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Old 05-12-2012, 10:08 AM   #1
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Is it possible to run a generator off trolling motor of a generator im talking wiring up male end of plug and straight in the generator
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If the trolling motor is 12 volts and the generator puts out 12 volts then yes you can.If the generator does not have a 12 volt outlet then no you can not.the 120 volts that a generator normally puts out will fry the trolling motor in a half a second,if not quicker.
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I think you still need a battery, the Amperage output input is not great enough straight from the genie, but the genie can be charging the battery while your running .
I could be wrong but not often !
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You are correct about the amperage. You will definately need a battery.
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Ok so i just ran my 40 thrust Minn troller strait off my quiet Honda generator for 6 hours strait a week ago with 3 225 watt hologens also running at once.And ran it full trotle into the current Just put a new 80 thrust on today and dont think it will work due to the amp draw?Gonna go tonight and will let u know tomorrow. Honda was a 2000 watt.O and huge boat for a 40 by the way so it was under stress.17ft by 8ft

no battery in loop at all and no battery charger. just strait to the 12v output with 14gauge wires to honda Generator.
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Ok so i just ran my 40 thrust Minn troller strait off my quiet Honda generator for 6 hours strait a week ago with 3 225 watt hologens also running at once.And ran it full trotle into the current Just put a new 80 thrust on today and dont think it will work due to the amp draw?Gonna go tonight and will let u know tomorrow. Honda was a 2000 watt.O and huge boat for a 40 by the way so it was under stress.17ft by 8ft

no battery in loop at all and no battery charger. just strait to the 12v output with 14gauge wires to honda Generator.

Just get a Gas Trolling Motor. LOL

Do they even sell them... Someone needs a patent that...
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How can you run a TM that can draw as much as 50amp's and the generator only put's out 8amps?

Most folks that do this....Do it a Totally different way, as the above way you would have a good chance of popping the breaker and wearing it out also.


The use of Inventors that are powered off the generator's 110V to supply the recharge to the Batteries is used.

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Old 07-30-2012, 08:11 PM   #9
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I have a Honda 1000. I use it to push 2-200w 110v bulbs and also have a battery charger plugged into it maintaining my trolling motor battery. I can run all night with no issues on 2 gal of gas. And alot of the trolling is done in heavy Alabama point currents. I dont think my generator pushes enough amps to run the trolling motor. Negative side to plugging the trolling motor into the Generator is if the Generator does not deliver enough amps to the TM it will burn up your TM. Kinda like single phasing on a 3 phase motor

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What is the reason someone would'nt have a battery for a trolling motor???
Trolling motor 300.00 plus, battery 65.00. hello, just asking..
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