Advanced Marine Electrics and Electronics Troubleshooting: A Manual for Boatowners and Marine Technicians by Ed Sherman pdf.
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Unlike the first two books I’ve published that discuss marine electrical installations— The Powerboater’s Guide to Electrical Systems and the revision work for the second edition of the classic 12-Volt Bible by Miner Brotherton—Advanced Marine Electrics and Electronics Troubleshooting is intended to help serve the needs of marine electrical technicians and experienced boatowners who want to use the latest technology and techniques to troubleshoot onboard electrical problems. These earlier works were intended for the less experienced boater; this one is not. You won’t see information in this book that explains Ohm’s law or how circuits are designed. Rather I’ve assumed you’ve already grasped those concepts and have more than a rudimentary understanding of how electrical power, both DC and AC, is distributed around a boat.
Over the years, many have accused me of being somewhat of a “gadget freak” because I’m always conducting seminars or writing magazine articles that discuss the use of sophisticated “toys” of the sort that are mentioned in this book. It’s true that I am continually employing new and often unrecognized equipment in my work—not because I feel any particular need to always have the latest gadgets at hand, but rather because I’m always looking for easier, more efficient, and more exact ways to accomplish the everyday tasks of the marine electrician. In addition, I’m acutely aware that modern boats are not getting any easier to work on—at least not in regard to their electrical systems. As the level of sophistication of the modern boat’s electrical system continues to increase, and the convergence of traditionally distinct electrical and electronic systems continues, many of the techniques found within this book are going to become as mainstream as checking the electrolyte level in a battery cell used to be.
I’d like to point out that most of the equipment discussed in this book is really not all that new, and many readers who have perhaps migrated into boating from information technology (IT) or telecommunications may recognize some of this equipment and feel right at home. The new thing here is my application of this equipment to the marine environment and the implications of the findings generated by the equipment.
As boat electrical and electronic systems continue to evolve and to look more like the computer network of a modern business office, the techniques described in Advanced Marine Electrics and Electronics Troubleshooting will increasingly become the best—and in some cases, the only—way to get the job done. The digital volt-ohm meter is not dead, of course, but if it’s the only tool at your disposal for electrical troubleshooting, you simply will not be able to compete as a professional marine technician. And if you’re not a technician, but rather the owner of an electronically sophisticated boat, you’ll find techniques here that will make you the master of your boat, not its slave.
If you are looking for ways to save money on equipment for electrical troubleshooting, or want to learn how to diagnose electrical problems with a traditional, low-cost 12-volt test light, this book is not for you. But if you want to see how the pros are beginning to do things, read on. The equipment available to the marine troubleshooter keeps getting better and more sophisticated as more and more microprocessor capabilities are integrated into new meters. The value that you derive from the use of this equipment will quickly outweigh the initial purchase price, and the benefits will continue to accrue as time goes on. I hope you benefit from the information and approaches I’ve presented in this book and, as always, happy boating.
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