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|TRAVEL 503 COMPARES TO GAS
OUTBOARD TRUST 2 HP. AND THE 1003 COMPARES TO GAS OUTBOARD TRUST 4 HP.
Smarter, stronger, tougher: The perfect outboard for
tenders, dinghies and day sailers has become even better.
For many of our customers, the Travel
is the definitive Torqeedo outboard. While its
lightness, strength and efficiency were loved by all, we
were frequently asked to come up with a non-foldable,
more rugged version. This is what we have done. And
while we were at it, we have equipped it with more
power, even higher efficiency, more battery capacity,
and our onboard-computer including GPS and real-time
With the foldable and flexible CIGS
solar panel (available as an optional extra) you can
charge your Travel battery any time – even during
operation. If you charge your battery during operation
the real-time range calculation located in the tiller
will of course take that effect into consideration. The
panel weighs not more than 1.6 kg, unfolded it covers an
area of about 1 m².
If you are looking for a high-end
solution for small outboards that is even cheaper than a
regular gasoline outboard in the long run (taking into
account service/winterization cost) your search is over.
Which Travel motor for which boat?
The Travel 503 and 1003 models are both suitable for
inflatable's, small boats and sail boats. We
recommend the Travel 503 for sail boats up to a
weight of 750 kg, and the Travel 1003 up to a weight
of 1.5 tons. Both models consume the same level of
energy at the same speed. The stronger Travel 1003
has 30% higher battery capacity and therefore
superior range. Both models are available in long
and short shaft versions.
Battery charge time: The battery
recharge time from empty to full ranges between some
8 hours (Travel 503) and 10 hours (Travel 1003).
Lithium-manganese battery life expectancy: Charge
cycles are not the main factor affecting the service
life of the lithium-manganese battery. The battery
does not have a memory-effect. Generally, a loss of
capacity of 4% per year can be assumed. Ageing is
accelerated if the battery is exposed to high
temperatures for long periods and if it is stored
fully charged for long periods. Therefore, the
battery can be used in very hot conditions, but
should be removed from the sun and stored in a cool
place when not used. If it is stored for a longer
period of time, its charge status should be about
50%. If these instructions are followed, your
battery will have a life expectancy of some 6-10
Integrated battery specifications:
The batteries of the Travel motors have a capacity
of 300 Wh (Travel 503) and 400 Wh (Travel 1003). The
batteries are rated 10 Ah @ 29.6 V (Travel 503) and
13 Ah @ 29.6 V (Travel 1003).
Charging the Travel battery from solar
and from the on-board power supply: The
battery can be solar charged during use. It comes
with a charge connector that accepts the CIGS solar
charger (see Product ans Accessories page) or other
solar chargers with a voltage between 24 V and 60 V
and a charging current of 4 Amps max. To charge the
battery from an on-board power supply, you will need
an inverter that converts the on-board voltage to a
value between 100 and 240 V (standard power outlet
voltage, country-specific voltages may vary). The
charger provided in the supply package connects to
the inverter. High-efficiency inverters are
available on the market at very affordable prices.
Watertightness: All motor
components are watertight, protected against
Safety: The motor shuts off when
the magnetic key on the remote throttle control is
removed. Therefore, for safety reasons, the magnetic
key should be attached to the wrist or the life
WEIGHT ABOUT 29 LB. WITH BATTERY
NEW 503 2 HP AND 1003 4 HP WITH GPS.
WEIGH ABOUT 29 LB.
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on calculating the range of electric motors:
|The range and runtimes that can be achieved using electrical drives
with specific battery supplies are calculated in four steps as follows:
- Calculation of the existing battery capacity: To calculate this,
the power of the battery (in volts) is multiplied by the charge (in
ampere-hours). A 12 V battery with 100 Ah therefore has, e.g. a
capacity of 1,200 watt hours (Wh), while two batteries connected in
parallel with a total of 24 V and 75 Ah each have a capacity of
- Calculation of the required amount of energy: The input power
required by the motor is considered in the next step. The
BaseTravel 401 has, e.g. an input power of 400 watts. 400 Wh are
therefore required for one hour runtime at full power.
- Calculating the range: An initial range can be calculated taking
into account the speeds that can be achieved (compare the graphic
on Page 25). For example, on a dragon sailing boat the BaseTravel
401 reaches a speed of 3.5 knots (6.5 km/h). With one 12 V battery
at 100 Ah (resulting capacity of 1,200 Wh) it could therefore run in
theory for 3 hours at full speed and cover a distance of 10.5
nautical miles (19.5 km). The range calculation for a 1,200 Wh
lithium battery power supply would now be completed.
- Taking into account the lack of high-current resistance of lead
batteries: Lead batteries have a relatively low resistance to high
currents, i.e. their capacity drops significantly under their
nominal capacity as soon as a consumer tries to draw higher currents
from them. To calculate a realistic range, this effect must also be
part of the calculation. If the appropriate specifications on
high-current efficiency are not published in the data sheet of the
battery then the diagram on Page 9 may provide you with assistance.
To do this, the weight of the battery must first be determined, e.g.
the weight for the 12 V battery at 100 Ah in the example above may
be 90 lbs. If there is a power consumption of 400 W by the motor
then there would be a high-current load of 4.4 W per pound of
battery weight. The loss in effective capacity of the battery
resulting from this can be estimated from the graph and should be
less than 20% in the example, depending on the quality of the
battery. The range that could therefore be actually achieved would
then be approximately 8.4 nautical miles (15.6 km). Two rules can be
derived from this calculation: Firstly, especially motors with a
high input power require large lead battery banks to achieve
reasonable distances. Secondly, drives with bad efficiency waste
battery capacity in two ways: On the one hand, they do not
sufficiently convert the used energy into propulsive power. On the
other hand, they cause unnecessary high-current loads to the
battery, whereby less capacity is available to be used.
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||Long tiller handl, 23.5 inch.
long, suitable for use on Travel, BaseTravel and Cruise tiller
||Spare propeller Travel,
BaseTravel and Cruise models with tillers
||12'' x 10''
variable-pitch-variable-camber (VPVC) propeller, developed
especially for the torque characteristic and performance range
of Torqeedo-motors; made of high-impact resistant glass-fibre
reinforced PBT (polybutylene terephthalate), complete with nuts,
disc springs and shear pin
TORQEEDO TRAVEL ON A 12 FT. LOGOBOAT
NEW CONCEPT PONTOON
TRAVEL 503, 1 HP & TRAVEL 1003 IS A GREAT COMBINATION OF BOAT AND MOTOR.
THE TRAVEL 1003 IS 3 HP AND PROPELS THE LOGOBOAT 12 FT. NEW CONCEPT
PONTOON AT 7.2 MPH. ON SLOW SPEED FISHING IT WILL RUN 11 MILES ON
A CHARGE. WHEN EQUIPPED WITH 1 24 VOLT SOLAR PANEL YOU CAN KEEP FISHING
ALL DAY & MOST OF THE NIGHT.
45 DEGREE TURN LEFT
MOTOR STRAIGHT AHEAD
45 DEGREE TURN RIGHT
SEAT AND MOTOR COMBINATIONS ARE AVAILABLE FROM A INEXPENSIVE TILLER
STEERING MOTOR TO A PONTOON WITH STEERING HELM.
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