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Old 05-22-2016, 05:33 PM
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Default 24 volt plug end and receptacle for trolling motor?

I will be installing a 24 volt bow mount trolling motor soon and will need to replace my current electrical plugin. I don't want to wire with out a disconnect as I remove my motor and it sits on the casting deck during travel.
What brand and style plugin do you guys recommend? Obviously the plug I use, will have to be capable of handling the amps, but I'm sure some brands are better quality than others with the same rating.

Max draw for this motor is 56 amps and I'll be using the recommended 8 gauge wire from the batteries to the plug receptacle.
What brand and style plugin do you guys recommend?
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Old 05-22-2016, 06:18 PM
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Overkill I know but I used 150 amp cam-loks..

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Old 05-22-2016, 06:21 PM
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Battery Tender

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Old 05-22-2016, 06:59 PM
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I used a 50 amp plug and it's corresponding receptacle from menards, and I love it.
http://www.menards.com/main/electric...86514282807694
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Old 05-22-2016, 07:10 PM
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Going on my 3rd season with this one. No issues.
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Old 05-22-2016, 07:17 PM
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I used a 50 amp plug and it's corresponding receptacle from menards, and I love it.
http://www.menards.com/main/electric...86514282807694
Unfortunately, this is only rated for 50 amps, my max draw will be 56 amps. Thanks anyway.
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Old 05-22-2016, 07:37 PM
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Old 05-22-2016, 07:54 PM
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X3 locks in place does not stick out. Tough to find. I ordered mine from Walmart. Had it shipped to the store for pick up. 2 week lead time.

=Hot Runr Guy;4861553]Battery Tender

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Old 05-22-2016, 07:56 PM
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I've tried them all and Battery Tender is absolutely the only way to go.
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Old 05-22-2016, 08:05 PM
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Unfortunately, this is only rated for 50 amps, my max draw will be 56 amps. Thanks anyway.
The question becomes when will you draw +50 amps and for how long? Might be worth hooking up a multi-meter and testing it on the water to see what your real amp draw is. Drawing more than 50 amps through a 50 amp plug is not going to instantly melt it.. an hour or two would probably start heating things up... but if you are running 50 amps you aren't going to run for very long on 110ah batteries (about an hour and 45 minutes realistically).

I bet you would be surprised at the actual amps drawn for typical fishing, probably in the 15-20 range.


For instance I have a maxxum 70 (max draw 42a) on a boat with a marinco plug rated to 40a. I put that sucker on high and pulled cranks back and forth until I ran out of juice (to test a battery I thought was going bad).. Thing was as cool as can be. I even tripped my 50A breaker in the process (bent prop pin) so I pulled near 50A most of the time.
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