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Author Topic: pwm on an electric motor  (Read 4355 times)

Offline vdubdipr

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pwm on an electric motor
« on: December 04, 2008, 01:20:40 AM »
lets say i have an electric motor that uses 60 amps at full throttle and for top rpm of course. if the motor is on full blast and i start pulsing the power with a pwm will this make my battery last longer? or just effectively make the battery act as the motor is on a lower setting on the original controller.


if this could work i could stay trolling for fishes longer!

Offline WilbyInebriated

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Re: pwm on an electric motor
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2008, 08:20:10 AM »
what kind of trolling motor is it?
minnkota uses pwm in their 'maximizer' series. they claim 5 times longer at low speeds or something like that if i recall.
go for it, and if it's a 12V consider running on 24V. this is done all the time and has a few advantages.

Walleye by the Hula-Poppers  play sample
(Lyrics by Richard A Lewis & Larry Hayes; Tune "Rawhide" by Dmitri Tiompkin.)

Trollin', trollin', trollin',
Trollin', trollin', trollin',
Trollin', trollin', trollin',
Trollin', trollin', trollin'. Walleye!

Trollin', trollin', trollin',
Lakes and streams are swollen,
Fingers nearly frozen. Walleye!

Through wind and rainy weather,
We're in this boat together,
Six packs, lures, and leeches by our side.

I've been drowning shiners,
Searching with depth finders,
Tryin' to get a big one on the line.

(Chorus:) Bait 'em up, cast 'em out,
Cast 'em out, bait 'em up,
Bait 'em up, cast 'em out. Walleye!
Gut 'em out, fry 'em up,
Fry 'em up, gut 'em out,
Gut 'em out, fry 'em up. Walleye!

Keep movin', movin', movin',
Though they're disapprovin',
We'll find out where they're schoolin'. Walleye!

My heart is contemplatin'
A big fish that's a-waitin',
Waitin' at the end of my line.

Don't try to understand 'em,
Just set the hook and land 'em.
Soon we'll be listenin' to 'em fry.

Bait 'em up, cast 'em out,
Cast 'em out, bait 'em up,
Bait 'em up, cast 'em out. Walleye!
Gut 'em out, fry 'em up,
Fry 'em up, gut 'em out,
Gut 'em out, fry 'em up. Walleye!

(Lead guitar solo)

Bait 'em up, cast 'em out,
Cast 'em out, bait 'em up,
Bait 'em up, cast 'em out. Walleye!
Gut 'em out, fry 'em up,
Fry 'em up, gut 'em out,
Gut 'em out, fry 'em up. Walleye!

Trollin', trollin', trollin',
Trollin', trollin', trollin',
Trollin', trollin', trollin',
Trollin', trollin', trollin'. Walleye!

Offline vdubdipr

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Re: pwm on an electric motor
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2008, 02:25:51 PM »
hey!  nice song... i sweat walleye fishing - also get some good brown trout and steelhead over here in milwaukee, its a minnkota powerdrive bowmount... 12 v  40 pound thrust. i actaully think i remember something about the new maxximizer now, i guess now i just need to order a pwm and figure out how to make my motor work on 24 v?  do you know how in the heck to do that?

Offline WilbyInebriated

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Re: pwm on an electric motor
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2008, 04:05:25 AM »
try here
good info, check out the Q/A at the bottom and check out the 4qd link lots of good info there too.
good luck with it and let us know how it works out.