Which wire is positive on Minn Kota trolling motor?
Go to MinnKota’s support web page for manuals. (See the link below). It lists Ulterra 2017 and pre-2017 manuals and installation manuals. Download the one you need and you will find that black goes to negative and red goes to positive.
Which wire is positive on trolling motor?
The jumper wire used should be one size larger than the Trolling Motor lead wire. Connect positive (+) red lead (from motor) to positive (+) terminal on battery 4. Connect negative (-) black lead (from motor) to negative (-) terminal of battery 1.
Why does my trolling motor have 3 wires?
The three wires are for a trolling motor that will operate on either 12 volts or 24 volts. 12/24 volt motors have a switch to choose which you want. Thus the third wire to send power to the 24 volt side of the switch. The red and black wires operate the 12 volt side.
What size wire is needed for a 36 volt trolling motor?
8 awg will work. Depending on what you’re putting it on and the length of wire on whether 6 or 8 is needed. Personally, if the wire run is over 30′ (that’s from the negative connection of battery 1 to the positive connection of battery 3 in the case of 36V) I would go with 6ga.
Can you run 2 batteries on a 12V trolling motor?
Yes, it will charge both batteries. You may want to considering buying 2 new batteries to do this with. If you put two different batteries or one old & one new, it will pull off one faster than the other. I have 2 12 volt batteries hooked up in parrallel (pos to pos and neg to neg).
Can I run my 12 volt trolling motor on 24 volts?
The answer is NO. Essentially, you have a 12 volt motor. If you try to run it on 24 volts, you will burn it up.
Why does my trolling motor plug have 3 wires?
The three wires are for a trolling motor that will operate on either 12 volts or 24 volts. 12/24 volt motors have a switch to choose which you want. Thus the third wire to send power to the 24 volt side of the switch.
Will a 24V trolling motor run on 12V?
24v hooked to 12v will spin for a while on a full battery but there will be no torque. You could stop it with your hand. It is like running your motor with half the spark plugs missing.
Can you run a 12v trolling motor on 24v?