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Old 04-05-2014, 02:09 PM   #1
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Charging a Trolling Motor?

I've read thru numerous posts here about people wanting to add second batteries and found perfect solutions. However, is there any reason I couldn't do the same kind of setup to recharge my marine, deep cell battery for my trolling motor?

Simply extending the leads to recharge the battery overnight for the next day's fishing? The battery is stored in a Minn Kota charging station and I'm thinking I could just alligator clip up a connection?...would that work?

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Old 04-05-2014, 10:05 PM   #2
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If you are talking about the Minn Kota Power Center all you should have to do is hook the charger up to the positive and negative posts on the front where the trolling motor leads are.


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Old 04-05-2014, 10:19 PM   #3
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I think camper and boat batteries are the same. Seen some listed as Rv/ marine. They are a deep cycle battery so it will recover after being depleted further than a car battery. So if it works on a camper, it should work fine on a boat setup.

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Old 04-06-2014, 10:05 AM   #4
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Maybe - The problem is that typical battery chargers see the "full" battery. If you place a full battery and a discharged battery in parallel to a charger the discharged battery will either not be charged or get a minimal charge. You would need to disconnect the main battery and just connect to the battery to be charged.
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