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Old 01-02-2014, 10:12 AM
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Default Electric reel and jumper box

Need to add some portability to a Tanacom Bull 1000 and Daiwa recommends using a battery jump box. Have any of you guys gone this route or have a better way to go? If you have used or seen the jumper box, how exactly are you hooking that up? I know the jumper boxes, or at least the ones i have seen, have cables with alligator clips attached so how do you rig to an electric reel? Thanks for any help as i am having a slow brain day.

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Old 01-02-2014, 01:18 PM
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I have used a deep cycle 12v battery to power an electric reel. I used a marine deep cycle with bolt posts and crimped/heat shrank ring eyes on the end of the reel's power cord. Worked well. I put the battery in a cooler and ran the power cord to the terminals, using a glove to make sure the lid didn't squash the power cord while the reel was hooked up, in case someone sat or stood on the cooler. (Someone did, and the glove worked as intended.)

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Thanks JPK. Anyone tried the jumper box route?
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We use the Tanacom bull with a jumper box from pep boys. Works great and provides plenty of power. Used it all day kite fishing this past Monday and deep dropping this summer about 12-15 times but could have dropped a lot more.

Make sure your jumper box connections are always clean and protect them with w-d 40 and small zip lick bags. I know this a s we are on our second set of connections.

Also make sure you have access to your batteries just in case the jumper box dies or something.

This all works with the normal Diawa clips provided in the box. Just clip alligator clips onto Diawa clips.
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I almost did this years ago but decided against it. I would buy a commercial grade jump box. The ones at most hardware stores don't have the capacity or power of the commercial type. Cut the cables and install a proper plug from Kristal or Hubble twist lock. Everything should work fine.
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Originally Posted by sigfla View Post
I almost did this years ago but decided against it. I would buy a commercial grade jump box. The ones at most hardware stores don't have the capacity or power of the commercial type. Cut the cables and install a proper plug from Kristal or Hubble twist lock. Everything should work fine.
Great idea on the plug will look into that for ours, thanks
Old 01-03-2014, 06:32 AM
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Some of the better jumper boxes have terminal posts for heavy duty connections so you wont have to cut the alligator clips on the jumper cable off. This one is from Northern Tool and Equipment.
http://www.northerntool.com/images/p..._2000x2000.jpg
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Sigfla, where can I buy a commercial grade jumper box? Who sells them?
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I would not advise a jumper box as most are not water tight.

On my TB1000 I removed the alligator clips and installed a Hubbel 30 amp male twist lock connector (DC328 - various models available).

Sometimes I fish on boats where they have the female DC328 and I simply plug in. Other times I fish on boats without built in female twist locks and for those situations I made a section of 12 AWG about 5' with ring terminals on one end and a female DC328 on the other. I put an inline fuse just before the DC328 female twist lock (water tight of course).

This provides the flexibility to have a little extra length and use either a plug or battery terminal for power.

I am planning to build a portable battery box using a sportsman's box (water tight) and an AGM PWC battery. This will provide a light weight portable battery and I will connect the ring terminals to the AGM PWC battery. The 12 AWG will pass through a drilled hole in the sportsman's box (with a water tight o-ring or similar TBD). Weight should be 12# or so. This will work for those shorter trips and should support a couple of reels for a few hours based on an 18 amp hour AGM PWC battery.

I will try to post a pic of my twist lock setup. It's quite simple.
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Thanks for the ideas and suggestions…keep them coming! Fish_on, the box would not have been my first choice but it is what Daiwa recommends. If you have any pics that would be great. Conchydog, thanks for the link!
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Easy enough to install plugs if you ask me. Good info. however.
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They sell a battery pack for the TB goes into plug hole
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I just typed in commercial jump starter on google and got a bunch of returns. You can go as big or as small as you think you need. They have some on wheels that hold 2 group 31 batteries for complete overkill.
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I would check with the manufacturer first just to make sure there isn't something unsafe about it.
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Pretty self explanatory. Hubbell twist-lock Male/Female (connected).

Female connector (fused) to 12 AWG white cable with ring terminals (for use when a boat does not have a female plug and I connect directly to a battery). Length of extension is limited by wire size but 12 AWG is a much larger cable than the factory TB1000. I would not go more than 5-6'. I've only blown the fuse once when I got hung on the bottom. I have brought up an 80-100# Warsaw and many other species of smaller size.

Male connector replaces alligator clips on TB1000 factory cable (black) for use when a boat has a female plug.


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Caution

My son had a customer plug his bull 1000 into the boats 120 volt system

Luckily daiwa repaired it at no cost

I have outlets on the side of my consol just for the electric reels.
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Fish_on, what size fuse are you using?
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Fish_on, what size fuse are you using?
I am using a 20A fuse. Of course this will depend on the length and size of the cable extension. There are charts online that will help you determine the max amperage for various length/size cables based on 12VDC.

From the Daiwa specs: TB1000 – Electric current usage No load – 3 amps, Stall – 10 amps, Maximum power – 30 amps

Hubbell mfg's DC plugs specifically for electric reels and they are pricey. They are available in 15A and 30A. Based on the TB1000 specs of 30A max I opted for the 30A plugs.

You can find the various plugs in the Hubbell catalog and you can see them here: http://www.captharry.com/categories2...Parts/122.html

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