To ensure compatibility and optimal performance with your Newport Trolling Motors and Electric Outboard Motors, we recommend the following batteries be used:
For Newport Trolling Motors: Newport Trolling motors have 12v and 24v applications. The 36lb, 40lb, 46lb, 55lb, and 62lb thrust motors are all 12v applications, while the 86lb thrust motor is our only 24v trolling motor option.
All Newport Trolling Motors require a Marine Deep-Cycle AGM, GEL, or Lead-Acid Battery. Automotive starting batteries do not provide a sufficient output of power for the trolling motor and can cause potential damage to the motor if used. All 12V applications will require 1x 12V battery connected to the motor, and all 24V applications require either 2x 12V batteries wired in series or 1x 24V lithium battery.
A 12V Deep Cycle or Marine Deep Cycle Battery (Lead-Acid, AGM, GEL) with a minimum of 50ah (amp-hours) rating is recommended for use with these trolling motors. Amp-hours will determine the run time of the motor. Anything less than 50ah will significantly decrease the runtime and performance of the trolling motor.
Lithium batteries can be used for both 12V and 24V applications on our trolling motors, however, we do not recommend this due to the incompatibility issue with lithium batteries and the LED meters on our trolling motors. For more information, see our article: Trolling Motors with Lithium Batteries.
For Newport Electric Outboard Motors: The NK180, NK300, and NT300 electric outboard motors are 24v (NK180) and 36v (NK300, NT300) systems. Newport Lithium Batteries are recommended to be used in these applications for optimal performance. These batteries are lightweight, extremely efficient, and are the best option to use with Newport Electric Outboards. You can find compatible Newport Lithium Batteries here.
ALL NEWPORT TROLLING MOTORS REQUIRE A MARINE DEEP-CYCLE LEAD ACID, AGM, OR GEL CORE BATTERY.
STARTING BATTERIES ARE NOT COMPATIBLE WITH NEWPORT TROLLING MOTORS. USING THESE BATTERIES CAN CAUSE DAMAGE TO THE MOTOR AND WILL VOID THE MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY.