# Can I run my 12 volt trolling motor on 24 volts?

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## What happens if you run a 12 volt motor on 24 volts?

If you run a 12v motor from 24v its current drain and speed will still depend on the mechanical loading. However under no load it will now run at twice the speed at which it originally ran with 12v. Heating in the motor is still related to the current – so you can still run it at its full rated mechanical load/current.

## How do you convert a 12v trolling motor to 24v?

24 Volt should be just two wires coming from the batteries to the trolling motor. You just have a jumper wire from one battery to the other. Positive to negetive on the jumper then hook the hot wire to positive on one battery and the negetive wire to the negetive on the other battery thats feeding the trolling motor.

## Can you hook 12v to 24v?

To create a 24V system using two 12V batteries, you would wire the first battery’s “+” positive terminal to the “-“negative terminal of the second battery. … You can accomplish the same thing using four 6 volt batteries. Connecting two 12 volt batteries in series provides 24 volts across both.

## Is 24V faster than 12V?

Is 24V faster than 12V? Yes. Power wheels with 24V batteries can reach a maximum speed of 6 mph while those with 12V batteries can reach up to 6mph.

## What is the difference between a 12 volt and 24 volt trolling motor?

Trolling Motor Voltage & Batteries

A 12-volt trolling motor is the most inexpensive and easiest to run. … A 24- or 36-volt system will allow the angler to fish longer periods out on the water, as they draw lower amps while providing increased thrust for more power.

## Can you Overvolt a trolling motor?

Re: Overvolting a minn kota trolling motor

Jeremy Harris wrote: Power absorbed by the prop is proportional to the cube of prop rpm, so doubling the voltage doubles the rpm but the motor uses eight times the power. This means that motor current will increase by a factor of 4 if you double the voltage.

## How do you charge a 24 volt system with a 12 volt charger?

This requires only one bank of a 12V charger to be attached to the positive terminal of the first battery, and the negative terminal of the second battery. In the second example, to charge a 24V system simply use each bank of the charger on each 12V battery terminal leads.