Best Trolling Motor Plugs 2017

Trolling Motor Plug is one of the most important parts used in every Trolling motor. You can count on a good motor and a battery, only if the trolling motor plug you’re using is of good quality. An ordinary trolling motor plug can result in loosening up and breaking the connection. A good plug will be with you, withstand every stress the wire causes due to handling, doesn’t get soft on heating up and never breaks a connection. In the market, there are a lot of sub-standard plugs, but some of them are worth your money. Let’s discuss best trolling motor plugs available in the market.

Best Trolling Motor Plug- Comparison Chart

  • MINNKOTA MKR-18 12V PLUG & RECEPTACLE
  • Material : Watertight Sealing Cap And Corrosion-Resistant, Plated Brass Electrical Components.
  • Box Dimension : 2h x 5W x 9L. Weight 0.3lbs.
  • Volt : 2 or 3 Wire Configurations On 12 To 36 Volt Systems.
  • Attwood Trolling Motor Plug
  • Material : Molded Rubber Connectors For Quick Easy Connections Between An Electric Trolling Motor And The Power Source
  • Voltage - 12V
  • For 12-volts D.C. Only. Two holes For #8 Fasteners.
  • MINN KOTA TROLLING MOTOR PLUG & RECEPTACLE
  • Material : Watertight Sealing Cap And Corrosion-Resistant, Plated Brass Electrical Components.
  • Box Dimension : 2h x 5W x 9L. Weight 0.3lbs.
  • Volt : 2 or 3 Wire Configurations On 12 to 36 Volt Systems.

Trolling Motor Plug Reviews

MinnKota MKR-18 12V Plug & Receptacle

The product is itself an epitome of quality. It is the best plug available in the market, which has all the strength needed. The design is simple, and looks elegant, but on the performance side, it is a beast. The product has dimensions 9.1 x 5 x 2.3 inches weighingjust 2.4 ounces.Best Trolling Motor Plug

Specifications

  • All the components are water tight, so once the connection is made; your whole connection becomes waterproof. It is necessary if you’re using your cable in rough and tough conditions.
  • Saltwater can destroy the plug, but all the electrical components are corrosion resistant. Being water resistant, the water won’t enter the inner part, and due to high grade plastic, saltwater is just normal water for it
  • The design of the plug is universal, so you can wire 2 and 3 pin type cables without any connecter between them. Sometimes it happens that we have to use an intermediate connector for the purpose.
  • The working voltage of the plug is about 12 to 36 volts, so you can connect three 12 volts battery without any problem.
  • The plug is made by high grade plastics, which is corrosion resistant, also, prevents you from any electric shock.
  • The screw like structure perfectly fits, and doesn’t give any problem, overall, all the connections perfectly fits.
  • Some plug will get hot, and soften, which could lead to loose connections. You may end up without any power. But not in the case of this plug. The plastic has high melting point, which means, it is rigid even if it reaches some high temperatures.
  • Female part doesn’t hold wires well, so you need to keep that connection tight.
  • Plug can’t accommodate 6” wire, whereas the connection can support.

Attwood Trolling Motor Plug

This is a simple yet effective plug for your motor. This three pin plug does a pretty well job than normal ones, though it is not that advanced as the previous one like stronger mold. The product weighs 4 ounce.Trolling Motor Plug Reviews

Specifications

  • The rubber connecters are easy to connect to the motor. Sometime, it happens that connections are not easily made between plug and motor, due to compatibility issues, but rubber connecters molds themselves according to the other end.
  • The plug is integrated with 5″ long harness with butt connectors.
  • The receptacle is tightly surrounded by the hard plastic covering, known as weather cap, which can bear stress and other rough handling.
  • It also has small face plat for flat surface mount.
  • It can be used with 10 gauge wire, which is difficult in this segment.
  • The plug should exclusively be used for 12 volt DC, anything higher is not recommended.
  • Due to simplicity of the design, people often pass this, as it is not even waterproof, and from the looks, it is just delicate.
  • The product is however, waterproof and does pretty good job in connecting efficiently with the battery.
  • The plug body, seems light and delicate, but is very strong and durable.
  • Quality of the wires are very good, they could bear large stress without breaking or anything.
  • It is however recommended to wrap it in a cable protector for extremely rough handling.
  • The plug is very cheap, unlike its competitors, which almost have same features, but expensive.
  • The product is simple yet effective in every way.
  • If you’re looking for very heavy duty work from the plug, I would recommend you to go for Minnkota, but for mediocre, this plug is the deal.

Minn Kota Trolling Motor Plug & Receptacle

 

Another plug from Minnkota; made for performing in very tough conditions. The body of the plug is made by high grade industrial plastic, which is very rigid and durable. The product weighs 4 ounce, with the dimensions of 10 x 3 x 6 inches.Minn Kota Trolling Motor Plug & Receptacle

Specifications

  • Universal design allows you to couple 2 and 3 pin type wires easily for 12 to 36 volts batteries.
  • The mounting hole is standard of 1 1/8″ diameter, which is very commonly used.
  • The plug is made by high grade plastics, which is corrosion resistant, also, prevents you from any electric shock.
  • The screw like structure perfectly fits, and doesn’t give any problem, overall, all the connections perfectly fits.
  • Saltwater can destroy the plug, but all the electrical components are corrosion resistant. Being water resistant, the water won’t enter the inner part, and due to high grade plastic, saltwater is just normal water for it
  • Electrical components in the plug all are water and corrosion resistant. Once the connection is made, it is nearly impossible for water to enter.
  • The plug doesn’t get loose on the increase of temperature, some plugs may get loosen up, and break the connection, but not in the case of this plug.
  • The product overall is very detailed and advanced. Two cases, one for the connection for best trolling motor, and other for the connection of battery, are very sophisticated made.
  • Due to high grade plastic used, you can use them in rough and tough conditions wherever you want. The plug is made for handling high stress on the wires and ultimately on the connection.
  • It is bit expensive, people often settle for cheap products that do the same product.
  • I would recommend it if you want long term engagement with the product, as it is very heavy duty, waterproof and corrosion resistant, best among all types of trolling motor plug.

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