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I have a 2000w generator that I plan to use solely to run my Minn Kota 24v 70# trolling motor.

I do not know anything about convertors. Can someone advise me what size converter I need? I have been looking at the Iota DLS-27-40, http://www.iotaengineering.com/dls2740.htm.

And as far as wiring goes - can someone please give me a link or advise me the proper way to wire the system up? Troller -> Batteries -> Converter -> Generator

I have never done a 24v system. I have the generator and the batteries already. I just want to make sure I connect the batteries properly and wire the troller to the batteries in the right way.
 

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A DLS-27-40 will work but [2] DLS-55's will work better.
Connect one converter to each battery.
Connect troller + wire to + post on battery[#1].
Connect troller - wire to - post on battery[#2].
Connect jumper wire from - post on battery[#1] to + post on battery[#2].



 

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So two DLS-45's could do the job and do it right? I want to make sure I'm doing it as good as I can the first time around. This boat won't have a fan, bc I can't fit it in my garage.
 

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So two DLS-45's could do the job and do it right? I want to make sure I'm doing it as good as I can the first time around. This boat won't have a fan, bc I can't fit it in my garage.
MinnKota specs the 70# at 42 amps @ 24 volts so DLS-45's will work buuuuttt if you upgrade to a 80# your converters will not be able to keep up if you run hard a lot.
 

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http://www.generac.com/Portables/IX/Products/iX2000/ -> the generator i will be running it with.

i'm an absolute newb when it comes to anything electrical... can my generator even put out the max power that the converters can handle? i just want to do it the most efficient, least expensive and most practical way - with the troller and generator i have.
 

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last year i ran a 74lb minkota and had 2 dls45 w/iq4 and they kept up all year and never had to charge a battery! they are by far the best investment on the boat! just my 2 cents
 

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Like OBG said, the 27-40 will work, that is what I have, but the 2- DLS 55 would be better, not that anyone wants anything to happen to a converter, but if you only got one and something happens, you out a converter, but if you got two you can still make it work, plus the extra juice that they put out doesn't hurt either. Like some people say,"You can never have to much power"
 

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then that is what i'm going to do. then i need to find a dry spot to mount em too bc they can't get wet, right? do they need to be able to breathe(ventilate)?

if i make a custom box will they overheat? any tips on keeping the converters in good shape would be appreciated.
 

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If you make a box just be sure to drill some holes or cut some slits in it so the converter can breath. When i had mine i just mounted underneith the steering consoll and it stayed dry.
 

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I ordered 2 WFCO 55 Amp converters for $270 shipped.....same 2 year warranty as iotas and a lot cheaper. Might bite me in the @$$ later but who knows.
 
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