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At the boot 2017 in Düsseldorf, Stephan Backes (Fischer Panda
CEO) and Matthijs Vader (Victron Energy CEO) were delighted to announce a
mutual marine alliance at the Freedom of Yachting press conference.
This has great benefits for our customers
a combined experience of over 80 years, two expert companies in the
marine industry, coupled together with a long standing relationship.
This cooperation has resulted in a new "Alliance" between Fischer Panda
and Victron Energy. In practice this means:
5 tailor-made marine base systems have been designed
Joint R&D effort on systems management & control
Joint pre-sales support
Joint after-sales & technical support
An example of one of the 5 base systems
The 5 new base systems can be seen in the German
creating these 5 tailor-made base systems, Victron Energy and Fischer
Panda are able to provide integrated turnkey systems combining the best
of their respective product ranges. Namely:
- 27 different Marine Generators
- More than one generator available for each base system - depending on power requirements
- Variable & fixed speed generators
- 12 / 24 / 48V battery systems
- Inverter/chargers from 500VA to 15000 VA
- European 230V AC and USA 120V AC modules
- Solar Chargers
- System monitoring
This alliance boosts the Victron Energy slogan of 'Energy. Anywhere. Anytime.' and the Fischer Panda slogan of "Power wherever you are "
Within the 5 base systems, each system has the following features:
- Full automatic seamless switching between shore and genset power.
- Single system monitoring: Color Control GX with full automatic generator start/stop (including silent run times).
- Remote system monitoring via the VRM Portal
Monitoring & control
Fischer Panda integration in Victron Energy Color Control GX
integrating a Fischer Panda generator with Victron Energy system using
the Fischer Panda SAEJ1939 Communication Interface, all the following
generator information is available on the Color Control CX:
- Diagnostic messages
- Power kW / kVA
- Engine speed
- Temperature winding / engine / exhaust
- Operating hours
- Starter battery voltage
The generator can either be stopped and started manually or automatically using the Color Control GX.
for example Victron Multi does not sense a shore power connection, it
can directly instruct the generator to start via the communication-bus.
Fischer Panda SAEJ1939 Communication Interface
Options for all 5 base systems
- Isolation transformer
- Lithium batteries
- Electric drive propulsion
- Integration with navigation systems (Raymarine and others)
Helm showing Raymarine integration example
Generator example: The new Panda 5000i.Neo
mentioned above a system option is electric propulsion and one such
generator that would be ideal in a small serial hybrid solution would be
the new Fischer Panda 5000i.Neo. In conjunction with a Victron
MultiPlus and Lithium ion battery bank, the Panda 5000i.Neo would allow a
sailing yacht to be fitted with electric propulsion solution. An
efficient system and the actual thrust available at the prop - a 4 kW
serial hybrid can replace a 7.5kW diesel engine. If you are interested
in electric propulsion you can visit the Fischer Panda's Whisperprop
"Easybox Configurator" and see what you can do with hybrid power.
You can learn more about these 'Alliance' systems in the German
For any other questions please contact the combined Victron/Fischer support department: firstname.lastname@example.org
Panda look forward to making life even easier and more comfortable
onboard for our marine customers - by providing tailor-made base systems
in alliance with Victron Energy.
Power - wherever you are
(based on a original text from John Rushworth)