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Specifications

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The participating Volvo Ocean 65 boats are each powered by two MLI

Ultra 24/5000 Lithium Ion batteries, giving a total battery power of 10

kWh.

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The batteries have a primary source of charging via two 24/150 A

Mastervolt alternators, regulated by two Alpha Pro charge regulators,

which can fully charge the Li-ion batteries in one hour. In addition, all

boats are equipped with a water-powered charging system.

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Each boat is equipped with a DC distribution 500, that fuses the DC cables

and can generate an alarm over the network, when a fuse blows.

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Battery monitoring is provided via the MasterShunt and the internal

shunts fitted within the batteries. These components provide critical

system data that is communicated via MasterBus and the CZone Bridge

onto the CZone Touch 5, and the displays located at the navigation

station and in the cockpit.

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There is comprehensive system monitoring provided via the CZone

network, which will also emit audible and visual alarms when actions are

required.

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The CZone network also powers the navigation, communication and

hydraulic systems fitted within the vessel.

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When the boats are in port, charging is provided by a Mastervolt

ChargeMaster 24/30-3. Regardless of the available mains (90-265 V,

50 or 60 Hz), the ChargeMaster can charge the batteries anywhere in

the world.

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Detailed system diagnosis and troubleshooting are provided remotely

by the Mastervolt technical team, via Master Adjust, CZone Configuration

Tool and Mastervolt QS.

LEISURE MARINE

VOLVO OCEAN RACE SYSTEM

Courtesy of Ainhoa Sanchez / Volvo Ocean Race.

Courtesy of Ian Roman/Volvo Ocean Race.

QUOTE

“As a Dutchman, I’m extra pleased to have

Mastervolt on board, a Dutch brand like

AkzoNobel. From experience on my own boat,

I know that Mastervolt is super-reliable, which

is exactly what we need in the Volvo Ocean

Race. Rather than worrying about the electrical

system we need to be able to fully focus on the

sailing itself. With Mastervolt on board, I am

sure that will be the case.”

SIMEON TIENPONT, SKIPPER TEAM AKZONOBEL

VOLVO OCEAN RACE 2017-18

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