MOLABO produces the world’s first electric drives that can deliver high power at safe-to-touch voltages of 48 V.
In low power electric marine applications up to 15 kW, 48 V are very common. Beyond this range high-voltage (HV) systems with up to 800 V are the only option so far. However, HV is not desirable, especially for water applications.
The new electric drive ISCAD V50 produces a peak power of 80 kW and a nominal power of 50 kW at safe-to-touch voltages of 48 V. Installed in a 7.1 m boat weighing 1 t, ISCAD V50 accelerates the boat to a speed of 28 knots.
A low-voltage system has a decisive advantage compared to a HV system: contact is possible without risk. Due to the low voltage the electric drive ISCAD V50 can be installed and maintained by virtually everyone, without special HV certification. Contact with a HV system, on the other hand, can be harmful without appropriate safety precautions.
The drive is certified according to the IP67 sports boat directive and thanks to a specially reinforced end shield, the motor can be mounted both vertically and horizontally. It is therefore suitable for the electrification of saildrives, outboard boat motors, shaft drives and sterndrives. With a modular and customisable drive solution MOLABO sells not only the drive with integrated controller but also a kit with everything needed for an efficient and reliable propulsion of electric boats. ISCAD V50 combines controller and motor in a single unit. With a length of only 265.5 mm and a diameter of 254 mm it is very compact and can be easily integrated in your marine application.