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Advantages of Electric Outboard Engine

There are many types of power boats based on their engine type. Diesel engines, gasoline engines, electric motors and wind sail; all these can conveniently be used to power a boat. However, electric outboard engine stand out as the preferred means of powering boats today due to their zero-emission and low-noise performance. This in turn makes them popular and desirable.

More and more construction sites are focusing on the electric and on solutions based on this. Depending on this, lets look at some of the advantages of this Electric Outboard engine:

List of advantages of Outboard Motors

1. More charging sources

Electricity, sun, water, wind, fuel cells, generators … The internal combustion engine has only one usable fuel.

When it comes to source of power and recharging, the electric outboard engine boats use a battery system that can easily be recharged and recycled. In addition, the motor system has an alternator that automatically recharges the battery when the motor is operating to keep providing power during use, and also to keep the batteries fully-charged all the time. You can also recharge the batteries at the dock area. There are usually terminals for charging batteries of different voltage and ampere ratings.

2. Sufficient range

The 300 nautical miles guaranteed today already meet the typical use of motor boats.

3. No limits

They have no prohibitions on navigation in areas prohibited to internal combustion engines, such as marine protected areas. Solar-powered boats, such as the Silent Yachts catamarans, have an almost infinite range.

4. Thin batteries

Slim accumulators, developed by some companies and derived from the automotive industry, can be placed at the bottom of the hull in strategic positions to balance the boat and offer great power in small spaces.

5. Infrastructure already present on the quay

The boats already have their own recharging stations, in every marina: the electricity stations in every marina. They should be upgraded to reduce charging times.

6. Silence

Go out on a powerboat in silence, like sailing boats, and without the noise of engines is a priceless advantage that must be tried at least once in your life.  Electric motor boats run quietly, as opposed to their diesel and gasoline counterparts that produce a lot of noise when in use. This is the fact that Electric outboard motors do not have a combustion system, the sound they produce is from the rotating rotor, which is not noisy at all. It is because of the silent operation that passengers are able to enjoy their conversations as normal during trips. electric motor boats run quietly, as opposed to their diesel and gasoline counterparts that produce a lot of noise when in use. Since the electric motors don’t have a combustion system, the only sound they produce is from a rotating rotor, which is not noisy at all. It is because of the silent operation that passengers are able to enjoy their conversations as normal during trips.

7. Zero impact

Ground power plants are subject to much stricter environmental controls than diesel or outboard marine engines. With the purchase of green electricity, it is possible to operate electric boats using sustainable or renewable energy. Electric motors don’t produce exhaust emissions. They are therefore considered green and are safe for the environment.

8. Flexible and adaptable

Some solar or photovoltaic panels are suitable for slightly curved surfaces and can be ordered in unusual shapes and sizes to be integrated harmoniously into the project.

9. Less weight, more space

Even the heaviest and bulky batteries (the traditional lead- acid batteries) are no more burdensome on the displacement of the diesel engine, the tanks and the accessories they can replace.

10. Without transmission

Electric motors can prevent transmission and connecting gears to transfer engine power to the propeller. Placing engine and propeller in a pod that also serves to maneuver being able to rotate on its own axis. All they require is lubrication of moving parts, which needs only to be done in monthly intervals. They do not have to undergo the complex procedures of winterization and de-winterization, making them much easier to operate and maintain. Furthermore, they have fewer moving parts, which make them easy to maintain by using ordinary tools that the owner can conveniently get.

11. Inboard or outboard?

The choice for the owner is identical to that of traditional engines. As for power, outboards reach 30HP (22 kW) while inboards can deliver up to 100HP (74kW).

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