The silence of a propulsion system is a skipper’s dream. Quietly maneuvering through a harbor or motor-sailing on low-wind days to you can create your own apparent wind.
Hybrid or Electric systems as an eco-friendly power & propulsion system option for sailboats. An electric propulsion system also offers power solutions for converting away from diesel engines. The propulsion systems are designed to operate at 48 volts for safety and ease of repair.
Advantages of Electric propulsion systems
Removing the diesel engine, fuel tanks, and exhaust system, cleaning up greasy, smelly engine compartments, and freeing up both weight and space below deck.
The electric propulsion systems are selected and configured to achieve maximum efficiency taking into consideration sailboat beam and displacement, sailboat length as well as sailboat weight. Range, beyond battery capacity, is extended through hydro generation while sailing low knots. This can be complemented with either a portable AC-DC generator for larger sailboats or long-distance cruising.
How It Is Works?
Batteries: The Propulsion system installed using 48-volt batteries and the most advanced Lithium Iron Phosphate battery technology for safe operation. Compliant with standards UN38.3 and IEC62281
Generator (optional): Generators can be used as a backup power source. DC generators can be properly integrated into the propulsion system for charging when battery pack charge drop below critical levels.
Solar Panels (optional): External solar panels can be integrated into the propulsion system and keep system powered up as an energy source.
The Battery Management System: The Battery Management System (BMS) is an electronic system that manages rechargeable batteries, such as by managing charge level; it prevents the battery from over-charging or from excessive discharge. Battery cell temperature are also monitored. The BMS will switch off all charging sources and loads from the batteries if an anomalous condition occurs.
DC Bus Bar: Used to connect batteries and all other components to the electric distribution system.
House Battery: The system and other sailboat gears such as lighting system, anchor winch… will power the House Battery (12V or 24V).
Main Switch: Controls all propulsion electric system power on/off.
Data Center: An important component of the system is the CCGX display that continuously gathers data from all the system components responds to user commands, determines what indications to display, logs key performance data for upload to a server via the internet and stores the data on a server via an internet connection, should any need for remote analysis arise. This data can then be analyzed remotely when necessary.
Charger & Inventer: The system is fully compatible with major charger/inverter components; system integration & optimization is an important part of the propulsion system installation.
DC Converter: Converts 48 VDC to 12/24 VDC, charges the house battery.
Display: Easy system management monitors battery level, power use, RPMs, and remaining operating time. One-touch access to hydro regeneration.
Motor Controller: Controls the motor operation, inverts DC to 3-phase AC for a motor energy source.
Sail Drive & Motor: Sail drive motors are available in 6kW, 8kW, 10kW, and 15kW powers.
Propulsion Control Lever: Ergonomically designed control lever for managing to power for maneuvering preciously.