# Question: How do you hook up a trolling motor?

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## How do you hook up a 12 volt trolling motor?

2:205:49How to Properly Wire 12v, 24v & 36 Volt Trolling Motor Batteries In Your YouTubeStart of suggested clipEnd of suggested clipYoull connect your trolling motor to the positive and negative terminals also. And these twoMoreYoull connect your trolling motor to the positive and negative terminals also. And these two batteries will work together. And give you more amp hours.

## How do you hook up a 24 volt trolling motor?

0:281:36Installing 24V battery system for trolling motor (24 Volt - YouTubeYouTubeStart of suggested clipEnd of suggested clipSo first things first youre gonna line the batteries up side-by-side. But when theyre side-by-sideMoreSo first things first youre gonna line the batteries up side-by-side. But when theyre side-by-side. You want to make sure that the negative and the positive are.

## What are the three wires on a trolling motor?

The three wires are for a trolling motor that will operate on either 12 volts or 24 volts. 12/24 volt motors have a switch to choose which you want. Thus the third wire to send power to the 24 volt side of the switch. The red and black wires operate the 12 volt side.

## How long can you run a trolling motor on a battery?

Almost 5 hours doesnt 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.

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

Yes, a 36 volt trolling motor can be run on 24 volts.

## What is the orange wire for on a trolling motor plug?

The orange wire is for the +24Volt connection. So, back on the batteries, the black wire is connected to the - terminal of battery #2. The red wire is wired to the + terminal of battery #2.

## Which wire is positive on trolling motor?

Trolling motors with 2 wires are the easiest to hook up. Most of them come with one red wire and one black wire. The red wire is always positive, while the black wire is always negative.

## Can you run a trolling motor off a generator?

The only way to power your trolling motor from a generator is to use what is often called a RV Convertor. This device converts the 120VAC voltage into 12VDC. The output amperage of the convertor should be equal to or greater than the maximum draw of the trolling motor.

## How long will a battery last with a trolling motor?

Almost 5 hours doesnt 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.

## Do you need 3 batteries for a 36 volt trolling motor?

36 Volt Systems (3 batteries): 1. Three 12-volt deep cycle batteries are required.

## What gauge wire should I use for a 36 volt trolling motor?

Registered. Minnkota 101 or Motorguide 109 - take your pick, both 36v trolling motors, use 2 gauge between the batteries, and no less than 6 gauge from the batteries to trolling motors if you use a trolling motor plug.

## How do I know if my trolling motor is 12V or 24V?

The nameplates are most often found in the foot petals of the motor. Otherwise, you can look at the configuration of the trolling motor batteries to find the volts. Open the hood and look at the battery. If you see 6 cells, its a 12-volt battery, but if you see 12 cells, it means its a 24-volt battery.

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