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Post Posted: 06:29pm - Nov 2,19 
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When I fished the other day I put the trolling motor in and nothing.Checked the fuses and nothing wrong.It turns out that I normally unplug after every trip but didn't the last two times and it completely discharged the batteries.As soon as they were charged it worked fine.

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Post Posted: 08:10pm - Nov 2,19 
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retired trucker wrote:
When I fished the other day I put the trolling motor in and nothing.Checked the fuses and nothing wrong.It turns out that I normally unplug after every trip but didn't the last two times and it completely discharged the batteries.As soon as they were charged it worked fine.


All’s well that ends well. I assume you weren’t charging your batteries between trips?

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Post Posted: 08:16pm - Nov 2,19 
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RT, if the motor was off what difference does it make if it's plugged in or not?

I do unplug mine after each use though.

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Post Posted: 08:48pm - Nov 2,19 
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My lesson learned was to bring spare batteries for the TM remote. Those suckers go quick.

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Post Posted: 09:52am - Nov 3,19 
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wsj_outdoorsman wrote:
RT, if the motor was off what difference does it make if it's plugged in or not?

I do unplug mine after each use though.


Leaving it plugged in while charging the deep cycles can damage the board on the trolling motor.

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Post Posted: 02:26pm - Nov 3,19 
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I really just use it very little perch fishing to adjust a drift or hold a spot for a minute so I didn't think charging was necessary.An electrician friend of mine said there could be a "vampire draw" whatever that is with it plugged in.The same thing happened with my start battery a couple years ago when I left the key on by mistake.

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