In this bonus module, we look at simple ways in which you can troubleshoot your boat's DC system. The first lesson is a recorded presentation by Nigel, where he explains how to use a multimeter to find faults in your system.
The other lessons contain instructions and explanations for various techniques in more detail.
Basic Electrical Troubleshooting
In this recorded presentation, Nigel explains you how to use a multimeter for simple troubleshooting tasks.
Learn which are the most common causes of electrical faults and what tools we need to trace them down.
Voltage measurements are the most important way to trace faults. This is why this is the most extensive lesson of this module.
If a voltage measurement does not help us track down a fault, resistance measurements might be a solution.
With a clamp meter, it is possible to make current measurements without disconnecting any terminal. We show you cases when this helps with troubleshooting.
We finish the module with some tips an a brief summary.
As a bonus, Nigel explains how he troubleshooted a broken autopilot.
About the teacher
Jan & Nigel
This course has been created in a joint effort by Nigel Calder and Dr. Jan Athenstädt. Nigel is responsible for the lecture notes and Jan will take the role of presenter and guide you through the lessons.
Thanks, that was fun. A nice review on one front, but it is nice to see how others use these trouble shooting techniques.