Kayak Fishing 101: 12v Battery Box for Fish Finder, Livewell, & Marine Electronics



Supply List Below.

Watertight Container (Large Size): https://amzn.to/21xRdUI

SS PG7 Cable Gland (x1): https://amzn.to/210tMBe

SAE Connectors (x2): https://amzn.to/1TJ3jZH

SAE 4-way Splitter (x1): https://amzn.to/1n2mLTj

On/Off Toggle Switch (x1): https://amzn.to/210un68

Battery 12v (we used 9ah by UPG) (x1): https://amzn.to/21xS1sH

F2 Crimp on connectors (use for connecting battery terminals to SAE wire inside box)

OPTIONAL: In-line Fuse (multiple styles…some fish finders require specific amp rated fuses): https://amzn.to/1TJ3KDp

OPTIONAL: For fully waterproof connectors (instead of SAE) look at these:

https://amzn.to/210vjHF

OPTIONAL: This is the battery charger we use for large and small batteries. It is awesome!
Noco Genius G3500 Smart Charger: https://amzn.to/1TJ4DvR
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The build will also require that you pick up some heat shrink tubing or liquid tape to secure spliced areas like the SAE connectors. We used heat shrink tubing because it creates a nice rounded covering that creates a nice seal when passed through the cable gland. Hope this build helped give some of you kayakers an idea on how to build a battery box for powering your kayak gear like livewell, fish finder, or lighting. We chose the 9ah battery because the size was identical to many of the 7 and 8ah batteries but just weighed more. The case could hold a larger battery if needed. See the listed Amazon container dimensions vs. battery dimensions in the descriptions at the links we posted above to determine what will fit if not using a 12v 9ah.
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OPTIONAL SAE ATTACHMENT FOR GOPRO CAMERA USERS
**Use the below product and pair it with the camera build we show in our other videos. This will allow you to power your GoPro camera on the water for the entire day.

SAE to USB converter (Optional): https://amzn.to/210uOx9

VIDEO LINK OF GOPRO CAMERA SETUP:


Post time: Oct-22-2017
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