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dsupercat

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MarCum LX-6S Digital Lithium Combo weight comparison
« on: Oct 03, 2017, 05:54 PM »
For anyone interested I have did a little weight test on this unit. First is a vexilar with a standard 9ah battery.

Second is the lx-6s lithium

Final is vexilar with tracer lithium battery


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Re: MarCum LX-6S Digital Lithium Combo weight comparison
« Reply #1 on: Oct 03, 2017, 09:30 PM »
Interesting, thanks for sharing.  I am about to order a 10ah lithium for my FLX-28.  In the two photos of the Vex, is that the same setup just with the battery switched out from SLA to lithium??  What size lithium pack do you have in it?
Kinda surprised to see a 4.25 lb weight savings going lithium.  I was expecting it to be around 3 lbs based on my research. 

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Re: MarCum LX-6S Digital Lithium Combo weight comparison
« Reply #2 on: Oct 03, 2017, 10:38 PM »
how many amps on the tracer battery?

the new marcum shuttle uses a 12 amp hour battery, so it will be heavier, but also have longer run times.

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Re: MarCum LX-6S Digital Lithium Combo weight comparison
« Reply #3 on: Oct 04, 2017, 07:00 AM »
Interesting, thanks for sharing.  I am about to order a 10ah lithium for my FLX-28.  In the two photos of the Vex, is that the same setup just with the battery switched out from SLA to lithium??  What size lithium pack do you have in it?
Kinda surprised to see a 4.25 lb weight savings going lithium.  I was expecting it to be around 3 lbs based on my research.
This lithium is a Tracer lithium battery 8ah with a weight of 1.32 lbs. 
Tracer batteries make a 10 ah also that weighs 1.62 lbs.
Tracer batteries little more expensive but very well built i have had mine for 5 years just like new. And yes the only difference is the battery in the 2 photos.
https://www.tracerpower.com/12v-8ah-lithium-polymer-battery-pack.html

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Re: MarCum LX-6S Digital Lithium Combo weight comparison
« Reply #4 on: Oct 04, 2017, 11:30 AM »
Wow, those are some pretty light lithium batteries!  Too pricey for me though.  I'm going with the Dakota 10ah.  Just under 3lbs, or about half of 1290 9ah SLA my Vex came with.
More excited about the flat discharge rate though than anything.

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Re: MarCum LX-6S Digital Lithium Combo weight comparison
« Reply #5 on: Oct 04, 2017, 11:57 AM »
How do those last on the ice? I know these Dakota ones will be good for sure but just wondering on these

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Re: MarCum LX-6S Digital Lithium Combo weight comparison
« Reply #6 on: Oct 04, 2017, 12:15 PM »
I have run the tracer battery on the ice for 5 years with no problems.  I have always brought my flasher in for the night though i would never leave any lithium battery out for the night. As with any battery when it is charging or discharging it creates heat.  I fish %90 outside without heat.

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Re: MarCum LX-6S Digital Lithium Combo weight comparison
« Reply #7 on: Oct 04, 2017, 05:30 PM »
how many hours do you get off it? 

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Re: MarCum LX-6S Digital Lithium Combo weight comparison
« Reply #8 on: Oct 04, 2017, 06:21 PM »
how many hours do you get off it?
I usually only fish max 8hrs and it hasn't died in that amount of time. Charge every day I use it.

 


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