Imagine being excited to go fishing, and getting disappointed and frustrated because your boat keeps stopping and it won’t go any faster. When you’re out in the water, the last thing you want to experience is to worry about how much power is left for your boat to run and take you back to shore. You can avoid those issues with the right trolling motor battery, such as a deep cycle Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4). Whether you are a casual or a serious angler or fisherman, it’s the battery that can let you enjoy the activity all day. Here are more benefits of using trolling motor batteries:
Boost your speed
Less weight means more power, and because lithium batteries are up to 70 percent lighter than lead acid ones, they are likely to help reduce your boat’s load. That means your boat could go a bit faster at up to 2 to 3 mph and possibly more. A lighter boat also means that it can sit higher in a water column, so you can reach shallow and hard-to-reach places. Moreover, you only need one LiFePO4 trolling motor battery to keep your boat running, unlike when you get three lead-acid batteries with an on-board charger.
More hours on the water
You don’t have to worry about spending just half a day or less out in the water with a lithium trolling motor battery. No need to cancel fishing either. A deep cycle marine battery can be charged in a few hours, and it can be used even when partially charged without compromising on its performance. You can fish all day, too, as the battery has 25 to 50 percent more capacity than lead acid counterparts. That means two times as many hours of power. High-quality lithium batteries have a built-in LED charge indicator that lets you monitor the amount of charge that’s left, so you can avoid the guesswork.
Save money in the long run
The initial cost of deep cycle lithium trolling motor battery may be higher than lead acid’s, but it will be worth all your money in the long run. That’s because of their reliability, longer life, higher capacity, and safety features.