Other Electrical Sites

AC

Marinco - Boaters Guide to AC Electrical Systems (PDF 5.85MB)


ALTERNATIVE ENERGY

Ampair - Wind, water and solar power

DuoGen - Combined water/wind generator

eMarine Systems wind / solar and battery tutorials

Max Power - Marine fuel cells

Mr. Solar- Specializing in solar power packages

Hotwire Enterprises- Alternative energy cruising products

The Laundry Alternative- Portable washing machine

Alternative Energy Store- A HUGE amount of information. Excellent site!

Books on alternative energy


ALTERNATORS

Balmar- Main website

Balmar- Advanced charging solutions (PDF)

Quick Start - Alternators andparts

Perstolite- Leece Neville Products

Sterling Power Products-Digital Advanced Alternator Regulator

The Battery Shack- Supplier of Hi-Amp Alternators

E Basic Power Wiring Marine alternator circuits

Books on Marine Alternators


BATTERIES

BatteryStuff.com- Battery tutorials

vonWentzel- Discover how to size and configure your system, and what battery (AGM, Gel, Flooded) makes the most sense for you.

Trojan Battery Company - Battery maintenance

Northern Arizona Wind &Sun- Deep Cycle Battery FAQ's lots of solar info too

Battery University- An on-line resource that provides practical battery knowledge for engineers, educators, students and battery users alike. The papers address battery chemistries, best battery choices and ways to make your battery last longer.

Battery Web - Battery testing FAQ's

Skylark Co.- Conductance testing

Books on Marine Batteries


CORROSION

BoatZincs.com- Online zinc supplier

Electo Guard- Design and manufacture cathodic protection systems for your boat.

Sterling Power Products- Galvanic Isolators

Seaworthy Magazine - Article on Galvanic Isolators

MC Miller- Reference electrodes

Marine Corrosion- By Miner K Brotherton (PDF)

Corrosion Protection for Metal Fittings- By John R Marples (PDF)

MarineCorrosionForum.org - Marine Corrosion Explained

Books on Corrosion


Electric Propulsion

AMEMCO- Super efficient, all-electric outboard motor

ASMO Marine- Electric marine propulsion solutions for private purposes since 1998

OSSA Powerlite-An integrated approach to diesel-electric propulsion and ship's power service

Ray Electric Outboards- Electric boats for any Water

Solomon Technologies- Solomon Technologies manufactures precision electric power drive systems, including those utilizing its patented Electric Wheel

Books on Electric Propulsion


FORUMS

TWL2 Google group- Marine electrical forum

boatdesign.net - On Board electronics & controls

Electrical Systems Wiki - UNDER CONSTRUCTION! --Terry King 18:24, April 10, 2007 (EDT) This Wiki Page is intended to align with the section on the boatdesign.net Forums: CONSTRUCTION > ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS.

SSCA Discussion Board - Seven Seas Cruising Association Electrical Forum


Grounding

Oneman online - Grounding article

Marine Grounding Systems- This article was originally published in the October 15, 1996 issue of Practical Sailor. The author, Stan Honey, is a renowned sailor, navigator and electrical engineer.


Lightning Protection

Lightning Strikes onboard - By John Payne (PDF)

Understanding Lightning Protection - By Bill Laudeman (PDF)

Strikshield Lightning Protection- Strikeshield is the flagship Lightning Protection System for Sailboats and Catamarans invented, tested, patented and sold by SEYLA Marine inc. of Montreal, Quebec CANADA. It is the only LPS for Sailing vessels ever so extensively tested in a high energy test facility. It is an add-on product that meets and surpasses current international lightning protection standards for sailing vessels.

Books on Lightning Protection


ORGANIZATIONS

ABYC " American Boat & Yacht Council " is a not-for-profit membership organization that has been developing and updating the safety standards for boat building and repair for over 50 years. ABYC is actively involved with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and is a leader in education for the marine industry, as well as certification programs for marine technicians

Amtech- Association of Marine Technicians

IMEE - A professional organization for the marine-electrical professional, marine electrician, technician and engineer

NEMA - The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) is the unifying force behind the entire marine electronics industry, bringing together all aspects of the industry for the betterment of all in our business.


RADIO

Ham Radio and small boat cruising- Published by the Clear Lake Amateur Radio Club
Authored by J. Stormer KB5TKO

Ham Maritime Mobile Nets- Capt. Nemo's HF Frequencies for Boaters

MarineNet- Discussion on SSB antennas and RF grounding. Some good PDF downloads and diagrams

Sea Water Grounding for HF Radios- By Gordon West (PDF)

ARRL- The National Association of Amateur Radio

KOBG Information on mobile radio installation

Books on Marine Radio & Communications


SUPPLIERS

Ancor Products- Marine electrical products

Blue Sea Systems-For current specifications and product information as well as ABYC Standards, Application Briefs, Glossary of Terms, Technical Briefs, and Instructions for all Blue Sea Systems products. Access to Blue Sea Systems technical staff, combined with our website, ensure industry leading support for your needs.

Seadog - Expansive range of marine and industrial hardware includes over 5,500 items manufactured in stainless steel, galvanized steel, chrome plated brass and zinc, bronze and a multitude of plastic materials. Product range includes dock hardware, rigging and lifting hardware, deck hardware, 12V electrical/lighting accessories and ventilation. Custom plastic injection molding is our specialty.

Duckworks- Boatbuilders supply. "Our aim is to stock mostly those items and services that are difficult to find at the Home Depot or your local hardware store, and also to keep our prices in the range that we like to spend in "low"

Golden Isles Marine-Offering marine battery cable, duplex and triplex boat cable, marine primary wire all which are made to strict marine standards as recommended by today's leading marine electrical regulators.

Allied Wire and Cable- Allied Wire and Cable is a stocking distributor and manufacturer of electronic and electrical wire and cable, tubing and assemblies.

Shakespeare - Antennas

GenuineDealz.com - Wire, connectors, lugs, fuses etc...

BoatElectric - Electrical, Heating, Refrigeration, Washers / Dryers

The 12 Volt Shop - The specialist electrical leisure shop for 12 volt products. For lovers of Motorhomes- Campervans-Caravans- RV's- Boats- Cars- Outdoor Living- Beachhuts- Living Vans- Horseboxes- Canalboats- Houseboats- Adventure and...... well just about everyone really


Standards

Boatbuilders Handbook- US Coast Guard Boating Safety

Section 8.0 Electrical Systems, Transport Canada Construction Standards for Small Vessels

BSS Essential Guide - The BSS was jointly established in 1997 by the Environment Agency and British Waterways to promote safety on the inland waterways in respect of boats, their installations and components.

2005 CFR Title 46 Volume 7 USCG Part 183 Electrical Installation (PDF's)


TRAINING

Marine Electrical School- The Marine Electrical School at Boating-Education-Online offers a range of online e-Learning Courses available over the Internet.

TB Training - Home of Tony Brooks Boaters courses

Electricity, Basic Navy Training Course This course is intended as a basic reference for all enlisted men of the Navy whose duties require them to have a knowledge of the fundamentals of electricity.

Basic Electricity Course From the "New Boatbuilders Homepage"


WIRING PRACTICES

Electrical Connections - "How to" by Don Casey

Electrical Work Rules- By Don Casey

Marine Electrical Check List- Robb Zuk's Guide to inspecting Marine Electrical Systems

Tips on Electrical System Use and Maintenance- By David Pascoe

Books on Marine Wiring


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