How to Wire Batteries in Series for a 36-Volt MotorGuide Trolling Motor?

Answer A 36-volt trolling motor requires special wiring between three 12-volt batteries in order to run properly. Three 12-volt batteries wired in series will put out 36 volts while maintaining the capac... Read More »

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Can you use two 12-volt batteries wired in series with a 12-volt trolling motor?

No. Wiring in series stacks the voltage being delivered. Two 12-volt batteries in series deliver 24 volts, which causes permanent damage and a fire hazard in a 12-volt trolling motor. Wire the batt... Read More »

How to Wire a 24-Volt Minn Kota Trolling Motor?

Trolling motors are standard equipment on fishing boats. They provide the angler with maneuverability that would not be possible using a gasoline powered motor. Using a 24-volt, 2-battery system pr... Read More »

Motorguide Trolling Motor Technical Facts?

Motorguide is a trolling motor manufacturer with a history dating back to the 1960s. As of early 2011, the company manufactures eight different trolling motor models for saltwater and freshwater fi... Read More »

Will a 24 volt trolling motor run on 12 volts?

Electricity's work is measured in watts. If a 24-volt trolling motor is rated at 2 amps and needs 4 watts (watts equals amps times volts) of power, a 2-amp 24-volt battery provides 48 watts. A 2-am... Read More »