12 Volt Marine Electrics

12 VOLT MARINE ELECTRICS COURSE AIMS:

The 12 Volt Marine Electrics 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 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 COURSE DURATION:

2 days – 09:30 to 16:30

12 VOLT MARINE ELECTRICS COURSE PRE REQUISITES:

Basic knowledge of sailing yachts and / or powerboats.

12 VOLT MARINE ELECTRICS COURSE CONTENT:

  • Electrics
    • AC & DC
    • Voltage and Current
    • The DC circuit,
  • The 12 Volt Circuit
    • Lights, Switches and fuses
    • Connecting an instrument
    • Resistance and Power
    • Calculating the correct fuse
    • Selecting the correct cable/wire
    • Relays and switches
    • Intro to circuits diagrams
  • 12 Volt DC Fault Finding & Troubleshooting
    • Using a multi meter
    • Testing continuity and circuit
    • Circuit faults
    • Charging faults
    • Engine battery circuit faults
  • 12 Volt Connections
    • Crimping
    • Heat Sealing
    • Soldering
    • 12V Tools
    • Connecting NMEA devices
    • Connecting batteries
    • Following a 12 Volt circuit diagram
  •  12 Volt Batteries
    • Battery types and choice of battery
    • Charging (shore power, alternator, wind and solar)
    • Battery management
  • The Vessel
    •  Bonding
    • Galvanic Protection

An ongoing theme 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 COURSE:

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

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

  • Lunch

12 VOLT MARINE ELECTRICS COURSE RATIOS:

Due to the Covid 19 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. 

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