Boatowner's Illustrated Electrical Handbook: DC Wiring, AC Wiring, Solar, Wind, DIY Projects

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Boatowner's Illustrated Electrical Handbook: DC Wiring, AC Wiring, Solar, Wind, DIY Projects
Boatowner's Illustrated Electrical Handbook: DC Wiring, AC Wiring, Solar, Wind, DIY Projects
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Boatowner's Illustrated Electrical Handbook

The care of your boat's electrical systems do not necessarily have to be costly or intimidating. Not if you have Boatowner's Illustrated Electrical Handbook, a library of information about DC wiring, AC wiring, solar, wind and other operations, as well as DIY projects, that's going to make keeping your boat running smoothly easier while making you a more self-sufficient owner.

This illustrated guide for your boat's electrical systems will walk you through the basics of circuitry and gradually work its way to simplifying working on electrical filters and VHF radios. In between, you'll get thorough and easy-to-follow breakdowns on inverters and generators, load calculations, anode sizing, analog and digital test instruments (and how to compare the two for your needs), and conductor installation. Get detailed theories behind choosing, replacing and maintaining batteries, understanding passive circuit components and wind power. There's even a chapter on unique, fun, do-it-yourself projects.

Boatowner's Illustrated Electrical Handbook complements its text with hundreds of black and white illustrations that are going to make grasping these concepts easier. In no time at all, you are going to see that even the most complex procedures such as harnessing electrical noise and determining cost per kilowatt-hour are manageable if you know how to approach the task.

It doesn't matter if you sail professionally or simply enjoy getting away from congested highways and cruising the waters, once you see its value, this handbook on boats and their electrical systems will always be at your side. Boatowner's Illustrated Electrical Handbook contains everything you're going to need to completely understand, manage, repair and upgrade your boat's AC and DC electrical systems, turning you into a bonafide, roll-up-those-sleeves boat fixer-upper!


Subject: Electrical Handbook for Boatowners. ISBN-10: 0071446443 | ISBN-13: 9780071446440 | McGraw Hill 46443

Specifications
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill
  • Author: Charlie Wing
  • Pages: 280 - Hundreds of b&w illustrations
  • Binding: Hardcover - 8 x 11 inches
  • ISBN: 978-0-07-144644-0
Table of Contents
TABLE of CONTENTS: Introduction 1. Basic DC Circuits What Electricity Is | Ohm's Law | Using 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 | Troubleshooting 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 Cost 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. Fun DIY Projects Passive Circuit Components | Active Circuit Components | Projects Appendices Other Wiring Standards | English/Metric Conversions | Temperature Conversions | Power Conversions | Resistance of Copper Wire | Losses in Coaxial Cables | Wiring Color Codes | Useful Electrical Formulas | Identifying Resistors | Identifying Capacitors | Trigonometric Tables Glossary | Index
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