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Elco Motor Yachts Electric Marine Propulsion Motors
ELECTRIC OUTBOARD MOTOR: EP-30
COMPLETE 30HP ELECTRIC OUTBOARD BOAT MOTOR SYSTEM
Pure Electric Outboard Motors/
Electric Marine Propulsion Systems
The Elco EP-30 is the latest powerful electric marine
propulsion system from Elco - perfect for small speed boats,
sailboats, pontoon boats and small boats. Environmentally clean
and efficient marine propulsion. It is an easy refit or an even
easier option for new boats under construction - these electric
outboards are made to fit a standard 20 inch transom. Please
note that this 30 Horsepower electric outboard runs on a 96
Volt DC battery system.
of the Elco outboards run at 4,500-5,000 RPM with a 2-1 gear
reduction ratio (the EP50 can run up to 6,000 RPM). The lower
leg unit is a proprietary Elco part with a single gear in the
gearbox. Compareable gas outboards typically have several gears
in their gearbox so with just 1 gear the Elco is typically more
reliable. About the only part that can be sourced through a
Yamaha outboard parts center or dealer is the water pump's impeller.
If after several years of use and you ever find vibration occurring
and you are certain that you have never grounded the leg/ hit
it on a hard object, then the first thing that should be checked
is the leg's oil level. If that is OK, then the second thing
we should look at through a reputable marine mechanic is the
water pump's impeller. Water pump impellers do not last forever
and can be damaged quickly if the motor is run out of water
or if the water intake becomes blocked.
Elco outboard marine motors come ready to connect and run -
the leg is filled with gear oil and the motors have been pre-programmed
and test run at the factory for 1 hour.
Will, you be using the motor in salt water? If yes, we can supply
you with the optional salt water anode from Yamaha - part number
YAMAHA - BRACKET ANODE - 61N-45251-01-00. Cost is $38.90 CAD.
do I choose - Long Shaft or Short Shaft?
Take a tape measure and measure from the top of the transom
mounting plate that we will clamp the motor to and measure
down to the water line and add 1 inch or so.
the measurement is 17.5 inches choose the Short Shaft outboard
the measurement is 22.5 inches choose the Long Shaft outboard
& remote steering control/ tiller option available
Side mount, 7 pin cable for throttle/ direction
remote extension cables
8 foot lengths for $218.75 USD each
unit gear ratio
Short Shaft: 17.5"
short shaft (height, width, length)
43" x 11" x 18.5"
long shaft (height, width, length)
46" x 11" x 18.5"
Price with Tiller Control Option
- Long or Short Shaft
2 - Remote Steering or Tiller Steering.
Add $448.00 USD for basic remote
throttle lever option that mounts vertically beside the
3. Top-mount remote throttle.
Add $646.00 USD for the single top-mount throttle as shown
in the photo below. Dual top-mount throttle also available
for twin outboards/ twin inboards for $1,362.00 USD.
3. Lithium-ion Battery Packs/ Charging Equipment
Details (height, width, length)
EP30 Box size is 47.5" x 26.5" x 15.25"
and weight is 119 pounds.
Notes: The Elco outboard motors are made in the USA. However,
the outer shipping box and the base metal frame are made
in China. 2 or 3 motors can ship on 1 pallet.
Amp Blue Sea Class T fuse with fuse holder:
Add $142.49 CAD for the fuse holder plus shipping.
As there is a global shortage of Class T fuses please
Contact Us for
price and availability of the Class T fuse itself
that you need. Ships from Pinnacle Innovations in
is required and installs on the positive power cable
between the battery system and the Elco outboard
do not require our customers to buy this special
extra safe ABYC approved fuse assembly from Pinnacle.
It is available through Blue Sea Marine Dealers
and the part numbers are 5113 and 5007100.
Electric Hydraulic Model 40 Trim and Tilt 55-0040
is an optional part that many Elco outboard motor
opt for on the smaller motors when they operate
in shallow waters, frequently make beach landings
and/ or when they want to be easily able to lift
the motor out of the water.
addition, the Panther system can make installing
the Elco outboards easier on some larger boats that
may have a flat rear transom not necessarily designed
for outboard motors.
trim and tilt is designed specifically for the weekend
fisherman. The Model 40 is a heavy-duty, fabricated
aluminum bracket. Holds 2 and 4 stroke motors up
to 150 lbs. Its powerful electro-mechanical actuator
provides automatic trim and tilt with the push of
a button. Bracket comes with electrical relay and
2-button switch with a 12' power cord that connects
to a 12 Volt battery system.
needed, we can provide a Victron Energy Orion 48
Volt to 12 Volt DC converter at additional cost
so that you can power the Panther with the Elco
motor's 48 Volt DC battery system.
here for the Elco electric outboard motor instruction
Add $646.00 USD for the single top-mount throttle
as shown in the photo .
on running two Elco electric outboard marine motors?
Innovations about the Livorsi twin throttle
top-mount electric outboard motor throttle system.
throttle lever option that mounts vertically beside
the driver seat (can mount on either side of the
you need a "Series Battery Connection Harness"?
Pinnacle Innovations will be more than happy to
supply you with a high quality Custom Made Series
Battery Wiring Harness using Amercian made tinned
copper marine power cabling, tinned copper marine
cable ends with round eyelet holes, adhesive backed
heavy duty marine heat shrink tubing and the matching
Elco motor quick disconnector cable end.
also only use the much higher rated Class T fuse
sets made by Blue Sea Systems instead of ANL or
MEGA fuses (the ANL and MEGA Fuse holders are primarily
plastic, can overheat and come apart causing a dangerous
situation). We can also make the cables whatever
length that you may need and if you need the cables
to be longer than the standard 82" we can also
look at using larger diameter power cable.
for Both Elco Inboards and Outboards and This Kit
Ships from Pinnacle Innovations, Langley, BC, Canada.
"Base" Battery Wire Connection Harnesses:
from $199.00 USD plus the cost of the Class T fuse
Holder and Class T Fuse.
Supplied Quick Connection System:
Elco uses two fairly short piceces of 2 AWG
tinned copper marine power wire
about 8" long between the motor head
and the quick connector. On the EP14, EP20,
EP30 and EP50 motors, this quick connector
is rated for 350 Amps. The brand name is "Anen"
so make sure you use the matching brand/ size.
motor will ship with the one blue connector
and two short power cables attached to the
motor, plus a matching blue connector with
two tinned copper cable end lugs that you
can crimp to your power cabling.
some installations where cables need to be
longer than say 8 or 9 feet, we will use bigger
power cable up to possibly 2/0 AWG.
out a couple pictures to the right and feel
free to Contact
Us if you have any questions.
you need a high Voltage DC Disconnect Switch(s)?
to the ABYC Marine Electrical Code Book, the
answer is "YES". For all electric
propulsion maritime vessels it is required
to have a manual disconnect switch for the
motor/ battery system that can handle both
the Voltage of the Elco motor system as well
as the maximum Amperage of the Elco motor.
you would like, we can also supply you with
1 or 2 of the appropriate DC Disconnect Switches
to make your Elco motor system installation
complete and up to ABYC Standards. The actual
ABYC Code stipulates that we in fact should
have two DC disconnects - one for the main
positive and one for the main negative power
Volt Model: $260.00 USD
EP SERIES WARRANTY:
Limited Warranty, 2 years labour, 3 years parts
NOTE: Do not run the motor out
of the water - it will damage the water pump and void
Please note that the Elco motors as priced do
not include a battery system. Customers can
source their own deep cycle battery system or
we can offer a variety of battery systems:
batteries: lowest cost, heavy, bulky, require
maintenance, slow recharging, lowest life
expectancy/ cycle life (up to about 600 cycles
but usually start losing capacity after about
batteries: moderate cost, heavy, bulky, require
less maintenance, slow recharging, improved
life expectancy/ cycle life (up to 1,000 to
lithium-ion batteries: best overall
system with highest performance, next to zero
maintenance, lightweight, fast charging, compact
and exceptional life expecatncy - up to 5,800
cycles at 50% discharge rate. The only downside
is these batteries cost significantly more
than lead-acid batteries.
order for us to specify and quote a battery
system we ask that you provide us the following
how many hours per day do you want to be able
approximately what % of full throttle do you
expect to use on average?
is the weight and size of your boat?
are the physical dimensions of the battery area
that you have?
tell us about the electrical outlet(s) you have
access to to plug the battery charger into.
Example: 110 Volt AC outlet on a 15 Amp circuit
breaker 100 feet away from the boat.
let us know if you have any roof or deck space
available for possible rigid or semi-flexible
solar panels and the dimensions of such areas.
this information we can then calculate the Amp hours
of battery capacity required to give you the desired
running time before recharging. Depending on your
budget and other factors we can then quote you some
battery options. Please keep in mind that to be
able to run all day at a high percentage of throttle
may require a substantial battery bank. For many
small boats (under 25 feet) we can provide an economical
battery system that can provide a few hours enjoyment
but many small boats (such as a 10 foot tender boat)
may not have enough available space or carrying
capacity for a battery bank that can run the motor
more than 1 or 2 hours at high throttle.
applications that require longer running times the
most economical way to go may be what we call a
"hybrid-electric battery system" where
we can decrease the size and cost of the battery
system by adding a Polar Power DC diesel generator
or other type of generator.
- Elco Electric Outboard Motor Service
In the unlikely event that something goes wrong
with the Elco electric inboard or outboard marine
motor there are lights that flash on the electric
controller (located under the engine cover on the
top of the motor) and that tells us what is wrong.
It really depends on what the controller tells us
as to whether the motor can be repaired quickly
and easily locally or if it needs to go back to
Elco for repair.
In the rare event that your OUTBOARD motor is
causing vibration after being operated for a long
time (many, many outings or a period of years) the
first thing that we would want to check is the lower
leg's water pump impeller. Over long periods of
time (or if you run the motor out of the water)
the rubberized fins on the impeller can become damaged
or worn. For Elco EP30 and EP50 there should be
a direct Yamaha replacement kit - please contact
us if you think that you need this. This can be
serviced by a marine outboard mechanic.
the rare event that you strike the leg on a rock
or something hard and vibration results, then it
may be possible that the whole lower leg may need
replacing on the outboard motor. Not to worry though,
Elco has you covered with economical lower leg replacements
and the price for the lower leg on the EP14, EP20
and EP30 hp is $1,190.00 USD.
Inboard Motors: Please read the instruction
manual on the inboards (click on PDF link below).
We will help with a correct prop solution: we need
the boat specs and what the diameter of the prop
that the owner wants to use. It is very important
that the pitch is correct other wise the motor will
not function correctly - you can either go in over
Voltage or under Voltage and you will not get the
performance that you should from the motor and this
can cause problems. There is a procedure that is
in the manual for the inboards – you need to water
test and take down the speed you are going and the
rpms and the Amps the motor is pulling (all that
is displayed on the display that come with the unit
but you will have to use a hand held GPS to get
the speed data) at first low speed, then half throttle
and then full throttle. This will tells us if the
pitch is correct and you are getting full Horsepower
and reaching 1,500 RPM- 1,800 RPM is about the maximum
for the Elco EP Inboards.
advances in lithium-ion battery technology provided by Lithionics
Battery, we are now able to offer Complete Plug and Play
Marine Electric Propulsion Systems. When purchasing an Elco
E-Power System, you're not just receiving a motor, you're purchasing
all the essential components to power the vessel with electric
propulsion and we provide the Lithionics Battery lithium-ion
EP Electric Outboard Boat Motor Benefits
exhaust fumes produced
motor operation: Minimal noise pollution
with your choice of lithium-ion batteries
small carbon footprint if charged by the solar or wind power options
all day and charge the batteries overnight for just pennies
motor fits most standard transom mounts without modifications
need to winterize
reliability, go for long periods before scheduled maintenance
than twice the cruising range than an equivalent diesel engine
in a hybrid system
How long can I go without recharging?
There are various factors in determining how far you can go
before you need to recharge. Winds, tides, currents, weights,
propeller type, vessel speed and battery size are some examples.
With a generator on board running time can be extended or made
continuous. Below is a graphical representation comparing Diesel
fuel consumption for an Elco electric propulsion system using
lead-type batteries versus a diesel engine. NOTE: With Lithionics
Battery Lithium-ion batteries, the savings and ranges will be
1 Lithium Amp Hour = 3.5 AGM/ Lead Acid Amp Hours
for our 48 Volt Lithium ion Batteries
Us for Pricing on Large Scale Lithium-ion Battery
What size Elco Electric Marine
Outboard Boat Motor is right for my boat?
There is some overlap between motor and boat sizes so choosing
the right size motor for you and your vessel can sometimes require
some personal expertise to make the right choice. In selecting
the correct size electric motor, some general tips are - in areas
with strong tides and currents, choose the next larger size motor,
and the same goes for weight - if your boat is heavy for its length,
choose the next size up.
Motor Yacht has also developed a robust and easy motor coupling
system to allow for twin or triple motor installations. This can
be used when a vessel exceeds 85 feet or if you need a faster
cruising speed. Please contact us about the motor coupling
subject to change. Prices do not include freight/ freight
related charges or currency charges.
offered for Cash, Cheque or Debit Card purchases.
are for a complete Elco Electric Propulsion System including
throttle (speed controller), charger, switches, E-Gauge
prewired 15 foot wiring harness. Additional options such as E-Gauge
VII upgrade, motor couplers and lithium-ion batteries cost
Please feel free to Contact
Us about the great line of Elco Motor Yacht electric marine
propulsion systems. You can also email us directlyby email.
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