From John C. Payne, on eof the foremost international authorities on marine electrical systems and electronics, comes a new series of easy-to-understand yet thorough treatments of technical issues facing every boat owner, whether sail or power. Each volume is concise, compact, and fully illustrated for easy reference. Understanding Boat Batteries and Battery Charging covers: general battery information, lead acid batteries, AGM batteries, gel batteries, battery ratings and selection, safety and maintenance, charging, alternators, and regulators.
John C. Payne is a cruising sailor and professional marine electrical engineer and surveyor with a 28-year career in merchant shipping and the offshore oil industry. His unique combination of technical know-how and practical experience at sea has made him a much sought-after authority.
This is another little gem from Payne, and complements perfectly his book entitled Understanding Boat Wiring. Again, it is not a large book almost pocket-sized, in fact yet it will help you not only understand the subject but assist you in solving difficulties.From general information, the author deals with the different types of battery, their rating and selection, safety, installation and maintenance. There are also sections on alternators, regulators, and alternative charging, from wind and sun.
Sailing and Yachting
Clear, succinct instructions for ABYC-compliant electrical systems.