Question about Minn Kota Riptide St Saltwater 55 Bow Mount Trolling Motor

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Just purchased 2 Optima 900 CCA Marine Batteries, installed if I go to full throttle on the Riptide Saltwater 80 the throttle gets really hot as well as the cord. Is their a maximum amperage rating that you can use so you don't damage the unit.

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    s_s_m_o_k_i_ May 11, 2010

    do you have both batteries connected to the 1 motor ? if so that might be where your problem is

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Check for a short in the wire. make sure that positive and negative are right, if unit was working before old battery went bad.are batteries run in series or are they separate. if they are in series make sure they are installed correctly.

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