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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:01 am 
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I am about to purchase the Hobie eVolve 2 motor kit for my PA 14. I am hoping to take advantage of the most recent technology from both Torqeedo & Hobie.

Hobie eVolve brochure says:
-230 Wh Lithium-Manganese battery (8AH @ 28.8V).
-Torqeedo Ultrlight 402 motor.

Torqeedo site says:
-Ultralight 403 (320 Wh -> 11AH @ 29.6V).

Is there a difference, perhaps, in my understanding of the terminology between a "Ultralight 402 motor" and a "Ultralight 403" battery?

Is the current kit being supplied with a Torqeedo Ultralight 402 motor & an Ultralight 403 battery?

Please clarify what will be supplied on an order placed this week. Many thanks.

A background note from 2011:
Quote from Jon Shein written in Kayak fishing magazine dated 20 October 2011 ... [tip of the hat to Memory Maker who kindly pointed out this article] ... "The difference between the 403 and its predecessor the 402 is battery capacity. It has an increase of almost 40%. The battery is lithium based which offers the best power to weight ratio presently available."

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:17 am 
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Thanks for the tip of the hat ......... I have the 403 and I love it ........... have to do a few mods in the install but it very easy and the steering is literally on the dime .......


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:25 am 
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Maybe you're looking at an older brochure which shows the V1?

The current eVolve system is a 403 system

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:38 pm 
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Your welcome MM. You deserve a shout out...great article.

Re comment from Mr. Bernier...the brochure is the current on-line brochure on the Hobie website. That's why it is still not clear to me.

Does a "403 system" have a 402 motor or something different?
Does a "403 system" have the 230 Wh, 8 AH battery or the 320 Wh, 11AH battery?

I want to be sure before ordering.

Thanks for your responses & I hope Hobie team can confirm.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:15 pm 
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The evolve page has the current info (http://www.hobiecat.com/kayaks/accessories/evolve/)
- but that clickable link for the brochure is the previous version - I'm asking our web master to take that down as it's no longer current - sorry for that confusion

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:42 pm 
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We have now updated that eVolve page to show the current 2 page catalog spread. Sorry for that error on our website - we missed that one.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:20 pm 
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Thank you JB. I see the new brochure now & it confirms the 320 Wh, 11AH battery.
Not so sure what you call the motor now other than it is part of the "403 system".

Thanks again for the quick actions & clarifications. I am about to become an EK-er! (Electric Kayak).

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