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#11545263 - 04/15/16 05:12 PM Minn-Kota Edge 55 Battery Charger question
Brocephus Offline
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Registered: 07/31/13
Posts: 248
Loc: Plano, Texas
Hi,

I have a MINN-KOTA 55 Edge trolling motor, and I was told that I have to use a very specific (Minn-Kota MK110P), very expensive, battery charger to charge the battery. My charger when kaput, and my trolling motor battery is dead.

My question is, do I HAVE to have this specific charger to charge this battery, or did the salesman pull one over on me? I don't know why it should matter on a standard battery? I don't want to spend the $ on another crappy charger that will just go kaput in another year....

Thanks!
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#11545433 - 04/15/16 07:26 PM Re: Minn-Kota Edge 55 Battery Charger question [Re: Brocephus]
Fooshman Offline
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Registered: 02/18/05
Posts: 1977
Loc: Black Dog, TX
I'd say no.
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#11546085 - 04/16/16 08:09 AM Re: Minn-Kota Edge 55 Battery Charger question [Re: Brocephus]
Ken Gaby Offline
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Registered: 05/08/07
Posts: 2299
Loc: Belton, TX
I don't think the kind of trolling motor has anything to do with the type charger. The type of battery will determine the type charger. The AGM type batteries usually require a different charger or one that can charge both AGM and wet cell batteries. Best advice is get a good charger, not a cheapo. Here's a helpful link of battery basics.

https://www.batterystuff.com/kb/articles/battery-articles/battery-basics.html
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#11546362 - 04/16/16 11:31 AM Re: Minn-Kota Edge 55 Battery Charger question [Re: Brocephus]
SlabHappy Offline
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Registered: 02/16/13
Posts: 1198
Just get you one of the xps bass pro chargers. I had one for 8 years, and when it went out, they exchanged it for a new one. Don't need a special charger. Used the xps for my 24v edge 65lb, now use it for my min Kota Maxxum 65lb. Get the on board charger, plug it in after a day fishing, when it says "go fish", I unplug it till night before I plan to fish again. Keeps batteries good and walmart batteries last about 4-5 years.

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#11546508 - 04/16/16 01:27 PM Re: Minn-Kota Edge 55 Battery Charger question [Re: Brocephus]
Flippin-Out Offline
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Registered: 02/25/15
Posts: 1564
Loc: Magnolia, TX
Slaphappy, you didn't "Used the xps for my 24v edge 65lb" - you used it for whatever battery you had. Trolling motors do not "need" a charger folks, it's the BATTERY!

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