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    Member idbefishing's Avatar
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    Can a TM looses power as it ages?

    I noticed my TM definitely has gotten weaker the last few times out. Iím wondering if I should try new batteries first but trying to not spend money unnecessary.

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    How old are the batteries, and have you checked their voltage?
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    Not usually. It can however have something that goes wrong that will cause a loss of power. That includes water in the lower unit, bad electrical connections, breaker not carrying the load (comes under bad connections) and aging batteries.
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    My second Terrova had a gabillion miles on it. After replacing with a new Terrova I was amazed at how much less power was needed on the new one as compared to the old one while fishing under the same conditions. Which also equated to a lot less battery discharge.




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    Quote Originally Posted by fishnfireman View Post
    My second Terrova had a gabillion miles on it. After replacing with a new Terrova I was amazed at how much less power was needed on the new one as compared to the old one while fishing under the same conditions. Which also equated to a lot less battery discharge.
    I noticed the same thing from a 4 year old 112 fortrex when switching to a new 112 ultrex. All else was same. Even had recently put new prop on fortrex