Boatowner's Illustrated Handbook of Wiring

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Taking the baton from International Marine's best-selling 12-Volt Bible for Boats and Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual, Boatowner's Illustrated Handbook of Wiring delves deeper into the how-to-wire, how-to-solder approach of the former and the electrical system design, troubleshooting, and improvement aspects of the latter. DC and AC wiring materials and techniques are all covered, as are batteries, alternators, inverters, generators, corrosion control, and alternate energy installations (solar, wind,...

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Overview

Taking the baton from International Marine's best-selling 12-Volt Bible for Boats and Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual, Boatowner's Illustrated Handbook of Wiring delves deeper into the how-to-wire, how-to-solder approach of the former and the electrical system design, troubleshooting, and improvement aspects of the latter. DC and AC wiring materials and techniques are all covered, as are batteries, alternators, inverters, generators, corrosion control, and alternate energy installations (solar, wind, and water). There are detailed instructions for wiring radios, loran, and other radio navigation devices. The dozens of weekend projects include installing cabin lights, navigation lights, burglar alarms, battery charge indicators, bilge alarms, and much more. Extensive tables summarize the most important information and specifications in a quick-reference format.

Boatowner's Illustrated Handbook of Wiring is a user-friendly, roll-up-your-sleeves manual for onboard electrical projects, from fixing loose connections to rewiring the boat. Simple, clear, and abundantly illustrated, here is the key to understanding and customizing you boat's DC and AC systems.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070710924
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/1/1993
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 7.66 (w) x 9.58 (h) x 1.11 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1 Basic DC Circuits 3
2 DC Measurements 15
3 Batteries 29
4 Alternators 53
5 Bonding 73
6 DC Standards and Practices 103
7 AC Basics 135
8 Inverters and Generators 151
9 AC Standards and Practices 171
10 Conservation for Liveaboards 221
11 Solar Power 231
12 Wind and Water Power 245
13 Installing Electronics 263
14 Fun Weekend Projects 279
Appendices 301
Glossary 307
Index 311
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