The 12-Volt Bible for Boats

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9780071560917: The 12-Volt Bible for Boats

A primer on 12-volt electrical systems for boatowners who are not skilled electricians. Explains how 12-volt DC electrical systems work, how to maintain them, how to recognize an electrical problem, how to trouble-shoot to locate the problem, and what simple tools and techniques you'll need to fix it.

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A How-To Classic

The 12-Volt Bible for Boats is a complete introduction to the 12-volt electrical systems used on small boats to power everything from reading lights to bilge pumps. Written for boaters who are not skilled electricians, it clearly explains how 12-volt systems work and how to install, maintain, and troubleshoot them.

This second edition has been thoroughly updated to include the latest on marine batteries--including AGM and gel-cell batteries, multistage chargers, inverters, new wiring conventions, alternative energy sources, and modern test gear.

"A nuts-and-bolts primer for boatowners."--Cruising World

"Every boat with a 12-volt system needs this book on board."--Atlanta-Journal Constitution

"A gentle journey through the complexities of electrical circuitry."--Small Boat Journal

"This bible is as basic to boat electrical systems as the 10 commandments are to moral behaivor. It does not get any more fundamental than this."--Dockside NW

About the Author:

Miner Brotherton is a longtime boater and professor (retired) of physical sciences and marine electronics who excels at rendering technical boating topics in lay terms. Ed Sherman is the asssistant director of education at the American Boat & Yacht Council, the country's preeminent standard-making boating body. He is the author of Outboard Engines and Powerboater's Guide to Electrical Systems.

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