Do you need an inline fuse for trolling motor?
Coast Guard standards require that any ungrounded conductor be protected by either a fuse or a circuit breaker. For example, if your trolling motor has a maximum capacity of 38 amps, you’ll need at least a 40- or 50-amp fuse.
Do Minn Kota trolling motors have fuses?
Minn Kota trolling motors do not have fuses, however, I recommend installing a 30-60 amp fuse or circuit breaker. The model of trolling motor you own will determine the size of the fuse/circuit breaker.
Do you need circuit breaker for Minn Kota trolling motor?
It is highly recommended that a circuit breaker or fuse be used when installing a trolling motor. Refer to the Minn Kota “Conductor Gauge and Circuit Breaker Sizing Table”. For motors requiring a 60-amp breaker, the Minn Kota MKR-19 60-amp circuit breaker is recommended.
What gauge wire is needed for a trolling motor?
Many trolling motors can be used with 8 gauge wire, however, the length of wire you need and the amperage of your motor can alter the size of wire you need. For example, if you need a longer length of wire, you’ll likely need a lower gauge and therefore thicker wire.
Why do you need a circuit breaker for a trolling motor?
A trolling motor circuit breaker is designed to “trip” at a certain amperage, which breaks the circuit and prevents the motor from overloading and damaging itself.
Why is my trolling motor not getting power?
If your trolling motor suddenly shuts off, or won’t power up in the first place, the first thing you should check is the battery. It may have gone bad in some way, but more likely, it simply needs charging. Check your motor’s battery readout levels. If they show low battery charge, this is your most likely problem.
How do you troubleshoot a Motorguide trolling motor?
Start by inspecting your electrical system to ensure power is reaching the motor. Check the connections at the battery terminals and the trolling motor. Clean battery posts with a wire brush when you discover corrosion and grime. Check the voltage on the battery, and replace if the battery will not hold a full charge.
How do you troubleshoot a MotorGuide trolling motor?
What gauge wire is needed for a 36 volt trolling motor?
Eight gage wire is fine for the length of the original wire. If you can hook the original wire directly to the batteries it will be fine. However, you will be increasing the run if you add more wire, therefore you also have to increase the size to 6 gage. That makes sense thanks.
How big of a battery do I need for a trolling motor?
Most trolling motor batteries fail due to lack of proper charging. We suggest selecting a 12 volt deep cycle marine battery with at least a 110 amp hour rating, usually a group 27 size battery. The higher the amp hour rating, the more run time you will receive.
Do you need in line fuse for trolling motor?
Speaking with a buddy of mine last night as I was setting up my new trolling motor, he says…you need to put an in line fuse on your positive cable line before you plug that in. My reply, I’ve never used one before…but it got me thinking, do I need one?
What kind of circuit breaker does a trolling motor use?
. STETION 50 Amp Circuit Breaker Trolling with Manual Reset Car Marine Trolling Motors Boat ATV Manual Power Protect for Audio System Fuse 12V-48VDC Waterproof (50Amp) … . . Circuit Breaker Reset Fuse 60A For System Protection 12V/24V …
How to reset a 50 amp trolling fuse?
STETION 50 Amp Circuit Breaker Trolling with Manual Reset Car Marine Trolling Motors Boat ATV Manual Power Protect for Audio System Fuse 12V-48VDC Waterproof (50Amp) … . . Circuit Breaker Reset Fuse 60A For System Protection 12V/24V …
How big of a fuse do I need for a 24 volt boat?
When I wired my boat for my 24 volt I contacted Minnkota about this same question and was told a minimum of 60 amp. I also use the same fuse as *Nick* posted here. Good call a 60 amp would probably be better. I have no fuse but am going to put one in. Where in the circuit should the breaker go?