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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 6:51 am 
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Hi, Everyone,

Well, I just finished the installation of the battery and wiring in my new PA 14 for the Lowrance Elite 5 DSI. I used the rear hatch and gear bucket method for battery mounting; I know Hobie makes a battery holder now, but I wanted the bucket and lid for additional water-tightness.

The You Tube video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-zDrsLfz-M showing the transducer installation was very helpful, but it took me a little while to figure out that I had to extend the power wiring from the front of the kayak (where the Lowrance connector comes out) back to the hatch where the battery is. I used a length of 18/2 wire for the extension, and butt connectors and heat-shrink to make the connections. I got all the electrical at West Marine; they had everything in the store except for the waterproof feed-thru connector at the gear bucket, which I got from their web store. I'll post a bunch of pics through Tapatalk in a little bit.

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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 7:36 am 
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Here are a few pics:

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The DSI filter (comes with the unit)
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The power extension wire - used about 6 feet.
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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 7:56 am 
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Continued

Stripper/Crimper tool, also from West Marine
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Once the power extension wire is attached, the connector end is run under the deck back to the front of the kayak. I tied it off to one of the posts to keep the connections from lying in the bilge.
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Now for the battery and fuse wiring:

The fuse holder
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1/2 inch drill bit for the feed-thru
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Used a 2-flat connector for quick disconnect and charging (the charger I have has the same connector)
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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 8:03 am 
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And more...

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Hooked up to charger
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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 1:20 pm 
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Larry,
How well has that particular battery worked out for you? Will it run that ff for 8 or 10 hours? Thanks, nice installation clean.


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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2013 5:50 pm 
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Hi, Bgdel,

Thanks! I haven't had a chance to test duration yet; I'll let you know how it does.


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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2013 10:13 pm 
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Hey thanks for the detail photos and parts sources. Very helpful for the knowledge base.

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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 9:24 am 
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Really interested in "run time" on the battery. Post and let us know.

Thanks for the nice pics.

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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 5:46 am 
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Capt Gary wrote:
Really interested in "run time" on the battery. Post and let us know.

Thanks for the nice pics.



Capt. Gary: I use a 7.0Ah battery and get about 16 hours use using a 597 ci HD DI hummer. The color does take a little more power then the black and white models... Hope this helps.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 6:55 pm 
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larrysg01 wrote:
except for the waterproof feed-thru connector at the gear bucket, which I got from their web store.
Larry


Do you have the part # for the waterproof feed-thru connector and the 2 flat connector. I have looked through their site and can't find them.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 2:10 pm 
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Hi, Gemitaur

Try this link for the feed-thru; I got the 2-flat at the store

http://m.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs/stor ... sNum=50567


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 6:17 pm 
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May want to trim the wire tie tag end with flush cut wire cutters... you'll know why once you reach in and scratch or cut a water logged part of yourself.

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