# Question: Can I use generator for trolling motor?

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## How many amps do I need for trolling motor?

The Force trolling motor can run on 24 volts or 36 volts, and the chart below shows how a 24v setting will draw higher amps then running at 36 volts.

24 Volt Power Source.

Throttle Level Thrust Current
20% 45 N-m (10 lbf) 3 A
30% 70 N-m (16 lbf) 6 A
40% 101 N-m (23 lbf) 9 A
50% 140 N-m (31 lbf) 14 A

## How many watts does a trolling motor use?

A rough guess at trolling motor horse power is to apply the conversion of 1 hp equals 750 watts. A 12 volt motor using 20 amps is using 240 watts, or 240/750 = .

## Can I run a trolling motor on a regular battery?

Will my car battery work for my trolling motor? No, car batteries are not recommended and can ruin your motor.

## How long will a battery run a trolling motor?

Almost 5 hours doesn’t seem too bad, but that is really a max runtime in ideal conditions. Reality is likely to be less. If the battery is old, damaged or not fully charged then you will not get the rated amp hours from it, reducing your runtime. Significant cold or hot weather will also reduce your runtime.

## How long does a 12 volt battery last on a trolling motor?

In more technical terms, a 100 amp hour rated battery can deliver 100 amp hours of current to a trolling motor. So if a motor was running at low speed and pulling 4 amps, the battery should last around 25 hours.

## Do trolling motors need a circuit breaker?

It is highly recommended that a circuit breaker or fuse be used when installing a trolling motor. Refer to the Minn Kota “Conductor Gauge and Circuit Breaker Sizing Table”. For motors requiring a 60-amp breaker, the Minn Kota MKR-19 60-amp circuit breaker is recommended.

## Can a solar panel run a trolling motor?

A solar panel can run a trolling motor depending on the solar panel size and the motor power. It’s normal to run a trolling motor from a battery and a solar panel, but it is possible to remove the battery completely.

## How many amps does a Minn Kota trolling motor draw?

The Minn Kota Endura C2 55 Transom – mount 12V 55 lb. Thrust Trolling Motor has a max amp draw of 52 amps/hr but only 5 lbs more thrust.

## How long will a 24v trolling motor last?

This will give you maximum speed and power and is often necessary on a large boat, or in strong winds. Thus, if you operate your trolling motor at maximum speed, you will typically get about 2 hours of use from a fully charged pair of “average” batteries.

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## Do you have to use a marine battery for a trolling motor?

The battery is a critical element of your electric motor system. A high-quality deep cycle marine battery should always be used.

## How many batteries do I need for a trolling motor?

1. Four 12-volt deep cycle batteries are required. 2. Make sure that the trolling motor is switched to the off position or speed selector set to “0”.

## What kind of battery do I need for a 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.

## How fast will a 70 lb thrust trolling motor go?

A 70lb thrust trolling motor will have a speed of about 8 miles/hour or 15 km/hr.

## How long will a marine battery last on a trolling motor?

Lead-acid wet cell batteries are one of the most common types of batteries to use with trolling motors. They are an affordable option that can handle the everyday uses of a trolling motor. They typically last around 2-3 years and may require some sort of maintenance.

## How long will a 100 amp hour battery run a trolling motor?

For example, a 100 amperage hour battery is one that would be able to supply 25 amps of power for 4 hours (25 amps * 4 hours = 100 amp hours) before running out of energy.