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Battery In Stealth

#1 Post by fishingnow » Thu Apr 07, 2016 5:46 pm

Hi All

Any suggestions on how to install a battery in a stealth kayak?

Should i use a small container and glue it to the bottom of the kayak?

Gary

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Re: Battery In Stealth

#2 Post by ShortyK » Thu Apr 07, 2016 8:13 pm

My was mounted when I got it, but here is a couple of pics.
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Re: Battery In Stealth

#3 Post by Lazybugger » Fri Apr 08, 2016 9:28 am

If you don't want to put a hole in your hatches as above you can use a click seal lunch box and stuff it under the seat.

If using a li-ion batteries like these: https://www.fasttech.com/reviews/189500 ... ble-li-ion

which are smaller and lighter but can't handle water as well as an SLA then a proper drycase with a cable gland might be a better choice. I used this one:

http://www.jaycar.com.au/Tools-%26-Sold ... M/p/HB6421


I have just gone back to a SLA though as I have damaged the wires, which are very light, coming out of the blue case. Need to take them apart and do some soldering when I have time.

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Re: Battery In Stealth

#4 Post by tommo1 » Fri Apr 08, 2016 11:04 am

I have a container under my seat that is water tight . The wire goes through a water tight grommet. I've used double sided valcro to attach to container to the my yak and stop it from sliding around

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Re: Battery In Stealth

#5 Post by fishingnow » Fri Apr 08, 2016 5:26 pm

Thanks Gents, think I am going to need a case which is stuck to the bottom of the kayak. The case lazybugger showed is too small for the battery I have.

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Re: Battery In Stealth

#6 Post by nigel » Sat Apr 09, 2016 11:47 am

in my Evo have glued velcro strips to floor of rear hatch & to bottom of battery (if I flip it stays put)wires go through small hole(siliconed) drilled in partition between rear & main hatch spray all connections with inox after each trip

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Re: Battery In Stealth

#7 Post by avayak » Sun Apr 10, 2016 8:45 pm

fishingnow wrote:Thanks Gents, think I am going to need a case which is stuck to the bottom of the kayak. The case lazybugger showed is too small for the battery I have.
They make them bigger. http://www.jaycar.com.au/Tools-%26-Sold ... M/p/HB6423
I have one of these under the seat positioned with blocks of foam allcleared to the floor. Two 4800mAh blue liion batteries fit in this case.
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Re: Battery In Stealth

#8 Post by fishingnow » Thu Apr 14, 2016 4:29 pm

Thanks good tip thats the one Cheers Gazza

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