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#11022058 - 08/05/15 12:43 PM Trolling Motor Help
RW1984 Offline
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Registered: 02/20/12
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I recently bought a boat with minn kota terrova trolling motor and first few trips everything was working fine. This weekend I went to use my trolling motor and it was barely moving the boat on the lower speed settings and would go into a clunky, slow spin when I went above 5 on the dial. The batteries are showing full on the charger and on the built in tester on the trolling motor. The i pilot remote shows "motor lost" when I tried to turn the speed up.

The boat also has a cd player that the previous owner wired up with alligator clips so that he could plug it into the trolling motor batteries whenever he wanted it on. I left them plugged up to the battery on accident when I left July 4th weekend and I am also not getting power to the radio. I checked fuses and they were ok.

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#11022162 - 08/05/15 01:21 PM Re: Trolling Motor Help [Re: RW1984]
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Possibly a bad battery...
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#11022677 - 08/05/15 04:04 PM Re: Trolling Motor Help [Re: RW1984]
Jones Trolling Motor Offline
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Registered: 05/01/11
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Loc: NE Texas/SW Arkansas
Check all the connections going from the battery to the trollingmotor, especially at the battery. A bad connection will operate a simple battery tester but will not carry the load of a trollingmotor.
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#11042906 - 08/14/15 09:36 PM Re: Trolling Motor Help [Re: RW1984]
RW1984 Offline
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Turns out there was blown fuse on the radio after all and the battery it was hooked up to was dead (1 of the 2 trolling motor batteries) . I noticed during this process that the three bank charger only shows 2 banks charging even though there is wires going to each battery. Is this normal?

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#11043511 - 08/15/15 10:34 AM Re: Trolling Motor Help [Re: RW1984]
Capt Craig Offline
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No. If you have 3 batts and 3 batts are attached to the charger, when plugged in you should at least get a green light if the battery is charged. If 1 bank is not lighting up in any way, it is time to buy a new charger.
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#11045391 - 08/16/15 01:11 PM Re: Trolling Motor Help [Re: RW1984]
Jones Trolling Motor Offline
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Registered: 05/01/11
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Loc: NE Texas/SW Arkansas
A dead battery may not have enough in it to allow the charger to read it. Before ditching the charger, replace the battery and see if the lights come on.
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#11046198 - 08/16/15 09:07 PM Re: Trolling Motor Help [Re: RW1984]
RW1984 Offline
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Registered: 02/20/12
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Ok sorry new boat and i'm still figuring the nuances out. The charger is a bass pro xps and the two lights being on are actually an indicator that something isn't right with them, but the charger will show the full charge.

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