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Converting a 24v Trolling Motor to a 12v? (Read 2716 times)
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Converting a 24v Trolling Motor to a 12v?
Aug 1st, 2010 at 4:01pm
 
is this possible. i have a minn kota 65lb 24v foot controlled tm. i didn't know if i could convert it to 12v or not. input would be appreciated, thanks.
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Re: Converting a 24v Trolling Motor to a 12v?
Reply #1 - Aug 2nd, 2010 at 7:00pm
 
no because of the way the motor is wound but if you could it would probably more hassle than its worth
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Reply #2 - Aug 5th, 2010 at 12:46pm
 
thats what i was thinking that it was in the motor and not the controls. well i may has a 36" foot control 24v minn kota for sale then
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Re: Converting a 24v Trolling Motor to a 12v?
Reply #3 - Aug 23rd, 2010 at 9:46pm
 
Call the manufacturer and ask. I asked that question a while back to Minn Kota and was told yes, I could run a 24v RT80 off 12v with no issues.

They could not give me an idea of how much thrust I would lose, but they said it would work fine.

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Re: Converting a 24v Trolling Motor to a 12v?
Reply #4 - Aug 25th, 2010 at 5:07pm
 
x2 with Tom.  A friend of mine who is not that handy wired in one and only had one battery and he used it for several months before we figured out why it didn't seem to have the thrust as stated.
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Reply #5 - Aug 26th, 2010 at 2:41pm
 
x3 Tom.
I have seen it done a few times. Doesn't hurt the motor, you just lose thrust.
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Re: Converting a 24v Trolling Motor to a 12v?
Reply #6 - Oct 14th, 2010 at 6:52pm
 
I had the opposite experience with my 24v....  some motors are designated 12/24 meaning they can run off of either 1 or 2 batteries, however my minn kota riptide 74 would only work with 2 batteries....
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