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I need to replace a switch for my trolling motor but I dont know what voltage it is. Ive tried looking on the trolling motor and could not find any nameplate info that would tell me, and I dont have the owner's manual for it either. I have two batteries for the trolling motor but do not know if they are hooked in series or parallel.

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Hi, If you picked the right header and it is a Maxxum 55 then it is a 12v motor. So you should hook up your batteries in parallel. This should Fixya!

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