# Frequent question: What size battery do I need for a 36 lb thrust trolling motor?

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## What is the best battery for a Minn Kota 30 lb trolling motor?

A Minn Kota trolling motor will operate with any lead acid, deep cycle marine 12-volt battery/batteries. For best results, use a deep cycle, marine battery with at least a 110-ampere hour rating.

## How many amps does a 30lb trolling motor pull?

While the Minn Kota Endura C2 30 Freshwater Transom Mounted Trolling Motor (30″ Shaft) model takes 32 amps/hr to get that 30 lbs of thrust, this one can do 30 lbs of thrust for roughly 18 amps/hr. 40 to 45 lbs thrust is roughly 29 amps/hr instead of the 42 amps/hr that those respective motors draw for the same thrust.

## How many HP is 30 lbs thrust?

Pounds of Thrust to Horsepower Chart

Pounds of Thrust (lbs) Amps Horsepower
30 30 0.36
40/45 42 0.5
50/55 50 0.6
70 42 1.01

## What size battery do I need for a 40 lb thrust trolling motor?

Most trolling motor batteries fail due to lack of proper charging. We suggest selecting a 12 volt deep cycle marine battery with at least a 110 amp hour rating, usually a group 27 size battery.

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## How fast will a 30 lb thrust trolling motor go?

It is true that the 30 lb, 40 lb, and 55 lb thrust trolling motors all top out at 5 miles per hour, but you will need the larger-sized motor when you have a larger boat. If you don’t, your boat will not be able to hit anywhere near the maximum speed.

## How many amps does a 36 volt trolling motor draw?

The Force trolling motor can run on 24 volts or 36 volts, and the chart below shows how a 24v setting will draw higher amps then running at 36 volts. And how a setting of 30% draws 10% of the amount of power used at 90%.

36 Volt Power Source.

Throttle Level Thrust Current
100% 445 N-m (100 lbf) 54 A

## How many amps does a Minn Kota 40 draw?

The Endura 40 is 42 Maximum Amp Draw that at 100% power.

## How many amps does a Minn Kota Terrova draw?

Here was what MinnKota responded to me as well. “Dennis, The Terrova has a max draw of 46 amps. For a 12′ run to the batteries you will need 8 gauge multi-strand wires.

## Can a cranking battery be used for trolling motor?

You should NOT use a cranking battery to power your Minn Kota trolling motor; if your battery is rated in CCA (cold cranking amps) or MCA (marine cranking amps), it is not designed for use with your trolling motor and should be avoided.

## How long will a deep cycle battery run a trolling motor?

Almost 5 hours doesn’t seem too bad, but that is really a max runtime in ideal conditions. Reality is likely to be less. If the battery is old, damaged or not fully charged then you will not get the rated amp hours from it, reducing your runtime. Significant cold or hot weather will also reduce your runtime.

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## How many HP is 55 lbs of thrust?

Using this formula the popular Newport Vessels NV-Series 55lb Thrust Trolling Motor is rated as 624 watts at the highest forward speed and so 624/746 = 0.84 and would be roughly equivalent to a 0.84 horsepower motor.

## What size trolling motor do I need?

General rule of thumb: you need at least 2 lbs. of thrust for every 100 lbs. of fully-loaded boat weight (people and gear included). If things like wind or current are major factors where you fish, you’ll want a little extra thrust.