No. The Alternator charger is designed to only begin charging trolling motor batteries after the starting battery has been fully charged.
No. Minn Kota's on-board chargers float the battery voltage between 13.2V and 13.5V in the "maintenance" stage (3rd stage). This will allow you to keep your battery charger plugged in for long periods of time without "boiling the battery dry."
This is normal and does not affect your batteries. It is simply a function of the Precision charging ensuring the charger is disconnected prior to terminating the charge cycle.
Extension cord ratings vary by the model of charger you have. Please refer to the chart below to find the extension cord that will work best with your model charger:
In order to achieve full output from the DC Alternator Charger, the minimum input from the engine alternator must be as follows:
i. MK 1 DC: 12 amp minimum
ii. MK 2 DC 25 amp minimum
iii. MK 3 DC 35 amp minimum
Chargers with a yellow fuse holder use a 30 amp AGX 32V automotive fuse. An AGC can be used but may not fit as well as the AGX. Chargers with a red fuse holder use a 30 amp ATC 32V automotive fuse.
The PC charger will simply restart the charging cycle with the battery type that was originally selected. Losing power or unplugging the PC charger does not clear your battery type selection.