# Can you convert a 12 volt trolling motor to 24 volt?

## Can you convert a 12 volt trolling motor to 24 volt?

To answer your base question – can I convert my 12 volt trolling motor to 24 volts – to give me more power or thrust?? The answer is NO. Essentially, you have a 12 volt motor. If you try to run it on 24 volts, you will burn it up.

Why does my trolling motor plug have 3 wires?

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.

### Which wire is positive on trolling motor?

Trolling Motors With 4 Wires The red wires are the positive wires, while the black wires are the negative ones. Attach one set of red and black wires to one battery’s positive and negative poles and the other set to the other battery or battery setup.

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.

## How do you charge two 12 volt batteries to make 24 volts?

To create a 24V system using two 12V batteries, you would wire the first battery’s “+” positive terminal to the “-“negative terminal of the second battery. The remaining negative and positive connections get wired to the component you want to power just as you would if you were using a single battery.

What happens if you run a 12 volt trolling motor on 24 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 Overvolt a trolling motor?

Re: Overvolting a minn kota trolling motor Jeremy Harris wrote: Power absorbed by the prop is proportional to the cube of prop rpm, so doubling the voltage doubles the rpm but the motor uses eight times the power. This means that motor current will increase by a factor of 4 if you double the voltage.

What is the white wire on a 24 volt trolling motor?

Normally red is 24V. White is the negative for the upper battery or 12V depending on whether you have jumpers at the batteries or at the bow. No way to know what’s what on your boat without knowing how they are hooked to the batteries.

## How do I wire 12V to 24V?

So, if you have two 12V batteries wired in series, then 2x12V=24V. To create a 24V system using two 12V batteries, you would wire the first battery’s “+” positive terminal to the “-“negative terminal of the second battery.