Trolling Motor Battery Recharge Question

Jul 02 2021

Joshua Massoud

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2021
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Trolling Motor Battery Recharge Question

How many charges do you get out of your batteries for your trolling motor?  I feel like mine have lost potency quickly – I make sure to charge them as soon as I get home, etc.  What has been y’all’s experience?

 

Jul 05 2021

Robert Lundin

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2002
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I have 3 batteries in my garage. Two of them are mind the other is a friends. The oldest is 2013 and this one recharges the fastest and holds a charge. The other two I have no problems with either.  The are all Walmart deep cycle batteries. As soon as I get home I put them on the charger.  I also recharge them monthly and check the fluid level monthly.  I've been looking at the Lithium batteries and the jury is still out. My son in law has a lithium and I want to see how it holds up.  It is a war of weight vs. price.  Do I stay with the weight for $80 or go lithium for $500.  If I had a bad back I would go lithium. So I will wait and see how long the lithium lasts.  Maybe you need to try a different brand.  Check the fluid and use distilled water.  The best battery is a paddle or a set of oars, they will always get you back to shore.

Jul 05 2021

Joshua Massoud

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2021
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Thank you for the info Robert – much appreciated.

Jul 16 2021

John Shepard

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Joshua,

I can’t give you a number of cycles before failure (conventional not lithium), but my experience is once they start dropping in potency that death comes quickly.  Like you, I charge them as soon as I return home.  I feel like there is significant battery-to-battery variability even when you buy a “good” brand.

John 

 

 

Jul 18 2021

Joshua Massoud

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2021
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101

Thanks John for the info, pretty much sums up my experience – just need to find the right batteries.