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Old 12-01-2010, 12:11 AM   #1
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I just bought an Eagle Cuda 350 S Fishfind/GPS combo on black friday. Now I need to power it. I've narrowed my choices down to 2 options. Either a 12v sealed lead acid battery or an 8 unit AA battery pack from radio shack with rechargeable batteries. I will only need power for a max of 6 hours at a time. Any thoughts?
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Old 12-01-2010, 01:10 AM   #2
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I have the same unit and luv it! Go with the 12v for sure
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Old 12-01-2010, 08:10 AM   #3
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+1 for the 12v. I used the AA batteries and they died on me a few times when I was out in the gulf.
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Old 12-01-2010, 09:11 AM   #4
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definitely. i have the same one also and 12V will power it alllll day. maybe even two days.
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DO NOT bother with battery packs!!! If one of the batteries in the pack is not quite lined up perfectly, the whole thing looses power. I've been fighting with my 8 D pack for a while and have been needing to switch to a single 12v. Think of the packs as "a connection to a connection to a connection"... if one thing is off, you're SOL.

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Old 12-02-2010, 01:15 AM   #6
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I have the same Cuda....go with the 12V..for all of the reasons mentioned above....got mine from the battery guy up on Hollywood in FWB ....good guy....also does classes on conceal carry
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Old 12-02-2010, 04:23 PM   #7
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Hey, go all out, buy a lithium 12v.
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Old 12-03-2010, 04:34 AM   #8
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I'm a battery pack guy. I have the same unit and use a 8pack of the disposable Energizer Ultimate Lithium Ion batteries. Those suckers last FOREVER and they are lightweight!!! I attached a waterproof conduit box inside my yak and put them inside. Don't have to worry about that heavy 12v. Just saying what I like and have used all summer without any issues.

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I'm a battery pack guy. I have the same unit and use a 8pack of the disposable Energizer Ultimate Lithium Ion batteries. Those suckers last FOREVER and they are lightweight!!! I attached a waterproof conduit box inside my yak and put them inside. Don't have to worry about that heavy 12v. Just saying what I like and have used all summer without any issues.
Then I am envious of you, well done.

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Then I am envious of you, well done.

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I have a 12 v and am happy with it but +1 on the battery pack if it can be done like posted and they last a long time.

The 12v batteries are pretty cheap on batteries.com - I ordered two and alternate them.
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