March 24th, 2007, 05:07 PM
I have a 20 foot Champion bass boat. A few years back the onboard charger quit working, so i put in a new one. It is a 3 bank 10amp per bank charger, it has 3 seperate leads coming out with a positive and negative wire in each lead as you would expect. So i just hooked each individual lead to each battery. Well i have noticed that my trolling motor seemed to get a bit weaker thru out the year and each year i have to replace one dead battery. After talking to a guy he said because my trolling motor is 24 volt and i have a jumper wire running from the positive side of one battery to the negative side on the other battery that there was no way that one of my batterys would charge. So i ask do any of you know how it is suppose to be hooked up? Because i can't and shouldn't have to unhook the jumper cable between the batteries each time i charge. Any ideas is appreciated.