Fuse for trolling motor, why?

Discussion in 'Boat Repair Help' started by mr.catman, Sep 24, 2007.

  1. mr.catman

    mr.catman New Member

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    I've seen a couple of threads speaking of fuses for trolling motors. My motor came with clips to clip to the battery, so why the need for a fuse?
     
  2. Bubbakat

    Bubbakat New Member

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    If it shorted out then it would blow the fuse. Without the fuse it would feed back into the battery and other wires, Possibly blowing the battery up or setting the other wires on fire. If they are around the fuel tank, Guess what.
     

  3. mr.catman

    mr.catman New Member

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    thanks for the info, proves it never hurts to ask. i think i will get a fuse put in.
     
  4. BLKCLOUD

    BLKCLOUD New Member

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    I have a new wireless trolling motor and it got all wrapped up in my jug lines the other day and just quit working.. I had to get the manual out and figure out that it does this to keep from burning up the motor.. I reset it and its fine..I'm guessing the fuse is for the same purpose..
     
  5. Bubbakat

    Bubbakat New Member

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    Sure is. Good thing it was on it.