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Recently bought a xi5 12v. If I wanted to run 2 batteries paralleled, not in a 24v series for long nights in heavy current would that be any issue. I didn't want the requirement of having to have 2 batteries all the time, because I may on occasion use this motor on my skiff as well.

Any one do this? What do you guys think?
 

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I used to have a 55# bow mount and an 80# stern mount so I had 2 batteries. I could wire them in series or parallel depending on which motor I took and either worked fine. For the same thrust/speed I think the 55 in parallel will drain the batteries sooner.
 

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Get a pair of golf cart charging plugs and wire them the way you choose. When you need the second battery, put it in its box and plug it in. Easy peasy.
 

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I used to have a 55# bow mount and an 80# stern mount so I had 2 batteries. I could wire them in series or parallel depending on which motor I took and either worked fine. For the same thrust/speed I think the 55 in parallel will drain the batteries sooner.
12 v system will be stronger than drain on a 24v system.
Likewise from a 24v to 36 v
Several guys i fish w carry spare 12v Reasons for not running in parallel vary , but space / balance usually the issue
 
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