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too many thing a mabobs
« on: November 01, 2018, 04:48:08 PM »
I have 3 Lowrance Hds units, power poles, NMEA network, Point 1 heading sensor, Bluetooth electronic compass for my trolling motor and the drain from my power switch.  My battery has run down 2 times this fall.  Interstate replaced the dual purpose Optima battery that I had.  That did not fix it.

I went back and they said no go on another replacement so I bought the biggest badest AGM that they have.  Even it gets pulled down to where the chart plotters flash every time I start the motor after fishing for a while.

Since I have a perfectly good blue top Optima, I am going to pull everything off the cranking battery except the power poles and the outboard and put them on the Optima.  I have found room for the 5th battery.
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Re: too many thing a mabobs
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2018, 05:01:55 PM »
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I have found room for the 5th battery.
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That's crazy!

Hard to believe you have enough gadgets to drain a battery. As far as Interstate batteries go, I have no confidence in that whatsoever, so that's not a surprise.

Let us know how the 5th battery works out for you!  :nod:

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Re: too many thing a mabobs
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2018, 05:14:18 PM »
I'm not surprised on the Interstate either.   I have had bad luck with them.

I'm really surprised though that it pulls down the new AGM.   You wouldn't think that would be enough to do so.

You are getting full charges right?  Just thinking it could be your charger.
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Re: too many thing a mabobs
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2018, 05:17:25 PM »
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I'm really surprised though that it pulls down the new AGM.

I'm pretty surprised too. AGM batteries are usually pretty tough to drain down, especially with accessories like fish finders and power poles.

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Re: too many thing a mabobs
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2018, 05:32:55 PM »
I pulled the Optima off my boat at the lake and took it to the shop and had it tested.  It was full charge and strong.  It is a mystery to me but I hope the 5 th battery does the trick.
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Re: too many thing a mabobs
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2018, 08:03:39 PM »
I pulled the Optima off my boat at the lake and took it to the shop and had it tested.  It was full charge and strong.  It is a mystery to me but I hope the 5th battery does the trick.

And the Optima battery being fully charged raises other questions about what might really be happening. You might want to look into possible shorts or something else draining your system like this.

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Re: too many thing a mabobs
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2018, 07:33:46 AM »
You are right Curt.  I'll know for sure after the accessories are moved.  If I have a problem there will be less to look at to find it.  My thinking is I already have the extra battery with no real place to use it.  I tried to sell it but got no takers so I'll just use it as the weight won't be a problem and I have a charger that I can dedicate to that battery.
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Re: too many thing a mabobs
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2018, 08:35:11 AM »
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Re: too many thing a mabobs
« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2018, 04:33:30 PM »
on mine if i fish a small lake with df and live wells on full time all day and very little driving around to charge it up mine will drain down to where my outboard wont crank   the tell tale is when my df beep low voltage and drops below 10.2 v and shuts off.  thankfully i have a jump start switch that paralells one or all the trolling batts to the starter battery and I can start it up.  I had an accessory battery in the bullet  and that cured the problem
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Re: too many thing a mabobs
« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2018, 08:24:53 AM »
on mine if i fish a small lake with df and live wells on full time all day and very little driving around to charge it up mine will drain down to where my outboard wont crank   the tell tale is when my df beep low voltage and drops below 10.2 v and shuts off.  thankfully i have a jump start switch that paralells one or all the trolling batts to the starter battery and I can start it up.  I had an accessory battery in the bullet  and that cured the problem

That is what I am hoping will happen.  With the old Sears PM 1 battery I could run all units as well as pumps all day long bluff fishing and never have a problem.  Alas those batteries are no more.
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