AC vs. DC Electric Motors
Not all electric drives are created equal Elco has developed a new more efficient series of marine propulsion systems based upon the use of super reliable AC induction motors. What follows is a basic comparison of the Elco AC drive versus a typical DC drive.
The AC motor has unequaled reliability, simplicity of design, efficiency and ultimately lower cost.
The efficiency of the Elco AC Drive is 85-92%, which is over 30% more efficient than a DC motor and over 40-50% more efficient than a combustion engine. You really have to experience it to believe it; schedule a demo today.
The Elco AC motor is rated for up to 50,000 hours. With only one moving part, there isn’t much that can go wrong and the three phase motor requires virtually zero maintenance.
AC & DC Motors Explained
Elco Chief Engineer Joe Fleming explains the Elco AC three phase motor and how it differs from a DC motor.
NOT ALL ELECTRIC DRIVES ARE CREATED EQUAL
|Direct drive motor||Yes||No|
|Efficiency||85% to 92%||55% to 60%|
|Periodic maintenance||50,000 hours||2,000 hours|
|Only one moving part||Yes||No|
|Integrated motor & controls||Yes||No|
|Plug & Play||Yes||No|
|Water proof to IP-65||Yes||No|
|Cast Aluminum mount & enclosure||Yes||No|
ELCO MOTORS ARE PROUDLY HAND-MADE IN THE USA