# How many amps does a trolling motor draw?

**40 amps**. If you use the trolling motor for 6 hours at average 50% load of

**20 amps**, the trolling motor will then require a battery load of 120 Ah. (6 hours X

**20 amps**=

**120 amp**hours).

In respect to this, how many amps does a Minn Kota trolling motor draw?

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.

**trolling motors**usually draw about 20 amps per hour (at 12 volts).

Consequently, how many amps does a 70 pound thrust trolling motor draw?

Conductor Gauge and Circuit Breaker Sizing Table

Motor Thrust / Model | Max Amp Draw | Circuit Breaker |
---|---|---|

70 lb. | 42 | 50 Amp @ 24 VDC |

80 lb. | 56 | 60 Amp @ 24 VDC |

101 lb. | 46 | 50 Amp @ 36 VDC |

A **battery** with a 1 Ah capacity **should** be able to deliver a current of 1 amp or discharge for an uninterrupted 1 hour. As a general rule, smaller **batteries** are usually rated at 25 Ah to 50 Ah and bigger deep-cycle **batteries could** be rated as high as 100 Ah. There is no ideal amp-hour rating for a **trolling motor battery**.