Note: A starting battery is not suitable for use with an electric trolling motor. Starting batteries are rated in cold cranking amps (CCA).
Can you use a jump starter to run a trolling motor?
Not only can you use a jump starter to power your trolling motor, but you can use it for other portable power needs, such as camping applications. They are self-charging, which makes them convenient for outdoor uses.
What happens if you use a deep cycle battery for starting?
When a cranking battery is subjected to continuous use, (e.g. trolling), it is subject to overheating and depletion of available capacity. By the same regard, when a deep cycle battery is called upon to provide the bursts of energy necessary to start an engine, it won’t always perform.
What is the best battery to use 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.
Is it OK to use a deep cycle battery as a starting battery?
Yes, a deep cycle battery can be used to start your motor in a pinch, but a two- or three-battery system is highly recommended to separate the engine battery from the accessory (house) batteries.
Can I run a deep cycle battery and a starting battery in parallel?
Your starter is designed to be used on the standard battery voltage. Combining two batteries in parallel does not increase the voltage. If your starter turns faster in the “both” position, one or both of your batteries are undersized, or undercharged, or you have a wiring problem.
Can a car alternator charge a deep cycle battery?
Yes it can but it is better to bring the engine speed up to 1500 rpm or so. The alternator will be able to charge the battery at a higher rate because it is turning faster. At idle speed 500–700 rpm the alternator wont produce much charging capacity. Swapping out the batteries as your question states is a good idea.
What size battery do I need for a 40 lb thrust trolling motor?
Battery Type There are two specific types of deep-cycle 12-volt batteries recommended for use with trolling motors: Lead Acid Wet-Cell & AGM Batteries.
How many amps does a 40 lb thrust trolling motor use?
|Motor Thrust / Model||Max Amp Draw||Circuit Breaker|
|40 lb., 45 lb.||42||50 Amp @ 12 VDC|
How fast will a 112 lb thrust trolling motor go?
Ultimately a 112 lb. thrust trolling motor will still have a maximum speed of around 5 mph. If you are looking for quicker response time and better overall performance, bigger is better.
What size battery do I need for my Minn Kota trolling motor?
What type of battery do I need to run my Minn Kota Trolling Motor: A Minn Kota trolling motor will operate with any lead acid, deep cycle marine 12-volt battery/batteries. For best results, use a deep cycle, marine battery with at least a 110-ampere hour rating.