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#12451134 - 10/03/17 07:08 AM Minn Kota Fortrex - Constant On Switch
Bass N Beer Offline
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Registered: 09/18/11
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Loc: Springtown, Texas
I have a Minn Kota Fortrex foot control. It is located in a recessed tray. The rocker switch for momentary/constant is on the side and cumbersome to get to. Can a stomp switch like a big foot switch that is made for Hand Control trolling motors be wired into the Fortrex?

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#12453021 - 10/04/17 01:13 PM Re: Minn Kota Fortrex - Constant On Switch [Re: Bass N Beer]
Jones Trolling Motor Online   content
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Registered: 05/01/11
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Loc: NE Texas/SW Arkansas
Are you wanting to turn the motor off, turn it to constant, turn it to momentary -- I guess I'm asking what you're wanting to do. To answer the first part of the question, a big foot style switch can be put in the ground side of the wiring to turn the trolling motor on/off, but if you're trying to go to constant then momentary, I don't know how one "on/off" switch would accomplish this.
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#12453721 - 10/05/17 06:01 AM Re: Minn Kota Fortrex - Constant On Switch [Re: Bass N Beer]
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Basically, I'm wanting the constant/momentary switch located on the deck of the boat, in lieu of on the side of the foot pedal.

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#12455563 - 10/06/17 12:02 PM Re: Minn Kota Fortrex - Constant On Switch [Re: Bass N Beer]
Jones Trolling Motor Online   content
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Seems like (I would have to check to be sure) the old Motorguide "stomp box" had a two position dimmer type switch that was set up with a 3 wire connection -- which is what you would need. It would be an On/On switch with no off. The foot switch like the big foot would not work in this case.
John
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