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Seadonist
03-22-2012, 04:30 PM
Would anyone happen to have any pics of their 36V trolling motor set up? Never hooked up batteries and would like guidance before I fry my entire electric system. My way of thinking is that I hook the + coming off the trolling motor to + on battery 1, parallel battery one to battery 2 (- to +), battery 2 to battery 3 (- to +) and finally the negative lead from trolling motor to neg. on battery 3. Is my assumption correct? Also, for my on bank charger, do I just hook up + to + and - to - from each bank to each corresponding battery? Pics would help, but worded clarification would be fine if not. Thanks for the help guys.


pastaman1234
03-22-2012, 05:39 PM
regarding the battery charger the positive and negative lead from each bank gets hooked to each batttery individuallly.

you have lots of + and - there to read but the paralleling sounds correct.

No picture............sorry!

Seadonist
03-22-2012, 05:44 PM
regarding the battery charger the positive and negative lead from each bank gets hooked to each batttery individuallly.

you have lots of + and - there to read but the paralleling sounds correct.

No picture............sorry!

Thanks Pastaman!


Flatout71
03-22-2012, 06:02 PM
Your wiring plan is correct to produce a 36 volt bank but the wiring scheme is called a series not in parallel. Parallel wiring would produce a large 12v bank. :thumbsup:

High Wire
03-22-2012, 06:06 PM
Not to be nit picky but "parallel" connecting 3 batteries is connecting all 3 battery + terminals together and all 3 neg (-) terminals together to make one big 12 volt battery.
When you connect the neg of bat #1 to the pos (+) of bat 2, then the neg of bat 2 to the pos of bat 3 to make a 36 volt bank like you described, that is called a "series" connection. Big difference in the electrical world.

Seadonist
03-22-2012, 07:17 PM
Roger that. Thanks guys.



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