The completely revised, expanded and updated 4th edition of the world's most comprehensive electrical and electronics handbook for boaters. With a Foreword by Don McIntyre, Founder and Organiser of the Ocean Globe and Golden Globe Races. This useful and thoroughly practical guide explains in detail how to select, install, maintain, and troubleshoot all of the electrical and electronic systems on a boat, and is fully illustrated with hundreds of informative charts, wiring diagrams, and graphs. Subject-specific chapters have been updated with the latest information on topics such as batteries and charging systems, including lithium-ion batteries, wiring, alternative energy charging, corrosion protection, GPS, radar, satellite communications, autopilots, VHF and SSB radios, instrumentation, and much more. In addition to being restructured and significantly expanded, the 4th edition of Marine Electrical & Electronics Bible incorporates information on new technology equipment and devices such as AIS; the latest on GMDSS, electronic charting, NAVTEX, lightning protection, and other systems; and brand-new chapters on electrical propulsion, diesel engines, and mobile phone boating apps.
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Section One: Marine Electrical Systems 1. Batteries 2. Battery Charging Systems 3. Alternative Energy Charging Systems 4. Alternator Charging Systems 5. Battery Chargers 6. DC Systems Wiring 7. Corrosion 8. Lighting Systems 9. Lightning Systems 10. Anchor Windlasses 11. Decks, Winches, and Furlers 12. Thrusters 13. DC Motors 14. Boat Diesel Engines 15. Engine Electrical and Instrumentation 16. Electric Propulsion Systems 17. AC Power Systems 18. AC Generators 19. AC Inverters 20. Shore Power Systems 21. Refrigeration and HVAC 22. Water and Sewage Systems Section Two: Marine Electronics Systems 1. Marine Electronics 2. Marine Electronics Installation 3. Electronic Charting 4. GPS Systems 5. AIS 6. Instruments 7. Electronics Interference 8. Autopilots 9. GMDSS 10. Navtex and Weatherfax 11. VHF radio 12. HF & SSB Radio 13. Ham Radio 14. Satellite Communications 15. Mobile Phones 16. Radar Reflectors 17. Radar 18. Computers 19. Entertainment 20. Safety and Security Systems 21. Forward Looking Sonar and Fishfinders 22. Troubleshooting and Maintenance
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An essential reference manual for both the uninitiated and the expert.
The completely revised, expanded and updated 4th edition of the world’s most comprehensive electrical and electronics handbook for boaters.
The world's most comprehensive electrical and electronics handbook for boaters.


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Biographical note

John C. Payne is a professional marine electrical engineer and surveyor, with a career spanning more than 30 years in commercial shipping, the offshore oil industry and yachting. A qualified technical writer, he has been involved with everything from submarine sonar systems and oil rig operation manuals to military helicopters. John is the author of nine marine electrical and electronics books and numerous magazine articles. He has built and restored several yachts and lives aboard his own boat.