Your email address will not be published. It is not just the positive battery cable. Is there any way of getting a wiring diagram for my boat? It was an easy install, works great, and really makes using the boat a lot more fun. Thus, the extra wire is not needed, as you learned. Attach the black wire from the original system to the negative post of the added battery. I hooked the red power wire off the trolling motor to the red wire with black stripe. Just happy the motor works so I can finally jig for walleye, with my luck it will rain all weekend or be 25 -30mph winds.
You will want to make sure that all batteries are the same type. As with my previous projects, I plan on getting all my stuff from EzAcDc, so if you want to provide part numbers, all the better! One is less than three months old, the other just over a year. . JohnI want to be sure I understand. I've read a lot of your online advice and I'm still not clear on this.
Observing polarity, connect one pair directly to each battery. Hi, Based on your description, I believe that something in this marine electrical system is bound to fail. Use a 40-amp circuit breaker for motors with 81 lbs. There is no way the two pairs can interact because they are totally isolated from each other. I really hate having to drag my accessory boat battery out to recharge it when away for a two week vacation in Canada. I had my Tracker upgraded to a 24v system a couple of years ago.
You can see how they're connected in the diagram if you are able to view that. I have been told that 6 amps is the output of my outboard. Thank for the help, Hi, Your best bet for a wiring diagram would be directly from Chaparral. I have a dual batter that was built by Blue Sea Systems. Hello, all, I'm creating a new post with the hopes of receiving some assistance today in the process of installing a trolling motor plug into the deck of my 15' aluminum fishing boat.
Determine a suitable location for the battery tray for the added battery. I know the trolling motor is good was hooked up when I bought it and everything worked. The batteries are a standard starting and deep cycle trolling 620-720 cca. The third power wire red with blue stripe goes from the female end of plug in bow of boat to the storage compartment where the other power wire goes, has same circuit breaker on it and tab to bolt to battery. I followed this to wire my 24 volt motor guide. My concern would be that the batteries would drain one another. Millions on Welfare Depend on You! They're made to run like that.
Are you familiar with this scenario and if so? Make sure to buy the same guage of wire as the rest of your trolling system and see our for specific wiring directions. Hope this helps, Kevin Hi Kevin, I just placed an order for your. Right now my positive cable is three feet long and the negative cable is just over six feet. Questions would be though, are the 'new' wires in better shape or larger than the original set? Hi I would definitely use a voltage sensitive relay system over an isolator in your application. Upon looking in the bilge area, I see that a lot of the boat wiring is just cut off, with no idea of to where they were coming from. I bought my boat used and the previous owner didn't know much about boats. Please see our for instructions.
Thank You, Hi, A big concern in marine electrical is circuit protection for the battery connections. Since the alternator on the outboard is connected directly to the battery, if you added an isolator you would need to account for the voltage drop induced by the isolator. A 10 amp charger would only take 10 hours. Wiring two batteries in series doubles the voltage output. The only wires hooked up now are the jump across the two batteries and the 24v wire as per your drawings. Well, not sure I can explain the wiring like I thought.
Joe, Thanks for the assist and tip regarding changing batteries. Connect either end of that jumper to trolling motor 12V. Thank you, Hi, Any idea the charging output of your 110 hp motor? Did you test those wires to see if your getting anything from them? Safety To avoid shorts, it's always a good idea to keep the positive terminals covered with protective shields or proper electrical tape to prevent them from coming in contact with stray wiring, metal objects or other battery connections. Get the schematic for your motor as well as a typical wiring diagram and you should be able to trace it all out, provided you know at least a little about electrical stuff and can use a multimeter. About the Author Jay Angel has been a writer since 1998, specializing in scientific writing, as well as articles about fishing and hunting. All you need is one black wire from the negative of one battery. They're made to run like that.