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Offline TheLionsFan

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Replacement battery for Vexilar
« on: Jan 08, 2021, 09:32 PM »
Hey guys,  I am in need of a need battery for my Vexilar FL-12.  Is there any reason I should buy a Vexilar brand battery or is it ok to save a few bucks and get a different brand off Amazon?  And if so, does anyone recommend a particular battery over another?

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Re: Replacement battery for Vexilar
« Reply #1 on: Jan 08, 2021, 10:07 PM »
I'll be going with this when mine needs replaced & looks like it will be back in stock very soon !!

https://ampedoutdoors.com/products/12v-12ah-lifepo4-lithium
        

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Re: Replacement battery for Vexilar
« Reply #2 on: Jan 09, 2021, 07:11 AM »
Short answer is no ...as any SLA battery should be fine ..larger amp hour means longer run times  ....but since you have a Vexilar ..you may have the right charger for there lithium set up see thread below.


https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=378779.msg4101038#msg4101038

That being said ..I went with an Amped Outdoors 12ah lithium last season..two as a matter of fact ..I love them
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Re: Replacement battery for Vexilar
« Reply #3 on: Jan 12, 2021, 08:07 AM »
I appreciate the help guys.  I'd love to get an Amped Lithium.  I just really dont want to spend that kind of money right now.  I ended up buying a Mighty Max 12V 9aH from Amazon for $25.  If it doesnt work too well im only out $25 and ill go a different direction.

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Re: Replacement battery for Vexilar
« Reply #4 on: Jan 12, 2021, 08:18 AM »
Thats not a bad price and its 9ah ..you can usually find 7ah batteries pretty easily ...Fleet Farms...Walmarts for 20 bucks . Good luck.
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Re: Replacement battery for Vexilar
« Reply #5 on: Jan 12, 2021, 08:28 AM »
I appreciate the help guys.  I'd love to get an Amped Lithium.  I just really dont want to spend that kind of money right now.  I ended up buying a Mighty Max 12V 9aH from Amazon for $25.  If it doesnt work too well im only out $25 and ill go a different direction.
that will work fine.i have a few mighty max batteries for my vexilars  and even have them in some of the mobility scooters i have.

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Re: Replacement battery for Vexilar
« Reply #6 on: Jan 18, 2021, 02:55 PM »
Thats not a bad price and its 9ah ..you can usually find 7ah batteries pretty easily ...Fleet Farms...Walmarts for 20 bucks . Good luck.

Yup.   12v. 7ah. on the ebay for 17 shipped.    I keep 3 of them around for my cameras and fishfinder

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Re: Replacement battery for Vexilar
« Reply #7 on: Feb 19, 2021, 04:49 PM »
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Re: Replacement battery for Vexilar
« Reply #8 on: Feb 19, 2021, 05:41 PM »
Walmart had them. I got mine off Amazon. I got 2 for $40.

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Re: Replacement battery for Vexilar
« Reply #9 on: Feb 19, 2021, 05:50 PM »
I appreciate the help guys.  I'd love to get an Amped Lithium.  I just really dont want to spend that kind of money right now.  I ended up buying a Mighty Max 12V 9aH from Amazon for $25.  If it doesnt work too well im only out $25 and ill go a different direction.
I buy what is available to me. Vexilar doesn't manufacture batteries, but a manufacturer stamps the Vexilar brand on a battery. I buy the brand Running's has in stock when I need a replacement.
It seems to go from zero to hero all some have to do is lie.

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Re: Replacement battery for Vexilar
« Reply #10 on: Feb 19, 2021, 06:11 PM »
I use a Milwaukee 18 volt battery for my vex half the weight of vex batteries last longer

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Re: Replacement battery for Vexilar
« Reply #11 on: Mar 14, 2021, 06:49 PM »
Ok guys, on the subject of Vex batteries, I will let you in on a tip I received from a Vex technician many years ago,  If you take the time to recharge your Vex battery every 30-60 days during the off season it will reward you with a greatly improved life.  I have gone over 10 years on a battery by doing this.

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Re: Replacement battery for Vexilar
« Reply #12 on: Mar 14, 2021, 07:28 PM »
I put a duracell in my Marcum this winter, cost just as much as anything online, only no shipping as I got it locally. Most I looked at online cost more for shipping than the battery did.

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Re: Replacement battery for Vexilar
« Reply #13 on: Mar 14, 2021, 07:59 PM »
I use a Milwaukee 18 volt battery for my vex half the weight of vex batteries last longer
You use an 18 volt battery for a 12 volt system Vexilar? Just curious!
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