12/24 volt wiring See the diagram. Help !! 12/24 volt wiring See the diagram. Help !!
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    12/24 volt wiring See the diagram. Help !!
from Kevin Seibert (  
4/9/2007 1:22:00 PM


 Hi Group I have an omc 12/24 trolling motor EBFL4A. It has a 12/24 switch on the foot pedal. It was working 12 volt with 3 diff. speeds or I could switch it to 24 volts for more power/faster speeds. I dont get anything in the 12 volt position anymore. The 24v position still is fine. Could it be my switch is bad or the way its hooked to the batteries? I did a rough colored drawing with the wires and switches and where they were coming from and where they went. How do I hook up the four wires to the two batteries? Pls see the drawing. I have read about 1000 posts on wiring and batteries and trolling motors but none state about the run/charge switch in the line combining with the 24 volt switch in the foot pedal have me pulling my hair out. Thanks a million for any help!!!!

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   wiring from JoePA (  4/9/2007 2:37:00 PM
 On my Ranger I had 4 wires go up to the feamle plug. On the Male plug was a jumper for the 24V and had 3 wires going into the switch on the foot control. I would check with a meter on the switch to see if your getting it. Sounds like that might be where the problem is.

I'm going totaly off of memorey for the wiring but check to see if you have 24 at the plug then if you do check it at the switch.

I'm sure Fosters will chime in...they know their chit!


   You could have a setup that is strickly 24 volts. from humminbird (  4/9/2007 8:04:00 PM
 You should have one battery wiring going to the 12 volt side of switch. 24 volts require the two batteries in series with a jumper at the batteries or a jumper at the switch. Thus, there is two possible wiring setting up. Without some description to the wiring diagram, it is difficult to advise you. BTW, if it were my TM, I would place the jumper at the batteries and wire the trolling motor for 24 volts only. In fact you mostly likely have this already. Run your TM as 24 volts and forget about the 12 volts. This will give you more capacity and place less strain on the one battery for 12 volts. In the future 12 volt operation will be a thing of the past.


   Working 100% from Kevin Seibert (  4/16/2007 9:47:00 AM
 Ok Turns out the charge run switch was bad and the wires 1 & 2 went to bat 1 and 3 & 4 went to the bat. two. I ended up with 24 volts on the black red and 12 volts on the blk/ornge at the trolling motor connector. For anyone that doesn't have all there speeds pls check and tighten the wires in the head unit. Tight lines and good fishing to all that helped!!



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