Introduction: The Basics of Fish Finder Batteries
Batteries are integral to the operation of any fish finder device. Without batteries, a fish finder will not function. The type of battery that you use with your fish finder will depend on the power requirements of your device.
There are two main types of battery technology: lead-acid fish finder batteries and lithium fish finder batteries. Lead-acid batteries are heavier, less expensive and more durable. Lithium batteries, on the other hand, are less expensive, lighter weight and have a higher energy density than lead-acid batteries. Lithium-ion batteries are more expensive, lighter weight and have a lower energy density than lithium batteries.
Sealed Lead-Acid battery
Deep-cycle batteries, such as sealed lead acid marine batteries, have a lead, lead dioxide, sulfuric acid, lead sulfate and water solution. These are standard for most boats and vehicles but don’t last as long (3-5 years with regular use). They’re cheaper upfront but require more investment to replace over time
Sealed lead-acid batteries are heavy and can discharge down to 50% without damage. They do last about 10 times as long as their lithium counterparts though.
Lithium marine batteries are rechargeable power cells that use lithium-ion phosphate as a power source without any liquid or acid. This allows them to be lighter and mounted in any position. They’ve become popular in aerospace and military spaces as well as the consumer industry. For example, lithium-ion batteries are in your laptops and cell phones.
One of the best things about lithium-ion marine batteries is that they last between 10-15 years. Battle Born batteries come with a 10-year warranty, so it’s clear we stand behind our product. There are several other benefits to using lithium that we’ll explore further on.
How do fish finder batteries work?
Fish Finder batteries are a type of battery that is used to power a Fish Finder. They are different from other types of batteries because they are designed to work in wet environments.
The boat’s onboard electrical supply powers fish finders, which are wired into the boat’s 12V power system and pull power from the marine battery. It will still be battery-powered if you’re setting out on a kayak or have a portable fish finder.
The boat’s onboard electrical system is wired to fish finders, and these devices are usually powered by your 12V marine battery. If you own one of our kayaks or a portable fish finder, then it should also be powered via battery.
How Long Do Fish Finder Batteries Last?
The lifespan of a fish finder battery is determined by the number of times it is used and the depth to which it is used.
In this age of technology, many people are choosing to go fishing instead of spending time at the office. However, that also means they are using more energy and potentially putting a strain on the environment.
Advantages of a Lithium-Ion Fish Finder Battery
Lithium-ion batteries are long lasting in comparison to the other types of fish finder battery. They come loaded with a battery management system (BMS) that controls charging and discharging, helps protect against overcharging, or complete discharge. Moreover, lithium-ion batteries can be fully drained without shorting it and catching fire.
A lithium ion fish finder battery has the ability of a quick charge. They can be charged to 100% in 2-3 hours or even quicker, but it is not advised to use fast chargers as they cause damage and shorten the lifespan of the battery.
These batteries are not at all hard to maintain. A few precautions to take care of the battery will help you maintain its performance and health. These include not overcharging the battery, using a suitable charger, and not exposing it to water.
Lithium marine batteries are very lightweight, with most weighing in at just 50% the mass of their lead-acid counterparts. These batteries are easy to transport to and from your boat, and you can even use them in kayaks to power a trolling motor in addition to your fish finder.
What to Consider When Looking for the Best Price on a Fish Finder Battery?
Finding the best price on a fish finder battery can be a difficult task. There are so many different companies and different models of fish finders. The prices can vary greatly depending on the model and company that you choose.
There are a few things to consider when looking for the best price on a fish finder battery.
First, you need to know how much power your fish finder needs. If you have an older, less powerful model, then you will need to get a battery with less power than if you have one of the newer more powerful models of fish finders.
Second, if you want to save money then get your battery from an online retailer rather than in person at a store because they often charge more for batteries in store than what they charge online.
Finally, make sure that your new battery is compatible with your old one so that it will fit correctly and work properly with your device.