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Is it ok to run a 24 volt trolling motor on a 12 volt battery to test the motor to see if it actuall

Discussion in 'General Electronics' started by SDNomad, Oct 7, 2003.

  1. SDNomad

    SDNomad Guest

    Would it cause any harm to connect a 24 volt motor to a 12 volt
    battery in order to see if the brushes and everything are ok? I know
    it will run slow but could it harm the motor in any way to try it for
    a few seconds?
     
  2. JeffM

    JeffM Guest

    try it for a few seconds?

    Overheating is the enemy. A few seconds won't hurt anything.
     
  3. Quack

    Quack Guest

    Overheating is the enemy. A few seconds won't hurt anything.

    I wouldnt have thaught underpowering an electric motor would overheat
    anything ? does it generate more heat than applying the full voltage ?
     
  4. N. Thornton

    N. Thornton Guest

    no worries
     
  5. Wade Hassler

    Wade Hassler Guest

    The motor will overheat quickly when it stalls.
    Two ways to achieve a stall are excessive load at normal voltage or
    normal load at low voltage.
     
  6. JeffM

    JeffM Guest

    The problem would come if the motor didn't have enough oomph to rotate.
    A motor which is mechanically stalled is the worst-case condition.
     
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