Best Trolling Motor Battery Reviews
Nothing spoils a day of red-hot fishing like a dead trolling motor battery. All our fishing gear needs to perform the role we bought it for, and a trolling motor battery is no different.
There is a lot to consider when buying a trolling motor battery, but the biggest factors will be how long you need to run your motor, and how much power your trolling motor uses.
Which battery will best fill your needs and make for a reliable combination with your trolling motor will depend on your fishing set up.
In the article below, we show you how to figure which battery will provide for your needs and we also provide our review on the best trolling motor batteries on the market.
Trolling Motor Battery Comparison Chart
What Size Battery For A Trolling Motor?
- Gather the Numbers – In order to know what size battery your trolling motor requires, and that will provide for your needs, you should gather a few numbers from your trolling motor.
- Voltage – Trolling motors require either a 12V or 24V battery depending on power requirements. Higher thrust motors will frequently require the higher 24V. Most often anglers simply wire two 12V trolling motor batteries in series to produce a 24V power source. If you want high thrust, you might need two trolling motor batteries. Either way, make sure to check the voltage requirements for your trolling motor.
- Peak Power Draw – Many of today’s motors have a peak draw between 30-50 amps. You will need to find out the peak power draw of your model trolling motor. You can snoop around online to find that information, but you might get lucky and find the specs on your trolling motor listed in our review on the best trolling motors.
- Time – This is where your preference dictates which battery you should ultimately purchase. When choosing the right trolling motor for your needs, you need to consider how long you intend to run your particular trolling motor.
Consider the following example: A 86 lb thrust trolling motor that has a peak power draw of 50 amps. If you use the trolling motor for 4 hours at an average 50% load of 25 amps, the trolling motor will require a battery load of 100Ah.
4 hours x 25 amps= 100 amp hours
From here, you can plug your numbers into the equation above to get a sense for which trolling motor battery to purchase.
Best Trolling Motor Batteries
- 12 Volt 125Ah Group 31 AGM Deep Cycle Heavy Duty Battery
- Military grade custom made plates
- Float service life span of 8 to 10 years
- Designed for 99% recombination capabilities; no dangerous fumes or gases.
- Bargainshore offers FREE Signature Confirmation on most bulky orders in excess of $150.00. You can waive the Signature Confirmation by sending us a message with your request when placing your order. Orders of 5 or more batteries shipped on a pallet must be signed for when delivered. A contact number is required to schedule pallet delivery. Battery Cables MADE IN USA: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07NLJBT65?ref=myi_title_dp
- UPG #45978 UB121000 12V 100Ah
- Dimensions: 12.17 inches x 6.61 inches x 9.16 inches. Weight: 63.93 Lbs
- SLA/AGM maintenance free, spill proof battery
- Rechargeable battery that can be mounted in any position, resists shocks and vibration
- 1 Year Warranty
- ESTIMATED RUN TIME: The MR96-60 will power a 30lb thrust trolling motor continuously for: 2 hours at WOT, 6 hours at medium, and 10 hours at low speed.
- CARRYING HANDLES for easy handeling. 12 Volt 60Ah AGM Battery Dim: 9.2"L*5.5"W*8.3"H
- Military Grade Plates provide an extra margin of performance and service life in either float or cyclic applications, even after repeated over discharges.
- Maintenance Free Operation: There is no need to check specific gravity of the electrolyte or add water to VMAX tanks during float service life.
- RECOMMENDED CHARGERS: VMAX BC1207 OR BC1215 12V 15Amp 7-Stage "Smart" Charger/Maintainer OR VMAX BC1205 12V 5Amp 4 Stage "Smart" Charger/Maintainer
- 12v 200ah with 2 Year Warranty
- L= 20.55in W= 9.9.37 H = 8.58
- Sealed - Maintenance Free-Spill Proof
- Absorptive Glass Mat System (AGM System)
- 20"*6.8"*9.6"h Heavy Duty 12V AGM DEEP CYCLE BATTERY with Float Service Life span of 8 to 10 years.
- Electrolyte Suspension system: VMAX tanks utilize an electrolyte suspension system consisting AGM (Absorbed Glass Matt) of a high porosity that totally absorb and contain the electrolyte. No silica gels or any other contaminants are used.
- Heavy Duty Grids: VMAX heavy duty lead tin alloys provide an extra margin of performance and service life in either float or cyclic applications, even after repeated over discharges.
- Maintenance Free Operation: There is no need to check specific gravity of the electrolyte or add water to VMAX tanks during float service life. In fact, there is no provision for this type of maintenance.
- Visit Manufacturer's web site for further info vmaxtanks.com