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Skipper
Posts: 8
Registered: ‎12-11-2013

150 E-Tec

Good Morning:

 

Completing lay out plans for new vessel.  Will have three batteries:

1. Starter/ Crank- dedicated to engine

2. 2 Deep Cycle (24 V)- dedicated to Trolling motor, electronics, stereo etc..

 

Based on the alternator in this engine, would anyone recomend a 2 bank charger for the deep cycles?  Or run them off the engine?  Thanks.

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Admiral
Posts: 8,814
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: 150 E-Tec

The trolling motor batteries should not be tied into the engine's electrical system - they require their own charger.

 

 

 

 


"There is never just one thing wrong with a boat";
                    -- Travis McGee, main character in a book series by John D. McDonald 


 



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The factory recommends that a properly trained technician service your Johnson or Evinrude outboard motor. Should you elect to perform repairs yourself, use caution, common sense, and observe safety procedures in the vicinity of flammable liquids, around moving parts, near high-temperature components, and working with electrical or ignition systems.

The information offered here is only general in nature and should not be construed as complete factory approved procedures, techniques, or specifications. Always use the proper service manual for your motor, up-to-date service literature, the correct tools, and have an understanding of how to proceed with troubleshooting and repair methods. If you are unsure or uncomfortable with a procedure, a situation, or a technique, enlist the services of a factory trained technician.


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Skipper
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Re: 150 E-Tec

Brilliant.  Merci.

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Skipper
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Re: 150 E-Tec

All right.  Sorry Bill, got a bad case of boat fever......

 

I have researched this left right and center to find the right product and have even discovered that E-Tec has an auxiliary charger available.  3 battery application, a starter and 24 volts to the trolling motor.  Not interested in AC charging units, understand the amp loads by the accessories that I will run. will not run sonar in the foot of my trolling motor and if I need to take batteries out of the boat to charge I will.    The Objective is to leverage the alternator in the e-tec because I often spend days on the water without access to power. I will monitor the volts through my icon gauges and I keep boat jumper cables if I catch myself in a pinch.

 

What setup would you recommend?  Or what type of product will not impact my warranty.  In another post, I noted that the Minn Kota 2K -DC (on board alternator charger) was not recommended by BRP.  This is what I thought would fill the bill.  There is also the Yandina Trollmaster......

 

So, in my non-electrically wired brain.  Why would i not get the auxiliary battery charger, wire those 25 amps to the MK-2DC and go to the trolling motor. the first 25 amps goes straight to the starter.  Evinrude raves about their alternator in their marketing material, so please provide me with some guidance.  Thanks very much.

 

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Admiral
Posts: 8,814
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: 150 E-Tec

 

 

Keep in mind that Evinrude does not recommend connecting the engine's charging system to any 24V or greater trolling motor battery system.  Any wiring or components installed that are not approved in writing by Evinrude may void all or part of your engine's warranty.

 

 

 

 

 


"There is never just one thing wrong with a boat";
                    -- Travis McGee, main character in a book series by John D. McDonald 


 



***************

The factory recommends that a properly trained technician service your Johnson or Evinrude outboard motor. Should you elect to perform repairs yourself, use caution, common sense, and observe safety procedures in the vicinity of flammable liquids, around moving parts, near high-temperature components, and working with electrical or ignition systems.

The information offered here is only general in nature and should not be construed as complete factory approved procedures, techniques, or specifications. Always use the proper service manual for your motor, up-to-date service literature, the correct tools, and have an understanding of how to proceed with troubleshooting and repair methods. If you are unsure or uncomfortable with a procedure, a situation, or a technique, enlist the services of a factory trained technician.