The maximum safe operating range of the Co-Pilot, Talon, i-Pilot and i-Pilot Link remotes is 9 meters.
i-Pilot remote: One CR2450 coin-cell battery (included)
i-Pilot Link remote: 3.7 volt, 1200mAh rechargeable Lithium battery (included)
Co-Pilot remote: One CR2032 coin-cell battery (included)
Talon remote: One CR2032 coin-cell battery (included)
Wireless foot pedal: Requires two AA size non-alkaline batteries. (not included)
Props and shafts are not 100% symmetrical. Often times simply removing the prop, rotation it 180 degrees, and re-installing it will lessen or eliminate the incidence of vibration. If this does not correct the problem then you should contact your local Minn Kota Dealer for an evaluation.
Please follow this instruction sheet for correct removal of the propeller. It is recommended that you remove the propeller after every use to inspect for fishing line and weeds.
If your motor is a Terrova, PowerDrive V2, Riptide ST or Riptide SP model, it is compatible with the i-Pilot system. Unfortunately, PowerDrive models produced before 2007 are not compatible.
Terrova and Riptide ST motors: i-Pilot for Terrova and Riptide ST works in conjunction with your foot pedal.
PowerDrive V2 and Riptide SP motors: i-Pilot for PowerDrive V2 and Riptide SP replaces the foot pedal and cannot be used in conjunction with the foot pedal.
Yes, however i-Pilot will override CoPilot so the CoPilot system will no longer be functional. i-Pilot includes all the features of CoPilot.
The i-Pilot trolling motor system is sold as an accessory and is compatible with all Terrova, PowerDrive V2, Riptide ST and Riptide SP trolling motors. Select Terrova and PowerDrive V2 trolling motors do come with the i-Pilot trolling motor system pre-installed.
No. Minn Kota recommends connecting your Talon shallow water anchor to the starting/cranking battery of your boat.
Yes, Talon has an in-line 30A blade style fuse. These can be purchased at any automotive parts store.
This will vary from one boat to the next. It is important to check for proper steering and trimming clearances when laying out your installation. See the Talon installation guide for detailed instructions or the Talon adapter bracket selection guide.
Some boats have irregular shaped transoms and the standard Talon quick release mounting bracket cannot be mounted directly to the transom. In other cases there are other accessories such as trim tabs, transducers, poling platforms, etc., that may require additional clearance. Use the Minn Kota Talon adapter bracket selection guide to select the proper application for your boat.
Yes. But the user must be aware that Minn Kota recommends a minimum of 4″ up from the bottom of the hull line to minimize spray. Dragging the Talon through the water while underway could cause damage to the Talon and/or transom of your boat.
In the case where your Talon does not stow or deploy, we recommend referring to the trouble shooting section of your owners’ manual.
Unfortunately, we do not offer the AutoPilot as a standalone accessory. However, the AutoPilot feature is included with the i-Pilot and i-Pilot Link accessories. These accessories are compatible with the PowerDrive V2, Terrova, Riptide SP and Riptide ST models.
Yes, the battery chargers are waterproof, however, they should not be operated while immersed.
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.”
Yes, but it is not recommended. It takes double the amount of time to charge two batteries and the charger may get hot.
Yes, this will charge the battery almost twice as fast. However, the water in the battery is more likely to evaporate with higher charging currents. Thus, the electrolyte level should be checked more often. The maximum safe charging current on a regular battery is 20 amps.
Deep Equalization is recommended every 30th charge cycle.
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.
- The CoPilot kit already has the receiver “learned” to the ID number of the remote it is packaged with.
- To “learn” the ID number of additional remotes, follow these steps:
- Press and hold the LEARN button located on the side of the receiver (receiver will emit a continuous tone.)
- Press any button on the remote (receiver will beep 4 times confirming that it has “learned” the ID number of the remote and that the programming is valid and complete.)
- “Re-learning” the ID number of the same remote will not overwrite previously “learned” remotes.
- If the receiver has “learned” the ID number of ten remotes, “learning” an eleventh remote will erase or over write the first “learned” remote.
- The CoPilot allows the angler to erase all stored remote ID numbers fro the receiver. To do so, follow these steps:
- Remove power from the receiver by unplugging the receiver from the motor.
- Press and hold the LEARN button and power up the receiver by plugging it back into the motor. Hold the learn button down for 10 seconds.
During this time the receiver audio will emit a warble sound, slowly transitioning to a constant beep, and then shut off.
- Release the LEARN button and the receiver will reboot. The receiver will chirp 4 times followed by a 1 second long beep indicating memory is empty. This audio pattern will occur each time the receiver powers up until a remote ID number is learned.
No, CoPilot is designed only for electric steer motors.
No, there are no adapter cables for the CoPilot accessory.
If the plug from the CoPilot and the trolling motor don’t match, you have purchased the wrong CoPilot.
CoPilot: Yes, you can use up to ten remotes simultaneously.
i-Pilot: Yes, you can use unlimited remotes simultaneously.
i-Pilot Link: Yes, you can use up to four remotes simultaneously.
Talon: Yes, you can use up to ten remotes simultaneously.
All remotes are sealed, making them splash proof and they do float.