12v. 24 volt? damage?

Discussion in 'Boats and Motors' started by johnboy111711, May 13, 2008.

  1. johnboy111711

    johnboy111711 SOLID MEAT

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    if i run a 12 volt motor on a 24volt system would it burn up the trolling motor? any suggestions? the 24 volt is already wired up and in place.
     

  2. It would burn it up ,,,run the batteries in parallel you will only have 12 volts
     

  3. Dou will destroy the 12 volt motor on 24 volt. Bring it over and give you a hand rewiring the two 12 volt batteries in parallel. this will give you 12 volts and twice as long run time.
     
  4. Reel Man

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    John- You need to connect the negative terminal of the first battery to the negative terminal of the second battery. Then connect the positive terminal of the first battery to the positive terminal of the second battery. I would suggest using at least 8 gauge wire. Now connect the trolling motor to the first battery and you will have 12vdc but have the capacity of both batteries. I shared my knowledge of wiring with you, in return I think you need to show me how to catch bass on Vibees in cold water!
     
  5. johnboy111711

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    went with the simple solution, i'll be fishing with a 12 volt battery on the deck for a night or two untill the part arrives
     
  6. Running on 24 volts will eventually cause the motor to fail. In fact the electronic controller for it is probably rated at 12v anyway, and you don't want to fry that.

    As everyone suggested a parallel combination will double the reserve capacity of a single battery while mainting the voltage of one battery.
     
  7. johnboy111711

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    rob, call me when it gets cold, this year was horrible for it... but it's pretty much the same way you'd read about it in Bassmaster!