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50 Amp Breaker in Console

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Have a 2015 Hewes Redfisher 18, love the boat we fish it every week if possible. Yamaha F115, Power Pole, trolling motor. My question is what does the 50 amp breaker in the console control? I have 3 batteries in the console, one house two trolling. I thought it might be a disconnect for the trolling motor batteries, but doesn't seem to matter it its open or shut trolling motor still operates. Doesn't seem to effect anything one way or the other. Usually run the battery switch on 1.

Im sure its an easy answer, I just cant figure it out. Looked at the wiring diagram and it shows a  battery switch don't see a breaker wired in. 

 

                                                                                       Thanks in advance

                                                                                                                  Randy

                                                                                                     

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Usually, the breaker is for the trolling motor.  If you don’t have a breaker in the trolling motor circuit, by all means, wire that breaker in!!!!!

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Ya I would agree, it should be for the TM. Can you follow the wire, maybe it runs up to a bow hatch where the batteries could be installed.

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If you troller is not protected with a breaker or a fuse, I would not operate it until I had a 50 or 60 (based on manufacturer recommendation) amp breaker wired in.   It can be a fire hazard.   

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