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Old 05-20-08, 06:42 PM   #1
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Default Double Batteries

my dad suggests to put in a dual battery set up for the lights, future fish finder, future trolling motor and the other for cranking. How do you run that dual battery set-up?
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Old 05-20-08, 07:10 PM   #2
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There are two ways to run batteries, in series and parrallel.

Section 4.1 in this page.

To retain the 12v and double the amps you use parallel.

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Old 05-20-08, 07:19 PM   #3
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ya rig depth finders, bilge pump, ect.. to the cranking battery. the other runs the troller

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What Zooker said.
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It really is that simple. Just remember that the TM needs a good deep cycle battery because of the long periods of use and frequent recharging.

You can get by with a lot less for a starter battery. I took a 4 year old battery out of my explorer before they crushed it into a cube and I still use that. It cranks the outboard fine and also runs the depth finder and lights. epth finders hardly use any juice, and lights arent that bad either - leds use almost nothing. If that battery does somehow get weak enough not to turn the starter, I recomend taking some jumper cables on board so you can jump yourself from the deep cycle battery.
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Old 05-27-08, 11:26 PM   #6
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After the battery died twice on the water Sunday, we're probably going ot be looking into a separate battery for the trolling motor... if there's room.

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