You can trust Riptide® SP to handle anything and reliably deliver you to your next trophy fish – because when you’re on the water, your trolling motor is the last thing you should worry about. SP is saltwater engineered and tested to put more power and greater control at your fingertips, making trolling motor worries a distant memory.
CHOOSE THE BATTERY FOR YOUR ENGINE
1 - DO NOT USE YOUR CAR BATTERY, use deep cycle batteries, preferably of AGM technology.
2 - Calculate the amps consumed by your engine:
Thrust (lb) / Engine Voltage x 12 = Amps consuming
For example, an engine of 55lb:
55lb / 12V x 12 = 55 Amps
55lb / 24V x 12 = 27.5 Amps
55lb / 36V x 12 = 18.3 Amps
3 - Calculate the Amps per hour and select the battery depending on the number of continuous hours of autonomy development.
Battery required = (consumption in Amps) x (% power) x (operating hours) x 1.3
For example, we will use the previous engine at 75% power and want to use about 3 hours:
55A x 0.75 x 3 hours x 1.3 = 160.88 Ah
You can see our battery catalogue HERE
CHOOSE THE BATTERY CHARGER
1 - Do not use "cheap" constant voltage chargers. Use an automatic digital 3-stage charger
2 - Determine how many batteries you want to load at a time
3 - Add the Amp Hour (Ah) of all batteries to be charged at a time
4 - Select the appropriate charger
1 battery of 100Ah (C20H): Need charger of 12V with one output and capacity of 100Ah
2 batteries of 132Ah (C20H) each and connected in parallel: You need a 12V charger with two outputs and a 260Ah capacity.
3 batteries of 86Ah (C20H) each and connected in series: You can use a 12V charger with two outputs and a 172 Ah or 24V with one or more outputs and 182Ah
You can see our charger catalogue HERE
Choose your motor and battery: