POD 600

POD 600 Hydrogenerator

  • The hydrogenerator POD 600 is THE innovating solution for sailing boats unable to fastened an hydrogenerator on their transom for technical, mechanical and aesthetic reasons.

    Tested since 2014 by a few privileged sailors, this version has been able to demonstrate those useful advantages :

    • invisible
    • no complicated handling up and down
    • easy start-up
    • electrical output is the same compared to classic models

    The hydrogenerator POD600 is delivered with a 100 mm aluminium leg; it will find its place under the hull of the boat to insure an on-board electrical output with the utmost secrecy.

    • Reference : PK-POD-600

    Switching on with the ON/OFF button
    Ideal in original equipment
    Invisible
    Output: 120 W from 5 knots
    Quiet
    Two-years warranty

    Suggested retail price:
    3 737 €
    ( excl VAT)

     

  • Pack composition

    Hydrogenerator

    Nominal power 600 W

    Converter

    Max output power 600 W

    12 Vcc or 24 Vcc autodetected

    48 Vcc in option

    Input for solar panel 8-50 Vcc / 14 Amps

    Aluminium leg

    100 mm

    Propeller

    240 mm

    Other accessories supplied

    1 ON/OFF relay with swerved connection to the navigation desk

    1 bag with connectors

    2 pre-assembled plugs and their cables

    2 fastening rods

    2 rubber soles

    1 stainless steel back plate inside


    Technical characteristics

    Output at 5 knots

    10 Amps in 12 Vcc (120 W) with the 240 mm propeller

    Maximum using speed

    15 knots with the 240 mm propeller

    Compatible batteries

    Lead battery

    Lithium

    Other : contact us


    Dimensions and weight

    Hydrogenerator

    5 kg

    Converter

    1,5 kg

    Three-phases cable

    length 5 meters

    2 pre-assembled plugs with their cable

    1 meter length

  • Output power curves

    Watt

    Speed in knots


    Choosing The Propeller

    The propeller supplied in standard with the POD600 pack is the 240 mm model which allows to produce 8 Amps at 5 knots. It is the more “universal” model guaranteeing the energy self-sufficiency on most boats with a negligible drag.

    To produce at higher speed to minimize the drag effect, the 200 mm diameter is available as well as the 200 mm with manual variable pitch propeller.

  • General Questions

    From what speed can I use the Watt&Sea hydrogenerator ?
    What is the drag generated by the hydrogenerator ?
    How can I choose the hydrogenerator configuration adapted to my boat?
    What maintenance is recommended for my hydrogenerator ?
    When shall I schedule a revision ?
    I wish to buy a Watt&Sea hydrogenerator, where can I find a reseller ?
    How long to be delivered with my all brand new hydrogenerator ?

    Mechanical installation

    What strength is generated by the hydrogenerator while sailing ?
    Can I install my Watt&sea hydrogenerator by myself ?
    Can I paint the hydrogenerator same color of my boat ?
    Is there any fuse system if my hydrogenerator is subject to a collision with an UFO during navigation?
    The transom on my boat is not vertical, can I install an hydrogenerator ?
    Can I let the hydrogenerator down while reversing ?

    Eletrical Installation

    Do I have to put a fuse on the electrical installation of my hydrogenerator ?
    How much time will the Watt&Sea hydrogenerator take to fully load the batteries ?
    My cable from the hydrogenerator to the converter is longer than recommanded in the manual. What are the consequences ?
    What kind of solar panels can I connect to the Watt&Sea converter ?
    The cable wires going out from the hydrogenerator are not numbered. How can the order of the connection be right ?
    Can I connect a 12V battery and a 24V battery at the same time on the converter ?
    Can I use Lithium-Ion batteries with the Watt&Sea converter ?
    Is it possible to load several banks ?
    Can I stop the energy production without lifting the hydrogenerator up ?
    Can I use the Watt&Sea hydrogenerator simultaneously with the engine ? (engine alternator load at the same time with the hydrogenerator’s one)
    Can I let the hydrogenerator in the water when the batteries are fully loaded ?
    Does the hydrogenerator convert alternating current to direct current, to load the batteries ?
    Why should the converter be mounted vertically ?
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