I am putting new batteries in my boat.
The trolling motor was hooked up with a red and black wire going to each battery. Wouldn’t this produce 12 volts? I checked the plug up front, and it has the same two red wires and two black wires going into the plug.
I have never seen a set up with two red and two black wires coming from a trolling motor. What is the proper way to wire this to get 24 volts to the motor?
Can you show me a diagram?
To make the install universal for 12 or 24 volt, your original boat wiring had a positive and negative to each battery.
Your boat probably has a receptacle similar to this one from Marinco. The 24 volt jumper is made in the mating plug. For added convenience, there is a charger plug that wires to the end of a 12v charger to charge your batteries in parallel.
Hope this helps,
Thanks, my motor is 24 volts, it has two sets of wires coming off the receptacle, two red, two black.
On each wire it has a label, “connect to battery 1”, “connect to battery 2”, etc. At the batteries, there are four wires coming out, 2 red, 2 black.
I believe you are correct, the plug in the front must convert it to 24 volts for the motor since both of sets connect to this receptacle.
I have connected a red and black to each battery. I guess it correct. I did not know a “plug” could make 24 volts to the motor when the batteries are wired separately for 12 volts going to the plug.
Thanks very much.