Side-Power Technology – Galvanic Separation
The gearhouse / drive legs of most Side-Power DC Electric thrusters are now fully galvanically isolated from the electric motor and motor bracket.
This ensures that even if there is an accidental short circuit or a current leak for other reasons, the immersed parts are not affected as they could be with direct electric contact.
- Achieved by composite bushings around the bolts and beneath the washers and a bushing in the motor bracket, electrically isolating the drive housing from the motor bracket.
- Available on DC electric models with flexible couplers only, where the flexible coupler provides galvanic separation of the motor and gearleg shaft.