Quick Answer: Do I need a fuse for my Minn Kota trolling motor?

Since Minn Kota trolling motors DO NOT come from the factory with internal fuses it is best practice to install an inline fuse or a waterproof circuit breaker. Minn Kota recommends installing a fuse or circuit breaker . This not only protects the trolling motor but also you in case of a short.

Is there a fuse in a Minn Kota Terrova?

It is a circuit breaker, not a fuse.

What is the best battery to use for a trolling motor?

Most trolling motor batteries fail due to lack of proper charging. We suggest selecting a 12 volt deep cycle marine battery with at least a 110 amp hour rating, usually a group 27 size battery. The higher the amp hour rating, the more run time you will receive.

How many amps does a 45 lb thrust trolling motor pull?

the Endura 45 and 50 also are 42 Max Amp Draw.

What gauge wire does Minn Kota use?


5 FT
30 lb. 30 10 AWG
40 lb., 45 lb. 42 10 AWG
50 lb., 55 lb. 50 8 AWG
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What would cause my trolling motor to stop working?

A loose or broken wire is one of the most common problems if you have no power to your trolling motor. Often, the vibrations that come with repeated uses will cause wires or other parts to shake loose, killing the electrical circuit.

How do you troubleshoot a Motorguide trolling motor?

Start by inspecting your electrical system to ensure power is reaching the motor. Check the connections at the battery terminals and the trolling motor. Clean battery posts with a wire brush when you discover corrosion and grime. Check the voltage on the battery, and replace if the battery will not hold a full charge.

Why is my trolling motor losing power?

You Have Loose Connections Between Wires

If they are not connected properly, your trolling motor may lose power. Look for faulty crimp connections or friction connectors that have come unplugged. You may simply need to reattach the wires, or you may need to replace the section of wire that has come loose.

What size battery do I need for my Minn Kota trolling motor?

What type of battery do I need to run my Minn Kota Trolling Motor: A Minn Kota trolling motor will operate with any lead acid, deep cycle marine 12-volt battery/batteries. For best results, use a deep cycle, marine battery with at least a 110-ampere hour rating.

Can you run 2 batteries on a 12V trolling motor?

Yes, it will charge both batteries. You may want to considering buying 2 new batteries to do this with. If you put two different batteries or one old & one new, it will pull off one faster than the other. I have 2 12 volt batteries hooked up in parrallel (pos to pos and neg to neg).

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Can you use car battery for trolling motor?

Will my car battery work for my trolling motor? No, car batteries are not recommended and can ruin your motor.