THE FACTS ABOUT ELECTRIC POWER, BATTERIES AND PROPULSION
Today's electric motor technology has already moved from the open road to the open ocean.
INSTANT HIGH TORQUE
Electric motors are in constant ‘stand by’ mode; you can engage the control lever at any time for instant forward or reverse propulsion.
Electric motors achieve instant torque with Electromotive Force while internal combustion engines need to build RPMs gradually by increasing piston firing frequency.
For those interested in a hybrid solution, generators are a highly efficient way to extend range while at sea.
DC generators have the advantage of rapid recharging capability.
AC generators are, generally, smaller and even portable which means that the generator can be aboard only in situations where longer motoring might be required.
At sailing speeds over 6 knots Oceanvolt systems are able to generate significant power for recharging the battery bank by activating at the touch of a button.
Power regeneration increases exponentially with each additional knot of speed.
Battery recharging is accomplished with shore connection, hydro generation (an integrated part of all Oceanvolt systems) and/or solar panels.
In Hybrid solutions, a generator (either AC or DC) can be used to recharge batteries / extend motoring range.
Lithium Ion batteries are
superior to other battery storage technology; highest storage capacity, high effective current delivery, high charge capacity resiliency and wide temperature range performance.
Oceanvolt highly skilled technical team ensures proper installation and system-optimisation. Only the highest quality Li-Ion batteries are used - to ensure performance and safety.
It is essential that all system components are properly selected and installed.
Our team of highly skilled technicians ensure that all components are compatible
and that system management software is optimised.