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Old 05-09-2013, 01:33 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Default Re: NEED HELP - trolling motor issue...

Originally Posted by boggzD
make sure you have an appropriate gauge wire for your harness/connection. If wire is too light of a gauge, you lose power and will risk having a meltdown or frying your motor. More amps, heavier wire. A 50lb motor is going to need heavier wire than a 26lb does. Minimum of 8 gauge is mandatory, but, I'd recommend 6 gauge (marine grade) wire to handle the amps. Marine-grade cable aint cheap, but will save you many headaches, failures in the long run. If you have to re-wire, make your harness a couple feet longer than you need to allow for future alteration.
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