How To Charge A Trolling Motor Battery with Solar Panels?
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How To Charge A Trolling Motor Battery with Solar Panels?

As an avid mariner who values eco-friendly power solutions, I have learned that charging with solar panels is the most cost-effective method in the long term. Sure, it’ll take a while for the investment to pay off, but considering the lifespan of a panel is roughly 25 years, there’s plenty of time to do so….

Where To Mount A Trolling Motor? [Expert Tips and Guidelines]

Where To Mount A Trolling Motor? [Expert Tips and Guidelines]

The type of boat plays a fundamental role in where you should mount a trolling motor. So let’s begin by looking at where you can install your trolling motor. At a Glance:1️⃣ Transom mount motors are mounted to the stern and are usually used for smaller boats. 2️⃣ Bow-mount motors are mounted to the front of…

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…

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