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USCG Boatbuilders Handbook goes online

Posted by Administrator on 9/12/2015 to News
Boatbuilders handbook













The USCG Boatbuilders handbook is now online for free. 
The electrical section is at http://uscgboating.org/regulations/assets/builders-handbook/ELECTRICAL.pdf


This is Subpart 1   Electrical Systems - Title 33 CFR, Sections 183.401–183.460  The Chapter Headings are as follows:

Introduction 1
General
183.401 Purpose and Applicability 2
183.402 Definitions 4
183.405 General 9
Manufacturer Requirements
183.410 Ignition Protection 10
183.415 Grounding 24
183.420 Batteries 26
183.425 Conductors: General 37
183.430 Conductors in Circuits of Less Than 50 Volts 46
183.435 Conductors in Circuits of 50 Volts or More 48
183.440 Secondary Circuits of Ignition Systems 57
183.445 Conductors: Protection 59
183.455 Overcurrent Protection: General 63
183.460 Overcurrent Protection: Special Applications 75
Typical Wiring Diagrams 79
Diagram 1 Auxiliary Sailboat 80
Diagram 2 Inboard and Sterndrive Runabout 81
Diagram 3 Instrument Wiring 82
Diagram 4 Harness 83
Diagram 5 Cruiser — Wiring — Less Than 50 Volts 84
Diagram 6 Cruiser — Wiring — 50 Volts or More 85
Appendix – References and Resources 86

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