- Dec 22, 2009
Anyone have experience of torqeedo lithium electric outboards? What’s your thoughts?!
Our forum member, Scobo made his own Li-ion pack for running his Minn Kota. Excellent job he did too...I did see a You tube from a guy who had built his own power pack from 12v lithium packs connected in Parallel( I think?) and fitted in a water tight case,may be worth chasing up?
I have just heard, and it isn't in the press yet, that Selva - who actually make the legs for Torqueedo on a contract manufacturing deal, have just done a deal with a Korean company and they will be doing their own, complete, electric outboard - the deal has only just been signed, so production schedule and when the first outboards will become available I have no idea. I expect there will be an announcement at Southampton Boat Show. One thing is for certain, having spoken to Carlo Selva about it, is their props will be easily replacable! If you can hang fire a bit and make do this season, buy a used Minn Kota or Yamaha electric outboard and run it on a gel battery while the Li outboards are perfected.Thanks for that Tailingloop, more research needed!
That is the old 2.5hp - the new 2.5hp is called the Guppy, not yet available and will take over from the Seahorse. My pictures (first press pictures worldwide!) are still in my camera - Selva shipped a pre-production engine over for me to test last week. It is the most powerful, lightest, and biggest capacity, 2.5hp on the market. Now, the cynics will be saying a 2.5hp produces 2.5hp...not so! It is a 'nominal figure' but of those available, even if they all have 2.5 horses, the Selva seems to have cart horses, rather than polo ponies!Is the 2.5 Selva petrol or leccy. ??(found out Petrol)
PS interesting read.''http://www.ybw.com/forums/showthread.php?372041-Selva-2-5hp-Seahorse/page2&''