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#11710592 - 07/07/16 05:44 PM Trolling Motor Plug Question
okienotfrommuskogee Offline

Registered: 06/12/13
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I have a Minn Kota Power Drive V2, it has a non-locking plug and I've had enough with disconnects while spot locked. It has been fine for the past few years, but this season I guess it's worn out enough that I lose the connection all the time. Nothing like chasing schooling fish and the trolling motor shutting down....

Is it as simple as buying the locking style plug/receptacle and rewiring the two?

Edited by okienotfrommuskogee (07/07/16 05:45 PM)

#11710607 - 07/07/16 05:51 PM Re: Trolling Motor Plug Question [Re: okienotfrommuskogee]
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Just make sure the colors on the wires match. It ain't rocket science.
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#11710887 - 07/07/16 08:25 PM Re: Trolling Motor Plug Question [Re: okienotfrommuskogee]
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Yes. You can just replace them with both or hardwire it in.

#11712021 - 07/08/16 11:28 AM Re: Trolling Motor Plug Question [Re: okienotfrommuskogee]
Gamblinman Offline
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It may be something as simple as spreading out the spades a touch, but I would recommend replacing it with a twist lock plug.


#11712045 - 07/08/16 11:35 AM Re: Trolling Motor Plug Question [Re: okienotfrommuskogee]
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#11713409 - 07/09/16 09:02 AM Re: Trolling Motor Plug Question [Re: okienotfrommuskogee]
Baylor1970 Offline

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Just be sure that you use a water tight plug/receptacle.


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