Recommended Batteries for the NK-180S
Battery Options for the NK-180S
At Newport Vessels, we realize that not everyone can pay the price of a used economy car to outfit their fishing kayak. That is why the NK-180S kayak motor was designed to bring a high quality brushless motor to the kayak fishing world at an affordable price. The NK-180 is capable of delivering excellent performance with several different battery options, intended to fit any budget.
First it can use an inexpensive 24V lead acid deep cycle battery system, a lithium 24V deep cycle battery, or a higher voltage 25.9V Lithium battery.
Lead Acid or AGM Deep Cycle Batteries
The most affordable battery solution for the NK-180S is achieved by combining two 12v lead acid deep cycle batteries to create a 24v system. Using two 35ah lead acid batteries will give you more than 1 hour of run time at full throttle, for around $125.
Lithium 24V Deep Cycle System
The second option for powering your NK-180S is to use a 24V lithium deep cycle battery, or two 12V lithium batteries connected in series. If connecting 2 x 12V lithium batteries in series, we recommend LiFePO4 specifically. If you are pairing a 25.9V lithium battery with the motor, you can use either a LiFePO4 or NCM style. These batteries are much more expensive than an AGM or lead acid, but provide a high quality power source in a small lightweight package.