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#12601795 - 01/30/18 08:17 AM Trolling motor upgrade. Wiring Question
skeeteroneal Offline
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Registered: 06/28/04
Posts: 1733
Loc: Hico
I currently have a 56 # 12/24 Motorguide Brute on my 98 Xpress. Just picked up a 70# X3 Motorguide for an upgrade. Will the wiring on the plug and batteries have to be changed since it is wired for 12/24? 40 amp breaker good for this new motor? I'm thinking the wiring has to be changed but wanted others opinion on this.
David O'Neal
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#12602172 - 01/30/18 11:30 AM Re: Trolling motor upgrade. Wiring Question [Re: skeeteroneal]
UJC Offline
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Registered: 01/12/07
Posts: 2210
Loc: Plano, TX
My new to me Triton had a similar setup - 12/24 MG. This was replaced with a 24V MK. There were two sets of black/red wires running from the TM batteries to the front. One set of black/red was disengaged and just sits in the boat. I can't pull it out because it must be zipped tied along the gunnel from back to front where I can't get to it. So the extra wires just remain where they are. Yes, I had to change the TM battery connections for full 24V. There are many schematics on the forum showing this configuration as well on the Internet. I also had to change the outlet plug at the bow on this boat. This may or may not be true for you. I did this myself and I am no electrical whiz.

Read the manual. The proper amp breaker to be used will be described and do replace the existing breaker if it is not the correct size.
Geaux Tigers!


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