The 48 V Parallel Hybrid is ideal for cruising or manoeuvring (especially at low speeds) when a traditional ship’s main engine is installed.
The drive engine is mounted parallel to the existing shaft. Minimal modification to the shaft may be required to attach the pulley/drive belt. By simply pressing the REGEN button, the battery bank can be recharged when the main engine is running.
This system is for ships with a traditional combustion engine/gear.
The EasyBox electric drive system from Fischer Panda is the heart of the Whisperprop Basic System. It contains motor control, main fuses, battery charger and all the connections for the panel, joystick (throttle) and battery bank. The system is extremely easy to install! AGM or Lithium battery banks can be used with an Easybox system.
Fischer Panda offers the electric motors as parallel hybrid versions. These are suited for operation as auxiliary drives. Electromagnetic coupling is available. They are easy to install, economical, and very quiet. They can often be operated on protected waters where the operation of a combustion engine is prohibited. Sailing yachts with a fixed propeller can let the propeller rotate (drag) to recharge the batteries.