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quick vex tip

Discussion in 'Hard Water Discussions' started by hardwaterfan, Jan 22, 2005.

  1. hardwaterfan

    hardwaterfan Twinsburg, OH (NE OH, northern edge of Summit Co.)

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    Just a quick tip, you know how when you get home and put everything in the garage, be careful with your vex, they seem to build up a lot of snow and ice on the bottom of the pack, i have a pro pack, overnight the vex slid on the melting ice and almost fell 3' onto the garage floor, luckily it didnt but it was a close call, watch out for that!!

    a sink is a good place to let them thaw.
     
  2. I carry mine in a 5 gallon bucket (Vex propak) Put a couple of foam construction insulation pieces in the bottom of the bucket to hold the vex up off of the bottom of the bucket. I bring mine in every night to top off the battery. The next morning, i just pour out the water that has melted. Works great on thawing out tip ups as well.
     

  3. hardwaterfan

    hardwaterfan Twinsburg, OH (NE OH, northern edge of Summit Co.)

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    that sounds like an excellent idea. im gonna do that too.
     
  4. How long do you guys typically let your battery charge for your Vexilar? I put mine on overnight last night, can you damage them by overcharging?
     
  5. There are long posts on other sites in regard to this topic. I have the Vex 18 propak with the battery charge indicator. I have left the charger on 4 3 days trying to get the "charge complete" light to come on. It never did. I get 100% charge but no charge complete. I don't use the charger that came with the unit. I got a smart charger for use on a motorcyle. It is about the same size as the charger from Vexilar, but will shut off when the battery is charged. Got it at Iron pony for about $40.00. Also use it on the Aqua view and other small 12 V DC batteries.
     
  6. You have to try real hard to overcharge. I've left my charger on for 2-4 days with no probs. I'm on my 5th battery in 12 years and I use my Vex year around. Although not up to snuff, the old batteries I still use for my crappie lights.
     
  7. hearttxp

    hearttxp Lake Erie Charter Captain

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    used vex today in 5' of water. Bought my s-cable worked great.
     
  8. Bought a case for my pro pack and it cuts all that worry out. !!! Got it on Vexilar.com.