Ice Fishing Flasher Battery

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Pen3
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Ice Fishing Flasher Battery

Post by Pen3 » Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:13 pm

Since i use a CLAM drill adapter for my auger, i was wondering if anyone have tried one of these https://www.ebay.com/itm/MAKITA-18v-Bat ... SwPtBcjtn9

I am already bringing a Makita drill and two Makita flashlights for my icefishing hut with usually three 6AH batteries along. I was wondering if i should just ditch my 12v 8AH SLA battery and use the 18v Makitas instead for weight and size savings. My flasher units can all take 10-20v 3A, so it shouldn't be a problem since my cables have 3A fuse inline protection from factory.

Has anyone tried Lithium Ion tool batteries for ice fishing? They have them for Milwaukee, Default and Rigid batteries too.

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Re: Ice Fishing Flasher Battery

Post by Pen3 » Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:54 pm

Well i went ahead and did it anyways. I ended up buying a Makita usb battery dock and just drilling a small 1/4 hole on the side and soldered two lead wires going out to a 12v 5A step down. At first i was going to run the wires straight without a step down, but i check the voltage on my Fluke and it was reading ~22v. I used a 5Ah battery to power my Vexilar FLX12 and a 360 led light for 5 hours. At the end of the day i check the battery and still had 3/4 bars, so i am very pleased at the life of such a light and small battery.

I would not recommend anyone going out to buy an 18v battery, but if you already have power tools and are using it for a flashlight or auger drill, i think its worth it. It is also winter and i am bored :laugh1:

I used these two.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00J3MHUWM
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B019WI5XXO

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