Boat Electrical Systems

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Boat Electrical Systems

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.

Electrical Systems

  1. RCD and BSS requirements
  2. Basic electrical theory, volts, amps, watts and resistance.
  3. Calculation of voltage drop and wire sizes.
  4. Comparison of 12 and 24v systems
  5. 12 / 24v Domestic Circuit design, breakers, fuses, lighting, pumps
  6. 12 / 24v Engine room design, cable sizing, battery types and sizes, split charging.
  7. 240v Circuit Design
  8. Cable termination and labelling
  9. Battery Selection and installation
  10. Alternate energy sources, Solar, Wind, Generators and travel packs. Selection and installation.
  11. Selection and installation of Inverters, chargers and Combi’s
  12. Practical circuit installation including lighting, pumps, 240v, combi’s and solar panels
  13. Testing and fault finding.
  14. Information and control systems Masterbus and VEbus
  15. Generators, selection and installation
  16. Split charging, multiple alternators
  17. Hybrid Systems
  18. WiFi

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.

What’s included

Students are provided with a PDF copy of all teaching materials used

Hot and cold drinks are available throughout the day and lunch is provided. Please inform us when you book if you have any special dietary requirements.

Book our Plumbing, heating and Engine installation course at the same time and get a substantial discount

August 08 2020


Start: August 8, 2020 @ 9:00 am
End: August 9, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
as Instructor Steve Dennison


Debdale Wharf Marina

Debdale Lane
Kibworth, Leicestershire LE8 0XA United Kingdom

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