Wiring a boat can seem like a simple proposition for a boat builder. After all, the principles of electricity don't change when you're on the water. But there are concerns that any marine wiring job needs to keep front and center. So before you design a circuit diagram for your next boat, keep this in mind.
Even a sailing ship needs a good electrical system.
When you're on the water, an electrical failure can be annoying or even outright dangerous. Without electrical power, you might be stuck unable to navigate, use the radio, or even have lights on. If you want to ensure a good, safe time on the water, make sure you're addressing these factors before they become problems.
For decades, watercrafts have largely improved instead of evolved. While new classes of crafts have been added, generally innovation has been in construction or materials, not radical new ideas. But a new concept, the personal electric hydrofoil, is showing increasing popularity... And might for many boat builders be a future class of vehicle.
Out on the water, an electrical failure can be annoying or even outright dangerous. Without electrical power, boats may be unable to navigate, use the radio, or even have lights on. To ensure a good, safe time on the water, make sure to address these factors before they become problems.
Marine rated battery fuses are a new circuit protection device from CooperBussmann by Eaton. Designed for the most demanding environments for the tightest space constraints.
UL 1426 is a common requirement for marine wire and cable applications. It was established as a standard to ensure proper wire and cable is used to withstand high heat, moisture and corrosion in marine environments. The standard is set for single-conductor wire and multi-conductor cable.