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Old 07-19-2004, 08:57 PM
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My boat is equipped with 2 12 volt batteries in the console for a 24 volt trolling motor system, this does not include the starting battery and spare battery in the bilge area. I use a 40 gallon bait tank when striper fishing and it sits in the front of the boat. I have to carry an extra battery to and it sits beside the bait tank in the floor of the boat. I was wondering if I could mount a male/female plug in system for the bait tank and attach it to just one of the batteries in the 24 volt set up. Will this work since they are hooked together or would I get a 24 volt system instead of 12 volts.

I do also have a dual bank charger hooked up to these batteries and I understand that each bank charges a seperate battery. If I could do this it would look neater and clear out some floor space as well. If this works I would also like to hook some of the electronics(mainly my ff) to the other battery as well. At present time I have the fish finder wired straight to the extra battery in the bilge area(i use an inline fuse for this) as well as maybe a TTop Flourescent light. Battery life has never been a problem with the trolling motor since most of the time I run my TM on a very low setting(2 on a scale of 1-10) and when night time fishing I do not even use the trolling motor and this would give me better lighting and I could also plug my hydroglow lights in as well.
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Old 07-19-2004, 10:11 PM
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Yeah, as long as you're hooking your + and - wires to the same battery you'll only get 12VDC....only issue is that your bait tank/light would always be hooked to the same battery, so it wouldn't last as long as the other....but easy enought to simply swap them every month or so to even out the wear....
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Old 07-20-2004, 06:27 AM
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I'm no EE but I don't think so. I just installed a 24v electric rod and the advice I got was do not hook anything else up to the two batteries you are hooking in series.
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Old 07-20-2004, 07:21 AM
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You can do that with no problem. I use a similar set up on my boat. Due to space limitations I use 3 batteries. 2 for 24V and 1 for the engine and extras. I've also set up the Perko 1, both, 2 type switch so that I can pull 12v power from one of the batteries in series if needed. It works fine.

BTW, my brother is an EE and I ran it by him before setting it up.
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Old 07-20-2004, 11:11 AM
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Thanks for the info. I kinda figured as long as I ran off one battery I would be ok but wanted to make sure before I burned something up.
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dpdash - 7/20/2004 6:27 AM

I'm no EE but I don't think so. I just installed a 24v electric rod and the advice I got was do not hook anything else up to the two batteries you are hooking in series.
Well, I'm an EE and I know so.... ....don't know specifics about your electric reels but I'm speculating the reason for your warning is due to the fact they have DC motors....and that means the voltage supplied has a direct effect on speed and torque...so running other equipment on the same batteries would not allow the best performance from the reels....
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