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Battery Chargers

Any boat that is moored where there is shore power available will benefit by having a battery charger that converts AC power to DC power which can be stored in the batteries.

The Importance of Using Marine Cables for Marine Applications

In our daily lives when we have a problem we solve it in the most efficient and cost effective way possible. When presented with more than one option to solve an electrical problem for a marine application we will instinctively choose the least expensive one not taking into account or ignoring the fact that this decision may alter and even endanger our boats.

Your Chassis Ground Connection: NOT Your Negative Connection

This article demonstrates the risks of doing DC wiring aboard a boat without understanding how the whole DC and AC electrical system work together. In particular, let us examine the chassis ground connection. Knowing about these situations is important so you can maintain your boat properly and also for your personal safety.

Fuel Sensors: A How-to Guide

Installing a fuel sensor or fuel monitoring system on your boat is not just another project to be left on the back burner. There are many benefits to having one on board, not just for your boat, but also for the environment. So how exactly do fuel sensors work? What are the benefits of having one? And what should you keep in mind if installing one on your boat?

How to Keep Water on the Outside

Before taking your boat out on the water, it is important to check, check and check again. Some of our earlier blog articles talk about the importance of checking batteries. In addition to that, bilge pumps are undoubtedly one of the most important systems on any vessel and must be checked upon regularly. Many factors play a part on whether your bilge pumps will keep your boat afloat.

Improper Fusing: Common Reason for Fires on Boats

Preventing fires in general is very important, but it is even more important while on a boat. The reason for this is that unlike a house, a boat is hard to escape from if it is on fire. And it is important to note that boat fires are commonly caused by electrical issues!

How To Do A Proper Crimp

As a boat owner, there are many small but valuable DIY projects you can learn to do on the fly. By learning these skills, you can save time and money, and of course have the satisfaction of keeping your boat's electrical systems healthy in the long run. One of these skills is learning how to complete a proper crimp - this can help avoid many problems with your electrical circuits. It is important to ensure that crimps are done right the first time.

Quick Tips To Ensure Your Boat's Batteries Are Healthy and Ready for the Summer

Summer is coming and the marinas are coming to life again. Many of our boats have sat through winter without being turned on, and some of you are finding that all is well, while some are finding that things aren't quite the way you left them. I want to talk about battery conditions and what should be checked and/or monitored all year round.

Ways to Take Care of Your Batteries

Taking care of your batteries is worth every minute you spend on them. After all, an upset battery can ruin a great day very quickly. There are a few things that should be considered when you are maintaining and caring for your batteries.

Test to Survive

GFCI outlets have been on the market now for years and have saved many lives. Most of these devices are rated at 30mA or 10mA. The rating is based on knowledge that 30mA should stop defibrillation of the heart and 10mA should stop defibrillation of your muscles. Should a fault occur, then the time it takes to trip is roughly 0.04 seconds (a blink of an eye).

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