PowerDrive Features, Specifications, and Manuals (2023-present)

Reliable. Capable. And fully able to handle anything a day of fishing brings. PowerDrive™ shows up to the launch ramp every day with big-time technology, trusted power and easy operation. And with a mount that's tough, sleek and built to take a beating, it's going to keep showing up day after day.

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Features

  • Deploy-Assist Lever
    Get in and out of the water easily. Just depress the lever to deploy your trolling motor and when it's time to move, it stows easily and securely.
  • Side-To-Side/Electric Foot Pedal
    Control speed, steering, and momentary and constant on/off with the PowerDrive foot pedal, which is waterproof and features an 18' cord.
    *Note: Models with a foot pedal do not include Advanced GPS Navigation and are not able to upgrade to Advanced GPS Navigation.
  • Advanced GPS Trolling System
    The most-trusted navigation system in fishing. PowerDrive uses GPS to control your trolling motor with unrivaled features that keep you on the fish. Set Spot-Locks, control speed and steering, and more. Minn Kota makes boat positioning and control automatic, and you can take command from PowerDrive's simple and straight-forward micro remote. *Note: the foot pedal is not included with Advanced GPS models.
  • Built-In Dual Spectrum Chirp Sonar
    Keeps your transducer and wiring completely concealed and protected running everything through the trolling motor's shaft. By covering a wide range of frequencies, Humminbird®'s CHIRP produces more accurate, more detailed returns of fish, structure and the bottom than traditional sonar. *Note: DSC is not offered on all PowerDrive motors.
  • Push-to-Test Battery Meter
    Press a button to get an instant "stage of charge" reading.
  • Indestructible Composite Shaft — Guaranteed for Life
    At the core of your Minn Kota trolling motor is an indestructible composite shaft. It's a Minn Kota exclusive, and we guarantee it for life.
  • Digital Maximizer
    Provides up to 5 times longer run time on a single battery charge. These variable speed trolling motors let you dial in your exact speed, and they deliver only as much power as you need, helping to conserve your battery for a full day of fishing.
  • Power Prop
    Delivers extra power to push through any fishing scenario and excels in open water.
  • Indestructible Composite Shaft - Guaranteed for Life
    At the core of your Minn Kota trolling motor is an indestructible composite shaft. It's a Minn Kota exclusive, and we guarantee it for life.
  • Mobile App Compatibility (Advanced GPS only)
    Control Advanced GPS directly from your Apple® or Android™ device with our mobile app. You get quick command of speed, steering, Spot-Lock and Advanced AutoPilot — plus the ability to update Advanced GPS software.
  • Cool, Quiet Power
    Every Minn Kota lower unit runs cool to extend trolling motor life, and stays quiet.

Specifications

  • Available Thrust and Voltage Options
    The PowerDrive is available in 45 lbs, 55 lbs, and 70 lbs of thrust. The 45 lb and 55 lb thrust motors are 12 volts. The 70 lbs thrust motors are 24 volts. The PowerDrive is not available in 36 volts.
  • Available Shaft Lengths
    The PowerDrive is available in shaft lengths of 48", 54", and 60". The shaft on the PowerDrive cannot be lengthened as it would be cost prohibitive. The shaft can be shortened. If the shaft is shortened at an Authorized Service Center, it will not void your warranty. If the shaft is shortened outside of an Authorized Service Center, the warranty will be voided.
  • Motor Control Options
    The PowerDrive is controlled with either a foot pedal or a handheld remote. If the motor has Advanced GPS installed, it is not able to use a foot pedal and will only operate with the Advanced GPS remote.
  • Mounting Holes
    All PowerDrives have the same mounting hole patterns as our electric-steer motors for easy interchangeability between cable-steer trolling motors.
  • Shipping Weight
    The weight of the PowerDrive can vary based on the shaft length, thrust, and if the motor is hand or foot controlled. The shipping weights are listed below.

PowerDrive (brushed motor)

Item Number Control Option Thrust Sonar Shaft Length Shipping Weight
1358441 Foot Pedal 45 lbs. No Sonar 48" shaft 43 lbs.
1358453 Foot Pedal 55 lbs. No Sonar 54" shaft 44 lbs.
1358450 Foot Pedal 55 lbs. DSC 54" shaft 44 lbs.
1358451 Advanced GPS Micro Remote 55 lbs. No Sonar 54" shaft 44 lbs.
1358452 Advanced GPS Micro Remote 55 lbs. DSC 54" shaft 44 lbs.
1358473 Foot Pedal 70 lbs. No Sonar 60" shaft 46 lbs.
1358470 Foot Pedal 70 lbs. DSC 60" shaft 46 lbs.
1358471 Advanced GPS Micro Remote 70 lbs. No Sonar 54" shaft 45 lbs.
1358472 Advanced GPS Micro Remote 70 lbs. DSC 60" shaft 46 lbs.

Riptide PowerDrive (brushed motor)

Item Number Control Option Thrust Shaft Length Shipping Weight
1363575 Advanced GPS Micro Remote 55 lbs. 54" shaft 44 lbs.
1363576 Advanced GPS Wireless Remote 55 lbs. 54" shaft 44 lbs.
1363585 Advanced GPS Micro Remote 70 lbs. 54" shaft 45 lbs.
1363586 Advanced GPS Wireless Remote 70 lbs. 54" shaft 45 lbs.

Manuals

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