What happens if I connect a Lithium, Li-ion or similar battery to my on/off DC thruster?

What happens if I connect a Lithium, Li-ion or similar battery to my on/off DC thruster?

A Lithium or Li-ion battery may maintain a significantly higher voltage and higher current under load than a lead-acid, gel, or AGM battery.

This will provide significantly more power to the thruster motor and give some undesired side effects.

Side effects caused by a Lithium or Li-ion battery

  • The propeller will rotate significantly faster and with higher power than designed, increasing the risk of cavitation and following damages in the tunnel and on the thruster.
     
  • The thruster risks overheating and will have shorter run times. This can cause the thruster to stop in the middle of a maneuver.
     
  • Over time, the thruster may be damaged and you may have a reduced life expectancy.

Sleipner's PRO™ and eVision thruster series will not be impacted by Lithium, Li-ion, or similar battery times, providing a steady high voltage.

Disclaimer: Ensure battery/energy source is installed according to CE/ISO current rules and regulations and by licensed electricians.