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Charging the Batteries: 24Volt System

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Just got a new(to me)boat a couple weeks back with a 24 volt trolling motor. For charging the batteries and operating the trolling motor it has a pre-wired Marinco (sp) plug system. Something is wrong with either the female plug or the wiring sytem itself and the motor will not work as it is set up.

My dilema is this:

I have a fishing trip coming up at the end of the week and because of some previous commitments and work demands will be unable to get the boat in for repairs.

To compensate I unhooked the existing wiring system, jumpered the existing batteries and temporarily wired the trolling motor directly to them. Initial problem solved, the motor functions.

New problem:

How do I go about charging the batteries on the trip? 1) Can I attach my portable 12 volt charger to the same posts where I temporarily attached the wires to the trolling motor? OR 2) Do I need to undo the temporary wiring system every time I have to charge and do the job one battery at a time.

Any help, suggestions or alternative solutions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks - Ice Age

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You can attach the charger to the pos/neg post of each battery seperatly. but you might want to drop one lead off from the t-motor to prevent any problems with the load of the motor.
Do you have the small plug or the large one from Marinco. Small has trhee posts large has four. Small uses a two wire system from the batteries, you might have to pull the boat side plug out to see where the battery lead terminate at. The large has a jumper on the plug side to get 24v.


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