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3 wire Minn Kota 101lb trolling motor

Posted: May 17 2018 5:18pm
by rocwandrer
Quick, hopefully easy question... What is the 3rd wire for? I'm building an electric boat for my daughter and planning to use a trolling motor lower unit for assembly expedience.

Re: 3 wire Minn Kota 101lb trolling motor

Posted: May 17 2018 6:18pm
by billvon
rocwandrer wrote:
May 17 2018 5:18pm
Quick, hopefully easy question... What is the 3rd wire for? I'm building an electric boat for my daughter and planning to use a trolling motor lower unit for assembly expedience.
Is it just the motor you are talking about here? In that case it's probably the third phase.

Re: 3 wire Minn Kota 101lb trolling motor

Posted: May 17 2018 7:17pm
by rocwandrer
Yes, i mean the wires from the controller to the motor. I believe these are brushed motors. The 3 wires are heavy gauge red and black and then a lighter gauge light brown wire.