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Old 05-02-2016, 11:25 AM
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Default Terrova iPilot Burning Through Batteries

Anyone else have issues with the remote for your terrova burning through batteries? It is a 2012 36 volt system and have gone through 2 batteries last year, and already in about 5 trips, gone through another one. Not a huge deal, but frustrating and this past week while at Erie on an island, did not have an option to replace.
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Old 05-02-2016, 11:41 AM
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Yeah, I go through them pretty regular. I always keep 1 in the boat bag, as soon as I replace it, another is purchased. I wish it would just take AAs or something.
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Old 05-02-2016, 02:20 PM
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Curious. Do you have the backlight turned on often? Maybe all the time?
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Old 05-02-2016, 02:29 PM
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Curious. Do you have the backlight turned on often? Maybe all the time?
Don't you have to turn on the backlight, or does it come on on its own? I don't recall ever turning it on.
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Old 05-02-2016, 02:51 PM
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Go to walmart and pick up a pack of 10 for $8.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Insten-Ins...piece/49433369

These are lithium batteries so they have a 10 year shelf life. So, you have essentially 10 years to use the batteries before they will self discharge.

Keep the batteries in the boat so that you always have a spare. When you get down to 3 batteries, buy another pack of 10.

Be safe
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Old 05-02-2016, 03:11 PM
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Don't you have to turn on the backlight, or does it come on on its own? I don't recall ever turning it on.
Just thinking you might be pushing it on a regular basis without knowing it. In the daytime you'd be hard pressed to know you turned it on.
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Old 05-02-2016, 04:41 PM
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On my Power Drive V2 70# 24 volt I am still using the same battery it came with last year, however I did buy 2 new batteries to have on hand via the Internet........I think they were about $4 for 2 shipped two the house.
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Old 05-02-2016, 05:36 PM
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bought my Terrova in 2010. Excellent battery life. Just put my 3rd battery in. Only changed it because bought a couple extras few years ago.
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Old 05-03-2016, 03:28 AM
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I use mine a lot and go threw 2 a season
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Old 05-06-2016, 11:49 AM
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I fish few times a week plus a few tourney a year and only go through a battery every year and a half.....lol. Somethings not right with your unit then or else I ended up with some special energizer batteries

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