Intelligent Power Control
The Side Power unique thruster controller that intelligently protects the thruster from potential inherent problems in all high current applications as well as user faults. It includes several important safety features imperative in a product with such high power, run by DC electrics, as a thruster.
Provides delay between drive directions
Monitors solenoid functions to reduce the chance of solenoid lock-in
Will stop the thruster in case of a lockedin solenoid, without extra user action and even without controlling a main switch.
The new 5 blade special skew propellers are the result of over 2 years of development work and thousands of tests. They have been designed to reduce the noise level, while maintaining the exceptional efficiency of the old 4 blade Side-Power propellers. This goal was achieved, and we even chose to make them a little bit more aggressive on some models, increasing the thrust on some thrusters about 5%. Please see individual information on each new thruster for more details.
Noise reductions of up to 75% measured in controlled environments
The expected and tested normal noise reduction in average installations: 20-40%
Will be delivered on all Side-Power models except models with 300mm and 385mm tunnel diameter
Upgrade kits are available for most SP series thrusters with special adaptors
Sealed and lifetime lubricated gearleg
Sealed gearleg with long-life "mechanical" seal where highly polished ceramic and carbon surfaces form the only moving sealing surfaces, ensuring protection against damaging water intrusion into the gear leg. Pre-filled with special gear oil for lifetime lubrication.