By Edwin Sherman

SAVE time and cash WITH THIS state of the art advisor TO the newest, so much complex DIAGNOSTIC apparatus AND TECHNIQUES

"Ed Sherman is one in every of America's nice academics and communicators of marine technology." -- Tim Murphy, former government editor, Cruising World

Whether you're a marine electronics specialist or a boatowner, Advanced Marine Electrics and Electronics Troubleshooting is helping you know the hot, extra strong equipment of troubleshooting marine electric and digital structures. a contemporary boat's subtle installations and networked electronics can stretch the normal diagnostic equipment, in accordance with hassle lighting and multimeters, previous their helpful limits. This ebook will make it easier to:

  • Use microprocessor-based diagnostic instruments and strategies from the car and communications sectors, tailored for boats for the 1st time
  • Diagnose the main tough AC and DC difficulties
  • Protect communications and navigation electronics from interference and lightning
  • Seek out and get rid of stray-current resources and galvanic corrosion

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These meters are extremely sensitive and require a good connection. The Micro500XL will prompt you to do this if it senses a loose or low-quality connection. fused equipment Leave battery connected to boat’s electrical system, but test each battery separately. USE SWITCH TO SELECT BATTERY. Connect the meter’s red clamp to the battery’s positive terminal and the black clamp to the negative terminal. You can isolate multiple battery setups by using the battery selector switch installed on the boat.

CHARGE BATTERY The starter voltage is low and the battery is discharged. Fully charge the battery and repeat the starter system test. ) The battery must be replaced before testing the starter. LOW CRANKING The starter voltage is high but the AMPS cranking amps are low. NO START The engine didn’t start and the test was aborted. CRANKING SKIPPED The EXP didn’t detect the vehicle’s starting profile and skipped the Starter Test. Source: Midtronics The voltage reading during the cranking cycle. 6 V while cranking.

If your boat has a multiple battery configuration, test each battery separately (see illustration). In the photo sequence that follows, the tester is connected to the battery on a boat, and the complete test sequence is shown. 1 Battery Test You can learn how to use a conductance battery tester in just a few minutes. To perform low-level pulsating voltage to determine internal resistance DC + switch open fuse battery DC – submain breaker panelboard Micro500 battery Wiggle the clamps attached to the battery terminals to ensure a tight connection.

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