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When there is a battery failure, there is a possibility it was caused by a bad battery charger. When the charger is only plugged into the wall, it should show a green light. If there is no light showing, confirm that the outlet is good. If the outlet is good, it is very possible that the issue is with the battery charger, not the battery.
If the charger is plugged into the battery only, it should show a green light. (If you have purchased a new charger within the last year, you will not get a green light if the charger is only plugged into the battery. You will get a green light however if the wall charger is just plugged into the wall and not plugged into the wiring harness) If it does not show a green light, it is likely that the charger is not making contact with the battery. The most likely reason for this is a faulty fuse on the wiring harness. This fuse is a 2-amp automotive fuse, and it should be replaced with a 2 or 3-amp fuse available anywhere that sells auto parts. The fuse can blow out if there is a short in the charging system, or if the plug-in end of the wiring harness comes in contact with a battery terminal.
When the charger is plugged into both an electrical outlet and the battery, there should be a red light showing on the charger. A red light showing indicates that the charger is in contact with the battery and is actively charging the battery. Once the battery has reached a voltage level that is considered "fully charged" the red light changes to green. If after 24 hours the light has not changed to green there is no cause for alarm! Remember that when the light is red, the battery is being charged, and you will be able to use your system. After 24 hours or so, your battery is as charged as it is going to get, and if the light is still showing red you should disconnect the charger and go fishing. Replacement chargers and parts can be purchased directly from MarCum's website.
If you are really concerned about your battery, consider getting a basic volt meter to check the voltage of your battery. They can be bought for less than 20 dollars and will show you exactly what the voltage level of your battery is. If after 24 hours of charging your battery should have at least 12 volts (ideally 13-14 volts) and as long as it is over 12 volts it will work. If it is not at or above 12 volts you should consider replacing the battery. If your unit starts to malfunction while you are fishing, it would not come as a surprise that the voltage has dropped down to 11 volts or lower.
If the charger is plugged into the wall and battery, and you get a blinking light on the charger, it is very likely that the battery is faulty and should be replaced.
Batteries are an expendable item, and must be replaced periodically. Any store that sells ice fishing electronics will stock suitable batteries. You can also buy them at a specialty battery store, or by ordering one from our website.The batteries that you should use are the "Sealed Lead Acid" variety, they are 12 volts, and range from 7 to 9 amps. The more amps the battery has the longer it will run on a full charge. Your MarCum unit can be powered off of any battery that is 12 volts, even a large automotive or deep cycle batteries will work.

on Jun 14, 2018 | Battery Biz Cameras

Digital cameras should have nickel metal hydride (NI-MH) for long life usage. Ordinary alkaline batteries have no service life in digital cameras

Battery Biz... | Answered on Mar 16, 2017

Normally, for Panasonic brand you have to use Panasonic original batteries for better backup. You have to buy newly branded batteries such as Panasonic, Kodak or Energizer in very reasonable rates. I suggest you check this link.

Battery Biz... | Answered on Jan 27, 2015

According to their website, it takes one full hour to completely charge this battery. That means that if the battery is totally empty, you will only need to plug it in for one hour until it reaches full charging capacity.

Battery Biz... | Answered on Feb 16, 2014

It is possible that there is a shut down due to one of the following issues.
1. the dew switch is activated as the tape servo shuts down to prevent the tape from entangling on the drum.
2.The failure of the servo system, failure of the hall IC in the drum/capstan assembly. As the drum wont turn on this will indicate an error.
3. the failure of the reel drive or the loading section.
In each of the above the respective component must be changed. So check this out and respond.

Battery Biz... | Answered on Jan 07, 2011

As this forum is for cameras, and this item is not a camera, the short answer is 'No'.

The long answer is 'No, we don't.'

Cameras | Answered 5 hours ago

Manufacturer web site states to contact customer service.

Cameras | Answered on Feb 12, 2020

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  2. Is Your Battery Connection Safe? ...
  3. Check/replace charging cable: ...
  4. Give the Battery Time to Recover: ...
  5. Check/replace charging adapter: ...
  6. Stop using the Tablet while it charges: ...
  7. Re-start tablet: ...
  8. Replace your battery:

z 5 cell phone just blinks when I try to charge it. How do I fix this?

Cameras | Answered on Feb 10, 2020

Might want to call the manufacturer - phone number on their website. I don't post telephone numbers here as spammers have frequently posted fraudulent1 numbers and websites here in the past.

W4e manual in case it is of use.

Cameras | Answered on Feb 10, 2020

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