Nowadays fishing and boating are very popular. People love to ride the boat for doing many fun stuff. If you are a fisherman and love to fish by using boat then you may familiar with trolling motor. They are popular for their excellent features. They are adjustable and offer maneuverability to the boat ride. Describing trolling motor is not part of this article, you have to connect the motor with your battery to use them. But most of the people don’t know how to connect the wire to the battery so that they can use the motor on their boat. In this article, we have discussed how to connect trolling motor to the battery. Just follow these steps that are mentioned below to connect the motor to the battery.
There are few types of motor available in the market. In this article, we have covered 12 volts, 24 volts, and 36 volt-motors. So by reading this, you can learn connecting 3 different type of motor to the battery.
Warning: Be sure that all the power switches are “OFF”. It is highly necessary to off the switches before connecting the battery to the motor.
Connect Trolling Motor to Battery
Connecting a 12-volt motor to the 12-volt battery is not hard. At first, you have to tie the black (negative) lead from the trolling motor to the negative terminal of the battery. Keep in mind that you have to use a 50-am circuit breaker in this connection. Secondly, connect the red lead from the trolling motor to the positive terminal of the battery. This is very easy, just read this carefully and practice 2 or 3 times to learn it deeply.
To connect the 24-volt trolling motor, use two 12-volt battery. Connecting 24-volt trolling motor is a little bit complicated from the 12-volt motor. We are marking the batteries as “First” and “Second” So that you can understand more easily. Take the black (negative) lead from the motor and connect it to the negative terminal of the first battery. Then connect the red (positive) lead from the trolling motor to the positive battery terminal of the second battery. You have to use a 40-amp circuit breaker on this (positive) connection. Now you have to connect a jumper wire to the positive terminal (first battery) and to the negative terminal of the second battery. If you can do these successfully then you are all set on connecting 24-volt trolling motor to the battery.
In this step, we will discuss the method of connecting 36-volt trolling motor. As there are 3 batteries in this connection, we are marking them as “First”, “Second” and “Third”. First, tie the black (negative) lead of the trolling motor to the negative terminal of the first battery. At the second step, fasten the red(positive) lead of the trolling motor to the positive terminal of the third battery. Use 40-amp circuit breaker on this(positive) connection. Now simply connect a jumper to the positive terminal of the first battery and connect it to second’s battery’s negative terminal. Then connect another jumper from second’s battery’s positive terminal to the third’s battery’s negative terminal. That’s all, you have successfully connected a 36-volts trolling motor.
We hope that you have got a complete idea about connecting trolling motor to the battery by reading this article. Repeating one thing again: Put all the power switches to “Off” position before connecting the motor to the battery.
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