Electric Outboard Boat Motor

Whether it’s on a river, a lake, or an ocean, spending time on a boat is a favorite pastime for many. Since oars and sails can only take you so far, motorboats have helped water enthusiasts reach their destinations faster and with less effort. As time has gone on, the technology behind motorboats has improved. Motors are designed to be more efficient, convenient, and sustainable than ever before.

One of E-Switch’s customers is a Washington state-based manufacturer of electric outboard motors and boats. Their electric outboard motor stands out because of a few key features. When you think of a motorboat, you might imagine a noisy motor. However, this company’s motor has been designed to run silently. In addition, the design of this motor ensures that there are no parts or fluids that need to be replaced, making maintenance easy. Finally, the motor helps to keep the water and air clean because it has no emissions.  

As part of the outboard motor’s custom cable assembly, the company needed a reliable anti-vandal switch for the battery charger’s power switch. They chose E-Switch’s PV7 series.

The PV7 series anti-vandal switches feature a long life expectancy and are rated IP65 making them good choice for this particular application. Their illumination LED color options include red, yellow, orange, blue, green, white, bi-colors, and RGB LED options, for an almost unlimited choice of illumination colors. The switch is available in dot or ring illumination with graphics options that include the power symbol etched or illuminated. The panel cutout size is 22mm. To learn more about the PV7, check out its datasheet and the specs below.

The PV7

PV7 Specs:

  • Rating: 2A 48VDC
  • Illumination Base Rating:
    • Red, Yellow, and Orange: 20mA 1.8V
    • Blue, Green, and White: 20mA 2.8V
  • Temperature: -20°C to 55°C
  • Mechanical Life: 1,000,000 Cycles
  • Electrical Life: 50,000 Cycles
  • Contact Resistance: 50mΩ Max.
  • Insulation Resistance: 1,000MΩ Min.
  • Dielectric Strength: 2,000VAC
  • Ingress Protection: IP65
  • Panel Cutout: 22mm Diameter

Looking for more sealed and illuminated anti-vandal switches? Here are some other options from E-Switch:

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