In the lessons of this module, we explore fundamental safety risks with respect to AC systems on boats. And how to prevent life threatening accidents. This module includes crucially important differences with AC systems onshore.
Shorepower Only AC Systems
After discussing the safety risks of AC systems, we will explore the fundamental differences between AC and DC systems.
We learn about the importance of the normally non-current-carrying grounding conductor for the safety of AC systems. In the second half of the lesson we will also get to understand a phenomenon called Electric Shock Drowning and how such incidents can be prevented.
We delve into the ABYC and ISO installation requirements for shorepower-based AC systems on boats and how you can make sure your system is safe and standards compliant.
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.