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Charging Battery?

9/15/17 @ 5:37 PM
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Hildy Boys
Hildy Boys
User since 12/14/09
When charging your deep cycle battery is it necessary to disconnect the trolling motor and depth finder?

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10/26/17 @ 9:30 AM
Tim Zwieg
User since 1/10/12

Do not connect locators to trolling motor batteries.  As far as disconnection trolling motor, I have seen it reccomended, but I have never done it.

9/18/17 @ 10:09 PM
Scott F
User since 6/12/10

Depending on the trolling motor, the internal circuit boards could be damaged if left plugged in while charging. Your depth finder shouldn't be connected to your trolling motor battery.

9/16/17 @ 5:37 AM
Annes Regret
MEMBER since 7/7/11
Yes, disconnect. Read somewhere that leaving it connected can start a fire. Saw photos. Also open your battery compartement while charging. It get's hot in there.

9/15/17 @ 7:44 PM
eyesman
eyesman
User since 1/7/02

I have noticed that my deep cycle battery charges better when unhooked from The trolling motor. It continues to draw a charge when hooked up even after a full day on the charger if I don't unhook it  

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