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Re: Extra battery
« Reply #15 on: March 31, 2014, 01:52:35 am »
Working on getting my other truck working correctly as well as doing some other work around the house.  You want to meet up and fix your trolling motor up? Ill text you tomorrow....maybe we can meet up during the week since Ill be in your area for work

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« Reply #16 on: March 31, 2014, 05:36:50 pm »
Usually home by 5. Let me know what day so I can get battery before hand. If there is anything else I need just let me know.

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« Reply #17 on: March 31, 2014, 11:17:00 pm »
Swish do u still need help with your yard I need your number and address

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« Reply #18 on: April 01, 2014, 12:04:52 am »
Usually home by 5. Let me know what day so I can get battery before hand. If there is anything else I need just let me know.

Ok, probably Wednesday or Thursday.  Ill leave work early and head over and we can knock it out.  Just the battery and TWO 6 gauge jumpers (2') from auto parts store.  Try to get a battery with the threaded post..if not you'll need to get the jumper with the terminal ends on it. 
Ill text you tomorrow and let you know for sure.

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« Reply #19 on: April 01, 2014, 10:10:15 am »
Cool. I'll stop after work. And get my truck. Battery won't fit in saddlebags.

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« Reply #20 on: April 01, 2014, 11:47:15 am »
I would get the jumpers with the terminal ends anyway.  Are you wiring him for 24v? or just linking them at 12v?  If you wire at 24v and do not have a 24v charger you will have to unhook the jumper!

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« Reply #21 on: April 01, 2014, 12:14:44 pm »
Only 12v. T/M not a 24.

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« Reply #22 on: April 01, 2014, 02:47:13 pm »
I would get the jumpers with the terminal ends anyway.  Are you wiring him for 24v? or just linking them at 12v?  If you wire at 24v and do not have a 24v charger you will have to unhook the jumper!

Yeah I am just going to wire them in parrallel to give his TM 12v with twice the amp-hours. 

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« Reply #23 on: April 01, 2014, 03:35:04 pm »
I would get the jumpers with the terminal ends anyway.  Are you wiring him for 24v? or just linking them at 12v?  If you wire at 24v and do not have a 24v charger you will have to unhook the jumper!


is this correct? im wired for 24v right now and i still use my 12v charger, derrick helped me wire it up and he said to charge it the same way it always has, i havent had any issues with it either.
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Re: Extra battery
« Reply #24 on: April 01, 2014, 04:03:10 pm »
I was told by several people including PitStop that I need to take the jumper off to use my on board charger unless it has 24v capabilities!

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« Reply #25 on: April 01, 2014, 05:42:54 pm »
Untrue. You do not have to unhook the jumper to charge. Most built in chargers are 3 bank 12V chargers allowing you to charge 3 12V batteries to include the two that are hooked together. A 24V charger would allow you to charge both batteries at the same time with only 2 wires hooked up to the two batteries (connected to the 24V output)

2 batteries hooked up in a series will still put out 12V each when only using the pos and neg from each battery which is how we connected James boat with 2 total batteries providing 24V to trolling motor and 12V to everything else. Drawback to that hookup is that your batteries will last shorter each trip and electronic interference on your fish finder.
  It will also receive 12V charge when charged that way. What you cannot do is hook up a 12V charger on the 24v outputs (the pos and neg that do not have the jumper).
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« Reply #26 on: April 01, 2014, 05:43:30 pm »
Got the battery. There goes $110. Didn't have 6 gauge cables on hand at this store but had 4 gauge out the ying yang. Does it matter on gauge? I know how the numbers work. Big #, small wire. Small #, big wire.

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« Reply #27 on: April 01, 2014, 05:50:20 pm »
I don't have a whole lot of knowledge with a lot of boat topics but I do know DC power very well (after all it's named after me). To back up my claim so you guys know I'm not making stuff up there is a few post in this thread at backs up my claim that you do not have to take the jumper off to charge a 24V system with a 12V charger. http://www.wmi.org/bassfish/bassboard/boats_motors/message.html?message_id=226087
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« Reply #28 on: April 01, 2014, 05:53:26 pm »
Got the battery. There goes $110. Didn't have 6 gauge cables on hand at this store but had 4 gauge out the ying yang. Does it matter on gauge? I know how the numbers work. Big #, small wire. Small #, big wire.

The bigger the wire the better but you will always be limited by the weakest link. If your using 4gauge for your jumpers and the trolling motor is wired with 6, then your going to get 6gauge capacity.....as long as your jumpers are not smaller than what's wired in the boat your good.
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Re: Extra battery
« Reply #29 on: April 01, 2014, 06:14:45 pm »
And another source backing up my claim since forums are bad sources:

http://batterytender.com/resources/connecting-batteries-chargers.htm
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