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Vexilar FLX28 Battery Upgrade

  • Cullen Vinar
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    #2164105

    I am looking at upgrading my battery on my Vexilar FLX28 to a lithium battery. Just curious which battery people have had the most success with? If it would be Vexilar’s own battery or others like Amped or Norsk?

    Any thoughts or opinions would be great!

    Thanks,

    Cullen

    Bearcat89
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    North branch, mn
    Posts: 10355
    #2164106

    I bought the lithium package last year with vexilars lithium battery and really liked it. Ran it 3 days in south dakota without charging it when I left my charger at home. Thos3 were full fishing days as well

    snelson223
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    Austin MN
    Posts: 409
    #2164112

    Vexilar battery works good plus you can still use your vexilar charger.

    TMF89
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    Posts: 310
    #2164117

    I haven’t heard of any of the batteries offered in that class being particularly bad, so I think you’ll be fine with whatever you choose. I have an Amped 12ah that I really like, I actually don’t know how long it lasts, since I’ve never ran it dry in up to three days of fishing.

    Coletrain27
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    Posts: 2881
    #2164124

    Amped 12ah on my Vexilar. Will last 3 full days of fishing with my flx28

    Chris Messerschmidt
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    Minnesota
    Posts: 541
    #2164129

    I run an Amped 12ah in my FLX 28 and its awesome.

    ekruger01
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    Posts: 415
    #2164137

    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>Chris Messerschmidt wrote:</div>
    I run an Amped 12ah in my FLX 28 and its awesome.

    Is it significantly lighter with the lithium in it?

    YEs, way lighter than a lead acid. I ran the new 15AH for half the year last year. Never found out how long it actually lasted as three days in, it still ran great.

    John Rasmussen
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    Blaine
    Posts: 2443
    #2164155

    I am running the Vexilar brand lithium and it is way lighter and has awesome run time. Totally worth the investment.

    Biggill
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    East Bethel, MN
    Posts: 10217
    #2164190

    Vexilar battery works good plus you can still use your vexilar charger.

    This simple fact makes it the best choice in my opinion. Every other battery brand you need to purchase a lithium charger. I have 3 of these batteries and all last a really long time. Especially on a Vexilar.

    Chris Messerschmidt
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    Minnesota
    Posts: 541
    #2164225

    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>Chris Messerschmidt wrote:</div>
    I run an Amped 12ah in my FLX 28 and its awesome.

    Is it significantly lighter with the lithium in it?

    Yep, it’s quite a bit lighter. 5.57lbs on a standard vexilar battery and 2.75lbs on a Lithium Vexilar Battery. The Amped Outdoors battery I have is 1.11lbs. Which I did double check mine is a 7.5ah not a 12. But I have never run mine out of juice.

    The 7.5ah is rated for I believe 30hrs of use which is plenty for me running a weekend even with the Ice Defense thing running.

    mxskeeter
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    SW Wisconsin
    Posts: 3516
    #2164259

    I have the Vex battery in my FLX28. Have only ran it for a weekend at a time but no issues running for 2 days with no charging needed.

    3rdtryguy
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    Central Mn
    Posts: 856
    #2164788

    I put the new Amped 15ah in my Vex 28 but I kind of regret it. The weight savings was minimal and I don’t need that much run time. The 7 would have been fine and saved considerable weight.

    MX1825
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    Posts: 1116
    #2164827

    I put the new Amped 15ah in my Vex 28 but I kind of regret it. The weight savings was minimal and I don’t need that much run time. The 7 would have been fine and saved considerable weight.

    This is why I went standard size. I never need mine to last more than 2 days. Overkill if too big. Just costs more $$$ and then your weight savings are not as much.

    Cam White
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    Posts: 87
    #2164913

    Put a 7.5 amped in my 28.

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