Sailboat Electrics Simplified: Improvement, Wiring, and Repair

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April 1999



Don't Be Baffled by Your Electrical System--Handle Repairs and Improvements with EaseWith clear illustrations and simple explanations, Don Casey shows you exactly how to install wiring . . . make good, safe connections . . . match your battery bank and alternator to your needs . . . troubleshoot problems quickly . . . avoid shore power problems . . . and more--all without a lot of technical jargon."Don Casey's book provides clear guidance on how to create and maintain a robust electrical system. Don's lucid explanations and numerous illustrations make what is normally mysterious and invisible--electricity--into something the reader is able to understand with confidence. An excellent addition to the sailor's seagoing library."--Chuck Hawley


1. Safety First
Battery Acid; Containment; Spark; Explosive Gas; Fire; Corrosive Fumes; Fuse2. Understanding the Basics
Amp; Volt; Ohm; WattThree-Part Harmony
Ohm's Law; Power; Load Calculations; Desert AlgebraCircuits
Not Like Water; Boys Will Be Boys; Polarity; Open and Closed; Series; Parallel; Extra CreditAC/DC
Magnetism and Current; Current; Polarity; Loads; Voltage; Power Factor; Safety Revisited3. Battery
The Basic Cell
Fully Charged; Discharging; Fully Discharged; Charging; Gassing; Shedding; Plate Sulfation; InefficienciesBatteries
Internal Construction; Plate Thickness; Spongy Lead; Self Discharge; Starting or House?Battery Choices
Automotive--Conventional Flooded; Maintenance-Free; Deep-Cycle; Gel Cell; Scales Don't Lie; Absorbed Glass Mat; Selection ChartCapacity
Amp-Hours; Cycle Life; Weight and Amp-Hours; Cold-Cranking Amps; Marine-Cranking Amps; Reserve MinutesSizing Batteries
Load Calculation Redux; The Alternative to Bigger Batteries; House Bank; Starting Battery; Powering InvertersInstallation
Series; Golf-Cart Batteries; Parallel; Matching; Negative Ground; TemperatureMaintenance
Discharge; Recharging; Water; Clean and Dry; Terminal Corrosion; Voltage; SG and Voltage; Specific Gravity; Keep Records4. Wire
Wire Selection
Construction; Size; 10% Drop; 24 Volts; InsulationRouting
High and DryConnections
Crimp Connectors; Crimping; Soldering; Tinning the Soldering Iron; Heat-Shrink; Bare Wires; Wire NutsOverload Protection
Fuses; Circuit Breakers; Sizing; Installing; Supply Side; Equipment ProtectionSwitches
SPST; DT; DP; Battery SelectorNeatness Counts
Labeling; No More Than Four; Terminal Strips; Junction Boxes; Right Angles; Spiral Wrap; Panel LocationCoax
Size; Construction; Connections; Weatherproofing; Backstay ConnectionCopper Ribbon
5. Circuits
Wiring Diagrams
Symbols; More about GroundCircuitry Step by Step
Closed Circuit; Open Circuit; Overload Protection; Series; Parallel; Real WorldMapping Your Own Boat
AC Caution; WYSIWYG; Circuit Diagrams; Master Diagram; Layout Schematic; Signal Wires6. Troubleshooting
Signs of Trouble
Dimming; House of Cards; Sluggish Starting; Flickering; Blown Fuse; Ground Return; Heat; Odor; Heat Loss; Corrosion; Wet Wiring; Rat's NestTest Light
Make or Buy; Using a Test LightDigital Multimeter
Digital vs. Analog; Auto Ranging; Polarity; Clamp-On MetersMeter Fundamentals
Connecting Test Leads; Measuring Voltage; Measuring Current; Measuring Resistance (or Lack Thereof)Troubleshooting with a Meter
Voltmeter Tests; Multimeter Connections; Zero Adjust; Checking Your Hydrometer; Extending Your Reach; Kirchoff's Law; Ohmmeter Tests; Masthead Lights; Changing Resistance; Ammeter Tests7. Charging Systems
Output; Pulley Ratio; Sizing; Ignition Protection; Expecting Too MuchRegulators
Standard Regulator; Fooling the Regulator; Manual Controller; Three-Step Regulator; Equalization--The Fourth Step; Charging Gel BatteriesAlternator and Regulator Wiring
Output; Internal Regulation; Attached Regulator; External Regulation; Polarity; Excitation; Surge ProtectionAlternator Maintenance
Belts; Connections; Bearings and BrushesTroubleshooting Alternators and Regulators
Alternator Output; Regulator Faults; Excitation; Bypassing a Faulty Regulator; DiodesBattery Switching
The Standard Way; Direct Alternator Connection; Fuse; Isolating Diodes; A Better WaySolar Cells
Choices; Output; Uses; Installation; Turning the Panel Off for Installation; TroubleshootingWind Generators
Choices; Output; Mounting; Connections; Troubleshooting; Water Generators8. Alternating Current
AC Basics
Frequency; Voltage; Power Factor; Three-Wire System; The Grounding Wire; Wire Type and SizeAt the Dock
Plug Types; Polarity; Polarity TesterShore-Power Connection
Inlet Fitting; Power Cord; Supply Wire; Main Breaker; Neutral and GroundAC Circuits
Single Circuit; Dual Circuit; Breakers; Switch Panel; Polarity Tester; Routing AC Wiring; Junction Boxes; Outlets; Ground Fault InterruptThe Green-Wire Controversy
The Danger; Testing the GFCI; Grounding the Green Wire; Cutting the Green Wire; Unplug; Galvanic Isolator; Isolation TransformerTesting
Polarity; Grounding Wire; Isolated Ground; Green-Wire Connection; Ground and Neutral Separation; Ground Fault; Stray Current; LeakageInverters
Types; Waveform; Sizing; Load Realities; Battery Capacity; Connections; Location; Transfer Switch; Neutral and Grounding; ConnectionGenerators
Transfer Switch; Frequency9. Heaven and Earth
Lightning Protection
Lightning Rod; Static Dissipator; Cone of Protection; Wooden Masts; Ground; Freshwater Sailors Beware; Directing the Charge; Connections; Parallel PathsBonding
For Lightning Protection; For Corrosion Control; Isolating; Grounding; Testing for IsolationRF Ground
Ribbon, Not Wire; Copper Screen; Stopping Direct CurrentLightning and Electronics
The Facts; Protective MeasuresIndex


Don Casey abandoned his career in banking in 1983 to devote more time to cruising and writing. His work combining these two passions soon began to appear in many popular sailing and boating magazines. He is the author of the best-selling This Old Boat, and six other International Marine titles. He and his wife, Olga, are currently cruising and living aboard their boat. HOMETOWN: Miami, Florida
EAN: 9780070366497
ISBN: 0070366497
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: April 1999
Seitenanzahl: 176 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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