Marine Electrics (12/24V DC)
This is a course for marine electricians, boat owners and skippers to understand best practice for correct, component selection for the protection of equipment, personal and cables. Understand the requirements of the International Standard and MGN 280 and the Recreational Craft Directive.
You will study the following units:
- Fire Prevention
- Voltage Drop
- Wire Selection
- Conductor Protection
- Cable Termination Options
- Tool Selection & Tool Use
- Current and Power Calculations
- Requirements of ISO 10133, RDC and MGN280
- Bonding, Earthing and Cathodic Protection
- Alternator Trouble-Shooting/Diagnosis
- Battery Types and Charging Strategies
There is a short, written exam (30 minutes) at the end of each day and on-going, continuous assessment of the candidate’s practical work.
There are no formal entry requirements. However, basic literacy and numeracy are essential. The candidate is expected to have a basic understanding of boat terminology.
Course notes are supplied on the course. It is recommended that you purchase Nigel Calder’s Boat Owner’s Mechanical and Electrical Manual ISBN 0-7136-7226-9 to read before the course.
£400 (subject to change for the new academic year)
In addition to obtaining other maritime qualifications, the student may have the opportunity to progress onto further employment on commercial vessels or onto other marine courses.
The College takes all reasonable steps to provide the educational services and courses as described above. Details are correct at the time of editing but may be subject to change without prior notice. Courses will not run if student numbers are insufficient. The College has the right to refuse individuals entry to courses in certain circumstances. Prospective students may be advised of more suitable alternatives, if appropriate.