Question: What size wire is needed for a 36 volt trolling motor?

Eight gage wire is fine for the length of the original wire. If you can hook the original wire directly to the batteries it will be fine. However, you will be increasing the run if you add more wire, therefore you also have to increase the size to 6 gage.

What size wire should I run for my trolling motor?

In most cases, the manufactures recommended wire is 8 gauge for most 24-volt systems and 6 gauge for a system of 20 feet or longer. To account for voltage-drop, heat and current changes resulting from low batteries I recommend 6 gauge wire and 4 gauge for over 15 feet.

How do you wire a 36v trolling motor?

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Do you need 3 batteries for a 36v trolling motor?

While small and medium trolling motors use a single 12v marine battery, larger trolling motors use larger 24v and 36v systems, and require 2 or 3 marine batteries, accordingly.

What gauge wire is on a Minn Kota trolling motor?

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Do I need a circuit breaker on my trolling motor?

It is highly recommended that a circuit breaker or fuse be used when installing a trolling motor. For motors requiring a 60-amp breaker, the Minn Kota MKR-19 60-amp circuit breaker is recommended.

Will a 36 volt trolling motor run on 24 volts?

According to Minn Kota you can run a 36 volt motor on 24 volts: BUT, it will run hotter, draw more amps, deplete the batteries sooner, and run the risk of damaging the batteries from over heating. The iPilot function and steering motor may not work. All in all, probably not a good idea.

Why does my trolling motor have 3 wires?

Most trolling motors with three wires are designed to give you a choice between using 12 volts or 24 volts. These trolling motors will also have a switch that you can set to either voltage to make sure it is working the way you want it to. Two red wires and one black wire.

Can you run a 36V motor on 12V?

If you are talking DC motor then putting 12V into a 36V motor just makes it go slow with less torque. No harm done, unless having less torque means that the motor sits there stalled because it hasnt enough power to turn its load yet there may be enough current flowing to overheat one armature winding.

Will 36V trolling motor run on 24V?

A 24V trolling motor use 50+ amps for running on the water wide open for 2.25 hr, whereas a 36V uses 40 amps and runs for 3 hrs with a heavy load. Thus, one can use a 24V to run a 36V trolling motor. Even the amperes used by a 24V trolling motor depend on the speed setting, current, wind, boat weight, etc.

How many amps does a 40 lb thrust trolling motor use?

40 to 45 lbs thrust is roughly 29 amps/hr instead of the 42 amps/hr that those respective motors draw for the same thrust.

Do I need an inline fuse for my trolling motor?

Do Trolling Motors Have Fuses? Generally speaking, trolling motors dont come with the fuses or circuit breakers included, though the owners manual will probably recommend using one or the other. Just because the fuses arent included doesnt mean you can get away without using them.

How many amps does a trolling motor use?

Thrust Trolling Motor has a max amp draw of 52 amps/hr but only 5 lbs more thrust. 3. Because of the larger windings in the 50 lb thrust model, lower speeds use less amperage for the same thrust.

What voltage is my Minn Kota trolling motor?

A Minn Kota trolling motor will operate with any lead acid, deep cycle marine 12-volt battery/batteries. For best results, use a deep cycle, marine battery with at least a 110-ampere hour rating.

Will 24v motor run on 12V?

The biggest problem is the circuit electronics may not run on 12V and, yes your performance will be crap. The fuse does nothing to drop volts only limits amps so that thought is not relevant. 24v hooked to 12v will spin for a while on a full battery but there will be no torque. You could stop it with your hand.

Why does my trolling motor have 4 wires?

To make charging easier, the 4 prong/4 wire system became standard on several bassboats. This, in effect, moved the 4 battery post up to the boat side of the plug and configured them in such a way as the two negatives were side by side and the two positives were side by side.

Can a 24V trolling motor run on 36V?

A 24V trolling motor use 50+ amps for running on the water wide open for 2.25 hr, whereas a 36V uses 40 amps and runs for 3 hrs with a heavy load. Thus, one can use a 24V to run a 36V trolling motor. Even the amperes used by a 24V trolling motor depend on the speed setting, current, wind, boat weight, etc.

Can you run a 36 volt Minn Kota trolling motor on 24 volts?

According to Minn Kota you can run a 36 volt motor on 24 volts: BUT, it will run hotter, draw more amps, deplete the batteries sooner, and run the risk of damaging the batteries from over heating. The iPilot function and steering motor may not work.

Can you run a 24 volt motor on 12 volts?

For a cable steer or hand controlled model this will not hurt the motor, but it will considerably affect the performance of the motor. However, an electric steer motor, such as, the PowerDrive, Terrova, or Ulterra cannot be used on lower voltages.

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