Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
Sign in to follow this  
Guest

Wiring 12V Parallel

Recommended Posts

Guest

Hey All-
Great board you have going here!! Maybe someone out there can offer some advice. I'm wiring up a 12V 55# MinnKota this weekend on our boat. I purchased two new Trojan Batts, and plan on running them in parallel to remain at 12V but add some run time. My question is about the on-board charger. We're running a 2 bank, 10 amp model from BPS. What is the most logical way to hook it up to my setup?? We're currently running one bank to the TM batt and the other to the starting batt. Can I hook up both banks to the TM batts in parallel without disconnecting the jumpers between them?? I assume that by hooking one bank up to a TM batt, it will "see" the parallel batts as one big 12V, but may take a long time to recharge both at 5amps??

Opinions/suggestions please!!

Thanks

chico

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest

You will need to disconnect the jumper between the batteries. You could leave it on when you charge but that is only if your batteries discharge at the same rate, if they don't then on will be overcharged prior to the second coming to full charge. You might want to put a QD between the batteries, use the charger on the two trollers. And buy a 11/2amp for the starting batt.

Rob

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Like Rob said with ac chargers they will not charge the batteries correctly more then one battery at a time. you should wire both banks to trolling motor. do you really need to charge running battery?

------------------
JIM PAYNE

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Batteries can be viewed as buckets of water. If you have two buckets of water tied together, the may discharge at different rates. But you can charge them in parallel, because the lower battery or bucket will fill until matches the level of the other. After they have leveled off they charge at the same rate until completed.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I currently use 2 12V batteries for my trolling motor setup and I use a single 2amp auto charger connected to one of the batteries. It takes about 24 to 30 hours to get to full charge. I would think that a 5 amp should drop this time substantially and how often are your batteries going to be fully discharged?

Do you really need to charge them faster than 15 to 20 hours??

Grabs is right about the water thing......both batteries will discharge and charge at the same rate. Because they are connected, if one discharges a little faster, the other will put energy back into it until they are at equal charge. They will always, by definition, have the same measured amp draw when connected in parallel.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest

Ok guys-
I'm going to try running one bank thru the TM batts. The charger is supposed to have full power transfer- meaning it will put the amps to the batt that is less charged. If the engine batt is full, it will maintain it, but turn the rest of the power to the less-charged one: more than likely the TM's. Hopefully it works as advertised! The time thing really only becomes a factor when we're fishing somewhere for all week. I would think that 8 hours of charge time should be OK with 10 amps total- most of which will be going to the TM batts. Would it be wise to charge thru the end batt of the parallel or the one the TM is hooked to?

Sorry for all the questions guys- just want my investment to last a little while, you know?

Thanks again for your time...

chico

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Posts

    • It is really beautiful! Awesome pics.
    • slice, grill, garlic,salt pepper, eat. 
    • Who's "They"???
    • Now you are catching on! BTW, if you haven't heard, they finally figured out that eating cholesterol in food doesn't raise blood cholesterol. 
    • Juneau4  won with 353 for 6th win of season 2--BlackLudProV        343 3--Swiveldigger           299 4--huckfin                   279 5--88fan                     266 6--Catzman               259 7--fishingstar            237 8--Henry's Heroes    231 9--Musky999             230 10-jar jar                    227 11-mnwildman         211 12-gregg52               120 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- FINAL LUCKY DOG STANDINGS 1--Juneau4                     9634 2--mnwildman               9412 3--Swiveldigger              9402 4--Catzman                     9389 5--huckfin                        9328 6--fishingstar                   9216 7--Musky999                   9134 8--BlackLundProV           9071 9--88fan                            9052 10-Henry's Heroes          8994 11-jar jar                           8898 12-gregg52                      8788 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- NO LUCKY DOG STANDINGS 1--Juneau4                          10216 2--Swiveldigger                   9981 3--Catzman                         9864 4--mnwildman                    9797* 5--fishingstar                      9772 6--huckfin                            9726* 7--Musky999                       9614 8--BlackLundProV              9592 9--88fan                                9479 10-Henry"s Heroes              9455 11-jar jar                               9266* 12-gregg52                           9093* *    These competitors were not entered the first week.  I only put  the NO LUCKY DOG SCORES  up so you could see how they would compare. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Week high scores   Both were at Dover week 29 1--  huckfin            388 2--BlackLundProV    383 LOWEST WEEKLY WINNING SCORES Swiveldigger and Juneau4               200       Daytona     week 1  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Most wins for year Swiveldigger    6 Juneauu4         6          They both had the lowest winning scores though too! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Those of you that played the game --Thankyou I can only say as the CHAMPION it was more Luck than Brains! Next year if I set it up again I wish to have those who participate to say whether Lucky Dog or not -Have a good winter and Happy Holidays to all.           
    • Bag 'em up and souse 'em!!!  
    • Great! To all the Coyotes and Wolves up in our hunting area.  I hope they all waste away!
    • The only problem we have had with the kdrill is today we had ice build up between the center point cutter and the first tooth on the chipper blades. Once I cleaned that out it drilled like day one. Don’t need any other auger. 
    • How much ice do you need to feel comfortable putting your perm shack out there? I have a 4x6 made from 2x4s and thick plywood. Its on the heavier side. Im thinking 7-8 inches.
    • All that smoke and spice to try and make pork belly edible. 
  • Our Sponsors