ 12:04 PM
Fish Hound
User since 1/29/02

$90 for a power pack with a lithium battery to do the same thing as she shuttle 

Why do you need a power pack, the lithium battery with the graph is more than capable of doing anything the shuttle is? Adding a USB port and 12 volt receptacle is less than a $10 job.

I've got a LX-7 and a Helix 7 both have the 12ah battery and both have USB ports to plug stuff in. I Don't use anything with a 12 volt plug so I've never added.

If I ever get in a pinch I can run or charge anything, including my graphs, off my Milwaukee M18 batteries.

1/28/20 @ 10:39 AM
Junkie4Ice
Junkie4Ice
User since 12/19/11

I used to think the the same thing, then I sold my vexilar and bought the LX-7li and I absolutely love it. On my overnight trips I use the shuttle to power my marcum, run my shanty lights, charge my phone and watch a DVD. $90 for a lithium battery, plus another $90 for a power pack with a lithium battery to do the same thing as she shuttle and you're at the same price point. As long as the sealed battery lasts 5+ years it's well worth it, and there's no reason it shouldn't. 

1/28/20 @ 10:34 AM
Fish Hound
User since 1/29/02

I did hear about some problems with the shuttle but nothing recent.

Just get a normal LX-7 and throw a Amped Outdoors lithium battery in it if you want lithium, they make a 12ah direct replacement for $90 that will power the graph and accessories for LONG time. 

I think the lithium shuttle is a complete waste of money to begin with. A sealed battery that can never be changed without being sent back to the factory, no thanks.

1/28/20 @ 8:50 AM
anglerdude15
User since 9/13/19

Hello, Has anyone heard of the LX7 lithium shuttle having problems new out of the gate? I have a flx 28 and bought the LX7 for lake of the woods so my eyes don't have to be glued to the unit. I run it in full graph mode. I bought the first unit 1/15/2020 , Took the trip 24th and 25th. and it worked good for 1 full day... Then wouldn't start up the next morning after a full charge. Took it back to Sheel's and they gave me a new unit in the bucket. Got home last night installed all my settings ie: cone angle, Full graph, sensitivity  ect.. And saved my settings. I went back after an hour and it wouldn't restart. Battery was at 74% so i recharged it and it started up just fine. Shut it down waited 15 min and it wouldn't restart. And still wont. I'd really like to stay with the LX7 but now i am gun shy. I think Sheel's has another in stock. It is a 2.5 hr. round trip to Sheel's for me.  have a Mille lacs trip in 3 days.. Any ideas on the problem? {not a fuse because the keys and usb lights up}

12/17/18 @ 3:03 PM
AWichman
AWichman
User since 1/6/16

Kvan,

    I just got off the phone with a buddy of mine who is a giant Marcum fanboy. He said they sell gimble brackets for the FL series that will also accept the FLX series.

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