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Delaware Paddlesports custom battery holder...anyone?


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#1 Scooty Puff Jr

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 10:44 AM

Hey guys, just curious if anyone has used this: http://www.delawarep...battery-holder/

 

Looking for a battery mounting solution, considered the Native bag but I found this on their website while looking at the bag.  It's definitely cheaper than the BerleyPro and it looks like it would be possible to charge the battery without removing it from the yak every time.  At $79.99 it's not cheap, but it's priced between the Native bag and BerleyPro dual battery setup. Any opinions or experiences would be appreciated.



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Posted 19 May 2017 - 01:15 PM

I've never seen that option before. Looks really convenient not having to take the battery out. I am considering running a lithium battery on my Slayer 10. They are expensive but they are much lighter and, from what I am told, last longer (more charge/discharge cycles) compared to lead acid batteries.

#3 strickland

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Posted 24 May 2017 - 07:43 AM

I've never seen that option before. Looks really convenient not having to take the battery out. I am considering running a lithium battery on my Slayer 10. They are expensive but they are much lighter and, from what I am told, last longer (more charge/discharge cycles) compared to lead acid batteries.

Completely agree with 411 about the battery holder.

I have the BerleyPro unit (fits 2 batteries, am using one). It has been very satisfactory for my needs. Always good to see competing ideas. Am using LiFePo4 battery (getting about 3 x 8h trips with 75sv).

Can't see clearly how the unit would be installed to prevent dripping running along cables to battery. Hope your research covers this.

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#4 Scooty Puff Jr

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 06:11 AM

Thanks for the replies fellas. I figured it was unlikely many had seen it let alone used it. I have currently mounted a Native battery bag using the access cover itself. Might just get the BerleyPro over ten offseason.

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 01:13 PM

I have the Native bag.  I tied in a Battery Tender Cord and fuse to it so that I don't have to remove every time.  Whenever I need to charge I just open the cover and pull the Battery Tender Cord out to hook into charging unit.  Works fine.  I am considering the Berley Pro unit so that I can get more Amp Hours than the one 8AH battery provides.



#6 IWanaGoFishing

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 11:41 PM

Completely agree with 411 about the battery holder.

I have the BerleyPro unit (fits 2 batteries, am using one). It has been very satisfactory for my needs. Always good to see competing ideas. Am using LiFePo4 battery (getting about 3 x 8h trips with 75sv).

Can't see clearly how the unit would be installed to prevent dripping running along cables to battery. Hope your research covers this.

Rgds

Anytime you're running wires in a wet environment, you should use a drip loop.  In this case, the wires would go into the hull and then up to the battery, which would provide a drip loop.  Also, for folks using a SLA battery, use a set of waterproof wire connectors like this:  http://a.co/aSJk9Ib (amazon).  Put connectors on your fishfinder, lights, etc., one on your battery, and one on your battery charger.  


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#7 DaveF

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 01:43 PM

I also have the native bag to which I added a Battery Tender type leed. Cut a small notch in the lip of the cover and just let the plug end lay out alongside cover, so charging battery does not require taking off cover. Works fine.
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