2013 Apr 12th
France, Paris: after 4 hours and 25 minutes Alastair Thomas from Arleigh International Ltd finished the Paris Marathon on April 7th 2013. He raised the amazing sum of £16,429.93 for B.eat and Children’s Hospice South West. As a proud sponsor of Alastair: thumbs up! Read full article
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This 155.6 ft Sailing Yacht, named Hyperion, is recently re-equipped with Victron Energy. The installation that was present consisted of 15 Victron chargers, 22 inverters and several Filax units. Because of the new and improved technology of the Victron equipment, 15 Victron 24/3000VA 70A MultiPlus units replaced the whole system. The MultiPlus is a powerful true sine wave inverter, a battery charger and a high-speed AC transfer switch in a single compact enclose. With the new equipment installed there is more space available and less energy loss.
Safe rooms on ships are increasingly being installed to protect the crew and ship against piracy. When attacked, the crew can retreat into the safe room and call for help. The room is armored against direct physical attack, to allow the crew to remain safe for a few hours, until help arrives. The safe room is equipped with a metal cabinet, containing a Phoenix charger, 2 GEL batteries and a BMV Battery Monitor from Victron Energy, providing electricity to the emergency phone and emergency lighting in the safe room.
The U.S. Navy will provide her new Riverine Command Boat, which has a top speed of 35 knots, with Multi inverter/chargers made by Victron Energy. The patrol is heavy-duty, and even when the boat hits the waves with full force the power supply must remain steady and function as though undisturbed. The boat will be conforms to the highest user requirements and safety standards. The Navy chose Victron units to ensure a steady and uninterrupted power supply during their sometimes spectacular patrol activities. The electronic system is designed by Brad Johnson, owner of Victron dealer Microtech Electronics.
This is the first of three new Pilot boats. The Pilot boats are built by Kvichak Marine Industries in Seattle, in close cooperation with the Dutch Pilots and members of the Dutch Pilot Support Services. The destination of these boats is Rotterdam. Each boat is equipped with a Quattro and two Phoenix Chargers 24/25 from Victron Energy. The Quattro is used as a UPS system for critical loads. In the future there is a chance for a total of twenty boats to be built.
Southern Wind Shipyard is one of the world’s leading producers of semi-custom sailing yachts. The company specializes in ships ranging from 72’ to 120’ and is headquartered in Cape Town, South Africa. This very luxurious yacht is equipped with a Victron system which provides the necessary power for its extended range of entertainment electronics and communication/navigation gear. The boat is fitted with air-conditioning, 2 fridges, a freezer, 2 freezer boxes, a wine cooler, an ice maker and a fridge bar.
Sunseeker International, UK’s leading production motor yacht builder, uses MultiPlus units both as a power source and UPS on the 82-94ft yacht model range. For quiet running periods at anchor the inverter supplies power for entertainment and refrigeration. The UPS function ensures that there is no power loss to essential onboard systems when transferring power from the generator to shore side supply. And when mains power is available the unit provides optimized battery charging. Any overload of the mains or generator will thus be prevented by using the additional power from the batteries. The UPS functionality allows a seamless and automatic transfer of power from mains to inverter supply.
Reputed independent UK boat builder Northshore Yachts Ltd has chosen to work with Victron Energy for their electrical systems. Northshore are builders of quality cruising yachts that include the Vancouver and Southerly range. They have a dedicated, growing customer base in all parts of the world. Why did Northshore choose Victron? Product quality, competitive pricing, worldwide service and the technical superiority of the product range are all factors that have influenced their decision.
Victron has provided an advanced DC-DC voltage converter for the E motion Hybrids propulsion system. A solar panel “up-converter” for the E motion system was also provided. This allows boats equipped with panels ranging from 12-48V to recharge the E motion 144 VDC battery pack from solar power. The centaur-based DC-DC converter for E motion Hybrids provides three separate, isolated, lower-voltage outputs for charging three lower-voltage battery banks simultaneously. Each output can carry full rated current.
In order to improve the accessibility and safety on the Frisian lakes, the Antonius hospital in Sneek has brought a water ambulance into action. The inventory is identical to that of a normal ambulance. In order to guarantee expeditious ambulance care on the water, the medical equipment depends on a reliable and constant power supply. The hospital is very pleased with the batteries and inverter which were made available by Victron Energy.
Sulis, a Friesian events promotion company, has made it possible to allow everyone to enjoy the water in style with new hospitality pontoons, the Wettertenten (‘Watercafés’). An energy generating set is positioned in the hold of the pontoons. The concept of an autonomous energy supply is a speciality of on-board energy experts Victron Energy. The on-board energy system, with several inverters, effortlessly selects the most efficient combination of available energy supplies: solar panels on the roof, a diesel generator in the hold, a shore side supply or a professional battery bank (24V 1500 Ah).
Two AC inputs with integrated transfer switch. The Quattro can be connected to two independent AC sources, for example shore-side power and a generator, or two generators. The Quattro will automatically connect to the active source.
All Quattro- and several Multi inverter/chargers now have two AC outputs. In addition to the standard no-break output, an auxiliary output is available which disconnects the connected load during battery operation. It is, for example, the perfect solution for preventing an electric water heater from discharging your battery.