How do you clean trolling motor plugs?
For trolling motors, having clean battery connectors on the power cord is essential. A solution of baking soda and water can be used for scrubbing mild corrosion away with a toothbrush.
Do you need to unplug your i Pilot trolling motor when charging the batteries?
From a technical viewpoint, no reason to unplug the motor when charging. As long as the charger does not experience an issue, or the battery experience an issue there will be no problems.
What is a trolling motor plug?
A trolling motor plug works like any other electrical plug. The plug “plugs” into the receptacle (similar to an electrical outlet) and electrical current is able to flow from the batteries to the trolling motor. Removing the plug cuts the electrical connection and the motor can then be removed safely.
Can you overcharge a trolling motor battery?
Overcharging and Undercharging Marine Batteries Neither are good,” says Dan Baston, Product Manager / Lead Engineer at Minn Kota. Over or undercharging your batteries will shorten their overall life. Minn Kota chargers are digitally designed to deliver just the right amount of juice every time you plug in. No more.
Why does my trolling motor plug have 3 wires?
The three wires are for a trolling motor that will operate on either 12 volts or 24 volts. 12/24 volt motors have a switch to choose which you want. Thus the third wire to send power to the 24 volt side of the switch.
Do you need a special charger for deep cycle batteries?
Deep cycle batteries provide a controlled flow of power so that it remains active for a significantly longer period of time. To charge these batteries, you will need a special type of battery charger called a deep cycle battery charger.
What to do if your trolling motor loses power?
To prevent power loss caused by loose connections or corrosion, coat all your terminal connections with dielectric grease. Again, if for any reason you decide to run wire extensions for your electric trolling motor and battery wiring, go for a 6-gauge wire if the extension happens to be more than 6 feet (1.82 m).
What kind of batteries do electric trolling motors use?
Most of these motors use 12-volt deep cycle marine batteries, which come built to deplete and recharge related to trolling motors. AGM batteries (absorbed glass mat) last longer, but they are pricier; hence they are not widely used.
Why is my electric trolling mortar not working?
If your battery fails to provide power to the electric trolling motor, then the trolling mortar won’t work. First, to fix this problem, check whether the battery has ample capacity to supply the motor with the power required to provide thrust. Checking the voltage lets you know whether you need to recharge the battery.
Why does my trolling motor need a circuit breaker?
Without a circuit breaker, the trolling motor would require additional power to turn the jammed propellor and eventually burn up, causing damage. A circuit breaker severs the circuit when the amperage reaches a certain point. This cuts the power going to the motor and prevents burnout.