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Old 03-20-2017, 09:44 PM
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Default Another question. Powering up a Lowrance indoors

How do you power up a unit indoors but not hooked up to the boat? I went to a Lowrance seminar on Sat and they had samples set up for guys to learn on. I was going to ask how they did that but forgot. It's going to be awhile before I'm on the lake so i wanted to familarize myself w/ the new unit before I get there.
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Old 03-21-2017, 05:14 AM
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You could use anything that will provide ~12v DC power, whether it be a inverter/converter or a deer feeder battery. Some HU will handle up to 18v, kayak guys sometimes use the battery from a cordless drill
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Old 03-21-2017, 05:24 AM
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I use these and made an adapter for the power cable on the unit.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Sunforce-...A&gclsrc=aw.ds

Cut the end off and splice this to Lowrance unit:

https://www.amazon.com/Battery-Tende...095427&sr=1-13

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Old 03-21-2017, 07:02 AM
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You could use anything that will provide ~12v DC power, whether it be a inverter/converter or a deer feeder battery. Some HU will handle up to 18v, kayak guys sometimes use the battery from a cordless drill
KISS principle. Cordless drill battery. Great idea!
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Old 03-21-2017, 07:03 AM
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I use these and made an adapter for the power cable on the unit.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Sunforce-...A&gclsrc=aw.ds

Cut the end off and splice this to Lowrance unit:

https://www.amazon.com/Battery-Tende...095427&sr=1-13

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A more perminant solution. I like this idea as well.
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Old 03-21-2017, 07:26 AM
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I have this, it works well.

http://www.walleye101.com/inc/sdetail/16229/16026
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Old 03-21-2017, 09:25 AM
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With the HDS 7,9 Gen 3 you can get away with the lowrance cigarette socket power cable hooked to a wall converter. If I am ice fishing in my truck or on the ATV this cable will not work with the HDS 12.

It won't work with an HDS 12.

When I update my 12, I have an extra Power cable I hook to one of my vexilar batteries.
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Old 03-21-2017, 03:32 PM
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I purchased both the power cable with cigarette end and the 120v/12v converter from Lorwance. Then I use the power cable when in the truck or on my atv
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Old 03-21-2017, 09:53 PM
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I use these and made an adapter for the power cable on the unit.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Sunforce-...A&gclsrc=aw.ds

Cut the end off and splice this to Lowrance unit:

https://www.amazon.com/Battery-Tende...095427&sr=1-13

Marty
Ended up going w/ your idea. By far the most economical. All my cordless batteries are 18v so I couldn't use any of those.
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Ended up going w/ your idea. By far the most economical. All my cordless batteries are 18v so I couldn't use any of those.
Wise of you. The Lowrance units I'm familiar with are only rated to a maximum of 17 volts.
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