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Old 20-04-2013, 05:42   #16
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Re: Electric Connectivity Point Sealant.

@Kettlewell: According to Torqeedo it is "completely waterproof to IP 67". However history showed me those connections where not.

The power point is the only weak point that I found on these units the rest of the unit is all well sealed.

I also have the smaller t1003 unit that I keep on my dinghy it has a different setup but I can tell you from experience it is fully submersible without problems.

Now I am sure if the power connector was more like the one in the attachment here there wouldnt be a problem.

I could probably take the plastic cover thats sealed off bring it and have it redesigned and printed like on a 3D printer with a new layout for the power.
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Old 20-04-2013, 06:00   #17
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Re: Electric Connectivity Point Sealant.

It would seem that it would be a lot easier to make an electric outboard totally sealed and waterproof since there is no need to let air in like on a gasoline outboard. It's too bad they don't do that from the get go.

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Old 20-04-2013, 07:02   #18
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Re: Electric Connectivity Point Sealant.

Why not use a gasketed electrical box, with some Blue Sea "Cable Clam"s? Put a couple of terminal studs in the box, wire terminals on the cables, and use dielectric grease to protect the connections from humidity.

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