Fischer Panda dual e-motor for electric drive systems

The design of the dual e-motor offers the skipper a high degree of redundancy and flexibility. One electric motor can be switched on or off depending on the individual power requirements.

e-motors in dual setup connected by drive pulley

To further enhance the redundancy within the system, the motors can be powered via separate battery banks as required. This is of interest for commercial applications.

Each electric drive motor is designed with two separate electric windings, each with its own control and throttle. The e-motors are connected by a drive belt.

Both e-motors are water-cooled. They can also be cooled with seawater using a heat exchanger.

The dual e-motors are mounted on a frame and connected via a pulley. The system’s other main electrical components and motor controller are housed within the Fischer Panda “EasyBox” unit which simplifies the installation. It is possible to control each winding individually using separate throttles.

Fischer Panda also has a wide range of single e-motors available as shaft motors and podded versions for installation as primary electric drive. Parallel hybrid versions are available for installation on the shaft of a main ship’s engine.

Fischer Panda recommends installing a electrical generator for charging the battery banks in the event that shore power is not available or solar/wind are not sufficient for charging. The generator can also enhance the system as a range extender.

View of dual e-motor showing individual coils within each motor housing