By Edwin Sherman
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“Ed Sherman is one among America’s nice academics and communicators of marine technology.”--Tim Murphy, govt Editor, Cruising international
Whether you're a marine electronics specialist or a boatowner, complicated Marine Electrics and Electronics Troubleshooting is helping you already know the recent, extra robust tools of troubleshooting marine electric and digital platforms. a latest boat’s refined installations and networked electronics can stretch the normal diagnostic tools according to difficulty lighting and multimeters prior their beneficial limits. This e-book will assist you to:
- Use microprocessor-based diagnostic instruments and strategies from the car and communications sectors, tailored for boats for the 1st time
- Diagnose the main tough AC and DC difficulties
- Protect communications and navigation electronics from interference and lightning
- Seek out and cast off stray-current assets and galvanic corrosion
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USE SWITCH TO SELECT BATTERY. Connect the meter’s red clamp to the battery’s positive terminal and the black clamp to the negative terminal. You can isolate multiple battery setups by using the battery selector switch installed on the boat. For really large battery banks (with more than two batteries), isolate the batteries by disconnecting the positive lead from each battery you are testing in the system to ensure that the Micro500XL is collecting data for just the one battery and not averaging its readings for several batteries.
Following these logical steps to troubleshooting may seem like the medical history a doctor gathers when trying to figure out what ails you, and for good reason: the method works. Used in combination with the best, most capable equipment, this method will definitely increase your odds for success. Now let’s get started! P A R T 1 ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS T RO U B L E S H O OT I N G W hen I first started cruising, we got by with oil lamps to read by and no AC shore-power system at all. The DC system provided power for some cabin lights, the navigation lights, engine starting, and an AM/FM radio (with a cassette player), and a basic electronics package consisting of a Loran-C, depth sounder, speed log, and VHF radio.
The alphanumeric unit described in this chapter costs about $500. The time it can save in troubleshooting problems, however, more than justiﬁes its price. Warning: You should trace only unenergized wiring. Contact with live circuits can result in severe injury or death. Always disconnect power to the circuit before using a circuit tracer. A tone-generating circuit tracer has two components: a transmitter, and a handheld receiver or tracer. The transmitter, connected by its dual leads to a pair of cables routed together, sends an oscillating signal down the length of one of the conductors.
Advanced Marine Electrics and Electronics Troubleshooting: A Manual for Boatowners and Marine Technicians by Edwin Sherman