The Travel 503 and 1003 models from the UK Service Centre for Torqeedo Motors with new updated battery technology for 2015 and now a lower price for 2016
From 2015, updated battery technology with allows the battery to be charged in half the time if using the new charger (included with engine)
Also now included is a new USB outlet which allows other items to be charged from the Torqeedo battery and a new 2 bladed propeller for better efficiency.
The new generation of Travel outboards: smarter, stronger and more rugged than before. The perfect outboard for tenders, sailing dinghies and day sailors has become even better.
No petrol, no oil, no mixing, smells or leaks. No pulling or choke decisions or fuel going stale. Just push the button, twist and go. Quiet and worry-free motoring with a constantly updating range display. Forward, reverse and safety lanyard on all models.
Battery charge time: Now reduced in 2015
The battery recharge time from empty to full ranges between some 5 hours (Travel 503) and 6 hours (Travel 1003). Comes complete with a new high output mains charger and lead. We also include a mains adaptor to suit UK plugs.
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 years.
Integrated battery specifications:
The battery of the Travel motors has a capacity of 320 Wh (Travel 503) and 532 Wh (Travel 1003). The batteries are rated 11 Ah @ 29.6 V (Travel 503) and 18 Ah @ 29.6 V (Travel 1003).
Charging from solar:
The battery can be solar-charged during use. It comes with a charge connector that accepts 12 V solar chargers with the power input of 4 Amps at maximum. See 1132-00
Charging from the onboard power supply:
To charge the battery from an onboard power supply, you will need a 12v Charger lead (available separately) See 1128-00
All motor components are watertight, protected against complete immersion. IP67 rated