Help identify this in my trolling motor

Discussion in 'Electric Propulsion' started by Buckethead, Aug 30, 2020.

  1. Buckethead
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    Buckethead New Member

    I bought a Seamax trolling motor I plan to take apart for a custom installation on the boat I'm building. It sure looks like they use Caroute motors. Mine has four wires coming up the shaft two of which lead to a sensor(?) glued to the bottom of the chasis with small holes underneath. What is it? Temperature? Why would it need to know the air temperature?
    Thanks

    Seamax PowerMax Brush-less Electric Trolling Motor, 2HP 12V or 3HP 24V with 35" or 40" Shaft, Step-less Speed Control Tiller Handle https://www.seamaxmarine.com/collections/electric-trolling-motor/products/seamax-powermax-brushless-electric-trolling-motor-with-stepless-speed-control?variant=29199820161123#tab1
     

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  2. Zilver
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    Zilver Junior Member

    It might be a buzzer. I recall reading somewhere on their facebook that they do fault finding for the motor "acoustically".
     
  3. Buckethead
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    Buckethead New Member

    Of course! That's what it must be. Thank you.
     
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