Well submersible motor for electric drive

Discussion in 'Electric Propulsion' started by valery gaulin, Apr 23, 2018.

  1. valery gaulin
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  2. baeckmo
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    baeckmo Hydrodynamics

    Note that they are 2-pole motors, ie running at ~2900 rpm (50 Hz). Shaft rpms too high for direct drive propeller in the bigger power range, but ok for less than 10 Hp.
     
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    In the manual they talk about 4 poles but youbare right at work we only get 2 poles.

    2 poles 3450 rpm on 60hz
    4 poles 1800 rpm on 60hz

    Maybe I should call Grundfos to ask if they have 4 poles motor available.
     
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    Besides adapting a propeller, you will need to supply it with 3 phase 220 or 440 Volts. High voltage in a wet environment is something you need to design and maintain very carefully.
     
  5. valery gaulin
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    Hi gonzo,

    You are 100% right and this is pretty much true for most system on a boat.

    Elco motor I believe use high voltage 3 phase AC motor.

    My question is more to know if anybody tried it. It just seams that pretty much everything was tried, therefore there might be someone that tried it.
     

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    Maybe also ask if they also have submersible DC motors . . ?

    Good luck !
     
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