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Torqeedo Unveils New Tech for Electric Outboards

 

Torqeedo unveils new tech for electric outboards

by Ted Lund

 

Torqeedo — the world’s leading manufacturer of electric and hybrid power solutions for boating — has unveiled a new array of technology updates to its smaller horsepower motors for 2015.

Cruise Outboard

Cruise Outboard

Existing and new users can upgrade their motor’s display with TorqTrac, Torqeedo’s new app. It provides easy-to-read battery status, current speed and power use, and remaining range on the display of a tablet or smartphone. Working with google maps, the remaining range is also presented clearly on a map. Features such as waypoints and the exact calculation of arrival times ensure boaters always have enough power to complete their trip. TorqTrac is available for IOS and Android devices, and connects to Travel 503 and1003, Cruise 2.0 and 4.0 and Ultralight 403 motors via Bluetooth with an optional adapter.

The new generation of Cruise outboard motor is now even more suited to the extreme conditions of commercial use and has greater resistance to impact damage thanks to a new solid, hard-anodized aluminum housing and aluminum-reinforced fin. Galvanic corrosion protection is built-in and the new, tougher housing means improved support for the propeller shaft and less chance of fishing line damage. This makes the outboard even more attractive for boats up to 4 tons that are in regular operation.

Charging has also taken some giant leaps and bounds. Torqeedo’s best-seller for tenders, dinghies and sailboats up to 1.5 tons — the Travel — has now been equipped with a USB adapter on the battery, allowing the owner to charge smartphones, digital cameras or other gear while underway. Charging times have been cut dramatically: from nine hours to three for the Travel 503 – and the Travel 1003 now needs just five hours to fully recharge its battery, down from 15 hours.

Torqeedo’s new Sunfold 37 solar charger can be attached to the Travel and is lighter, smaller and easier to handle than the previous solar charger, folding down to just 12” x 12” x 1”. The mono-crystalline high-performance solar cells with 37 W nominal output power can not only supply power to the Travel’s battery but to all other 12-volt electric devices.

To learn more about Torqeedo’s innovative line of marine power solutions, visit www.torqeedo.com.

 

Original Source; Sportsmans Lifestyle

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