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#12627024 - 02/14/18 04:47 AM Battery disconnect switch
stapler101 Offline
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Registered: 04/27/12
Posts: 247
Loc: NE Texas
I want a disconnect switch to cut power to my trolling motor to protect it while charging my batteries.
I have 2 12 volt batteries wired in series so only one positive and one negative wire run to the front of the boat.
What battery disconnect switch do I need and how would I hook it up?
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#12627026 - 02/14/18 04:51 AM Re: Battery disconnect switch [Re: stapler101]
tmd11111 Offline
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Registered: 04/30/17
Posts: 738
Loc: San Angelo
Is your trolling motor hard wired or does it have a plug at the bow?

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#12627135 - 02/14/18 07:08 AM Re: Battery disconnect switch [Re: stapler101]
stapler101 Offline
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Registered: 04/27/12
Posts: 247
Loc: NE Texas
My trolling motor has a plug but I was thinking that a switch might be more convenient and less wear and tear on the plug than unplugging the motor each time
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#12627378 - 02/14/18 09:01 AM Re: Battery disconnect switch [Re: stapler101]
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Registered: 12/25/12
Posts: 5178
Loc: Burleson,TX
I use one of the breaker/ cut off switches. Mount it near the batteries

https://www.bluesea.com/products/7140/187-Series_Circuit_Breaker_-_Surface_Mount_60A

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#12627468 - 02/14/18 09:43 AM Re: Battery disconnect switch [Re: stapler101]
Jones Trolling Motor Offline
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Registered: 05/01/11
Posts: 528
Loc: NE Texas/SW Arkansas
Depends on how elaborate (translates to expensive) you want to go. A Breaker with the on/off function will work great. A simple key activated that you can find at Harbor Freight works well to disconnect, or you can go with a Blue Seas or Perko if you want to spend the extra $$'s
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#12628629 - 02/14/18 08:50 PM Re: Battery disconnect switch [Re: stapler101]
LakeForkBoatAccessories Offline
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Registered: 05/15/16
Posts: 260
Disconnect the + red wire that goes to trolling motor. Connect to switch. From the other side of switch go to battery. You should already have a breaker on that wire, leave it where it is. My choice is a Perko on- off switch.
I forgot to mention, all this is done in the battery compartment. Good luck.


Edited by LakeForkBoatAccessories (02/14/18 08:52 PM)
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#12629352 - 02/15/18 10:30 AM Re: Battery disconnect switch [Re: LakeForkBoatAccessories]
Curtbass Offline
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Registered: 04/17/15
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Originally Posted By: LakeForkBoatAccessories
Disconnect the + red wire that goes to trolling motor. Connect to switch. From the other side of switch go to battery. You should already have a breaker on that wire, leave it where it is. My choice is a Perko on- off switch.
I forgot to mention, all this is done in the battery compartment. Good luck.



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#12637150 - 02/20/18 09:02 AM Re: Battery disconnect switch [Re: stapler101]
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Kinda hard to see in these pics but I made a polypropylene board and added three switches (cranking/TM/FF and bubblier) along with terminal blocks/fuses/battery tender/bubblier and attached it in the battery compartment. Makes it real easy to power everything off when I am charging my batteries and I never will have a dead battery because I left something on.


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#12637425 - 02/20/18 11:12 AM Re: Battery disconnect switch [Re: stapler101]
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Registered: 01/07/18
Posts: 173
I put this back by my motor it is a cut off for BOTH the tm and crank battery for me..

I cut the flange off so it was round and looked better.


https://www.waytekwire.com/item/44057/Cole-Hersee-880175-TR-Series-500A-/
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