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24 volt Trolling Motor setup
June 28, 2005
6:04 pm
dmccann
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Hello All
I’ve been checking out this website periodically over the past year and have much respect for the club’s purpose and fishing knowledge as I would consider myself a muskie novice with only 3 follows under my belt, no hookups yet. Unfortunately, my job has required way too much travel the past couple years so my time on the water has been limited. But the job situation should change in the next month or so and I’m in process of rigging a boat I recently purchased.

I would like to install a bow 24volt trolling motor myself and my head is spinning trying to figure out if I got the plans for the setup right. I would greatly appreciate any advice or confirmation as to whether I’m on the right track.

* The boat is currently wired for a 12v with 10 gauge wiring so I’m planning on replacing the plug and receptacle and yanking the wire out.

* I believe the trolling motor is equipped with 6 gauge so I’ll be purchasing additional 6 gauge wire for the rest of the setup.

* Wiring setup:
(-) from receptacle to (-) Battery 1
(+) Battery 1 to (-) Battery 2 with a jumper
(+) from receptacle to (+) Battery 2 with a 60amp circuit breaker between these connections

Any suggestions on where I can purchase this jumper or should I make it?

Also, does anyone use a color fish finder? Is it worth the extra $100 for this display? I don’t remember having any viewing issues with my cheap old Raymarine L365.

Hope to meet some of you guys on the water or at a meeting in the future.

Thanks!!!!
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Daniel McCann

June 28, 2005
7:51 pm
DL
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Hey dmc,

Welcome to the website and, if you should choose to join, the chapter. We have a couple of members that are very familiar with 24 volt systems. Unfortunately, I'm not one of them. I'm sure that one of them will enlighten you.

DL

DL

June 28, 2005
10:03 pm
esoxpress
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Hey DMCCANN- I have a factory rigged 24 volt system that uses seperate positive and negative feeds for each battery. They are then combined at the female plug adapter. This allows for seperate circuit breakers and the use of multiple bank on-board chargers. Multiple bank chargers have seperate terminals for each battery.

The jumper system will work and allow you to charge both batteries at one time with one charger. Realize that it will take twice as long to charge. The other disadvantage is if you have a bad circuit breaker or one bad battery. The in-series sytem will not let you get by for the day. -Eric

June 30, 2005
8:43 pm
dmccann
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Thanks for the responses. Eric - sounds like I look for a 4-wire female plug adapter. A decrease in charge time would be nice

Daniel McCann

July 1, 2005
12:41 am
esoxpress
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Here's the one that I am framiliar with:

Bass Pro Shops part numbers: 21-546-308-00 (male) $15.99 and 21-546-311-00 (female) $29.99. You can see them on page 451 of the BPS 2005 master catalog.

Hope this helps. -Eric

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