# Your question: What gauge wire should I use for my 24V trolling motor?

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## What gauge wire do I need for a trolling motor?

CONDUCTOR GAUGE AND CIRCUIT BREAKER SIZING TABLE

MOTOR THRUST/MODEL MAX AMP DRAW WIRE EXTENSION LENGTH
5 FT
30 lb. 30 10 AWG
40 lb., 45 lb. 42 10 AWG
50 lb., 55 lb. 50 8 AWG

## How many amps does a 24 volt trolling motor pull?

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.

24 Volt Power Source.

Throttle Level Thrust Current
10% 25 N-m (6 lbf) 2 A
20% 45 N-m (10 lbf) 3 A
30% 70 N-m (16 lbf) 6 A
40% 101 N-m (23 lbf) 9 A

## How many amps can 18 gauge wire handle at 24 volts?

18-gauge automotive wire can handle anywhere between 3 and 15 amps, depending on the distance (12.2 ft to 2.4 ft). The shorter the wire, the more current it can handle. What is this?

## Can 22 gauge wire handle 24 volts?

As long as your device pulls 600mA or less, 22 gauge wire should be sufficient. If it needs current in the 2 amp range, you’ll need 18 gauge wire.

## Can you use 12v wire for 24V?

12-volt lights are compatible with 24-volt systems – they use electricity and can be wired into the system.

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

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.

## Why does my trolling motor have 4 wires?

To make charging easier, the 4 prong/4 wire system became standard on several bassboats. This, in effect, moved the 4 battery post up to the boat side of the plug and configured them in such a way as the two negatives were side by side and the two positives were side by side.

## How long will a 24v trolling motor run?

This will give you maximum speed and power and is often necessary on a large boat, or in strong winds. Thus, if you operate your trolling motor at maximum speed, you will typically get about 2 hours of use from a fully charged pair of “average” batteries. Possibly 4 hours of use for the larger extra capacity batteries.

## How many amps does a Minn Kota ulterra use?

According to the MinnKota spec sheet, the max draw is 56 amps at 24 volts.

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## How many amps does a 36v ultrex draw?

The max draw for the Ultrex is about 50amps on speed 10. If I aim to deplete the AGM batteries by 60%, my math seems to be that I’ll only get about 1 and a quarter hour of full speed operation. (105AH / 50amp * 60%).

## How far can 24V travel?

24V AC Power Max Wire Distance Chart

24 AWG 20 AWG
10 VA (417mA) 103 feet 286 feet
20 VA (833mA) 52 feet 142 feet
30 VA (1,250mA) 34 feet 95 feet
40 VA (1,667mA) 26 feet 71 feet

## How do I know what gauge wire I need?

To determine the breaker and wire size you need, divide the total watts by the voltage to find the amperage on the circuit. You can use a breaker and wire size ampacity chart to calculate the breaker and wire size you need. Each breaker size requires a different wire size based on the breaker’s ampacity.

## How much voltage drop is acceptable 24V?

The acceptable maximum voltage drop for DC loads is 5% of nominal battery voltage.