Electrical Grounding

My Boat Electronics 43 minutes

The course covers when and how to add a ground connection to your electrical devices. Including examples of ground plates, sizes and what equipment needs grounding.

Sometimes it might be an advantage to install one or more ground planes on board. Especially if you experience noise on, for instance, the VHF radio or if some equipment is not fully functional.

In some cases, there is a need for a number of separate ground planes, especially if you have multiple pieces of equipment on board that need to be grounded. In this course, you will learn what type of equipment benefits from grounding. You will learn the correct way of grounding with modern solutions suited for leisure boats. This includes modern ground plates, how to connect and install them, and which sizes to look for.

After this course, you will know if grounding will be necessary for you and you will be able to safely install and connect them to your devices.

Course author

My Boat Electronics

My Boat Electronics is run by Lars Doktor Kristensen in collaboration with his family. We have emerged as an extension to many years of electronics servicing on many hundreds of different boats and boat types. Moreover, Lars has held numerous of local lectures on that same topic via the company Prokyon. Now is the desire to reach out to boaters with more knowledge about how care should be taken when changing the power system. One mistake can have major consequences and endanger boat owners themselves and other people on board, which not many realize. Myboatelectronics.com will primarily be a platform for online education in electricity and electronics on board the boats.

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  3. Language: English
  4. Length: 43 minutes
  5. Intended for: Boat owners, Skippers, Technicians
  6. Reference: Not based on any reference