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Jari Razskazoff

Powering a 24v MinnKota Terrova the right way.

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Ok, so here's what I got.

1-Minnkota 24v, 80lb thrust Terrova Trolling motor

1-on board charger

2-deep cycle batteries

1-floating boat

Do I need anything else to make this work like its supposed to??

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Stick an auto resetting inline breaker on that list along with a jumper wire to hook the battries into a series. Sounds good!

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Just make sure that you are only feeding 12 volts to the power-up and power-down motor!

Cliff

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Just make sure that you are only feeding 12 volts to the power-up and power-down motor!

On a Terrova? The Vantage transom mount has the power U&D. I don't think the Terrova has anyting like that but correct me if I'm wrong.

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So you have the correct plug on your boat already? 2 prong, 3 prong or are going to hard wire it??

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You are correct on the terrova there is only 2 wires, ground and +24 Volt. There is no 12 volt power like on the vantage. I would make sure you get a breaker or fuse where the red wires connects to the battery. I had the unfortunate experience of what happens when you don't. Lets just say having the boat on fire 6 miles out on Mille Lacs is no fun, especially when the dang fire extinguisher decides to fail.

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I belive MK calls for 40 amp on 12v and 50 on 24v systems. That's what my motors came with...

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80# thrust MK motors draw 56 amps on high speed. You should use a 60-amp breaker with this motor.

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Stick an auto resetting inline breaker on that list

I prefer a manual reset.

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I don't think the terrova comes with power up/down...

You are right! I had the two mixed up! frown

Cliff

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