The sailing speed reduction is roughly 0.2 knots during charging. This applies when the boat is moving at less than hull speed, and is dependent on many other factors such as boat size and speed.
Once hull speed is reached, the hydrogenerator's effect won't be noticeable. Also once the batteries are full or the generator cable has been disconnected the sailing speed reduction will be less than at full charging mode.
The hydrogenerator will not be affected and can be kept in the water while motoring. The charger will detect the higher voltage from the motor's generator, assuming they are connected to the same battery, and go into idle mode while motoring. Remoran Wave 3 will resume charging once sailing continues.
We want to ensure you receive the correct variant of Remoran Wave 3 for your boat.
We are currently offering two variants
The difference is that the 3-10 knots variant is slightly better at producing electricity at lower speeds. However the maximum speed of 12 knots may not be exceeded or the charger can be damaged. For boats that routinely reach or exceed 12 knots, the Protection Relay PR-01 should be fitted with the GS variant, or the faster GD variant should be used.
Actually all load-bearing mechanisms are made of metal. Some plastic-looking components such as the curved angle adjustment guide contain a strong integrated metal core. The only exception is the angle adjustment teeth of the curved angle guide, which are designed to be breakable in the event of collision with an unknown floating object, to protect the boat and other components.
For more details, please see the downloadable mechanical testing paper in our Downloads section:White Papers
No. The Remoran Charger 300W is a smart charger and uses algorithms optimized for Lead-Acid (incl. AGM) or Lithium batteries. The charger algorithm ensures your batteries will be optimally charged without any adverse effects. Once the battery is full, the charger will go into idle or floating mode.
No. The Wave 3 is intended to remain in the water during the trip, and can only be raised or lowered when the boat has stopped.
In normal day-to-day use there is no reason to lift the outboard unit from the water. For example:
We realize that many sailors nevertheless will prefer to be able to easily lift the outboard unit during sailing, and are getting ready to offer a solution in the near future. Meanwhile, custom mounting solutions can be constructed using for example standard sailboat rail components.
Our test and early production models did have noise problems and we have worked hard to reduce them. We have made mechanical improvements to the product and have been succesfull in reducing the noise.
Current models are extremely quiet, something we are very proud of and worked hard to achieve. Following the installation guide will further ensure quiet operation.
Since the experience can be highly subjective, we offer customers the option to return the product for a full refund.
There is a certain amount of flex when tightening the turbine and it is sometimes possible to overtighten it so it will almost touch the generator cap. To avoid overtightening make sure that the gap between the turbine and the generator housing remains 2-3mm wide once tightened.
Note: This ony happen when using a 30mm long turbine bolt shipped with early models. Currently Remoran Wave 3 ships with a 35mm long turbine bolt that does not have this problem.
Yes, correct airflow is important so landscape mounting with 20cm free space above is essential.
We recommend above waves mounting but it will handle occasional immersion too.
Yes the connector may be connected or disconnected at any time without problems, as long as the metal surfaces remain dry.
The battery plus/minus leads must be connected correctly or there will be damage. Otherwise it’s ok. The charger has short circuit and broken generator lead detection and will inform the user via LEDs and Remoran App.
Yes there can be multiple chargers connected to the same battery and Remoran Charger will go to idle mode if another charger such as the diesel motor produces higher volts.
The outboard unit weights 8kg so it will sink. We recommend safety rope.