24 V question


DTG's picture

By DTG - Posted on 08 January 2009

Is 8 guage wires enough for 24v tm? I know manuf. say 6 gauge but they cover their self.

wingman's picture

24 is going to pull less current than 12 to do the same work. I would try it and see how it works. Probably work fine, might lower your performance in the higher ranges a little.

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Longhunter's picture

I would re-wire with 6 gauge. Might safe a fishing trip down the road... But I usually over engineer.

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Just about talked myself into a 70lbthrust MK -#1-$300 cheaper, #2 we are ok now with 55 just want var. speed.

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DTG's picture

Minn Kota Maxxum 80lb,we have 19' boat so pull prob. about 17-18'

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Ray's picture

I agree with Charlie. I am running a 24v Motorguide on 8 gauge but my motor is a little less thrust so try it. I would also make sure you have an in line fuse of the size recommended by Minn Kota.

Ray

Charlie's picture

If you have 8 guage wire in your boat I would try it. Run the motor for a short time and feel the wires and see if they are getting warm, if so change to 6 guage. If the wires stay cool it should be fine. But if you are wiring new go ahead and put in 6 guage wire. The smaller the number the bigger the wire.

Charlie
Honey Hole Guide Service

crappy1's picture

I dont think so if the manuf says 8 guage I would use it. I got 6 gauge on a 12v and it gets warm. It is just on a 10' jon-boat

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