Marine Electrical Systems, Vol. 1: Batteries


GPS, windlasses, refrigerators, laptops, Ipads and air conditioning. While these new technologies and gadgets make our sailing lives easier, they complicate our power needs. You now need to add and maintain batteries, alternators, monitors and accessories. And you need to do it right.

In Batteries from the ebook series Marine Electrical Systems, Practical Sailors editors review the choices you face when equipping your boat with additional battery power. From wet-cell, AGM and gel cell batteries to newer technologies like Lithium-Ion this ebook gives you real-world evaluations and recommendations. Youll learn:

-Which batteries match or exceed their stated capacities and what you should do extend their lives.
-The accessories you need to monitor your battery’s state.
-How to best locate and arrange your batteries.
-The best charging options – from alternators to solar to wind.
-Winter storage tricks.
-And much more!

More and more, sailboats need power. Let Practical Sailor show you how to properly outfit your boat.

*Please note: This is a downloadable E-book.

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