Adding a Ferrite Bead to a Terrova, Riptide ST, PowerDrive V2, or a Riptide SP (2007-2016)

Ferrite beads are intended to help reduce and/or eliminate depth finder interference from the trolling motor. It can be used on Terrova, Riptide Terrova, PowerDrive V2, and Riptide PowerDrive SP. The instructions are also available as a PDF at the bottom of this page.

  • Terrova and Riptide ST Installation Instructions (2007-2016)
  • PowerDrive V2 and Riptide SP Installation Instructions (2007-2016)

Terrova and Riptide ST Installation Instructions (2007-2016)

  1. Remove both side plates of the motor.
    Ferrite_Bead_Terrova_1.png
  2. Lift the control board cover up to expose the control board.
    Ferrite_Bead_Terrova_2.png
  3. Locate the motor negative and positive wires. Note that these are the larger red and black wires  coming out of the coil cord.
    Ferrite_Bead_Terrova_3.png
  4. Remove the wires located in step 3 from the control board by firmly gripping the metal connector and pulling up. If the wire connections to the board are sealed with heat shrink it must be removed.
    Note: Be sure to document the location of these wires before disconnecting.
  5. Slide the ferrite bead over the ends of the wires that were just removed.
    Ferrite_Bead_Terrova_4.png
  6. Slide a piece of heat shrink (provided) over the wires if the connections were previously sealed.
  7. Reconnect the wires to the board and install the heat shrink using a heat gun if required.
    Ferrite_Bead_Terrova_5.png
  8. Push the control board cover back into place and reassemble the side plates.

PowerDrive V2 and Riptide SP Installation Instructions (2007-2016)

  1. Remove both side plates of the motor.
    Ferrite_Bead_PowerDrive_1.png
  2. Lift the control board cover up to expose the control board.
    Ferrite_Bead_PowerDrive_2.png
  3. Locate the motor negative and positive wires. Note that these are the larger red and black wires  coming out of the coil cord.
    Ferrite_Bead_PowerDrive_3.png
  4. Remove the wires located in step 3 from the control board by firmly gripping the metal connector and pulling up. If the wire connections to the board are sealed with heat shrink it must be removed.
    Note: Be sure to document the location of these wires before disconnecting.
  5. Slide the ferrite bead over the ends of the wires that were just removed.
    Ferrite_Bead_PowerDrive_4.png
  6. Slide a piece of heat shrink (provided) over the wires if the connections were previously sealed.
  7. Reconnect the wires to the board and install the heat shrink using a heat gun if required.
    Ferrite_Bead_PowerDrive_5.png
  8. Push the control board cover back into place and reassemble the side plates.
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