12 Volt Marine Electrics Level 1

12 VOLT MARINE ELECTRICS LEVEL 1 COURSE AIMS:

The 12 Volt Marine Electrics (Level 1) Course will help you understand how to look after your on-board electric systems. It encourages you to solve problems that occur both in port and at sea. This course may help you avoid costly call outs. This course is suitable for sailors and powerboaters and super-yacht engineers and helps skippers and owners become more self-reliant.

12 VOLT MARINE ELECTRICS LEVEL 1 COURSE OVERVIEW

This is one of our Chieftain Training home grown courses. We are unaware of another similar course being run anywhere. The course is aimed at yachts sailors and power-boaters alike. It is a very “hand’s on” course.

12 VOLT MARINE ELECTRICS LEVEL 1 COURSE DURATION:

1 day – 09:30 to 16:30

12 VOLT MARINE ELECTRICS LEVEL 1 COURSE PRE REQUISITES:

Basic knowledge of sailing yachts and / or powerboats.

12 VOLT MARINE ELECTRICS LEVEL 1 COURSE CONTENT:

  • Electrics
    • Ac & DC
    • Voltage and Current
    • The DC circuit,
  • The 12 Volt Circuit
      •  Lights, Switches and fuses
      • Connecting an instrument
      • Intro to circuits diagrams
  • 12 Volt DC Fault Finding & Troubleshooting
    • Using a multi meter
    • Testing continuity and circuit
  • 12 Volt Connections
    • Crimping
    • Heat Sealing
    • Soldering
    • 12V Tools

An ongoing component of this course is practical fault finding. During the course you will make use of our training boards/simulators which include night lights, instruments, VHF sets, kill cords, etc. and you will work through common problems that occur with 12 volt marine installations.

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN OUR 12 VOLT MARINE ELECTRICS LEVEL 1 COURSE:

  • Day of training & use of simulators / training boards / tools
  • Chieftain Training 12 Volt Marine Electrics Level 1 Certificate
  • Essential Electrics Handbook: A Skipper’s Guide to Electrical Systems by Campbell De Burgh (retails at £11.99)
  • Free (on street) parking

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED IN OUR 12 VOLT MARINE ELECTRICS LEVEL 1 COURSE:

  • Lunch

INTRO TO 12 VOLT MARINE ELECTRICS COURSE RATIOS:

Due to the Covid 9 pandemic we have limited this course to a maximum of 9 students. The class size however is typically 4-6 students and we will run the course with as few as 2 students. 

BOOKING THE 12 VOLT MARINE ELECTRICS COURSES

The Level 1 and Level 2 courses run on consecutive days. If you book both days together the second day is reduced to £80.

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