The Boat Electrical Systems (Design and Installation) is our new and expanded electrical fitting course.
Aimed at those people who are keen to do some refitting work or a complete fit out of a sail-away the course offers a practical introduction to the design, materials, tools and techniques of projects that are within the reach of people who have little hands on experience of this type of work.
RCD and BSS requirements
Basic electrical theory, volts, amps, watts and resistance.
Calculation of voltage drop and wire sizes.
Comparison of 12 and 24v systems
12 / 24v Domestic Circuit design, breakers, fuses, lighting, pumps
12 / 24v Engine room design, cable sizing, battery types and sizes, split charging.
240v Circuit Design
Cable termination and labelling
Battery Selection and installation
Alternate energy sources, Solar, Wind, Generators and travel packs. Selection and installation.
Selection and installation of Inverters, chargers and Combi’s
Practical circuit installation including lighting, pumps, 240v, combi’s and solar panels
Testing and fault finding.
Information and control systems Masterbus and VEbus
Generators, selection and installation
Split charging, multiple alternators
The course covers the design of the most common systems on the boat to ensure that they meet both RCD and BSS requirements as well as meeting the best practices currently available. With plenty of practical fabrication exercises the course will equip the student with the necessary knowledge and skills to be able to tackle the majority of electrical tasks on a boat.