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  • sparkiesparkie
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    Have many of you switched to Lithium? If so, is it worth it? Do you need a special charger ?

    WidowmakerWidowmaker
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    In my opinion, it’s totally worth it.  Longer usage time, less weight.  Mine did require a special charger.

    cowboycowboy
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    Interesting.  How do you think the longevity will compare?

    Avatarmskursh
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    my panoptix took 1 and a half 9AH SLA batteries to run all day.  I can get by with 1 10AH lithium for about a day and a half of fishing.

     

     

    sparkiesparkie
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    Mskursh—sorry, I sent you a PM–great to have that option back, but I just meant to post here—-do you use a Lithium specific charger also?

     

    hotrodhotrod
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    If you like to move around a lot, then yes the Lithium batteries are the way to go.  If you like to shack up and stay put for the day then the money probably isn’t worth it.  Prices have dropped a lot in the last 5 years, many companies now offer a lithium for finders.  Really it is only $25 more to go lithium. (6-8amh) which is all a flasher needs.

    2 advantages: 1- weigh less   2- can be charged about 5 times as much as a typical lead/acid battery.

    I have used a 9amh lithium going on 6 years now, not one problem yet and I typically would charge it 3 times per week during the ice fishing season.

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    I have switched to Lithium in 2 of my Vexliar locators. The weight is noticeable. Quit charging on July 4th because I charge when I store them. Will last till next season.

    Have a 36 volt DeWalt dill that turns my augers. Purchased in 2006. Batteries still take a charge and last most of the day depending like all other drills ice thickness and auger size.

    Avatarsledman
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    I have switched to Lithium in 2 of my Vexliar locators. The weight is noticeable. Quit charging on July 4th because I charge when I store them. Will last till next season.

    Have a 36 volt DeWalt dill that turns my augers. Purchased in 2006. Batteries still take a charge and last most of the day depending like all other drills ice thickness and auger size.

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