24v for a 12v starter?

Discussion in 'Power it up with Electronics' started by Punkrawqer, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. Punkrawqer

    Punkrawqer Hi, my name is Jon and I am addicted to Fishing...

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    I have a 24v Motor Guide that I want to put on my boat. I have a 16ft lightweight skiff. I can rig my 2, 12v batteries to be 24v to run, it but I have a starter on my Suzuki that is 12v. I want to avoid having to buy another 12v battery just to start the motor. Anyone have the same issue and have a solution? I'm open to ideas!
     
  2. firecat1981

    firecat1981 BBA Counselor

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    What about a 3 way battery switch? One that has batt 1, batt 2, and both? It could be rigged in series or parallel with a little work.
     

  3. DuckNut

    DuckNut Brandon, FL

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    A small commercial battery will be cheaper than the switch, but either way it should be doable.
     
  4. Punkrawqer

    Punkrawqer Hi, my name is Jon and I am addicted to Fishing...

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    Like a lawn mower battery?
     
  5. fsae99

    fsae99 I Love microskiff.com!

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    If you only hook the wires from starter to one batt it will only get 12V. So you might end up without enough juice to start motor.

    Trollbidge will take care of that.

    This link is to the Manufacture website.
    http://www.yandina.com/troll24data.htm
     
  6. Punkrawqer

    Punkrawqer Hi, my name is Jon and I am addicted to Fishing...

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    That thing is sweet! looks like it will work! Thanks!