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okay im looking to add some electronics to my jon boat i have an old shakespear trolling motor and i want to add a helix 5 di my question is what kind of battery should i be looking at to run all of this if i only want to have one on board? or should i be getting 2 and running the helix off the smaller one?

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Running the 2 off the same battery can cause interference on you finder.

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17 minutes ago, 12poundbass said:

Running the 2 off the same battery can cause interference on you finder.

i was afraid of that 

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6 minutes ago, Scarborough817 said:

i was afraid of that 

Somebody on here once said they use a wheel chair battery to run their unit on their kayak and it wasn't too expensive if I remember right. The number that pops in my head is $30 but don't quote me on it. It might not last you 8 hrs, then again those electric wheel chairs go forever before they need a charge and I imagine a helix units draws a lot less then an ectric chair.

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thank you that helps a lot i think im going to get a helix 5 and probably a similar battery and mount 

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On 6/21/2017 at 2:02 PM, Scarborough817 said:

okay im looking to add some electronics to my jon boat i have an old shakespear trolling motor and i want to add a helix 5 di my question is what kind of battery should i be looking at to run all of this if i only want to have one on board? or should i be getting 2 and running the helix off the smaller one?

my jon boat has a motorguide pro 40 trolling motor. i gotta pair of garmin striker 4 sonar units as well. i run everything off of one battery with zero interference.

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3 hours ago, lo n slo said:

my jon boat has a motorguide pro 40 trolling motor. i gotta pair of garmin striker 4 sonar units as well. i run everything off of one battery with zero interference.

do you mind showing me what battery this is

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I have a 9ah 12V battery to run my Helix 5SI unit and it will also all ay without any issues.

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52 minutes ago, Scarborough817 said:

do you mind showing me what battery this is

Everstart Deep Cycle from wally world, around a hundred bucks. thats it

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