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Need more battery time for trolling motor. #13234652 08/04/19 12:12 AM
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I have a 65 pound thrust MK Maxxum that is currently running off of two Exide deep cycle batteries model number 24MDCST. My last few trips out in the wind I have fished maybe 4 hours and at the end of the trip the things barely moving... battery voltage is low. Does that sound normal? I want to add a third battery that i have..can i do this with my current trolling motor? The third battery i want to add is a combo deep cycle and start...will that make a difference?

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Re: Need more battery time for trolling motor. [Re: Jake Blood] #13234935 08/04/19 10:17 AM
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You just need bigger batteries---at least a group 27.

3 batteries in series is 36V, your motor is 24V.


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Re: Need more battery time for trolling motor. [Re: Jake Blood] #13235028 08/04/19 01:06 PM
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Wayne is right. You need to get a larger series pair of batteries. Look for RC (reserve capacity). Get the largest number you can find or afford.

Re: Need more battery time for trolling motor. [Re: Jake Blood] #13235400 08/04/19 07:27 PM
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Ok thanks guys

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