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Old 09-08-2019, 03:20 PM
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When I stow the motor the remote shows the trolling motor batteries as”red”. Once stowed the battery indicator shows “green” & looks like they are 1/2 Way charged. So I’m not sure how much charge is really left
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Old 09-08-2019, 06:17 PM
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When I stow the motor the remote shows the trolling motor batteries as”red”. Once stowed the battery indicator shows “green” & looks like they are 1/2 Way charged. So I’m not sure how much charge is really left
What’s the answer?
I am sure you know there are 2 different battery indicators. Trolling motor and remote. Those indicators show how full each of those batteries are. In your case whichever indicator you are looking at is 50% charged. I may not have checked while being stowing though. Never noticed
Note. I just hook up the charger when I get home.
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Old 09-08-2019, 10:06 PM
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Yep, I know about the two indicators. I just don’t want to run out of juice and not be able to get it up, I mean stow the motor.
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Old 09-09-2019, 06:25 AM
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If you want to be "sure how much charge is really left", check your batteries with a digital multimeter or install a digital voltmeter and use the colored indicator lights only for a broad guideline.
It is not surprising that the indicator lights will display differently when the battery is under load versus at rest.
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Old 09-09-2019, 09:05 AM
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Good luck with the "Getting it up"
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Old 09-09-2019, 04:25 PM
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Thanks Bob. At the certain age but no troubles yet. Thank God
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Old 09-15-2019, 04:57 PM
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If we are talking Ulterra there is a built in safety that shuts down the trolling motor before the batteries get to low to stow the motor. In other words any time you try and turn it on or give it any command it will beep and tell you to F--off and you know the batteries are down to the limit.
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Old 09-15-2019, 06:11 PM
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If we are talking Ulterra there is a built in safety that shuts down the trolling motor before the batteries get to low to stow the motor. In other words, any time you try and turn it on or give it any command it will beep and tell you to F--off and you know the batteries are down to the limit.
LOL...true statement! I've been in this position and was grateful it did it this way.

I wouldn't want to do the manual stow with the Ulterra while out on the lake.
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Old 09-16-2019, 11:20 AM
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If we are talking Ulterra there is a built in safety that shuts down the trolling motor before the batteries get to low to stow the motor. In other words any time you try and turn it on or give it any command it will beep and tell you to F--off and you know the batteries are down to the limit.
This doesn't work with lithium batteries. Ask me how I know?
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Old 09-16-2019, 12:51 PM
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This doesn't work with lithium batteries. Ask me how I know?
How do you know? What year is your Ulterra? I have Lithium batteries. Bob
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