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## How many amps does a 30lb trolling motor pull?

While the Minn Kota Endura C2 30 Freshwater Transom Mounted Trolling Motor (30″ Shaft) model takes 32 amps/hr to get that 30 lbs of thrust, this one can do 30 lbs of thrust for roughly **18 amps/hr**. 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.

## What size battery is best for a trolling motor?

Most trolling motor batteries fail due to lack of proper charging. We suggest selecting a **12 volt deep cycle marine battery with at least a 110 amp hour rating**, usually a group 27 size battery. The higher the amp hour rating, the more run time you will receive.

## What is the longest lasting battery for a trolling motor?

**Lead acid batteries** remain the most common deep cycle batteries for trolling motors. They can handle frequent draining and re-charging associated with trolling motor use and they are the most affordable option. Depending on quality, lead acid batteries will last between 2-3 years.

## How long will a 100AH battery run a trolling motor?

For example a 100 amp hour battery should be able to deliver **100 hours of 1 amp consumption**, or 10 hours at 10 amps, 5 hours at 20 amps, etc… The formula is Amps * Hours = Amp Hours.

## What size fuse should I use for my trolling motor?

The fuse amp capacity will need to be higher than the maximum amp capacity of the trolling motor. For example, if your trolling motor has a maximum capacity of 38 amps, you’ll need at least a **40- or 50-amp fuse**.

## How many horsepower is 30 lbs of thrust?

Pounds of Thrust to Horsepower Chart

Pounds of Thrust (lbs) | Amps | Horsepower |
---|---|---|

30 | 30 | 0.36 |

40/45 | 42 | 0.5 |

50/55 | 50 | 0.6 |

70 | 42 | 1.01 |

## What size battery do I need for a 24 volt trolling motor?

If you have a 24-Volt motor, you can use **2 12-Volt batteries in series** or a single 24-Volt battery and if you have a 36-Volt motor you can use 3 12-Volt batteries in series.

## Can you use a regular battery for a trolling motor?

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

## Can you run 2 batteries on a 12v trolling motor?

**Yes, it will charge both batteries**. You may want to considering buying 2 new batteries to do this with. If you put two different batteries or one old & one new, it will pull off one faster than the other. I have 2 12 volt batteries hooked up in parrallel (pos to pos and neg to neg).

## How deep should my trolling motor be in the water?

A trolling motor’s ideal propeller should be at a depth that keeps **about 6 inches of water above the blades**. In other words, the centerline of the motor and the prop shaft should be about 12-18 inches below the waterline, depending on the make, model and dimensions of the trolling motor.

## How do I know if my trolling motor battery is bad?

Repeat ever couple of hours or when you notice a power drop. **If one battery drops more than the others**, that one is probably bad. If the batteries are being charged fully, start the day at the same voltage and discharge equally, then they are probably all worn out. Just a regular voltmeter.

## Are lithium batteries good for trolling motors?

Lithium Ion batteries **maintain higher voltages for longer periods of time than** lead acid. Therefore, running a Minn Kota trolling motor at speeds higher than 85% for a prolonged period could cause permanent damage to the motor. The LiFePO4 Lithium batteries can be used with our motor.

## How long will a 100Ah battery run an appliance that requires 1000w?

Table: Running times for various AC loads

100Ah deep-cycle lead-acid battery with AC loads with inverter – 50% recommended discharge | |
---|---|

Load (watts) | Run time (hours) |

100 watts | 5.16 hours |

200 | 2.58 |

300 | 1.72 |

## How long will a 12V 100Ah battery last for a trolling motor?

Capacity – Amp hours (Ah):

As the name suggests this means how many amps the battery can deliver in an hour. For example, a 12V lithium battery with a capacity of 100Ah can deliver 100Ah to a 12-volt device for **one hour**. The same 100Ah battery could supply power for 4 hours (100/25=4) to a 25 ampere device.

## How long will a 100 Ah battery last?

A 100ah battery can provide 1 Amp for 100 hours, 2 Amp for 50 hours, and 3 Amp for 33 hours. A simple example, but heavy user of power, is a hair dryer that is 10 Amps. A 100 ah battery will give you **10 hours** of use.