# How do I know if my trolling motor is 12 volt or 24 volt?

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The nameplates are most often found in the foot petals of the motor. Otherwise, you can look at the configuration of the trolling motor batteries to find the volts. Open the hood and look at the battery. If you see 6 cells, it’s a 12-volt battery, but if you see 12 cells, it means it’s a 24-volt battery.

## Is my boat 12 or 24-volt?

Virtually all boats under 40 feet or so that have an electrical system operate at a nominal voltage of 12 volts. That is, they use a battery that has a fully-charged potential of 12.6 volts, and the loads and charge devices that are installed on the boat are designed to operate between roughly 12 and 14 volts.

## What happens when you run a 24-volt trolling motor on 12 volts?

If you regularly run your 24-volt trolling motor on a 12-volt battery, the battery will die sooner than it was designed to, too. When its power is not being pulled efficiently, it cannot recharge or hold a charge properly.

## How do you get 12 volts from a 24 volt system?

When using a 24v on 12v appliances, you will need to use a DC-DC converter. This converter helps to drop the voltage from 24v to 12v. A DC to DC converter is an electronic device used to regulate voltage from a source.

## Can you run a 24 volt motor with a 12 volt battery?

For a cable steer or hand controlled model this will not hurt the motor, but it will considerably affect the performance of the motor. … However, an electric steer motor, such as, the PowerDrive, Terrova, or Ulterra cannot be used on lower voltages.

## Can you convert 24V motor to 12v?

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. I wouldn’t do it.

## 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.

## Can 12v jump start 24V?

Jump-starting a 24-volt system from a 12-volt system won’t work if only one 12-volt battery is available, but if the 12-volt truck has two batteries, it becomes possible to produce a 24-volt supply.

## Which is faster 12v or 24V?

Is 24V faster than 12V? Yes. Power wheels with 24V batteries can reach a maximum speed of 6 mph while those with 12V batteries can reach up to 6mph.