How long have you made your electric reel leads

 Currently we are using individual small batteries for our 3 electric reels 

looking at running 1 big battery with 3 reels coming off that 

as it is now we can use the normal leads as batteries live in side pocket but with 1 big battery it would be a bit further away and we would need longer leads 

 

question is how long has anyone made their leads and they are still effective? 
do they suffer from voltage drop? 
Any dramas with using Anderson plugs?
 

cheers 


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 Have added 2m off 6mm cable

Thu, 2021-05-13 07:53

 Have added 2m off 6mm cable to the lead and an anderson plug.

The Anderson plugs are way overkill at 50 amp but they are a good easy connector. 

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 and you havent noticed any

Thu, 2021-05-13 08:11

 and you havent noticed any change of operation of the reel?

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 Works fine

Thu, 2021-05-13 13:49

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Various

Thu, 2021-05-13 08:31

I run a single iTechworld i120x lithium battery that I put in front of the passenger seat. I then run multiple length leads down under the gunnel to suit where the reels will be used. I suppose the longest would be 2-2.5 metres additional cable. I got the cable from Altronics. I joined the cable with those heat shrunk glue filled connectors and also added round terminals to the ends to connect to the battery bolts. I used to use fancy push in connectors, but they are a corrosion point and fail. All of mine is removable when not deep dropping to keep it in good condition.  This works great all day with no discernible drop in performance. The Lithium battery hurts the hip pocket a bit, but it's light (12kgs), powerful and will cycle over 2000 times so should last forever 

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Liquid Electrical Tape

Thu, 2021-05-13 08:38

By the way, I also coat all the connectors with liquid electrical tape....that stuff is awesome.

I have spent a fair bit of time on this now and what I have now is pretty much fool proof.   Prior to this I had some voltage drop with corrosion in the removable connectors. You don't need that hassle when you are 40nm out.

One more tip, make up some spare leads, just in case. Spare leads can be bought off eBay quite cheaply  

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 Thanks for that Belly Fish

Thu, 2021-05-13 11:30

 Thanks for that Belly Fish

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Make up my own cables

Thu, 2021-05-13 20:16

 I make up my own. I have found that the Daiwa originals are poor quality. Untinned copper wire wich I have found corrodes quite quickly.

I use plugs I buy from Jaycar and I use tinned marine wire. The plugs have to be modified a bit (reduce diameter) but otherwise they fit the pins in my Tanacom Bull. The other problem is that the screw holder wont be usable, so I just use a small stainless hose clamp. Will attempt to add pictures below

Couldn't work out how to add a picture so will create a post with the picture - cheers

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still learning

Thu, 2021-05-13 21:31

i bought the wife an electric reel. and then we bought a 100a lithium battery from goodchild batteries.

i then bought a 5m pre made 50a extension lead from jaycar with anderson plugs. i then changed out the electric reel alligator clips to an anderson plug.

i like the sound of the liquid electrical tape, and will get some as well.

we're not using the big electric reels like you guys but so far, so good. 

can't wait for coral nay this year!