Boatowner's Illustrated Electrical Handbook

ISBN-10: 0071446443
ISBN-13: 9780071446440
Edition: 2nd 2006
Authors: Charlie Wing
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Book details

List price: $37.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 2/28/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 8.25" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.244
Language: English

First edition sold more than 30,000 copiesNow covers new battery and charging technologiesSold and recommended by the American Boat and Yacht Council, which establishes the standards followed by all U.S. boat manufacturers

Foreword
Introduction
Basic DC Circuits
What Electricity Is
Ohm's Law
Loads
Sources
Practice Problems
DC Measurements
Analog Test Instruments
Digital Test Instruments
Digital vs. Analog Test Instruments
Homemade Testers
Troubleshooting
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
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
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
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
AC Basics
Alternating Current
Power Factor
AC Safety
Grounding
Conductor Identification
Transformers
AC Measurements
Troubleshooting AC Circuits
Checking Polarity
Inverters and Generators
Why Have AC Power?
Figuring Your AC Budget
Inverters
Transfer Switching
Generators
Toubleshooting Generators
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
Conservation for Liveaboards
Costs per Kilowatt-Hour
Lighting Savings
Refrigeration Savings
Other Savings
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
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
Installing Electronics
Antennas
Antenna Cable and Connectors
Moisture Protection
VHF Radio
GPS and SSB
Radar
Receiver/Transmitter Installation
Harnessing Electrical Noise
Electrical Filters
Do-It-Yourself 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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