Digital Switching

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Boat Electrics

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In the text lessons of this module, we talk about the technology behind digital switching systems. We learn why they help to significantly reduce the amount of wiring on a boat, but also talk about the risks and potential downsides of such an installation.

Digital Switching

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We get to know the core components of a distributed power system and why such a system can drastically reduce the amount of wiring needed on a boat.

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We explore requirements for electronic circuit breakers (ECBs) in a digital switching system and how to size them.

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We explore the smart capabilities of a digital switching system and look at examples of how they can be used to enhance the system's capabilities well beyond what would be possible with a traditional system.

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We learn about the various things that can go wrong with a digital switching system and the importance of a "limp-home" capability that allows us to manually override the system in case of a software or hardware failure.

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Jan & Nigel

This course has been created in a joint effort by Nigel Calder and Dr. Jan Athenst├Ądt. Nigel is responsible for the lecture notes and Jan will take the role of presenter and guide you through the lessons.

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