Travel 503 S - short shaft

key features: can do everything that a 1.5 / 3 HP petrol outboard can, plus it’s environmentally friendlier, quieter, lighter and more convenient completely waterproof (IP 67) on-board computer with GPS-based calculatio of remaining range solar rechargeable – including during the voyage can be easily dismantled for transport and space-saving storage a clean affair: no matter how or where you store your Travel, there’s no risk of leakage or smells

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Product Specifications

Weight 37
Short shaft edition incl. 320 Wh battery

TRAVEL 503 / 1003 – key features:

  • can do everything that a 1.5 / 3 HP petrol outboard can, plus it’s environmentally friendlier, quieter, lighter and more convenient
  • completely waterproof (IP 67)
  • on-board computer with GPS-based calculatio of remaining range
  • solar rechargeable – including during the voyage
  • can be easily dismantled for transport and space-saving storage
  • a clean affair: no matter how or where you store your Travel, there’s no risk of leakage or smells

Speed, Range, Run Time

Travel 503 with integrated battery (29.6 V / 11 Ah)

Tenders, dinghies, daysailers up to 1,654 lbs



Speed in knots Range in nm Run time in hours
Slow speed 1.5 - 2.0 9.6 - 12.8 6:20
Half throttle 2.5 - 3.0 5.3 - 6.4 2:08
Full throttle 3.6 - 4.0 2.6 - 2.8 0:42

Travel 1003 with integrated battery (29.6 V / 18 Ah)

Tenders, dinghies, daysailers up to 1.5 tons 



Speed in knots Range in nm Run time in hours
Slow speed 1.5 - 2.0 15.0 - 20.0 10:30
Half throttle 2.5 - 3.0 8.5 - 10.5 3:30
Full throttle 4.5 - 5.0 2.5 - 2.8 0:35




Which Travel for which boat?

Both models are suitable for inflatables and other small boats. For sailboats, we recommend the Travel 503 for boats up to 1,654 lbs. The Travel 1003 easily propels up to 1.5 tons. Both models consume comparable levels of energy at the same speed. The Travel 1003 has a higher maximum power and offers over 60% more battery capacity, providing longer range. Both models are available in long and short shaft versions.

Models:

TRAVEL 503 S (short shaft)
TRAVEL 503 L (long shaft)
TRAVEL 1003 S (short shaft)
TRAVEL 1003 L (long shaft)



Battery charging: From fully discharged, charging with the charger provided takes approximately 9 hours (Travel 503) and 15 hours (Travel 1003).

Lithium battery life expectancy: The life of a lithium battery is barely affected by charging cycles. It has no memory effect. Therefore, the battery can be fully recharged after every trip, regardless of the charge status shown on the display. Generally, a loss of capacity of 4% per year can be expected. Ageing is accelerated if the battery is exposed to high temperatures for long periods while fully charged. The battery can be used in very hot conditions, but we would recommend that it should be stored in a cool place away from the sun when not in use. 8 years after date of production, your battery needs to be inspected by a service center.

Integrated battery specifications: The Travel 503 battery has a capacity of 320 Wh and the Travel 1003 provides 520 Wh.
For the Travel 503, this gives a rating of 11 Ah at 29.6 V and the Travel 1003, 18 Ah at 29.6 V.

Solar charging: The batteries of the Travel 503 and 1003 models can be charged by a solar charger, even when the motor is in use on the water. The battery is compatible with solar chargers with voltages between 24 and 60 V and a maximum charging current of up to 4 A. The simplest solution is to charge via our SUN 45 W - Solar panel.

Charging from the on-board power supply: To charge the battery from an on-board power supply, an inverter is required to convert the voltage to between 100 and 240 V (standard power outlet voltages that can vary from country to country). High-efficiency inverters are available commercially at low cost.

Safety: The motor only runs when the magnetkey is placed in position on the throttle and stops immediately when the key is removed. For safety reasons, the magnet key should be attached to the wrist or the life vest.

Temperature protection: In warmer climates, you may experience a reduction in power after 15-30 minutes running at full throttle. This is not a defect, but the integrated temperature protection mode that ensures that the battery does not reach extreme temperatures. Temperature protection mode is indicated by a thermometer in the display.

Limited warranty: 2 years.

Technical Data

 

Travel 503 S/L Travel 1003 S/L
Input power in watts 500 1000
Propulsion power in watts 220 480
Comparable petrol outboards (propulsive power) 1.5 HP 3 HP
Comparable petrol outboards (thrust) 2 HP 4 HP
Maximum overall effiency in % 44 48
Static thrust in lbs* 40 68
Integrated battery 320 Wh Li-Ion 520 Wh Li-Ion
Nominal voltage 29.6 29.6
Final charging voltage 33.6 33.6
Total weight in lbs 12.7 (S) / 29.3 (L) 29.5 (S) / 30.8 (L)
Motor weight without battery in lbs 19.6 (S) / 20.9 (L) 19.6 (S) / 20.9 (L)
Weight of integrated battery in lbs 8.8 9.9
Shaft length in inches 23.2 (S) / 28.0 (L) 23.2 (S) / 28.0 (L)
Standard propeller
(v = speed in km/h at p = power in watts)
v8/p350 v9/p790
Maximum propeller speed in rpm 700 1,200
Control Tiller Tiller
Steering 360°; lockable 360°; lockable
Tilting device Manual with grounding protection Manual with grounding protection
Trim device Manual, 4-step Manual, 4-step
Integrated on-board computer with display Yes Yes
Stepless forward/reverse drive Yes Yes

 

* Torqeedo static thrust measurement is based on globally valid ISO standards. Static thrust figures for conventional trolling motors are measured digressively, which results in higher values. In order to compare Torqeedo static thrust data with conventional trolling motors, add approximately 50% to the Torqeedo static thrust values.