Notices
The Boating Forum

Trolling motor plug and wiring

Old 10-13-2020, 07:55 AM
  #1  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2020
Posts: 1
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Trolling motor plug and wiring

I just purchased a 1992 invader V166 fish/ ski boat. I would like to add a trolling motor but I am trying to figure out the factory wiring. It has a 3 position switch with charge 2-12v, 12v, and 12/24v run with a 3 pin connector. Thanks for any help.

Old 10-13-2020, 08:12 AM
  #2  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Southeast Louisiana
Posts: 553
Received 83 Likes on 62 Posts
Default

I think those 12/24 plug setups allow you to run either 12 or 24 volts on the same wiring - it makes the 12 or 24 volt connection in the plug. Had one years ago.
Old 10-13-2020, 09:35 AM
  #3  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 532
Received 29 Likes on 22 Posts
Default

Best bet is to get a volt meter and check it yourself. No telling what has happened on that boat since 1992. Ha! I would recommend removing the switch and wiring directly unless you want a switch option to disconnect the trolling motor while changing. If adding a 24 volt system, I'd wire the batteries in series at the batteries then run the 24 v hot to a new on\off switch, then out to the hot on the socket for the motor. Run the ground straight to the socket for the motor. Then you can turn the switch one click and disconnect. Some TM models recommend disconnecting from the batteries while charging. If your model doesn't, then drop the switch. It's just one more thing to troubleshoot if you have problems.

You can probably reference a pin out chart for that specific plug if you want to wire to spec.

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.