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Battery Jump Starters to power Mini Koto motors.
« on: December 10, 2017, 08:13:13 PM »
Anyone used a Battery Jump Starter to power a Mini Koto?

Thinking about using one to power my kayak.
Lots of YouTube videos ,but I have questions if anyone has done this.

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Re: Battery Jump Starters to power Mini Koto motors.
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2017, 10:45:58 PM »
I'm pretty sure they're not a deep cycle battery. They're made for short quick starting bursts. Probably work to some extent but definitely not Ideal.

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Re: Battery Jump Starters to power Mini Koto motors.
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2017, 10:49:43 PM »
google "small deep cycle battery". All kinds of options. Compare amp hours to full size ones and you can probably guessitmate battery life.

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Re: Battery Jump Starters to power Mini Koto motors.
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2017, 11:13:37 PM »
I'm pretty sure they're not a deep cycle battery. They're made for short quick starting bursts. Probably work to some extent but definitely not Ideal.

Yeah, but I don't think I would be running down dead. 10 min run to end of the lake and back end of day. I could paddle, just thought would be easier in the wind.
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Re: Battery Jump Starters to power Mini Koto motors.
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2017, 11:20:05 PM »
google "small deep cycle battery". All kinds of options. Compare amp hours to full size ones and you can probably guessitmate battery life.

I did google them. I am trying to save on weight. Even the small ones weight is 20 lbs.
Been running regular car batteries for years in my aluminum 12 ft boat with no problem. But only fishing and I don't troll so just in and out.

If I used the Jump Starter ,I was wondering if I had to protect the cable connections in any way.
One guy on you tube put a 12 volt plug on is motor and just plugged into the 12 volt outlet of the Jump Starter.
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Re: Battery Jump Starters to power Mini Koto motors.
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2017, 10:15:42 AM »
I use to take the battery out of my truck to run my 12 Ft Livingston with a 27lb Minkota. I could troll for about 4-5 hours until the battery would serious draining. Then I would head back to the truck and drop it back in, and start right up.
Did that for many years before I got a "deep cycle" just for trolling.
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Re: Battery Jump Starters to power Mini Koto motors.
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2017, 10:41:06 AM »
For your described use it should work fine i would think, just make sure it is a live booster when on. We have a few that are smart boosters and only go live when hooked up to a battery with over 5 volts still in it, they do have an over ride feature though so might work?

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Re: Battery Jump Starters to power Mini Koto motors.
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2017, 10:47:42 AM »
google "small deep cycle battery". All kinds of options. Compare amp hours to full size ones and you can probably guessitmate battery life.

I did google them. I am trying to save on weight. Even the small ones weight is 20 lbs.
Been running regular car batteries for years in my aluminum 12 ft boat with no problem. But only fishing and I don't troll so just in and out.

If I used the Jump Starter ,I was wondering if I had to protect the cable connections in any way.
One guy on you tube put a 12 volt plug on is motor and just plugged into the 12 volt outlet of the Jump Starter.

The amperage draw will be above what the 12v plugs are designed to pass, could lead to issues and lower performance. I would go with something closer to whats in the link here, sized for whatever size cable you will be using. I have used bigger verisons of these on my winches, and made jumper cables with these on one end so I don't have to pop my hood to jump someone, and my cables are useless to most people. ( stops friends from "borrowing" them)

https://www.amazon.com/Battery-Connect-Disconnect-Connector-Recovery/dp/B01KHQR0K4/ref=sr_1_sc_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1513104346&sr=8-1-spell&keywords=forkift+connection


for a quick 10 min run I think you'll be ok with most battery jump starters, though using them in this fashion will limit the life of them for sure. I have seen small 12v deep cycle batteries for motorcycle use in the past, that may be a better option for longevity, though more expensive.


 

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