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cliffy

12 volt trolling motor question

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I have a 12 volt trolling motor on my boat. I recently decided to run two 12 volt batteries in parallel to get longer life....so I bought two identical batteries and I am ready to hook them up. My question is this. My boat only has a single charger. So, obviously, I can only hook it up to one battery. Will it fully charge both batteries or are there going to be any other issues? Thanks.

Cliffy.

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You should have no problems with the way you have it hooked up. The charger will still charge the batteries. It may take a little longer than with just one hooked up. I have three in parallel on a charger, and it works fine.

I assume that your charger is an "auto" type charger.

This is the style I have, and all batteries are fully charged when it says it is done. The charger will put the voltage to where it is needed until done.

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Way to go getting the second battery, should see a big difference now in your power draw...

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