When To Charge A Trolling Motor Battery? [Optimal Performance Tips]

When To Charge A Trolling Motor Battery? [Optimal Performance Tips]

Industry experts recommend charging your trolling motor battery within a discharge range of 50%. That’s for lead-acid batteries. Luckily for us, marine battery manufacturers also produce lithium batteries which only need recharging when they get to around 20%-30% depleted. Here’s a quick snapshot of what to know. At a Glance:1️⃣ Charge trolling motor batteries at…

How Do Electric Trolling Motors Work? [A Comprehensive Guide]

How Do Electric Trolling Motors Work? [A Comprehensive Guide]

Electric trolling motors work by using the principle of electromagnetism. When a current passes through a wire, it generates a magnetic field. By cleverly arranging these wires and magnetic fields, we can create a force that moves the motor. That’s the short answer. But there’s much more to explore, so here’s a quick snapshot of…

How To Choose A Trolling Motor Battery [Expert Tips]

How To Choose A Trolling Motor Battery [Expert Tips]

Personally, I am a fan of lithium batteries due to their excellent energy density and hence lighter weight in comparison to the equivalent AGM or lead-acid battery. Here’s a quick snapshot of what this guide covers: At a Glance: 1️⃣ Understanding the different types of batteries for trolling motors is crucial. Lead-Acid Batteries, AGM Batteries,…

Batteries For Electric Trolling Motors: What You Need to Know Before You Buy

To ensure your electric trolling motor continues to work optimally, it is essential that you carefully research the optimum type of battery for your motor and the conditions under which you will use it. At a Glance:1️⃣ Battery selection: Choose between AGM, Gel, lithium-ion, or other battery types based on your trolling motor’s requirements and…

Kilowatts to Horsepower: The Power of Electric Boat Motors

When you purchase an electric motor, you will start using a new language to describe the power and performance available. New words and names will replace what you know – horsepower becomes kilowatts, fuel flow becomes amps, and the gas tank capacity becomes the voltage produced by the battery. Whereas horsepower is a measure of…

Thrust to Horsepower: The Power of Electric Boats

The terms thrust, horsepower, kilowatts, and speed are regularly bandied about by mariners trying to rate an electric boat’s performance. Each of the metrics has very different meanings in the electric boat vocabulary.  Horsepower (hp) and kilowatts (kW) are measurement units used to define how much power an electric motor can produce to propel a…

Electric Trolling Motor vs Outboard: Key Comparisons for Boaters
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Electric Trolling Motor vs Outboard: Key Comparisons for Boaters

The main difference between an electric trolling motor and an electric outboard is the outboard is used for a primary means of propulsion, and the trolling motor is not. Granted, there are exceptions where it’s possible to use an electric trolling motor as your propulsion system, but generally speaking, they are supplementary to your outboard….

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