Boatowner's Illustrated Electrical Handbook by Charlie Wing

Boatowner’s Illustrated Electrical Handbook by Charlie Wing

Boatowner’s Illustrated Electrical Handbook by Charlie Wing

Contents of Boatowner’s Illustrated Electrical Handbook

  1. Basic DC Circuits
    What Electricity Is Ohm’s Law Loads Sources. Practice Problems
  2. DC Measurements
    Analog Test Instruments. Digital Test Instruments Digital vs. Analog Test Instruments. Homemade Testers Troubleshooting
  3. Batteries
    What Is a Battery? A Few Messy Details Electrical Model of Batteries. Monitoring Battery Health Discharge Characteristics Charging Characteristics. Charging Recommendations. Estimating Your Daily Load Choosing a Battery Type • Optimum Depth of Discharge Sizing the Alternator Series vs. Parallel. Battery Boxes ABYC Standards for Batteries
  4. Alternators
    A Galley Alternator. A Rotary Current Machine Rectification. Controlling the Alternator Type-P and Type-N Alternators Powering the Voltage Regulator • Regulator Bypass Controls Link 2000-R Charge Controller Charging Setups • Alternator Installation Troubleshooting
  5. Bonding
    What Is Bonding? Lightning Protection Corrosion Protection Stray-Current Protection. To Bond or Not to Bond Sizing the Anode(s) • Testing Your Protection • Noncathodic Corrosion The ABYC on Cathodic Protection
  6. DC Standards and Practices
    Wiring Diagrams. Marine Wire ABYC DC Load Calculation. Allowable Conductor Amperage. Allowable Voltage Drop Identification and Installation. Overcurrent Protection. Conductor Connections. Ignition Protection
  7. AC Basics
    Alternating Current Power Factor AC Safety Grounding. Conductor Identification. Transformers AC Measurements Troubleshooting AC Circuits • Checking Polarity
  8. Inverters and Generators
    Why Have AC Power? Figuring Your AC Budget Inverters Transfer Switching • Generators. Toubleshooting Generators
  9. AC Standards and Practices
    Shore Power Generator and Inverter Sources. Main Panelboard AC Load Calculations. Overcurrent Protection. Approved Wire and Cable Ampacity Tables • Conductor Installation. The Green Wire Approved Shore-Power Circuits
  10. Conservation for Liveaboards
    Costs per kilowatt-Hour Lighting Savings Refrigeration Savings Other Savings
  11. Solar Power
    Is Solar for You? How Photovoltaics Work Photovoltaic Panels Interpreting Specifications. Panel Orientation Estimating Output Mechanical Installation Electrical Installation. Rules for Solar Success
  12. Wind Power
    Is Wind Power for You? Getting Power from the Wind How Much Wind Is There? • Estimating Daily Output Specifications Electrical Installation. Mechanical Installation. Water Generators
  13. Installing Electronics
    Antennas. Antenna Cable and Connectors Moisture Protection VHF Radio GPS and SSB. Radar Receiver/Transmitter Installation Harnessing Electrical Noise • Electrical Filters
  14. Do-It-Yourself Projects
    Passive Circuit Components Active Circuit Components. Projects

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