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When looking at bikemans lightweight battery kit for the axys the battery that is included is strong enough to start a sled made for ES. Couldn't you get an even smaller and cheaper one since it's only needed to power the gauge, but then would it work with the batttery box they include.

Then again you get a battery box from Polaris I believe with this kit is the one bikeman sells that much better.
 

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It's like a pound lighter so not really. To me at least. You could probably make your own or modify the stock one if you're handy
 

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Thanks Ryan Ya that's what I'm thinking so basically comes to deciding what battery to get I'd like to get the lightest cheapest one that will be able to handle getting recharged by the sled. Any ideas excursion ?
 

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Thanks Ryan Ya that's what I'm thinking so basically comes to deciding what battery to get I'd like to get the lightest cheapest one that will be able to handle getting recharged by the sled. Any ideas excursion ?
I would get the Polaris powerup kit and install it, and then measure the battery room you have in it, and find a Powersport battery that will fit inside that space. The kit uses eyelets on the end of the positive and negative cables, so make sure the battery will work with that.
 

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we have BMP light weight battery boxes in stock. $75 shipped.we also have battery tender, and WPS lithium batteries in stock. we shortly will have a complete kit for this. with the smallest battery that will work to save money and weight. plug and play.
 

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The Polaris IDD gauge/GPS does not require a battery, but having one installed on the sled, can provide better function of the IDD. Here are some of the advantages:

* The IDD will no longer shutdown/reboot when the engine reverses.

* Stop the engine by the kill switch, and the IDD will stay on, until you turn the key OFF.

* Anytime you turn the key ON, regardless of the engine running, the IDD gauge will boot up and run.

* For short breaks on the trail, the IDD maintains a lock on the satellites, so as soon as you startup, you can go, and have GPS tracking.

* Engine can be shut off while reviewing where you've been and shifting the map, to see where you want to go.

* No need to run the engine while updating trails (5 minutes) and base maps (30 minutes) from a USB flash drive into the IDD.

* No need for engine running when naming waypoints or the current days tracks, and then permanently saving them to the USB flash drive. Or when restoring tracks or waypoints from the USB flash drive to the IDD.

* Can review trip odometer info, and check fuel level without starting up engine.

If your sled is equipped with Electric Start, that battery will support the IDD.

If NOT equipped with Electric Start, Polaris now offers a Kit that will support the IDD on an AXYS sled, just like Electric Start does, but with less cost, less time/skill/tools to install and less weight since there is no starter, no need to change the primary clutch to get a ring gear, and it is also easier to move to another AXYS sled.

This is Polaris Part# 2882200 IDD battery powerup kit $100US, and available soon. It includes everything needed to safely mount a battery forward of your right foot inside the engine compartment, including instructions as well as a wiring harness that will plug into your main wiring harness, just like factory electric start would.

In addition, you will need the same size battery as used by the Electric start kit: Part# 4013045 Sealed Non-Spill battery Yuasa YTX20CH AGM 18AH, 270 CCA $130US. If concerned about weight, you could use a smaller 12 volt battery or a lightweight lithium battery.

Are you sure on the part number for this power up kit? I've checked polaris accessory online sites and that number doesn't come up with anything. Do you have a link?
 

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Are you sure on the part number for this power up kit? I've checked polaris accessory online sites and that number doesn't come up with anything. Do you have a link?
Page 33 of the MY18 Polaris snowmobile accessory catalog. It is on the bottom of the page below the Polaris IDD gauge.
 

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we have BMP light weight battery boxes in stock. $75 shipped.we also have battery tender, and WPS lithium batteries in stock. we shortly will have a complete kit for this. with the smallest battery that will work to save money and weight. plug and play.

Rick anything new on this ?
 

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Does the Polaris power up kit plug into the Gauge power test port on the left side of the sled ?
No, it plugs into the harness, just like the electric start kit does, using relays and such to properly charge the battery when the engine is running, but only provide power to the instrument panel when the key is off. A picture will be included in post #1 of this thread.
 

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