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12v trolling motor used as a 24v set up??

7/17/14 @ 3:49 PM
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amstel239
User since 12/28/01
Can you use a 12v trolling motor with a 24v setup? Is there a pro to doing this or con?

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7/20/14 @ 1:45 PM
amstel239
User since 12/28/01
Thanks everyone for your input!!

7/18/14 @ 8:12 PM
Rifleman1962
Rifleman1962
User since 4/16/11
2 125amp hour batteries in parallel would give you 250 amp hours of run time. A single battery gives 125 amp hours. A normal trolling motor will run a good 6 to 8 hrs running full amps 12 volt. Double your batteries and almost double time.

7/18/14 @ 8:05 AM
chuckc
User since 3/21/14
yes, don't confuse two things, running two (or even more) batteries in parallel or in series.

If you chain batteries such that pos meets pos meets the device, you are in parallel and the voltage remains essentially the same, just more juice. (This does not make it 24 volt, just a "bigger battery").

If you chain the batteries such that pos meets neg (on the next battery) and then the remaining open leads (pos and neg) are fed to the device, you have a series, like a flashlight, which gives a higher voltage (12, 24, 36)depending upon how many batteries are in the series.

You can do one, but not the other.

ChuckC

7/18/14 @ 6:34 AM
JethroBodine
User since 12/21/01
Yes, you get increased run time (2X) over a single battery running two batteries in parallel.

I did this with a Minn Kota 55PD, worked great.

7/18/14 @ 5:48 AM
amstel239
User since 12/28/01
Ok so the benifit is that you increased the length of run time correct?

7/17/14 @ 4:51 PM
poptop
User since 10/1/03
12 v trolling motor wont take 24 volts you could run the 12 volt motor with 2 batteries wired parallel

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