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Old 17-04-2019, 05:51   #1
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Suggestions for current books on electric system

Greetings,

My "12 Volt Doctor Practical Handbook" 5th edition is woefully outdated.

I would appreciate suggestions for a manual/handbook/guide for a basic

guide to sailboat electronics, particularly one that covers newer battery options,

solar, inverters, LED fixtures, and the like.

Another option is to make my own manual using online resources, but this

would likely be time consuming, and finding reliable sources can be a challenge.

Many thanks in advance.
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Re: Suggestions for current books on electric system

"Current book on Electric Systems" belongs in the joke thread, Bad Pun section.
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Re: Suggestions for current books on electric system

I would like suggestions for the best books on marine electrical systems too; electrical, not electronics. Specifically, the how-to of marine electrical systems.
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https://www.amazon.com/s?k=boatowner...nb_sb_ss_i_1_6
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Try the 12v Bible for boats:

https://books.google.de/books/about/...er&redir_esc=y
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For 12V? Rod Collins is the author of the attached schematic which is the best I know. Check out his website https://marinehowto.com
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Re: Suggestions for current books on electric system

Thanks for the suggestions. And yes, my post should read "electrical" not
"electronics."

Following some of the threads on CF, I also found this useful posting that includes a list of sources. The ". . . Bible" is an older source, but gets excellent reviews. The Calder book also gets very good reviews on this list:

Best Boat Electrical Books ?

Meanwhile, I'm going to see what Amazon has to offer.
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Re: Suggestions for current books on electric system

Electrical Systems 101
Please read all three pages, includes ideas about books.


For new battery technology, you'll most likely NOT find much in published books because the technology is too new. That's where internet research is needed.



LEDs? Go to any vendors' website and you'll learn more than in books.


The electrical section on this forum is among the best I've seen on boating forums: beginner to advanced with many qualified contributors.


Good luck.
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I'm already a bit sceptical if a book has "bible of <something>" in the title. It would immediately raise my level of expectation high enough that no book would satisfy it


Other than that, the link mentions release year 2002. Is that current in "your book" ? Oops, too many wordplays in one sentence...


And yes, I would also say, online sources are more up to date especially if you want to dig deeper on a specific topic, like LFP conversion or LED conversion.

E.g. https://marinehowto.com/ is one of many useful sources.
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Re: Suggestions for current books on electric system

My collection, take your pick.....

Boatowner's Illustrated Electrical Handbook

https://www.amazon.com/Boatowners-Il.../dp/0071446443

Boatowners Mechanical and Electrical Manual

https://www.booktopia.com.au/boatown...SABEgI4_fD_BwE

Marine Electrical and Electronics Bible

https://www.amazon.com/Marine-Electr.../dp/1574092421

Advanced Marine Electrics and Electronics Troubleshooting

https://www.amazon.com/Advanced-Mari.../dp/B000WCWW9I

Sailboat Electrics Simplified

https://www.amazon.com/Sailboat-Elec.../dp/0070366497

Replacing Your Boat's Electrical System

https://www.amazon.com/Replacing-Ele.../dp/1408132931

.....and lastly

The 12-Volt Bible for Boats

https://www.amazon.com/12-Volt-Bible.../dp/0071392335

.....and just for fun here they are
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My collection, take your pick.....

Boatowner's Illustrated Electrical Handbook

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.....and just for fun here they are



Wow, makes me wonder how many contradictions are between them all?
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"Current book on Electric Systems" belongs in the joke thread, Bad Pun section.
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Wow, makes me wonder how many contradictions are between them all?
I wouldn't say there are too many contradictions, but there are certainly plenty of different examples on how to skin a cat, so it’s easy to see why we end up with disagreements in CF threads on the subject……..if you wanted you could probably figure out which book each poster is working from
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