Torqeedo offer a very wide range of options and accessories to enhance your ownership experience. This page covers the most popular ones, please call us if you’re looking for other items not listed here.
12V DC charging lead
Of all Torqeedo accessories the one we sell most often with the Torqeedo 1003 is a 12V DC charging lead. This means if you’re on board a yacht or in a motorhome you don’t need to use an inverter to convert the 12V supply to mains and then back again (which is not very efficient). We thought a 12V DC charger was such a useful addition to the whole set-up that we used to make them ourselves, but after 5 years of us badgering them, Torqeedo have now added it to their own official options list. The end that connects to the battery is waterproof, the other end is a “cigar lighter socket” type plug (not waterproof). The 12V chargers take about 13hrs to recharge a completely flat 1003 battery (532Wh version) and are priced at £29
Specially tailored, padded bags to protect your 1003 motor and battery from whatever you’re storing them in (eg a locker that you chuck other things into), and vice versa (eg the nice leather seats in your car!). The 1003 is inherently more “hygienic” than any other outboard (no smell of petrol, no oil to leak out, etc), but putting it in these bags makes it even less offensive to those who are sensitive to such things. It also makes the components a lot easier and more comfortable to carry. The battery bag (on her right shoulder) is separate, so could also be used to protect a second battery when you’re out on the water. The two bags together are £169, or the battery bag can be purchased separately at £49.
If you store your outboard outside – eg on a yacht’s pushpit – this smaller waterproof and breathable cover may also be useful. It’s designed to protect the top of your Torqeedo 1003 when the battery and tiller are removed. Main benefit is keeping the head clean (seagulls etc!) and preventing the motor cable from fading in sunlight. Torqeedo 1003 head cover £39
For use on craft with their own rudders (eg sailing dinghies) the 503 and 1003 can be locked in the straight ahead position, and tiller removed, and used with optional remote throttle. This includes a digital display similar to that built into the tiller, and controls both speed and direction (ie forward/reverse). £149
So you can sit further forward in boats that are sensitive to fore/aft trim (eg canoes). £29
It’s almost pointless buying the smallest capacity (320Wh) version of the Torqeedo 1003 compatible batteries, especially as we have the mid-capacity version (532Wh) on SPECIAL OFFER at £449 if you buy or bought the motor from us (RRP on the 320Wh battery is £429).
There is also now a higher capacity 915Wh battery, which – amazingly and Tardis-like! – has 70% greater capacity yet fits in the same-size casing (it is slightly heavier). That means you can get 55mins flat out on the 1003, or 3 to 4 hrs at lower (but still very acceptable) speeds, in most applications. RRP on this is £749, we offer at £670.
Torqeedo Solar Panel
Another charging option is Torqeedo’s new-in-2015 Sunfold 50 Solar Panel. Thanks to its efficient monocrystalline cells this makes it possible to charge your Torqeedo “off-grid”. Even powering your boat from solar power alone is possible, albeit at “dead slow”.
If you have previously rejected the Torqeedo solar panel on cost, this new one is slightly more powerful than the previous version, yet also half the price, and smaller. It folds in half for easier storage and is rated waterproof to IP65. (NB Compatible with 2015-onwards batteries only).
Measurements: Unfolded the solar panel measures 120x38cm, folded is 60x38cm. It’s area is 0.45m2 with an Output (peak) of 50W and 22% efficiency (very good). It weighs in at 2.4kg. Price: £449
(NB Compatible with 2015-onward batteries only)
Spare Magnetic Switch (“Kill Cord”) £19
Or for £5 extra we think you might as well have..
Torqeedo 1003 Spares Kit (pictured, right) which also includes a spare battery locator pin and steering lock pin.One of those things you’ll probably never need, but will annoy you intensely not to have when you lose one or more of these items and can’t use your motor… £24
Bluetooth & Smartphone app – Torq Trac
All current Torqeedo motors, including the 1003, have a GPS sensor, which sends data to the tiller or remote control LCD, so that it can display speed and range. This excellent new device takes that a massive step further, by utilising the rather larger colour screen of your smartphone. It can show speed, range and distance travelled or, on the map screen, a “range ring” indicates how far you can go on the remaining charge. Not quite the end of range anxiety, but certainly a big nail in its coffin. £99
Hopefully you will never need one, and within the UK usually available within a couple of days, but if you’re going “off the beaten track” it might be worth keeping one in the spares locker. Supplied with a drive pin and lock nut. £89
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