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Side-Power SM285TCI DC Thruster (On/Off)

  • Type: Twin Prop Counter Rotating, Blades: 5, Thrust: 627 lbs @21 VDC (20 HP)
  • Operating Power: 42 Volt DC, Draw: 430 @ 42 Volts DC
  • Boat Size: 74-100', Tunnel Diameter: 11.8" (300 mm)
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    160.00 Lbs.
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    Side-Power General Features:

    • Built for outstanding performance, you can rely on your Side-Power bow thruster or stern thruster year after year
    • Boat builders all over the world are choosing Side-Power for reliability, ease of installation and unrivalled safety features
    • This commitment to quality has made the new range of Side-Power thrusters manufactured by Sleipner Motor the market leader
    • Performance
      • The high performance of a Side-Power thruster is a result of their continuous efforts in product development and testing. propulsion technology know-how 5 bladed composite propellers purpose-built high power electric motors improved water flow from streamlined gearhouse design
    • Safety:
      • Side-Power thrusters include several features to ensure the safety of your boat and its passengers
      • These features protect against technical and operator errors
      • No overheating of electric motor
      • Mechanical protection of drive gear
      • Electronic protection against sudden change of drive direction
      • No accidental operation from child safe on/off and automatic deactivation
      • IPC comes standard on all DC electric thrusters hence reducing solenoid wear and the risk of lock in
    • Reliability:
      • The quality of a Side-Power thruster is always one step ahead
      • In house manufacturing and assembly
      • Engineering through experience
      • Use of superior materials
      • Controlled quality of every supplied part
      • 2-Year limited warranty
    • Installation
      • Through their extensive experience and close co-operation with major boat builders we know how important a correct installation is for the thruster system
      • Therefore they have made all the preparations to ensure that it is easy to install a Side-Power correctly
      • Compact-sized units
      • "Plug and Go" Electric wiring
      • Easily accessible battery cable terminals
      • Fast and safe propeller mounting with locknut
      • Professional and solid GRP stern thruster kits
      • Easy access zinc anodes

    285TCi Features:

    • The 285TCi is Sidepower's largest and most powerful DC electric thruster on the market
    • A 20 HP purpose-built 48 Volt motor and a rugged gearing system produce thrust approaching 750 lbs
    • Each 285TCi Thruster is Supplied with a 24V to 48V Converter .


    Thrust @ 42VDC
    627 lbs at 42V (285 kg)
    Thrust @ 48VDC
    748 lbs at 48V (340 kg)
    Approx. Boat Size
    74-100' (22-30 m)
    Tunnel Diameter
    11.8" (300 mm)
    Propulsion System
    Counter rotating
    20 hp (15 kw)
    24/48VDC, includes 24V to 48V conversion box
    Minimum Battery Capacity
    760 CCA SAE
    Recommended Fuse Size
    325 Amps (SMANL325)
    Min Depth to Top of Tunnel
    8.86" (225mm)
    Min Depth to Center of Tunnel
    17.71" (450mm)

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    Other items to consider when purchasing a new thruster:

    • Bow Tunnel or Stern Tunnel
    • Control Panels and Remote Controls
    • Automatic Main Switch, Battery Disconnect, Fuse & Fuse holder
    • 4-Wire Harnesses (when not using Automatic Main Switch)
    • 5-Wire Harnesses (for use with Automatic Main Switch)


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