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

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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, it’s a 12-volt battery, but if you see 12 cells, it means it’s a 24-volt battery.

## How do I know if I have 12V or 24V?

Open the hood and look at the battery. If it has 6 cells it is a 12 volt system, if there are 12 cells (or two 6 cell batteries in series) then it is a 24 volt system. Each cell generates 2 volts.

## How can I tell if I have a 24 volt system?

Running batteries in series means they have a single electrical path equal to the sum of the system’s volts. So, if you have two 12V batteries wired in series, then 2x12V=24V.

## How many volts is my Minn Kota trolling motor?

A Minn Kota trolling motor will operate with any lead acid, deep cycle marine 12-volt battery/batteries.

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

The 24 volt has more power usually and lasts longer in the wind than the 12 volt. The disadvantage to 24 volt is the price and the extra weight.

## How do I know if my battery is 12V?

A fully charged battery will typically display a voltmeter reading of about 12.6 to 12.8 volts. If your voltmeter is showing a voltage anywhere between 12.4 and 12.8, that means your battery is in good shape. Any voltage above 12.9 volts is a good indicator that your battery has excessive voltage.

## How do you tell if it’s a 12V or 24V Cummins?

The door badges also can give it away. If it just says cummins turbo diesel its a 12v, the 24’s say cummins 24 valve turbo diesel. The plastic cover over the 6 individual valve covers vs metal one piece valve cover or the intake design would probably be the quickest identifiers.

## Will 24 volt trolling motor run on 12 volts?

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 you run a 24 volt starter on a 12 volt system?

blwnaway Member. 24 volts will not hurt your starter as long as your solenoid only gets 12 volts.

## Can you run 12V from 24V system?

You can use a DC (direct current) to DC converter for getting 12 Volts from a 24 Volt system safely. On the contrary, you need either a resistor or a series to get 12 Volts from a 24 Volt system.

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## Are trolling motors 24 volt?

24V trolling motors are one of the most popular electric propulsion systems for anglers who have a larger boat and look for more power and longer periods out on the water.

## Are trolling motors 12 volt?

Trolling motors are available in 12 volt, 12/24 volt, 24 volt, and 36 volt configurations. More voltage means a larger electric motor, which translates into more useable power at the propeller. Unlike an outboard engine, a trolling motor’s power output is measured in pounds of thrust, rather than horsepower.

## How can I upgrade my 12V to 24V trolling motor?

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.

## Does a 24 volt trolling motor need 2 batteries?

We recommend that you use separate deep cycle marine battery/batteries for your Minn Kota motor if you use a crank battery to start a gasoline outboard. There are two batteries in the 24 Volt Systems. There are two batteries that need to be deep cycle.