# Question: Can a 36 volt trolling motor run on 24 volts?

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You really do not want to run a 36 V trolling motor system on 24V for an extended period of time. You will heat up your batteries and ruin them. The reality is that 3 12V batteries can get to 24V over use in the day and the trolling motor will run, albeit very slow.

## Can a 36V trolling motor run on 24V?

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 36 volt fortrex on 24 volts?

The 36V MK Fortrex will run on 24V. The control board is the same. The difference is the magnets and the armature. Because the armature is larger, there is a difference in the resistance load through the armature.

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## Will 12v run a 36V motor?

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 hasn’t enough power to turn it’s load yet there may be enough current flowing to overheat one armature winding.

## Do you need 3 batteries for a 36 volt 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.

## How many amps does a 36 volt trolling motor pull?

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
50% 140 N-m (31 lbf) 14 A
60% 184 N-m (41 lbf) 21 A
70% 233 N-m (52 lbf) 29 A
80% 287 N-m (65 lbf) 40 A

## What gauge wire should I use 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. That makes sense thanks.

## 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.

## Will 24V motor run on 12V?

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. It is like running your motor with half the spark plugs missing.

## Can I run a 36V trolling motor on 12V?

Whereas if you are using an electric steer motor, then lower volts won’t be a good idea to use for the same. Therefore, its not suggested to run a 36V trolling motor on 24V or the 24V trolling motor on 12V as it will burn up.

## Can I use a 36V battery with a 24V motor?

A 36V motor should operate just fine on a 24V battery. It won’t be quite as fast as it would with a 36V battery, but you’ll also be much less likely to burn out the motor.

## How many batteries do I need for a 36 volt trolling motor?

36 Volt Systems (3 Batteries)

Three 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”.

## How many batteries do you need for a 36 volt trolling motor?

Connect negative (-) black lead (from motor) to negative (-) terminal of battery 1. 36 Volt Systems (3 batteries): 1. Three 12-volt deep cycle batteries are required.

## Can you use a 12v charger on a 36V battery?

Originally Answered: Can you charge a 36v battery with a 12v charger? Yes you can if the 36v pack can be broken up into 3x 12v battery’s , charged separately or in parallel then when full connect back in series. You have just charged a 36v battery with a 12v charger.

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