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Replacing breakers
« on: May 19, 2016, 01:49:50 PM »
Folks, I broke the manual switch off of one of the breakers. Question is: would it be ok to replace the 50A breaker with a 60A? The trolling motor is a Minnkota Maxxum 70# 24v and the one broken is the one that only has one power line connected. In the attached photo it is the lower breaker

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Re: Replacing breakers
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2016, 03:26:54 PM »
if you're using 6 gauge copper wiring a 60amp breaker is ok but its on the edge,    use a manual reseting one not an autoreset
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Re: Replacing breakers
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2016, 04:58:16 PM »
Thanks for the feedback. how many amps are these supposed to run?

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Re: Replacing breakers
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2016, 10:06:58 PM »
If I'm not mistaken, 50 AMP is the standard rating for your Trolling Motor. Maybe someone else can confirm that for you.

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Re: Replacing breakers
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2016, 10:07:49 AM »
50a on my boat....

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Re: Replacing breakers
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2016, 10:09:36 AM »
have 3 all manual reset all 50amp.   

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Re: Replacing breakers
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2016, 05:56:03 PM »
yep 50 amp is standard and works fine   Problem I have here is I fish very heavy weed and a 50 will false trip too often. Seems its too close to the edge of tripping on high in thick slop. To reset it on mine its a chore so I went with 60 manuals  as long as your wiring is up to snuff not aluminum  or home depot crap  using tinned 6 gauge marine wire youre good to go
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Re: Replacing breakers
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2016, 09:42:15 AM »
6 gauge is the best to use and should be required on all boats with trolling motors. I have no idea why any boat builder would use anything less, except for the fact that they save a couple dollars on each boat. And when you multiply that by tens of thousands of boats, they save hundreds of thousands of $$.

Seriously, if they'd use the 6 gauge wire and add $5 to the price of the boat, nobody would complain.  (nope)

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