Torqeedo and WhisperPower Develop New DC Generator
To extend the range of a yacht or ship equipped with a Torqeedo Deep Blue Hybrid electric propulsion system, Torqeedo have developed, in close collaboration with WhisperPower, a 25kW 350V DC variable-speed diesel generator, known as the Range Extender. The generator has been specifically designed for recreational and commercial applications as a backup battery charger for the Torqeedo BMW battery pack, which supplies the energy for the propulsion engines (from 60kW) and the on-board consumption.
This compact and silent generator is based on the Genverter principle that WhisperPower have established on the worldwide market. The basic principle of the Genverter is that the speed is adjusted to the desired or required power. The advanced power electronics are designed to ensure that the generator always operates at the most efficient speed so that fuel consumption, noise, vibration and exhaust emissions are minimised. The consumption is only 295g of fuel per kWh of electricity and the noise level of 54db at a distance of 7 metres is very low.