Ulterra QUEST Foot Pedal (2023-present)

The Foot Pedal is used to operate the Ulterra QUEST trolling motors. The controls on the Foot Pedal are easy to use. It features Dual mode operation controls AutoStow/Deploy and Power Trim as well as steering, speed, prop on/off, Spot-Lock and a One-Boat Network programable button. It includes an 18' cord with waterproof connector. The trolling motor can also be controlled by an Advanced GPS Navigation Wireless Remote, as well as any Bluetooth or Advanced GPS Navigation Micro Remote. Please refer to the associated remote manual for respective instructions.

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Modes

The Foot Pedal has two modes of operation, Normal Mode and Deployment Mode. To alternate between the Modes, press the MODE button located on the right side of the Foot Pedal, just above the Speed Control Knob. The MODE LED on the Indicator Panel illuminates white when Deployment Mode is engaged. The Indicator Panel is located on the top-left side of the Foot Pedal. Switching between Modes affects the functionality of the three buttons at the bottom of the Foot Pedal. These buttons include:
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  • Normal Mode
    When in Normal Mode, the buttons at the bottom of the Foot Pedal function to Steer Left, Steer Right, and turn the Prop ON/OFF. The white MODE LED on the Indicator Panel will not be illuminated when in Normal Mode
  • Ulterra Mode
    When in Deployment Mode, the buttons at the bottom of the Foot Pedal function to Trim Up, Trim Down, and Stow/Deploy. The white MODE LED on the Indicator Panel will be illuminated during Deployment Mode.

Foot Pedal Operation

  • Motor Speed
    The Speed Control Knob is located between the MODE and Spot-Lock buttons on the right side of the Foot Pedal.
    • Turn the Speed Control Knob forward to increase speed and backward to decrease speed.
    • The Speed Control Knob can be set in a range from 0 to 10 and can be adjusted in both Normal and Deployment Modes.
    • Speed can also be adjusted using a remote.
  • Spot-Lock
    The Spot-Lock button is located on the bottom right side of the Foot Pedal and is labeled with an anchor symbol. When the Spot-Lock button is pressed, the location of the motor is recorded to a temporary Spot-Lock location. The yellow SPOT-LOCK LED on the Indicator Panel is illuminated when Spot-Lock is engaged.
    • To engage Spot-Lock, press the Spot-Lock button. To disengage, press the Spot-Lock button again. In the default Audio Mode, a tone is emitted from the Control Head when Spot-Lock is engaged. If the Audio Mode is set to Alarm Only, a tone will not be emitted when Spot-Lock is engaged. To learn more about Audio Modes, refer to the One-Boat Network
      app Owner’s Manual.
    • When disengaging Spot-Lock with the Spot-Lock button, no tone will be emitted from the Control Head.
    • Steering the motor with the Foot Pedal or adjusting the speed using the Speed Control Knob will cancel Spot-Lock, and a High-Low, High-Low, High-Low tone will be emitted from the Control Head.
    • Spot-Lock can be engaged in Normal and Deployment Modes, and switching between Modes does not cancel Spot-Lock.
    • Spot-Lock can also be controlled with the Advanced GPS Navigation Wireless Remote or the One-Boat Network app. For more specific information, please refer to the accessory Owner’s Manuals online at minnkota.johnsonoutdoors.com.
  • Steer Right/Steer Left
    The Steer Right and Steer Left buttons are located at the bottom of the Foot Pedal. They function to steer the trolling motor to the right and left when the Foot Pedal is operating in Normal Mode.
    • The white MODE LED on the Indicator Panel will not be illuminated when in Normal Mode.
    • Holding the Steer Right or Steer Left buttons down will continue to steer the motor to the left or right.
    • Small steering changes of less than one degree can be made by quickly tapping the Steer Right and Steer Left buttons.
  • Trim Down/Trim Up
    The Trim Down and Trim Up buttons are located at the bottom of the Foot Pedal. The Trim Down button trims the motor down, and the Trim Up button trims the motor up. The buttons trim the motor when the Foot Pedal operates in Deployment Mode.
    • The white MODE LED on the Indicator Panel will be illuminated during Deployment Mode.
  • Prop ON/OFF
    The Prop ON/OFF button is located in the middle, at the bottom of the Foot Pedal. It functions to momentarily turn the Prop on and off when the Foot Pedal is operating in Normal Mode.
    • The white MODE LED on the Indicator Panel will not be illuminated when in Normal Mode.
    • The Prop will turn on when pressure is applied and off when the pressure on the button is removed.
    • The Prop button does not change the behavior of the Prop when the Constant button is engaged.
  • Stow/Deploy
    The Stow/Deploy button is located in the middle, at the bottom of the Foot Pedal. It functions to stow and deploy the motor when the Foot Pedal is operating in Deployment Mode.
    • The white MODE LED on the Indicator Panel will be illuminated during Deployment Mode.
    • When the trolling motor is deployed, press the Stow/Deploy button to stow it.
    • Double-press the Stow/Deploy button on the Foot Pedal to deploy the motor when it is stowed.
    • When stowing and deploying the motor, it automatically disables the operational function of the Foot Pedal or paired remote. The Prop is also disabled when the motor is stowed and deployed.
  • Constant
    The Constant button is located on the left side of the Foot Pedal, towards the bottom, right below the One-Boat Network button. It functions to toggle the motor between Constant motor operation and Momentary motor operation.
    • The green CONSTANT LED on the Indicator Panel will be illuminated when the motor is in Constant motor operation.
    • In Constant motor operation, the Prop will continually run, regardless of whether or not force is being applied to the Momentary button or Prop ON/OFF button.
    • While in Constant motor operation, the Prop will run continuously at the speed set by the Speed Control Knob, the Advanced GPS Navigation Wireless Remote, or the One-Boat Network app.
    • If the Prop encounters an obstruction while in Momentary or Constant motor operation while running, the increased electrical current generated by the obstruction will signal the motor to decrease the power to the Prop to prevent damage. If the current overload is detected for more than 20 seconds, the Prop will be disabled to prevent damage to the motor. In this event, the operator can turn the Prop back on after ensuring the obstruction has been cleared.
  • Momentary
    In Momentary motor operation, the Prop will only run while a downward force is applied to the Momentary button. The Momentary button is on the Toe End of the pedal.
    • Applying downward pressure to the Momentary button will turn the Prop “on”. The motor will then run at the speed set by the Speed Control Knob, the Advanced GPS Navigation Wireless Remote, or the One-Boat Network app.
    • Removing downward force from the Momentary button will turn the Prop off. No indicator light is associated with the Momentary button.
    • The Momentary button functions similarly to the Prop ON/OFF button but works in both Normal and Deployment Modes
  • Heel/Toe Steering
    Push the Toe End of the Foot Pedal down to turn right, and push the Heel End of the Foot Pedal down to turn left. The position and direction of the Control Head directly correspond to the position of the motor.
    • Use the foot on the Foot Pedal to control the steering direction during manual operation. Heel/Toe Steering functions the same in Normal Mode and Deployment Mode.
    • The direction of the trolling motor can also be controlled with the Advanced GPS Navigation Wireless Remote and the One-Boat Network app
  • One-Boat Network
    The One-Boat Network (OBN) button is located in the middle, on the left side of the Foot Pedal. It is a customizable button that may change functions based on user selection. Pressing the OBN button will activate the assigned OBN function. The red One-Boat Network (OBN) LED on the Indicator Panel is illuminated when this feature is engaged.
    • Each function has a different LED pattern. AutoPilot is the default OBN function. 

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