DC - driven thrusters typically have an ON - OFF functionality that offers no variability. The solution is the Side Power DC Power Controller (PPC), which allows proportional speed control of a DC electric thruster.
This added controllability of the unit gives you even more precise control over your boat in all conditions.
YOU CAN BUY BOTH A COMPLETE SYSTEM WITH PROPORTIONAL CONTROL (NEW THRUSTER WITH ALL THE ACCESSORIES NEEDED), BUT YOU CAN ALSO UPGRADE AN EXISTING SYSTEM.
Initially, the SE models alone were the basis of the PRO bow and stern thrusters. Meanwhile, the SR models (retractable thrusters) and the SX stern thrusters can also be equipped with the proportional control.
Basically, such a system consists of the following components:
· Thruster unit with DC motor
· Power electronics and
· Proportional control unit(s)
The S-Link system connects all components.
Even other brand bow and stern thrusters can be retrofitted with a side-power proportional control.
To upgrade a current Side-Power thruster to proportional control, you require:
- a PPC unit
- an upgrade kit with the cables and thermal sensor (included)
- an S-Link PJC control panel
- and the Side-Power S-Link system as such for control
PPC520: for thrusters up to 500A
PPC820: for thrusters from 500A to 1000A