Your Courses at the BOATHOWTO University

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56 lessons

Beginner

In this course you will learn everything you need to know about DC systems on boats. Beginning with the basics about current, voltage and resistance, we teach you how to (re-)do all DC wiring on your boat, complying to ISO and ABYC standards.

Boat Electrics 101: Bonus Modules

BE101 Bonus Content

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In this course, you will learn about Solar, Wind, and Water power as a means to generate energy on boats. It is included as bonus content in Boat Electrics 101.

17 Lessons - Intermediate

BE101 Bonus Content

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In this mini-course you will learn about important considerations when it comes to the choice of LED lights for your boat.

1 Lessons - Beginner

BE101 Bonus Content

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Nigel Calder gives an update on today's battery technology. Including important, but often overlooked, considerations on the topic of lithium-ion vs. lead-acid batteries.

1 Lessons - Intermediate

Advanced Marine Electrics 

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In our Advanced Marine Electrics program, we delve deeper into topics that go beyond DC systems. The program consists of independent modules with topics such as Grounding and Lightning protection, AC systems, Alternator and Generator installation and Lithium Ion battery technology.

Section 1 - Installation & Safety

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In this brief overview module we will separate out the different components of a grounding system and investigate the core installation requirements. A proper grounding system is vital for the safety of AC systems, corrosion prevention and lightning protection.

3 Lessons - Intermediate

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Learn about fundamental safety issues with respect to AC systems on boats and how to prevent them. This module includes crucially important differences with AC systems onshore.

3 Lessons - Intermediate

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In this module, we will cover onboard sources of AC power, including DC-to-AC inverters, onboard generators, and polarization and isolation transformers.

5 Lessons - Advanced

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We explore the electrochemical processes that result in galvanic and stray current corrosion. And of course we look at passive & active mechanisms to control and prevent it.

4 Lessons - Intermediate

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There is no such thing as a "lightning proof boat". But you can do a fair amount of preparations to protect you and your boat in case you get hit by lightning. Learn how in this module.

4 Lessons - Intermediate

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We will explore requirements for isolated ground DC systems, based on the upcoming ABYC recommendations on the topic.

1 Lesson - Advanced

Section 2 - Power Generation & Storage

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The video lessons for this module are still work in progress. But you can access all the content in the form of lecture notes.

5 Lessons - None

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2 Lessons - Intermediate

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4 Lessons - Advanced

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4 Lessons - Intermediate

Section 3 - Networks & Technological Trends

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The video lessons for this module are still work in progress. But you can access all the content in the form of lecture notes.

5 Lessons - None

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The video lessons for this module are still work in progress. But you can access all the content in the form of lecture notes.

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4 Lessons - Advanced

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