Powering Scotty dowrigger in home shop

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Maltby
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Powering Scotty dowrigger in home shop

Post by Maltby » Sun Jan 31, 2021 2:45 pm

Is it possible to convert household current so that I can run my downrigger in my shop?

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Re: Powering Scotty dowrigger in home shop

Post by hewesfisher » Mon Feb 01, 2021 7:59 am

Sure, just need an AC/DC converter or an automotive battery charger with amp output equal to or greater than current draw for weight used.

The standard depth power would need a max of 8amps with 15lbs, while the high performance models would need almost 15amps for same weight.

Scotty chart here - https://scotty.com/wp-content/uploads/2 ... _chart.pdf
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Re: Powering Scotty dowrigger in home shop

Post by Maltby » Mon Feb 01, 2021 9:13 am

Thanks Phil, that’s a big help. I appreciate it.

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Re: Powering Scotty dowrigger in home shop

Post by hewesfisher » Tue Feb 02, 2021 6:27 am

Happy to help.
Phil

'09 Hewescraft 20' ProV
150hp Merc Optimax
8hp Merc 4-stroke
Raymarine DS600X HD Sounder
Raymarine a78 MultiFunctionDisplay
Raymarine DownVision
Raymarine SideVision
Baystar Hydraulic Steering
Trollmaster Pro II
Traxstech Fishing System
MotorGuide 75# Thrust Wireless Bow Mount

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