Posted 5/3/2012 7:10 PM (#557733 - in reply to #557729) Subject: RE: Starting batteries?
CiscoKid - 5/3/2012 6:56 PM
Guest - 5/3/2012 6:42 PM
I run everything except my outboard off of my deep cycle( trolling motor, 2 depth finders, stereo, and bildge). I just have a regular old walmart battery for cranking of off, works great just make sure you keep it indoors on a trickle charge while not in use if you want it to last.
Pretty tough to run the graphs off the trolling motor batteries as everytime you hit the foot pedal it interferes with the graph. Although I do think I read somewhere how to prevent this. Thus I believe the reason most graphs get run off the cranking battery.
Only time I've run into any problems was with my old battery that wouldnt hold charge very well. Your right about the foot pedal interfering, everything would cut out when I'd run the trolling motor especially on high, but I havent had any problems since I have a fairly new good battery in good shape.