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Boat battery wiring help

Discussion in 'Boating & Fishing' started by Alanwn09, May 9, 2013.

  1. Alanwn09

    Alanwn09 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Picked up a stratos bass boat and got my two batteries and trying to wire them up for 12v and 24v i have two red cables and two black cables anyone know how to hook this up?
     
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    are you trying to achieve 24v? or 12?
     
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    Alanwn09 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Trying to get both for my trolling motor.
     
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    trolling motor should only run on either 12 or 24..not both
     
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    minn kota trolling motors has a switch you can run either 12v or 24v depending on which way you have the switch
     
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    i have been around boats and fishing my whole life and cant honestly say ive ever heard of a trolling motor that has a voltage switch..

    ive been running minn kotas for 10 years..currently run a 36 volt.

    do u know what model you have
     
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    i can easily tell you how to get 24 volts or 12 volts out of your two batteries but in order to have both you either have to install an elaborate switch system or rewire it every time you switch..


    again...never heard of a switchable voltage motor.
     
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    i think so ill try that
     
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    if its a 24volt trolling motor...


    take positive from motor and run it to positive of battery A.

    take negative from battery A and attach it to positive of battery B

    take negative of battery B and hook it to negative of trolling motor


    for 12 volts.

    hook up positive and negative of trolling motor to 1 battery.

    then run a jumper from each terminal of battery A to battery B
    positive to positive and negative to negative.
     
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    minn kota maxxum trolling motor ive been around them a lot and most all trolling motors ive ever used have a switch on the foot controls that you can have it 12v off or 24v changing your speed of your tolling motor this boats thrown me for a loop because i hook up my batteries normal and i get only 24
     
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    maybe foot pedals are different...i dont use em...those are for lazy bass fisherman lol
     
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    haha ohhh yeahhh
     
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    If you have a choice of DC voltages to run you motor, you are better off with 24 VDC using Deep Cycle batteries. If you also need 12 VDC for a radio or depth finder, you can "half tap" the 24 VDC batteries. For more information and a diagram, please see section 7.3.5 in the Car and Deep Cycle Battery FAQ on www.batteryfaq.org.
     
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