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Mounting an Ultrex #12593519
01/24/18 04:25 PM
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Thinking of getting rid of the plug and just wire this direct. Will this be OK?








Re: Mounting an Ultrex [Re: tricky] #12593569
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Yes, IF you have a disconnect or switchable circuit breaker.


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Re: Mounting an Ultrex [Re: tricky] #12593990
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SO if I go straight from the batteries to the trolling motor the switches on the battery terminals wont get it done?








Re: Mounting an Ultrex [Re: tricky] #12594067
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Re: Mounting an Ultrex [Re: tricky] #12594253
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Originally Posted By: tricky
Thinking of getting rid of the plug and just wire this direct. Will this be OK?
you can wire it without the plug up on the bow, but you do need to have a way to disconnect the trolling motors power when charging the batteries.


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Re: Mounting an Ultrex [Re: SteezMacQueen] #12594627
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Originally Posted By: SteezMacQueen
Originally Posted By: tricky
Thinking of getting rid of the plug and just wire this direct. Will this be OK?
you can wire it without the plug up on the bow, but you do need to have a way to disconnect the trolling motors power when charging the batteries.


^^^this

With or without the plug you need to use a breaker like Wayne posted. You probably already have one mounted somewhere near your batteries. Just make sure that you have the correct size. The reason for the disconnect as Wayne posted and Steez stated is because these new trolling motors can be damaged if left connected while charging the batteries. Both the parts are usually placed in the back near the battery.

It will work going direct to the battery but you are rolling the dice on ruining an expensive trolling motor.

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Re: Mounting an Ultrex [Re: tricky] #12595304
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Thanks Guys!








Re: Mounting an Ultrex [Re: Bobby Milam] #12595536
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Originally Posted By: Bobby Milam
...because these new trolling motors can be damaged if left connected while charging the batteries. Both the parts are usually placed in the back near the battery


Am I OK by just shutting the power to the trolling motor off at the foot control switch on the Ultrex?

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Install a switchable circuit breaker at the batteries and you should always turn it off when not in use.


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Re: Mounting an Ultrex [Re: markson] #12601825
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Originally Posted By: markson
Originally Posted By: Bobby Milam
...because these new trolling motors can be damaged if left connected while charging the batteries. Both the parts are usually placed in the back near the battery


Am I OK by just shutting the power to the trolling motor off at the foot control switch on the Ultrex?

No, the control board is still drawing power with the switch off. The switch just controls the power going out of the control board. The trolling motor needs to be disconnected in some way from the batteries. Not doing so could damage the control board when charging the batteries and will result in the trolling motor drawing the batteries down over a time period.
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Re: Mounting an Ultrex [Re: tricky] #12603442
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Hey Jones, thanks for the heads up and technical explanation.

Re: Mounting an Ultrex [Re: Jones Trolling Motor] #12604245
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Originally Posted By: Jones Trolling Motor
Originally Posted By: markson
Originally Posted By: Bobby Milam
...because these new trolling motors can be damaged if left connected while charging the batteries. Both the parts are usually placed in the back near the battery


Am I OK by just shutting the power to the trolling motor off at the foot control switch on the Ultrex?

No, the control board is still drawing power with the switch off. The switch just controls the power going out of the control board. The trolling motor needs to be disconnected in some way from the batteries. Not doing so could damage the control board when charging the batteries and will result in the trolling motor drawing the batteries down over a time period.
John

Good info, Thanks John. I know I am guilty of not doing this often enough and need to get into a better habit of doing so.

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