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Old 06-13-2016, 07:50 AM
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A friend asked me about powering his 12v fish finder on his kayak. He fishes in the ocean. He had read about using a 3-cell 4500mah lipo battery.
I said this would work fine.
Question would be if he mounted the battery on the back of the fish finder it would get wet now and then.
Will salt water harm a lipo battery (any water for that fact) ??
Would it make a difference if he used a hard pack or a soft pack??
(add silicone where battery wires come out of the pack?)

I know a lot of scalers run their rc cars in water so I am guessing no issue?

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Old 07-20-2016, 12:28 PM
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yep - silicone and/or plasti-dip work great for sealing a lipo up. Corrosion X the connectors - amazing stuff. since there will be little draw on the cells, a hard pack can be used - fast electric boats pull amps big time, so soft packs puff / breathe.
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it has been written dispose of lipo in salt water and man threads have proven there will be no affect on a lipo battery in salt water .you need to puncture the foil wrap the aluminum tabs will be ok
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saltwater is brutal , best to silicone or place in a zip loc bag and ass a zip tie to at least add some sort of protection ,
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