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Minn Kota Fortrex - Constant On Switch #12451134
10/03/17 12:08 PM
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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?

Re: Minn Kota Fortrex - Constant On Switch [Re: Bass N Beer] #12453021
10/04/17 06:13 PM
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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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Re: Minn Kota Fortrex - Constant On Switch [Re: Bass N Beer] #12453721
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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.

Re: Minn Kota Fortrex - Constant On Switch [Re: Bass N Beer] #12455563
10/06/17 05:02 PM
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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.
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